The "Space" open ecosystem

Provides a bigger, better, faster way to bring IoT products to market.

 

By 2020: Iot Brings A New Business Model

What is SPACE?

"Space" is an open Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystem supporting the development and distribution of innovative IoT products into the retail and mobile carrier channels.

The new ecosystem, dubbed “Space: The Infinity of Things,” is open to all IoT players from manufacturers and app developers to retailers and mobile carriers with the goal of providing a bigger, better, faster way to bring IoT products and services to market.

Why SPACE?
Device Manufacturers
  • How do we get our products into the right channels to reach a large customer base?
  • How do we educate both in-store sales and consumers?
  • How do we monetize / charge for our products and share in services revenue across multiple channels
Retailers / Carriers
  • How do we introduce IoT to our customers?
  • How can we retain / grow our customer base and monetize IoT?
  • How do we navigate this fragmented IoT landscape and find compelling IoT solutions?
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
"Space" provides device manufacturers, developers and service providers with all the enabling tools and services they need to quickly and economically build successful connected solutions from concept/prototype to distribution.
Carriers / Retailers

Carriers and Retailers can benefit from Space’s joint sourcing and supply demand coordination activities:

  • Access to an innovation marketplace to find the right IoT products and services at the right cost
  • New recurring revenue streams and opportunities for new bundling, prepaid, and installment plan opportunities
  • Better understanding of customer and cross-selling opportunities through advanced analytics
  • Integration with carrier billing and other payment solutions to enable monetization
  • Full manufacturing, operations and distribution/logistics support with limited prototyping requirements and lower commercialization risks
Device Manufacturers (OEM / ODM)

"Space" empowers device manufacturers by providing all the enabling tools and services they need to quickly and economically build successful connected solutions from concept/prototype to distribution. This will include:

  • Global distribution network with over 200+ carriers and 50,000+ retailer / dealer / e-tailer locations across 50 countries
  • Cloud-enablement of all innovative products and services regardless of the hardware type, operating system or chipset
  • Management of data, devices and users with features such as remote deployment, push updates, enable/disable, as well as monitoring and update capabilities through developer and device portals
  • Accelerated growth by understanding and testing the usage patterns utilizing powerful analytics and A/B testing
  • Deployment on Space platform in the cloud, or as a fully private instance in customer's datacenters
App Developers and other service providers

Space" allows app developers and service providers to quickly build apps / services connecting to devices and extending IoT solutions

  • Global distribution network with over 200+ carriers and 50,000+ retailer / dealer / e-tailer locations across 50 countries
  • Rapid and open development platform that provides access across devices, operating systems, chipsets and platforms to enable creation of both device specific apps and cross-device apps
  • SDKs (iOS, Android and more), APIs and device agents (firmware level) to facilitate easy creation of complete IoT solutions (i.e., device+services+apps)
  • Device APIs are exposed to enable the creation of apps and services for specific devices, or across multiple devices
Revenue Streams
Multi-source Business Model With One-Time And Recurring Revenue Streams


single cloud platform
Carriers / retailers can better own the customer relationship by consolidating all IoT devices onto a single cloud platform


Space Ecosystem


  • Support all devices with single cloud / gateway
  • Open API to develop solutions by combining devices
  • Develop targeted solutions to address end customer pain points
  • Provide full distribution support, billing Integration interface, connectivity, and in-store / customer support to drive customer adoption

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