San Francisco, April 17, 2019 — MicroEJ, a Google™ Cloud partner and the only provider of the miniaturized app platform, a sibling of Android™ for cost-effective smart devices (IoT), unveiled at Google Cloud Next ’19 the revolutionary Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Edge Plug that connects any Smarter Things to Google’s Cloud IoT Core services.
Embracing the vision of “write once, run anywhere”, the GCP Edge Plug is a universal app that runs the same on all microprocessors whatever the operating system running on the IoT device.
In addition, both Android and MicroEJ’s app platform, called VEE, share the same publicly available virtualization core technology making it possible for Android app developers to effortlessly build applications for cost-effective smart devices (IoT) that are securely connected to Google’s IoT Cloud.
However, the key difference is that MicroEJ’s VEE is 1,000 times smaller than Android’s footprint and can run on processors with a cost starting at just $1.
While an Android-powered smartphone typically requires megabytes of memory and storage and gigahertz multi-core processors, a “Powered by MicroEJ” smart device can operate on low-power, low-cost megahertz processors (MCU, MPU, SoC, …) using just kilobytes of memory and storage.
MicroEJ Opens the world of Smarter Things to Android developers
“With MicroEJ, the 10+ millions of Android developers can now easily build apps for the billions of Smarter Things including wearables, printers, smart meters, medical devices or home appliances as easy as they would for any Android smartphones or tablets, and with no retraining required,” said Fred Rivard, CEO of MicroEJ. “Just like Android revolutionized the world of smartphones, MicroEJ is disrupting the smart Things market.”
MicroEJ’s app platform for Smarter Things has been chosen by 100+ customers including Zebra Technologies, Landis+Gyr, Atlantic, Thales, Hager, etc… to power more than 30 million Smarter Things in diverse industries like smart home, wearables, healthcare, automation, retail, telecom, smart cities, construction, transportation, etc.
A miniaturized sibling of Android, optimized for IoT Things
“MicroEJ is the only company that has successfully built its own miniaturized sibling of Android, but optimized for the small-footprint, low-power and low-cost of the Internet of Things,” said Jean Baptiste Su, Principal Analyst at Atherton Research. “This also allows IoT makers to build rich 3rd party app ecosystems around their devices—thus adding considerable value and flexibility to their hardware—just like Google Play Store did for Android smartphones.”
At Google Cloud Next ‘19, MicroEJ CEO Fred Rivard joined Victor Salmons, Vice President of New Product Development at Zebra Technologies’ Specialty Printing Group for the session “Future is Connected: Zebra Shares its IoT Transformation, with MicroEJ & Google” (IOT101), from 12:45 to 1:35 PM on April 9, where the leader for enterprise scanners and printers, has been demonstrating how developers can seamlessly and securely benefit from the universal GCP Edge Plug app that connects current and legacy printers to Google’s Cloud, including Google Maps and Google IoT Core services.
When: April 9 | 12:45–1:35 PM
Session: Future is Connected: Zebra Shares its IoT Transformation, with MicroEJ & Google
Video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8v3fFEs7IM
More information about connectivity and scaling with MicroEJ and Google Cloud IoT Core.
MicroEJ is a leading software company delivering cost-driven solutions for embedded and smart connected Things (IoT). MicroEJ is focused on providing device manufacturers (OEMs) with secure app platforms, and design tools such as virtual devices, open source libraries, in markets where software applications require high performance, compact size, energy efficiency, and cost-effective development, across a large variety of industries, including smart home, wearables, healthcare, industrial automation, retail, telecommunications, smart city, building automation, transportation, etc.
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