ARM, Freescale and IBM offer a platform for industrial IoT

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ARM is trying to make its mbed OS, its fairly new operating system for the internet of things, a little more business-friendly by debuting a ready-made platform consisting of a development board, the software and the cloud back-end services at the Embedded World show in Germany on Monday.

The IoT starter kit consists of an ARM mbed-enabled development board from Freescale running an ARM Cortex M4 based processor. The actual mbed OS won’t be out in public beta until October, so until then the board is mbed-enabled running the underlying mbed systems level software. The board connects directly to IBM’s BlueMix cloud service, and you can then port data from the board to the IBM IoT Foundation service, which acts as a kind of home for IoT data in IBM’s cloud.

In a chat with Freescale’s Director of Marketing John Dixon, he called it, “an Arduino for the…

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