“Wonder Device” Lowers the IoT Threshold
Technological innovations spring up gradually. Typically the first devices to be created are general purpose products that are then further refined.
Haltian Oy was founded two and a half years ago when Nokia’s ex research and development team decided to continue on their own in Oulu – only this time with wireless devices. As competition was already very tough in the world of mobile phones and tablets, Haltian decided to concentrate on developing other wireless smart devices. Now the company’s flagship brand is the new Thingsee One, which has already been described as the IoT “wonder device.”
Equipped with various sensors and wireless technologies, this palm-sized chunk acts as a measuring and monitoring device with a mobile application. Thanks to its movement sensor and long-lasting battery, you can leave it to guard your boat or cottage. Its motion sensor, on the other hand, provides information on how fast the car has been driven. When fixed to a snowmobile, surfboard or parachute, it gives information, for example, on acceleration or approach angle.
First and foremost, however, Thingsee serves developers of IoT applications as a programming platform for open-source software.
A demand for an all-round device
Ville Ylläsjärvi from Haltian says that his team realised that the market needed an all-round device like the Thingsee.
“So we created one. Thingsee offers companies an easy route to acquiring IoT devices and applications without huge investments.
The launching of this multifunctional device is only the first step for Haltian. The company promises to design, for its clients, almost any wireless device that will take IoT development forward. Their current projects include, for example, wearable technology and well-being applications. Their software is part of their service concept.
According to Ylläsjärvi, Thingsee has been designed to be so easy to use that anyone who is interested in technology can use it. It can also be used in programming training and recreational activities.
“Our focus is on the B2B market that further develops applications, but the hobby segment is also becoming quite large. We try to produce added value for our clients in a format that’s as easy to use as possible,” Ylläsjärvi explains.