MachineShop CEO, Michael Campbell, to Speak About API Revolution at Boston IoT Meetup

Boston, MA, - April 8, 2015 - This Thursday marks the 5th Annual IoT Day and to celebrate, SmartBear Software is hosting a Boston/New England Internet of Things Meetup at its headquarters at Assembly Row in Somerville, MA. Expecting upwards of 200 attendees, the event will feature two panels including a low-level protocol and legacy device data management panel as well as a high-level protocol and API development panel.

Participating on the second panel is MachineShop’s President and CEO, Michael Campbell. He will be discussing how the API revolution is changing the way solutions are built and integrated, and how organizations can leverage information through API’s to unlock greater business value from their existing systems and assets.

As Campbell writes in a recent blog post, thanks to API’s, “Proprietary interfaces based on industry- and vendor-specific protocols can all be transformed in such a way that all of the IT and any developer of enterprise applications can interact with OT and IoT in a controlled, secure, manageable way.”

The event is being organized by a number of industry leaders including Owner of Stephenson Strategies, David Stephenson, Founder and Partner at INEX ADVISORS, Chris Rezendes, and Director of API Partner Development at SmartBear, Lorinda Brandon.

The Meetup kicks off Thursday April 9th, 2015 at 6:00pm EDT and is free to attend. Additionally, the entire event will also be streamed live here.  

 

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

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Company Enhances its Next Generation IoT Middleware with Expanded Support for Embedded Systems and Devices

Boston, MA, – October 30, 2014 – MachineShop, the Internet of Services company, today announced that its Connected Services Platform supports the Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol 3.1.1 recently ratified by OASIS (the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards).

Following an announcement earlier this month introducing the addition of nearly 100 new APIs and improvements in the scalability and speed of data ingestion, support for the MQTT protocol further enhances the ability of the MachineShop Connected Services Platform to connect to disparate data sources, including intelligent devices and sensors, and integrate their data into enterprise IT more efficiently. Additionally, MachineShop supports combining devices that report using MQTT along with other proprietary protocols and expose the information in a normalized way. Most other systems that support MQTT do not have this capability.

MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity protocol standardized by OASIS to overcome the challenges of connecting the rapidly expanding physical world of sensors, actuators, phones, and tablets with enterprise software. An extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport, MQTT is most suitable for communication in M2M and IoT contexts where a small code footprint is required or network bandwidth is at a premium.

“Adoption of MQTT has the potential to bring online billions of low-cost, embedded data-collecting devices that deliver actionable information to the enterprise,” said Greg Jones, CTO, MachineShop. “Our support of the MQTT protocol illustrates our commitment to helping shape the future of technology surrounding the huge opportunity of IoT and assures our customers that they can interface with the greatest number of connected devices, embedded systems and other critical sources of data in the most efficient way possible.”

MachineShop is the first company in the world to build an IoT-centric middleware offering that provides an API for every service available in its system, making the company uniquely capable of exposing every Internet-enabled thing, system, device, network, application, event and business process as a service. This ‘Services as a Platform’ approach allows developers to create connected and integrated business solutions from any combination of devices and systems by combining basic data extraction and normalization services with network management, business rules, alerting, services and more, all expressed as APIs in one common framework.

 

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

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Solution Allows OEMs and Network Providers to Run Sophisticated Data and Business Intelligence Services at the Edge of the Network

Boston, MA, October 13, 2014– MachineShop, the Internet of Services company, today announced that the latest version of its middleware can be deployed and integrated into gateways or other hardware solutions providing a suite of services similar to its cloud-based service. This unique capability is extremely valuable to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the maker community which have requirements to run sophisticated data and business intelligence software on intelligent devices and gateways, supporting networks, and closed environments that have limited or no access to wide area networks (WAN) and the Internet.

For MachineShop, this offering represents a first-to-market advantage and one that allows the company to support customers’ early market designs of embedded products and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). With this flexible and scalable embedded services architecture, customers can select configurations to fit the requirements of embedded devices and systems to collect information, implement rules, and expose IoT devices and systems via APIs to local applications and upstream cloud environments.

