SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helium, a provider of simple, secure connectivity today announced support for the public beta of Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to securely connect and manage IoT devices at scale. Cloud IoT Core is now publicly available to all users in beta, including new features and pricing plan.
With Cloud IoT Core, businesses can easily connect and centrally manage millions of globally dispersed IoT devices. When used as part of the broader Google Cloud IoT solution, it can ingest all IoT data and connect to Google Cloud’s state of the art analytics services including Cloud Pub/Sub, Dataflow, Bigtable, BigQuery, and Machine Learning.
Helium provides a hardware-secured wireless Data Channel between Helium-powered edge devices and Google Cloud IoT. Developers and enterprises can deploy long range, low power wireless IoT devices connected to the Helium network and, after configuring a connection in the Helium Dashboard, route that sensor data to Google Cloud IoT in near real-time, with a securely authenticated connection enabled by a hardware root of trust.
Key features of the new Cloud IoT Core solution:
- Bring your own certificate: Users can now bring their own device key signed by their Certificate Authority (CA), and IoT Core will verify the signature of the key provided by the device with the CA certificate during the authentication process.
- Additional protocol for existing devices: In addition to the standard protocol MQTT, you can now securely connect existing IoT devices and gateways to Cloud IoT Core over HTTP, and easily ingest data into Google Cloud Platform at scale.
- Logical device representation: Certain use cases require an IoT application to retrieve the last state and properties of an IoT device even when the device is not connected. Cloud IoT Core now maintains a logical representation of the physical IoT device, including device properties, and last state reported by the device. It provides APIs for your applications to retrieve and update the device properties and state even when the device is not connected.
- End-to-end security: Enable end-to-end security using certificate-based authentication and TLS; devices running Android Things or ones supporting the Cloud IoT Core security requirements can deliver full stack security.
- Role-level data control: Apply IAM roles to devices to control access to devices and data.
- Automatic device deployment: Use REST APIs to automatically manage the registration, deployment and operation of devices at scale.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Google Cloud IoT and support the release to public beta. Helium’s unique expertise in connectivity deployment, management, and security aligned with IoT Cloud’s capabilities are already yielding benefits to our users,” said Amir Haleem, Helium CEO.
“With Helium broadly available to customers on IoT Core, customers can gain visibility into new operational data and optimize for change in real-time,” said Adam Massey, Director, Strategic Technology Partners, Google Cloud. “Together with Helium, we are striving to make it easier to connect, manage, and drive real business value from IOT devices.”
Learn more at www.Helium.com to begin your IoT journey today.
Helium simply and securely delivers IoT data from device to cloud. Our connectivity solutions are interoperable with hundreds of development boards and compatible with any IoT cloud channel. Helium lowers operating costs and eliminates complexity for IoT deployments. Helium, located in San Francisco, is backed by GV, Khosla Ventures, Firstmark Capital and others.