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ASX-listed Smart Parking trials Google Cloud IoT Core

James Henderson | Oct. 3, 2017
Offering operates as a fully managed service on Google Cloud Platform, designed to securely connect and manage IoT devices at scale.

"Private beta users of Cloud IoT Core have built innovative IoT solutions in a short period of time. For example, transportation and logistics firms have used it to proactively stage the right vehicles in the right places at the right times. Utilities have enabled monitoring, analysis and prediction of consumer energy usage in real-time."

From a channel perspective, Google unveiled plans to continue working with partners to offer devices and kits that work alongside Cloud IoT Core.

As a result, customers can now procure kits from approved partners to start building IoT solutions from the outset - current Cloud IoT Core device partners include Allwinner Technology; Arm; Intel; Marvell; Microchip; Mongoose OS; NXP; Realtek; Sierra Wireless and SOTEC.

Pricing wise, Google also introduced a plan based on the volume of data exchanged with Cloud IoT Core.

"You can register as many IoT devices as you want, and you pay only when the devices connect to and exchange data with Cloud IoT Core," Chakraborty said.

"To make it simple to build quick prototypes with just a few devices, we have added a free tier that lets you try the service at no cost."


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