MachineShop will be demonstrating its new embedded middleware at the upcoming IoT World Forum, hosted by Cisco. Cisco, MachineShop and several other market leaders have been collaborating on a new blueprint that could help create a standard framework and set of APIs for interacting with and managing industrial and enterprise connected systems. An example use case could be the concept of a Fog Computing recently introduced by Cisco, which has distributed nodes for processing data and providing control functions locally. This is an ideal architecture for having an intelligent fog node close to IoT devices to run business logic, perform data reduction and smart filtering, provide close to real-time control of IoT devices, and provide security before data is sent to the cloud.

As data normalization, business intelligence and even API management requirements are pushed farther to the edge of the network, it becomes imperative that the chosen solution can be deployed in any environment. MachineShop’s Connected Services Platform is the only middleware software designed to run virtually anywhere including the public cloud, private cloud, or embedded.

“MachineShop’s middleware is architected as a cloud-based service and got its origins by service-enabling systems, application databases, devices and other sources of data from the Internet of Things,” said Greg Jones, CTO, MachineShop. “Our new embedded architecture supports the growing need for local area control and aggregation of information from IoT devices and systems at the edge of the network on a LAN. This flexibility in our architecture allows users to design their application once and deploy across multiple environments, delivering unparalleled utility for customers operating multiple data-intensive workflows.”

With MachineShop embedded services architecture, device and appliance customers can speed time to market and reduce development cost related to all of the code needed to make their products viable. Designed to run on micro-processor based hardware architectures featuring embedded Linux with a small memory footprint, customers can easily implement device data collection and management capabilities, authentication services, API management, a real time rules engine, event notification, generic storage, and a secure method for firmware update and new service loading.

 

About MachineShop:

MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

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Company to Demonstrate its Cloud and Embedded Middleware Offering in Support of Emerging Blueprint for Service Enabling Industrial and Enterprise IoT

 Boston, MA, October 13, 2014– MachineShop, the Internet of Services company, today announced it has been invited by Cisco to participate in its industry-wide effort to help establish a dialog and blueprint for better collaboration and integration within the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Supporting this effort, MachineShop will be presenting its next-generation middleware and recently announced embedded middleware service at the Internet of Things World Forum, October 14 – 16 in Chicago. The Internet of Things World Forum is an exclusive event that brings together the best and brightest thinkers, practitioners, and innovators to accelerate and simplify market adoption of connected systems, services and applications.

MachineShop emerged from stealth mode earlier this year to offer an API-centric approach to simplify how organizations integrate and understand the enormous amount of data that originates with connected systems and devices. The company’s Connected Services Platform is uniquely capable of exposing the interfaces to systems, devices, networks, applications and events as a service.

MachineShop’s middleware was specifically designed to deploy in multiple environments including public cloud, private cloud, and embedded appliances. For MachineShop, this offering represents a first-to-market advantage and one that allows the company to support customers’ early market designs of embedded products and solutions for the Internet of Things.

“It’s important to look at the IoT landscape holistically and to build an infrastructure that is flexible, scalable, and that delivers the connectivity and availability to transform businesses and our everyday lives,” said Ken Lynch, Vice President marketing, MachineShop. “We are honored to have been invited by Cisco to participate at the IoT World Forum and look forward to demonstrating how our next-generation IoT middleware and embedded middleware service can contribute to the foundation of IoT growth.”

Among recently announced enhancements to MachineShop’s Connected Services Platform is the addition of nearly 100 new APIs for data ingestion, normalization and API management. Also in the list of new services are several new APIs for applying business rules and extracting business intelligence from streams of real time data. In total, MachineShop now offers customers more than 400 discrete APIs for commercial and embedded application development and integration.

 

About MachineShop:

MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

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Company to Demonstrate IoT Data Normalization and Event Management at The Fifth Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference

 

Boston, MA, – October 3, 2014 – MachineShop today announced it is a Level 2 sponsor of .conf2014: The Fifth Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference. .conf2014 will feature more than 150 sessions, including more than 70 customer presentations, and is expected to attract more than 4,000 IT and business professionals. .conf2014 will be held October 6 – 9 at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Market leader MachineShop, focused on delivering actionable intelligence from operational data, will showcase the power of data analytics, business intelligence and real time event management for Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) applications. MachineShop will demonstrate how its Connected Services Platform can uniquely process high volumes of data from connected systems and other sources, and apply business rules in real time to improve the relevancy of data analyzed in Splunk software. By ingesting only critical events, Splunk customers can streamline the analysis and reporting needed to generate insights from device, application and service data.

