What is SMART START?

SMART START is a comprehensive toolbox that allows enterprises to bootstrap commercial IoT products. With a two week delivery, SMART START reduces the risks and uncertainty involved in launching and scaling commercial IoT products while accelerating time to market.

Illustration of the varied capabilities needed to bring an IoT product to market

Bringing IoT products to market requires varied capabilities ranging from embedded engineering, app development, backend hosting, software update infrastructure, maintenance and after-sales customer support. Deploying these capabilities at scale typically requires large upfront investments.The complexity involved in acquiring and orchestrating these capabilities delays time-to-market.

SMART START brings agility to enterprise IoT projects. Through this bundle enterprises embrace a lean methodology for IoT product commercialisation. Innovative companies can leverage this offering to bring the first version of a product to market quickly. SMART START enables enterprises to carry out product discovery and gather initial customer feedback, without committing more resources to scaling their product.

What’s included?

Pre-certified hardware Baseline OS image on pre-certified ARM or x86 board
IoT app embedding Porting of up to 3 IoT applications to snaps
Hosted cloud infrastructure A dedicated repository for your apps for up to 1,000 devices
Over the air (OTA) update services Monthly OTA software updates for a year
Technical support Engineering support (24/5)
Consulting 3 days of consulting
Training Dedicated engineering and product training workshops
Lead time Delivery in two weeks, advanced options will take longer
Add-ons (optional) Board bring-up (custom kernel with BSP integration)
Full disk encryption
Secure boot Kernel livepatch

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