American e- commerce retailer and cloud services giant Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, a startup that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices.
The terms of the deal, which was finalized earlier this week, were not disclosed.
San Francisco based techcrunch.com quoted Amazons spokesperson as saying, “I can confirm that Amazon has acquired 2lemetry and we look forward to continuing to support 2lemetry customers.”
Those customers include Honeywell, the Demeter energy group and First Mile, an office recycling service.
2lemetry is a cloud platform company was founded in 2011 focused on IoT in the Enterprise to drive business transformation and innovation.
Amazon in 2013 introduced a platform called Kinesis to process and analyze high-volume data streams from any number of sources and in real time - a move seen by some as the company’s first foray into the IoT business. Integrating 2lemetry’s team and technology could be one way of enhancing the functionality of that solution and configuring it specifically for machine-to-machine deployments.
Amazon has also been pushing into IoT on the consumer front. Amazon now sells home automation hardware such as smart locks and thermostats in its own store. Coupled with the work Amazon has put into Echo, its own connected-home assistant hardware, 2lemetry’s technology could find its way into a consumer-focused service, too.