- Bosch has announced the launch of the XDK2MAM
- The XDK2MAM will be used to link IOTA and Bosch XDK for IOT projects
In a recent blog post, Bosch touched on IOTA, blockchain, and XDK2MAM.
The post announced the launch of XDK2MAM which will serve as a bridge between Bosch XDK and IOTA.
The post first touched on the benefits of IOTA, stating that because it doesn’t run on blockchain, it is more realistic for long-term use and can enable microtransactions.
The Bosch XDK, also known as the Cross Domain development kit, is a programming platform and sensor device designed for the Internet of Things that also works as a sensor node solution.
The XDK was also designed to help developers with their projects by combining WiFi, BLE, SD, MEMS sensor technology and others and enables the collection and sale of real-time data via the IOTA marketplace.
Both the Bosch XDK and IOTA are highly useful for IoT developers. However, in the past, there was no open source code to link the two.
With the launch of XDK2MAM, this all changes. The protocol was developed by a team consisting of Daniele de Michele and Alejandro Elustondo and Daniel Trauth as consultants of the RWTH Aachen academy.
This resource is now open to all members of the IOTA community for free. Care was taken to make XDK2MAM ways to understand for non-experts and for the Bosch XDK to be connected to the IOTA tingle via HTTP, MQRT, and BLE.
The post also outlined three test cases for the use of XDK2MAM that were found in the IOTA marketplace.
The three scenarios were:
- A company decides to lease its machines and measures the exact life of the machine by a customer and bills them accordingly with IOTA.
- The XDK verifies that a machine is operating under proper conditions and sets up data transactions on the tangle so that both the operator and the supplier have access.
- The XDK is used for an audit trail. If data needs to be securely transmitted under certain conditions, the XDK can monitor this. IOTA Tangle creates a paperless record that everyone can follow.
It was also revealed that in the future, a virtual hack by the IOTA foundation will take place to stress test the project.