In addition to demonstrating its Connected Services Platform, MachineShop will be represented by CTO Greg Jones as a featured presenter on a panel session of IoT thought leaders: “The Enterprise of Things: How machines and the data they produce will revolutionize your business”.

“The Connected Services Platform allows customers to filter massive amounts of data so they can use Splunk software to act upon events from a more relevant data set of internet-enabled systems and devices. This can be a significant challenge for other architectures,” said Ken Lynch, Vice President marketing, MachineShop. “We are a proud sponsor of .conf2014 and look forward to demonstrating a unique and compelling value proposition through our API-centric framework.”

.conf2014 attendees will learn how to gain Operational Intelligence from machine-generated data by improving customer experience and service delivery, enhancing IT performance, shipping better code faster, providing timely business insights or reaching new levels of security in their organization. Register for .conf2014. During the conference, follow the action on Twitter with the hashtag #splunkconf.

 

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,900 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in 100 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk™ and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.

Splunk, Splunk>, Listen to Your Data, The Engine for Machine Data, Hunk, Splunk Cloud, Splunk Storm and SPL are trademarks and registered trademarks of Splunk Inc. in the United States and other countries.

 

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

 

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MachineShop Enhances its Next Generation IoT Middleware by Adding Hundreds of New APIs and Dramatically Increasing Scalability and Speed of Data Ingestion

Company Reinforces Unique Position as the Enterprise ‘Services as a Platform’ Provider

 

Boston, MA, September 9, 2014– MachineShop, the Internet of Services company, today announced key enhancements to its next-generation middleware offering, improving the ability for organizations to create connected and integrated business solutions from any combination of devices and systems. Key enhancements, announced today, include the addition of many new APIs and a dramatic increase in the amount of data it can ingest and process.

MachineShop emerged from stealth mode earlier this year to bring the power and simplicity of APIs and web services to the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). Among the key enhancements to MachineShop’s Connected Services Platform is the addition of nearly 100 new APIs for data ingestion, normalization and management. Also in the list of new services are several new APIs for applying business rules and extracting business intelligence from streams of real time data. In total, MachineShop now offers customers more than 400 discrete services as APIs.

The second area of recent improvements to MachineShop’s middleware services increase the velocity of data ingestion, eliminate the possibility of lost data and also increase the speed at which rules are applied against real time data streams. MachineShop uses Translator Services and APIs that ingest data from a variety of sources including industrial systems, devices, databases and even third party APIs. This initial point of contact with external data can now ingest hundreds of thousands of messages per second and ensure that inbound messages are never rejected due to capacity issues.

“We were the first company in the world to build an IoT-centric middleware offering that is comprised 100% of APIs. We will continue to up the ante with functional and performance enhancements that the market demands,” said Michael Campbell, founder and CEO, MachineShop. Eventually we expect that legacy platform companies will also embrace the ‘Services as a Platform’ approach. Until then we are happy to provide this open framework that customers want to adopt.”

MachineShop allows customers to subscribe to only the services they need and to only pay for the transactions using those services. Services can run in public or private, on premise, in the cloud, or function as a hybrid. They can interact with data points at the edge – on devices, in networks and everywhere in between.

Deployed in global mission-critical business operations today, MachineShop services are available through customer-specific Services Exchange, a portal through which developers and organizations can access discrete APIs and services based on their unique roles and permissions. Best of breed tools, analytics and management controls are all part of a customer’s Services Exchange implementation.

 

About MachineShop:

MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

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Intech Joins MachineShop’s Expanding Technology Partner Community

Companies Collaborate to Address the Challenge of Internet Connected Systems and Devices in the Enterprise

Boston, MA, July 30, 2014– MachineShop, the Internet of Services company, today announced it has partnered with Intech, an IT and Telecom Solutions Provider. The companies are working together to rapidly develop solutions that help enterprises connect and engage with data sources including Internet connected devices, systems and applications resulting from the convergence of operations and information technology.

