Written by Shandra Martinez
HOLLAND, MI — When Mike Ellis first put the term “Internet of Things” on a Powerpoint 15 years ago, he remembers his clients giving him strange looks.
“Everybody looked at us like we were three-headed,” Ellis said.
Now, the Internet of Things — often seen in abbreviated form “IoT” — is the buzzword in the tech world referring to the growing trend of connecting everyday objects to the Internet.
Ellis’ firm SpinDance is so deep in the technology, the small Holland firm was invited to join the ARMmbed ecosystem to share its expertise in designing and building end-to-end systems for IoT.
ARM is an industry leader and an innovator in the world of embedded devices,” said Eric Smith, vice-president of engineering at SpinDance, about joining the partnership. “We believe the mbed platform and associated partnershipARM has formed will be a catalyst for IoT growth and we are excited to be a part of it.”
The mbed partnership brings together chip manufacturers, module makers, cloud software as a service platforms, and system integrators, like SpinDance, to create a complete ecosystem of hardware and services required to deliver connected, smart products to businesses and consumers, all utilizing the mbed IoT Device Platform.
“Real value can be unlocked in IoT systems using big data to drive decision-making,”…