Today Electric Imp released impOS 30 which features multiple updates and extends the Electric Imp platform with enhanced wireless connectivity and upgraded hardware support options. This latest release also addresses a variety of reliability and compatibility issues. All impOS 30 updates are geared to help customers and developers build better Internet of Things devices that deliver great always-on user experiences.
The imp’s WiFi sub-system benefits from being brought up to date with the latest Broadcom firmware and impOS enhancements for improved compatibility, reliability and a better user experience. For example, WiFi module errors are now managed behind the scenes so they are invisible to the user. Devices will continue to operate while the connection is remade.
Electric Imp today launched a status page, status.electricimp.com, to increase transparency of the performance of imp Services. The central site also allows customers and developers to subscribe to updates on scheduled maintenance and reported incidents.
Screenshot of the new Electric Imp status page
Electric Imp today announced it has completed $15 million in Series B funding from new investors Foxconn Technology Group, PTI Ventures and Rampart Capital, and returning investors Redpoint Ventures and Hugo Fiennes, CEO and Co-founder of Electric Imp. The new funding adds to the $8 million Series A investment the company received in 2012, and will accelerate the continued rapid growth, development and worldwide adoption of the company’s platform and product portfolio.
“Half a million connected products are in the market today using Electric Imp’s technology. This investment round will enable Electric Imp to continue the global expansion of its innovative Internet connectivity platform into new markets, applications and strategic relationships,” said Hugo Fiennes, CEO and Co-founder of Electric Imp. “From the beginning, our goal has been to deliver the most dynamic platform that empowers businesses with a solution to easily integrate connectivity into their products. The growing number and range of devices in the marketplace successfully utilizing our platform is a clear validation of that strategy.”