As a pioneer in telecommunications research and development, Intech brings its unique ability to deliver customized IT and telecommunication solutions to MachineShop’s growing partner network. By partnering with Intech, MachineShop is able to expand further into strategic markets and develop solutions that provide the enterprise with news ways to build innovative applications, integrate systems and share information.

“To date, enterprise organizations have been challenged with legacy IT platforms that have kept them from realizing the real business benefit of connected ‘things,’” said Greg Jones, chief technology officer, MachineShop. “Intech’s strong enterprise technology experience and keen focus on understanding the convergence of IT and operations helps MachineShop solve that problem by allowing enterprises to leverage business value from data and in turn bring solutions market more quickly.”

Joining MachineShop’s growing technology partner ecosystem, Intech offers a decade of global IT services experience for large scale, full life cycle IT development services.

“Developing solutions for M2M and connected devices and systems is something that we’ve been doing for several years, however, the path to getting systems to talk to each other and extract business value has certainly changed,” said Ben Wagner, vice president of business development, Intech. “MachineShop addresses these challenges and opportunities with an approach that dramatically simplifies the way organizations build applications and share data. We look forward to working with MachineShop to assist them in providing solutions that address the interconnection problem in the enterprise.”

MachineShop provides next-generation middleware allowing organizations to create connected business solutions from any combination of devices and systems. In place of platforms, MachineShop offers standard, discrete, purpose-built services for data aggregation, data normalization, data enrichment, data storage, business logic, device management, and advanced service management – all exposed as REST APIs. MachineShop services are available through Services Exchanges, providing developers and organizations a simple way to build new and innovative applications, integrate systems and share information.

 

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

About Intech:

Intech provides IT and Telecommunications Development and Engineering solutions offering its clients “A Better Way” to obtain outsourced technical services. Founded in 2002 Intech has been providing Telecom Service Providers, Enterprises, Independent Software Vendors, Equipment Manufacturers and Professional Service Companies with specialized and customized solutions delivering high quality and innovation with less cost than traditional solutions. Customers benefit from rapid production of higher quality applications while reducing cost. Intech promotes and supports initiatives utilizing Agile Methodologies, Development Operations and Cloud Provisioning. For more information, visit www.usa-intech.com

 

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MachineShop Named One of the 10 Most Disruptive Startups in Boston by the Boston Business Journal

Internet of Services Company Recognized as “Tech Game Changer” to Revolutionize the Way Enterprises Manage the Internet of Things

 

Boston, MA, June 30, 2014– MachineShop, today announced it has been named one of the “10 Most Disruptive Startups” in Boston by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). Emerging from stealth mode in March, MachineShop delivers the power of the Internet of Services™ by providing new ways to engage with data sources including Internet connected systems, devices and applications resulting from the convergence of operations and information technology.

Analysts predict that by 2020, there will be 50 billion wirelessly connected devices across the world and currently, each of the devices uses a different protocol to communicate with an application. MachineShop’s solution is to standardize and simplify those various languages into API’s, which are commonly used by developers to build applications.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the top tech disruptors in the region,” said Michael Campbell, president and CEO, MachineShop. “It’s particularly gratifying that a leading business publication like the Boston Business Journal understands the broader business and technology challenges faced by enterprise and that MachineShop is not only at the forefront of addressing that problem but its solution is, indeed, a game changer.”

MachineShop provides next-generation middleware allowing organizations to create connected business solutions from any combination of devices and systems. In place of platforms, MachineShop offers standard, discrete, purpose-built services for data aggregation, data normalization, data enrichment, data storage, business logic, device management, and advanced service management – all exposed as RESTful APIs. MachineShop services are available through Services Exchanges, providing developers and organizations a simple way to build new and innovative applications, integrate systems and share information.

The Boston Business Journal reviewed hundreds of investor-funded tech startups in Massachusetts and narrowed down the list to the most promising companies stating that Machineshop, “has the potential to transform the way large companies use and deploy wirelessly connected devices.”

 

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

 

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MachineShop Welcomes Ribera Solutions to Expanding Technology Partner Community

Partnership Addresses Growing Demand for Rapid Development of Connected Business Applications

 

Boston, MA, June 8, 2014– MachineShop, the Internet of Services company, today announced it has partnered with Ribera Solutions, a dynamic application development company, to address the substantial market opportunity created by the need for enterprises to be able to connect and engage with data sources including Internet connected systems, devices and applications resulting from the convergence of operations and information technology.

