Cool box technology for IoT is the future of smart homes
Tech giant NVIDIA and Microsoft announced the next generation of its Cool Box technology, which aims to connect IoT devices to the cloud through a cloud-based service.
NVIDIA and the cloud-focused startup Spark are both working to bring the technology to market in 2018, and they will provide the technology as an open-source component of NVIDIA’s GeForce and GeForce Experience products.
NVIDIA is working with Spark to create a suite of services that will allow developers to use Cool Box to connect devices to an online cloud service, which will then automatically connect the device to the Spark cloud service.
This will allow for developers to create cloud-connected devices that can interact with each other and the Spark ecosystem.
The first Cool Box service, Spark IoT, will support all of the core IoT devices that have already been deployed, including smart home appliances, connected cameras, IoT devices, and more.
NVIDIA also plans to release an open source version of the Spark IoT service later this year, which could include the ability to connect SmartThings devices, which are currently tied to a particular Google Home or Nest device, with the Spark service.
The Spark IoT feature will not be the first of its kind, as NVIDIA also has similar IoT cloud services in the works.
Spark IoT will be built on top of NVIDIA Spark Cloud, which already has a reputation as being one of the fastest, most secure cloud services for IoT devices.
NVIDIA’s cloud-enabled IoT ecosystem is being built to support the IoT needs of developers and end-users alike, and the new Cool Box feature will provide NVIDIA with a way to leverage its cloud infrastructure to enable these connected devices to work with Spark.
NVIDIA has been working with NVIDIA to bring its new IoT service to market, and we can’t wait to see what customers can build with it.
NVIDIA will provide a preview of the new Spark IoT Service in a blog post in the coming weeks.
NVIDIA expects that more than 1 million connected devices will be connected to Spark in 2018.
NVIDIA previously announced a partnership with Spark that will include Spark IoT as part of its Spark IoT platform.
NVIDIA Spark IoT enables IoT devices and services to work together seamlessly through a common cloud-to-cloud service that will help to drive adoption of Spark, NVIDIA said.
NVIDIA launched Spark IoT in October 2018, bringing its cloud IoT capabilities to market for a wide range of connected devices.