Australian startup, Reekoh, has struck a deal with Kyocera Communications Systems in a move designed to drive greater adoption of the company’s Internet of Things integration platform across Asia.
In a bid to reach a global audience, Kyocera has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) to offer Reekoh’s technology to customers in Singapore and the South East Asia region through system integration and customer teams.
Based in Sydney, Reekoh integrates device data with enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and systems, partnering with key vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco and Salesforce.
According to Reekoh CEO and co-founder, Dale Rankine, these integrations are delivered to the market and customers through the Plugin Store, a marketplace for the IoT ecosystem.
The store contains plugin options for vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Cisco and Sigfox, alongside targeted offerings from companies in the areas of analytics, machine learning, data visualisation and cloud storage.
“IoT is arguably one of the hottest areas of interest and growth in the technology sector, and will become a major driving force of change as we realise the benefits of having a highly connected and data-driven environment,” Rankine said.
“Much of the IoT space is actually less about the ‘thing’ and more about the contextual decision making that can happen with data derived from a connected ecosystem, so this is where we see the most opportunity.
“With Reekoh, we’ve taken a different path within the IoT Platform space to most other competitors.”
Rankine said Reekoh recently achieved 100 plugins available through the marketplace, and is delivering more through partners who are adopting the open plugin framework and building own integrations.
“The endless possibilities offered by Reekoh via numerous plugins ensures compelling features for new and existing IoT initiatives for KCSG,” Kyocera Communications Systems managing director, Shigeo Oshima, added.
“The disruption in technology allows for very exciting projects to come. We believe a collaboration with a vibrant firm such as Reekoh will trigger innovative ideas in our business area and will add a lot of value to the entire IoT marketplace.”
Rankine said Reekoh has secured a number of early charter customers and partners, following increased demand from a wide range of industries and global regions.
“The immediate plans for Reekoh are focused on customer acquisition and traction before opening a potential investment round in early 2017,” Rankine added.