MicroEJ recently announced that it made its standard Virtual Execution Environment, MICROEJ VEE, available for the Thales Cinterion IoT Module and Plug and Play Internet of Things (IoT) Device portfolio.
MicroEJ provides software enablement solutions for IoT embedded devices. This partnership will align both companies’ business models to offer flexible app management, increase security by design at the software level and simplify and streamline development. Thales’ and MicroEJ’s union will also accelerate time-to-production in a number of markets including energy, connected vehicles, smart buildings and utilities.
“Thales has been pioneering IoT solutions for 25 years, providing the world with an extensive range of Cinterion® IoT Modules and Plug and Play IoT Devices for virtually any IoT or M2M application,” commented Christoph Caselitz, Thales Managing Director IoT Solutions. “We are pleased to work with MicroEJ to improve the IoT customer journey with development tools and technologies that integrate seamlessly with Cinterion® IoT Modules and Plug and Play Devices to streamline and simplify software development and efficient lifecycle management for reliable, secure and low-power IoT solutions. The MICROEJ VEE solution for Thales enables our customers to bring new IoT products to market much faster.”
How the partnership will function
Thales and MicroEJ are teaming up as billions of devices are now connected through 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and tomorrow 6G networks. Together, the companies will introduce the MICROEJ VEE universal software container for several different Thales Cinterion IoT Modules and Cinterion® IoT Plug and Play Devices, along with its related software development tools and virtual modules.
MICROEJ VEE leverages the native computing power of Cinterion® IoT Modules, and IoT Plug and Play Devices. Using this computing power will eliminate the need for an external processor and further reduce size, energy consumption, and electronic costs as well as decrease data bandwidth usage for software updates.
Additionally, MICROEJ VEE secure container leverages both Thales Cinterion® IoT connectivity solutions and Cinterion® IoT Suite cloud platform. The software enables a faster “go to production” process by simplifying IoT software development through integrating simulation, continuous integration and multi-object-oriented programming where software components are integrated and tested separately.
The MICROEJ VEE platform will also enable flexible software content management, enhanced IoT reliability and enhanced IoT security.
“Our partnership with Thales enables our customers to benefit from cost-effective yet secure IoT communications, by enabling the secure integration and management of applications in sealed software component containers,” MicroEJ CEO Dr. Fred Rivard said. “MICROEJ VEE plays a major role in the drastic acceleration of new product launches, by allowing development on virtual devices (digital twin of real devices), reduced (research and development) efforts and better collaboration between teams thanks to short development cycles. We are proud to enable low-footprint virtualization for Thales IoT modules, currently used to connect millions of smart meters, automobiles, wearables, and much more.”
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