Kaa IoT Development Platform overview

Kaa is a production-ready, 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:

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    Manage an unlimited number of connected devices

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    Set up cross-device interoperability

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    Perform A/B service testing

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    Perform remote device provisioning and configuration

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    Perform real-time device monitoring

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    Distribute over-the-air firmware updates

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    Create cloud services for smart products

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    Collect and analyze sensor data

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    Analyze user behaviour, deliver targeted notifications

How does it work?

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.

What makes Kaa different

Kaa is an IoT platform like no other. Here’s why:

100% open-source
and free

Reduces time to market from months to weeks

Minimizes the cost and risk of application development

Easily tailored for any business applications

Handles millions of devices and scales elastically

Straightforward hardware integration procedure

No single point of failure; geographical redundancy

Pre-integrated with data management systems

Both community and commercial support available

Rapidly evolving, with new features being added for free