Enterprise IT has entered a new era in which data from operational systems has the potential to inform decisions within the enterprise and its entire ecosystem. However, most organizations are not well prepared to effectively extract and manage terabytes of data and derive business value from the flood of information from devices and equipment on the distribution network.

By partnering with Ribera Solutions, MachineShop is able to expand its reach into key market segments and provide organizations with new ways of utilizing its next-generation middleware service to rapidly create and implement new products and solutions.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Ribera Solutions,“ said Greg Jones, chief technology officer, MachineShop. “The company’s deep application development knowledge supports our need to innovate quickly and to create new ways for enterprises to connect with data sources and create productivity enhancing applications using the MachineShop Services Exchange.”

Joining MachineShop’s growing technology partner ecosystem, Ribera Solutions provides outsourced mobile and web software application development with a focus in the broadband, enterprise and banking markets, developing innovative applications on location tracking systems (LTS), document imaging and telecommunication solutions.

“Like MachineShop, we believe that services-oriented and API-centric application development will provide the most value, accelerated product development reducing time to market and opportunity for the enterprise to be able to innovate within the broad market opportunity created by the explosion in the number of connected devices and systems,” said Abish Ghimire, managing director, Ribera Solutions. “MachineShop offers a unique and powerful approach to addressing this challenge and we are excited to explore new areas of business through our partnership.”

MachineShop provides next-generation middleware allowing organizations to create connected business solutions from any combination of devices and systems. In place of Platforms, MachineShop offers standard, discrete, purpose-built services for data aggregation, data normalization, data enrichment, data storage, business logic, device management, and advanced service management – all exposed as REST APIs. MachineShop services are available through Services Exchanges, providing developers and organizations a simple way to build new and innovative applications, integrate systems and share information.

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

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MachineShop Appoints Ken Lynch as Vice President of Marketing

Internet of Services Company Fortifies Leadership Team With Addition of Senior Marketing Executive

Boston MA, May 15, 2014 – MachineShop, the Internet of Services company, today announced it has named Ken Lynch as its new Vice President of Marketing, where he will be responsible for leading the company’s marketing strategy, program execution and partner enablement. MachineShop delivers the power of the Internet of Services by providing new ways to engage with data sources including Internet connected devices, systems and applications in the global ecosystem of the Internet of Things.

With a passion for disruptive technologies, Lynch brings more than 20 years of marketing and product strategy experience with embedded technologies, developer solutions and business productivity applications. Most recently, Lynch directed marketing activities at ThingMagic, a division of Trimble Navigation where he was responsible for the positioning and program execution for radio frequency identification developer platforms and software solutions within Trimble’s Advanced Devices business segment.

“With his expertise in marketing and product management for emerging technology companies, Ken’s guidance will be extremely valuable and will make a significant impact on our sales and marketing strategies as we transform the way organizations and developers engage data, information and events in a hyper-connected world,” said Michael Campbell, president and CEO, MachineShop. “Ken’s proven track record will be instrumental in managing the company’s growth today and in the future. We’re thrilled to add him to our senior management team.

Earlier in his career, Lynch held marketing and product management positions launching pioneering products in emerging markets, including wireless LAN access and control solutions at BlueSocket, location-based services at PanGo Networks, RFID middleware at ConnecTerra (acquired by BEA), and the first commercial full-motion video and web conferencing solutions at PictureTel.

MachineShop provides a combination of API Interfaces — available through private and public MachineShop Services Exchanges — and standard, discrete, purpose-built services for data aggregation, data normalization, data enrichment, business logic and advanced service management capabilities.

Now developers and organizations have a simple way to interact with the hundreds and thousands of APIs and services that allow them to build, integrate and manage the Internet of Things, including tools, reports, analytics and controls. With MachineShop Services, developers no longer need to learn the underlying technology of how a device communicates but just need to use an API, which they already know how to use.

