Kaa IoT Development Platform overview
Kaa is a multi-purpose middleware platform for the Internet of Things that allows building complete end-to-end IoT solutions, connected applications, and smart products. The Kaa platform provides an open, feature-rich toolkit for the IoT product development and thus dramatically reduces associated cost, risks, and time-to-market. For a quick start, Kaa offers a set of out-of-the-box enterprise-grade IoT features that can be easily plugged in and used to implement a large majority of the IoT use cases.
There is a number of architectural specifics that make IoT development with Kaa so fast and easy. First, Kaa is hardware-agnostic and thus compatible with virtually any type of connected devices, sensors, and gateways. It also provides a clear structure of IoT features and extensions for different types of IoT applications. They can be used almost as plug-and-play modules with minimal additional code on the developer’s part. Combined with unlimited options for connectivity protocols and integration with analytics, these capabilities make Kaa an apt metaphor for creative IoT development.
Kaa enables key IoT capabilities for your devices:
Manage an unlimited number of connected devices
Set up cross-device interoperability
Perform A/B service testing
Perform remote device provisioning and configuration
Perform real-time device monitoring
Distribute over-the-air firmware updates
Create cloud services for smart products
Collect and analyze sensor data
Analyze user behaviour, deliver targeted notifications
How does it work?
Kaa enables data management for connected objects and your back-end infrastructure by providing the server and endpoint SDK components. The SDKs get embedded into your connected device and implement real-time bi-directional data exchange with the server. Kaa SDKs are capable of being integrated with virtually any type of connected device or microchip.
The Kaa server provides all the back-end functionality needed to operate even large-scale and mission-critical IoT solutions. It handles all the communication across connected objects, including data consistency and security, device interoperability, and failure-proof connectivity.
The Kaa server features well-established interfaces for integration with data management and analytics systems, as well as with your product-specific services. It acts as a foundation for your back-end system that you are free to expand and customize to meet the specific requirements of your product.