Curiosity IoT platform unveiled

24th September 2018
Alex Lynn

The new Curiosity IoT platform has been unveiled by Spirit a new standard in how IoT is managed and secured. Enterprises will now be able to manage IoT devices and connectivity over the air across multiple SIM profiles. Intelligence from device data will be generated instantly through the dedicated, distributed and vitalised core, built together with the new operating system. 

And the ultimate level of security will be provided from the chip to the cloud.

Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT and product development at Sprint, stated: “On top of our dedicated IoT core and operating system built together with Ericsson, our close collaboration with fellow SoftBank company, Packet enables an advanced distributed core network using bare metal servers at the edge that may be activated in minutes.

“Arm changes the way devices are managed over the air and data is analysed, while delivering unparallelled security from the chip to the cloud. Overall, Curiosity IoT reflects our unique approach in creating the absolute best operating and management environment for IoT – from system managers enhancing their increasingly IoT-centric operations to the most demanding applications in the immediate economy.”

Zachary Smith, CEO at Packet, added: “Sprint’s unique IoT platform design called for a distributed core to bring the network to the data, rather than the data to the network. They didn’t have to look any further than within the SoftBank family, with Packet distributing the core and enabling automation in a matter of minutes, as opposed to months.”

Hima Mukkamala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Arm, said: “IoT provides a tremendous opportunity for organisations to obtain actionable insights from their devices and data, but require strong company integrations to manage the vast industry fragmentation and security challenges. We are working with Sprint from device-to-data and bringing the IoT security and business-critical services that are vital for unlocking value from IoT.”

The Curiosity IoT aims to be a new era reinforced by SoftBank family innovation includes a dedicated, vitalised and distributed IoT core, which reduces distance between the device generating data and the IoT application processing that data for immediate, actionable intelligence from 1,000 miles to less than 50 miles using Packet bare metal servers

Operating system: 

  • Arm’s Platform Security Architecture (PSA) framework provides a common secure foundation for IoT devices: a holistic set of threat models, security analysis, hardware and software specifications, along with open source firmware.
  • For trusted IoT intelligence, secure and structured IoT data is easily ingested from devices and integrated for analytics with other enterprise data using Arm Pelion Data Management.
  • Through the Arm Pelion Connectivity Management and Arm Kigen SIM solutions, customers can securely manage and provision SIM connectivity across all devices deployed anywhere using any network protocol including cellular, satellite or LoRa.
  • Built-in security, simplified management and over-the-air firmware updates for a wide range of IoT device types deployed on premises or in the cloud through Arm Pelion Device Management.

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