 

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

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MachineShop Emerges from Stealth Mode to Provide the On-Ramp for the Internet of Services – the Framework that will Support Trillions of Interactions between Billions of Things, Systems and Data Sources

Company Announces $3 Million Equity Financing from Customers and Partners, including CSR, Diebold and Xchanging

 

Boston, MA, March 20, 2014– MachineShop, today announced it has emerged from stealth mode to help simplify and standardize the way organizations, individuals, applications and systems interact with each other in a hyper-connected world. Looking beyond how tens of billions of devices physically connect to the Internet, MachineShop is focused on the trillions of data transactions and interactions that will occur through the Internet of Services – the domain where communication occurs through standard Services or application program interfaces (APIs) rather than legacy platforms, middleware or proprietary protocols. MachineShop marries the ubiquitous adoption of APIs with the ever-growing number of connected systems and related data sources allowing developers and their applications to leverage standard, discrete, purpose-built services.

The company also announced that it raised $3 million from strategic investors, its first outside capital. Until now the company was funded almost entirely through revenue. The three investors are CSR, Diebold, Incorporated and Xchanging plc, each of whom is a MachineShop customer or partner.

According to Gartner, Internet of Things vendors will top $309 billion in direct revenue by 2020, with most of that money stemming from services. “There are few market opportunities that can be measured in trillions of transactions, but the Internet of Services is one of them,” said Michael Campbell, CEO, MachineShop. “Not only is the Internet of Services bigger than the sum of all the connected devices in the world, it’s more valuable financially to enterprises, developers, hardware vendors and ultimately to the consumers of all things connected.”

Unlike API Management vendors, MachineShop does far more than just aggregate and manage APIs. The company created hundreds of unique services that complement the wide range of APIs available from third parties, or those written by companies themselves. MachineShop’s APIs uniquely normalize interfaces to connected things and also include a rich set of business logic, event management and communications services that developers find valuable when building and integrating solutions. All of these are then exposed to customers through public or private Services Exchanges, which become a private API store of sorts. These Services Exchanges provide authenticated, metered and managed access to these discrete services regardless of who authored or hosts them.

Diebold is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology and security systems, and was also one of MachineShop’s first customers. MachineShop provided the API framework during the development phase of Diebold’s SecureStat®, an innovative, web-based security system management tool that unifies disparate systems and services while providing a single interface for real-time administration of security operations across an enterprise.

“Diebold has a deep commitment to leveraging emerging technologies to deliver differentiated products and services to its customers worldwide,” said Tony Byerly, Diebold executive vice president, Electronic Security. “MachineShop has been an important partner for our security business in supporting our services-enablement strategy, and we are enthusiastic about their future.”

Because MachineShop’s Services Exchange offering is not a platform, developers have complete flexibility to build applications or integrate systems in any programming language, with any tools and deployed on any infrastructure they choose. This is a dramatic departure from the way traditional enterprise, Machine to Machine or Internet of Thing platforms operate today.

A key strategic partner for MachineShop is investor Xchanging plc, the business process, technology and procurement services provider, “The value for customers is where technology can be applied to enable intelligent conversations between people, processes and machines,” said Andrew Binns, executive director, Xchanging. “We’re pleased to invest and partner with MachineShop. Through our combined technologies, we have the ability to our offer our clients the tools needed to expose data and make it available for analysis and in turn, actionable business services.”

CSR is a pioneering designer and developer of silicon and software for the consumer electronics market and is excited by the growth opportunity presented by the Internet of Things. “The Internet of Things will not be built around products alone. As the market evolves, services will become increasingly important, and MachineShop understands that aspect of the market, “ said Will Gardiner, CFO, CSR. “We are investing in MachineShop because its technology eliminates complexity by simplifying and standardizing the way information is managed so that physical and virtual assets and services can work together in one integrated system.”

 

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop’s public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit www.machineshop.io or @MachineShopIO

 

About CSR:

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, document imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX®and CVC™ audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR’s technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found atwww.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people blog, YouTube, Facebook or follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/CSR_plc.

 

About Diebold:

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

 

About Xchanging:

What we are
Xchanging provides business processing, technology and procurement services internationally for customers across multiple industries.

What we do
Xchanging brings innovation, thought leadership and passion to its customers’ businesses so as to enhance performance and value. Our values are embedded into everything we do.

What we want to be
Xchanging wants to be regarded as the best provider in its chosen markets by delivering services that are recognised for outstanding quality, reliability and innovation.

www.xchanging.com

 

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