2lemetry is a technology company that focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT). Primarily, the company is a provider of a software-based, open enablement platform. Co-founded by Kyle Roche (CEO) and Chris Chiaponne (CTO) in 2011, 2lemetry has developed an IoT platform that is called ThingFabric. The company was a member of the AllSeen Alliance. In March 2015, 2lemetry was acquired by Amazon. The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit consortium that works to enable and drive the adoption of Internet of Everything products, systems and services through an open source development framework.
Purpose of 2lemetry
- Helps its users make better sense of all the data that comes from connected devices in either a retail store or the workplace.
- Offers a cloud-based platform that serves as middleware for large networks of IoT devices.
- The platform is able to translate several protocols from the devices, set rules for messaging, as well analyze the data traffic that is handled in order to deliver insights.
- 2lemetry markets its solutions as ones that are able to work with different protocols or hardware platforms.
- The company also says that its platform is able to scale to millions of devices and automatically add new devices without hurting performance.
- Powerful data analysis
- Guaranteed data delivery
- Mission-critical insights
- Multipoint, multidimensional communication
Advantages of ThingFabric
- Universal – Can be used on any device. There is no specific manufacturer preference.
- Auto-Provisioning – Platform auto-provisions when new devices are connected or if new parameters are set.
- Dynamic Environment – ThingFabric Platform creates less complex device configuration or database design, according to 2lemetry.
- Scalable Solutions – Allows users to connect many devices, with no minimum or maximum number in mind.
- Data Storage – Platform has the ability to store data indefinitely. Data from any time period is able to be accessed from anywhere.
- Strong Performance – What is interesting about this IoT platform is that the number of nodes is increased on the network for the purpose of not having performance decline.
- Low Cost – 2lemetry offers different solutions and systems, but each is marketed as low-costing.
- Solid Security – Maintains a high level of security.
Extends the power and simplicity of the ThingFabric platform by easing integration with the user’s key enterprise databases or applications.
- Saves time, by running within an hour (saves development time).
- Jumpstarts the ability to connect device data to databases or applications.
- Links with Salesforce and other platforms instantly.
Enables proximity and location sensing, facial recognition, as well as geo-fencing for people, places, and things.
- Facial recognition with real-life analytics that records and measures gender and age data that can be used for a variety of things.
- Proximity sensing that enables real-life engagement with customers.
- Combines a range of applications to meet many different needs.
ABI Research said earlier this year that 2lemetry was one of the vendors that stood out amongst IoT platforms. The acquisition from Amazon was quite secretive. It is believed that the main driver behind Amazon’s acquisition was 2lemetry’s Incoming service. The reason being is because Incoming assists companies interact with their customers by using data that is gathered from proximity beacons, facial recognition and geofencing. Significant customers of 2lemetry prior to its acquisition by Amazon include Honeywell, which produces many IoT enabled devices for the smart home, Demeter energy group and First Mile, a provider of office recycling services.