Don’t you just love getting your hands on new things? Me too. Which is why I am particularly excited to see AerCloud from Aeris Communications when it debuts at the M2M App Challenge in June.

You can call this istallment four in my ‘M2M App Challenge: What are you waiting for?!?!’ blog series. Seriously people, the event is 24 days away … if you haven’t thought about what you are creating, it’s time to get thinking!

Here is what we have:
-M2M App Challenge, June 7-9 in Santa Clara, California

-Open government data straight from the DOE, which will also be on hand to help you make sense of it all.

-Five different M2M platforms. I’ve already told you all about OSIsoft, and Esri, and ioBridge. (ILS Technology to come tomorrow). But today it’s all about AerCloud from Aeris Communications. And it’s brand-spanking new!

You want to talk about fresh applications? Well, how about being one of the first developers to get your hands on AerCloud from Aeris Communications? The M2M App Challenge will be one of the first opportunities for developers anywhere to use the brand-new AerCloud.

This platform is based on the ETSI M2M Architecture and is built with the specific intent of being able to tie in third-party data.

So, why ETSI M2M you may ask? To provide a framework for developing services independently of the underlying network, facilitate deployment of vertical applications, and allow for the development across various industries by exposing data and information and providing services.

It sounds great for development, doesn’t it? This seemingly makes AerCloud an ideal fit for leveraging open data from the government. According to Aeris, the value of machine data grows when you have the ability to mash it up with third-party data. AerCloud is built by developers, for developers, and presents a powerful horizontal platform with limitless potential.

Here is one scenario outlined by Aeris related to helping manage energy consumption: Pulling in current and historical demand for energy based on a specific region of the country, combine it with forecasted weather data in order to create a model where the energy supply can be more agile against the predicted demand.

I had a chance to talk with Drew Johnson from Aeris and you could just hear the excitement in his voice about wanting to get AerCloud into the hands of the development community. I admire such passion, and encourage you to come out and meet him and the Aeris team June 7-9 in Santa Clara. I gurantee they get you fired up about developing on this platform!

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