Aironet Developer Platform Launched by Cisco
Facilitating software developers to create the prototypes for modern applications, Cisco has introduced its Aironet Developer Platform (ADP) recently. Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices and Wi-Fi, the platform allows developers to build the best-in-class IoT experiences.
In its recent blog post, Cisco has cited numerous ultramodern IoT use case scenarios that ADP might empower including real-time location of people on a cruise, medical equipment, or retail activities.
The applications of ADP have now become a reality. The DeCurtis Corporation has already started leveraging ADP for building an exclusive framework that enables location tracking accurately through smartphones and wearables. DeCurtis is using it on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Cisco delivers the platform through ADP Extender Module Hardware Development Kit (ADP HDK). The Cisco Aironet 3800 series access points support the connectivity of ADP HDK. The kit interfaces to the access points and provides power, ethernet connectivity, and prototyping platforms. It can be utilized as a separate device without any resources from the host access point. Once a proof-of-concept is authenticated, developers can build modules plugging it effortlessly into an access point's expansion module connector point.
Developers can avail ADP through Cisco's DevNet community and can test ADP sample codes in DevNet sandboxes. Cisco encourages developers to connect with them in the ADP community or communicate through ADP support.