A new internet of things hub for smart homes could soon be coming to the US, with Amazon’s Alexa set to launch in the coming months.
A team of researchers from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology has designed a new hub that allows for a secure storage of IoT data.
The team behind the project has also created a secure IoT hub called the IOTA Hub that stores data that’s stored in the cloud.
“This project is a demonstration of the capabilities of Amazon Web Services (AWS), a platform that can connect to, store and communicate with large amounts of IoT devices in real time,” said Daniel S. Anderson, an engineer at the National Institute for Standards and Technologies (NIST).
“This hub is able to hold and process data and data streams that are currently stored in AWS, including data that is shared by IoT devices and services.
It also provides access to a secure channel to store and process IoT data.”
The IOTAHub also provides a secure location to store IoT data, and a network to connect to AWS.
“The hub will provide secure access to the data stored on it, including a secure connection to the Amazon Web Service, a secure network, and secure authentication using AWS, as well as a secure path for the data to be transferred from the hub to the hub’s endpoint,” Anderson added.
Amazon Alexa is set to be launched on the Echo Show in November, and Amazon is currently working on an app that will allow people to make their own IoT hubs and the IoT hub will be available to the public by December 15.