Given its focus on moving towards the Internet of Things, Amazon has acquired 2lemetry – a startup company in Denver that has developed a enterprise focused platform that tracks and manages IP-enabled machines and other devices.
Even though the terms of the deal have been finalized recently, they haven’t been disclosed yet. Despite the secrecy, an Amazon spokesperson said, “I can confirm that Amazon has acquired 2lemetry and we look forward to continuing to support 2lemetry customers.”
Some of these customers are Honeywell, First Mile and the Demeter energy group. Apart from this, nothing else was revealed by Amazon but it isn’t hard to guess that 2lemetry will become a part of AWS – which is that part of the business where Amazon has made moves in the enterprise IoT space.
However, this isn’t the first time an acquisition has been made in this space. Specifically, Amazon introduced Kinesis that analyzes high-volume data streams from a number of sources and in real-time as well. A number of people believe that with the addition of 2lemetry, this could enhance the functionality of that solution while also configuring it for machine-to-machine deployments.
2lemetry has been developing products that uses its platform in retail environments – technology that come in handy in “physical commerce” – an area where Amazon has been meaning to expand into.
Amazon also sells home automation hardware such as thermostats and smart locks apart from Echo – its very own home-assistant hardware – and in time, 2lemetry’s offerings might also find itself in a customer-based service as well.