Electric Imp and Autodesk Make it Faster and Easier for Industrial Manufacturing OEMs to Innovate Secure IoT-Enabled Products

Industrial manufacturing OEMs can now build and prototype IoT-enabled products more quickly and easily through a new collaboration between Electric Imp and Autodesk. With the Electric Imp IoT platform and Autodesk’s Fusion Connect, the two industry leaders have launched the IoT Discovery Toolkit, powered by Electric Imp. The comprehensive, first of its kind Toolkit provides the components manufacturers need to securely, rapidly, and cost-effectively evaluate the potential of industrial IoT business opportunities.

IoT Discovery Toolkit

Using the IoT Discovery Toolkit, industrial manufacturing OEMs can connect their devices and visualize IoT data in minutes, not hours or days. The Electric Imp IoT Platform provides firmware development, connectivity, scalability and security, while Autodesk Fusion Connect offers proven “no-coding” solutions for data management, analytics and business applications that remove the need for programmers or data scientists.

Moreover, industrial manufacturing OEMs using the IoT Discovery Toolkit can reduce risk with end-to-end security integrated from the start. It’s all part of an industrial-strength ecosystem that is helping accelerate IoT-enabled solutions and data-driven insights.

“The potential impact of IoT-enabled devices in industrial applications is vast and can enable predictive maintenance and streamline service operations,” said Hugo Fiennes, CEO and co-founder, Electric Imp. “The collaboration with Autodesk offers manufacturers a powerful business advantage – the ability to develop custom IoT-enabled products in a fraction of the time within an industrial-strength ecosystem that helps reduce risk through end-to-end security.”

“IoT is about building your business and your products around real-world data and driving precision business outcomes,” said Bryan Kester, director of IoT, Autodesk. “IoT is a very complex challenge because it combines a wide range of hardware, networking and cloud technologies. By teaming up with Electric Imp, our goal is to simplify the technology so that businesses can move straight to evaluating IoT business opportunities.”

Electric Imp and Autodesk are committed to helping you simplify the end-to-end industrial application development experience. Learn how you can transform your IoT business today by visiting the IoT Discovery Toolkit page and Autodesk’s announcement about the launch.

You can also tune in to the Autodesk Accelerate Conference for more information.

Padma Duvvuri
Head of Business Development
Electric Imp

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Electric Imp Partners with Autodesk and Skyhook, Hits Milestone of 175bn Customer Messages Exchanged Across 105 Countries

We’re very pleased to announce partnerships and integrations with industry leaders Autodesk and Skyhook. Advancing our partner ecosystem will help our mutual customers unlock the value of IoT-connected device data by making the information more accessible, actionable and geographically relevant.


We’re now reaching a point in the market where companies are moving from tests and pilots of connected devices to massive full-scale deployments. Our impCloud™ has now exchanged more than 175 billion customer messages with imp-enabled connected devices deployed across 105 countries — a great indicator of this market shift.

This progression in the industry also requires more work from IoT players to produce and maintain devices. To get there, businesses must pursue more complete enterprise integrations to ensure IoT is being used most effectively for their business.

The integration of Autodesk’s Fusion Connect (previously SeeControl) service with Electric Imp’s IoT Connectivity Platform will assure that edge sensor and device data is delivered securely to the cloud to gain insights into product performance, help predict failures, create new revenue streams and optimize the supply chain. Autodesk’s Fusion Connect is a no-code, cloud-based, enterprise IoT service that gives designers the ability to collect the data being generated by the products they offer. You can view Electric Imp’s Fusion Connect code library here.

Through a second new integration, Electric Imp customers can now tap Skyhook’s global network of billions of Wi-Fi and cellular network node locations to create reliable and accurate insights into IoT edge device physical siting and use. Electric Imp’s Skyhook Truefix code library is detailed here.

Our partner ecosystem is critical to our success. It’s why we’re growing globally and able to pass the 175 billion customer messages milestone. We’re very pleased to welcome and work with Autodesk and Skyhook as we deliver real-world solutions for real-world IoT.

Hugo Fiennes,
Electric Imp

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