Bosch acquires IoT devices connectivity specialist ProSyst

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group, has agreed to acquire ProSyst, a company that makes software that enables device connectivity over the Internet of Things. ProSyst specialises in the development of gateway software and middleware for the Internet of Things. These facilitate the interaction between connected devices in the smart home, connected industry, and mobility segments. The company employs some 110 associates in Cologne, Germany, and Sofia, Bulgaria. The company’s customers include leading appliance manufacturers, automakers, and chip vendors, as well as telecommunications and energy service providers.

ProSyst’s solutions are built on the Java programming language and OSGi technology. ”On this basis, the company has been developing successful gateway software and middleware that serves as a link between devices and the cloud for more than ten years. This link is essential for interconnecting buildings, vehicles, and machines,” said Rainer Kallenbach, president of Bosch Software Innovations.

Applications for Java and OSGi include the smart home and industrial manufacturing segments. Software that is written in Java and combined with OSGi technology can be automatically installed, updated, and uninstalled remotely without the need to reboot the device each time. This remote access is frequently realized via gateway software, which also ensures that devices can be intelligently controlled.

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