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Thingforward Signs Partnership with Zerynth


The German IoT startup ThingForward becomes Zerynth reseller including its tools in their agile development toolchain ioRaptor. This partnership is the result of a strong desire on both sides to make the field of IoT development simpler and faster for the end user. Zerynth’s ecosystem of tools and the full spectrum of services from ThingForward will guarantee the betterment of the IoT industry as a whole.

Zerynth is a provider of software tools that allow developers to program 32-bit microcontrollers in Python and C/Python, and connect them to the top Cloud infrastructures. With R&D in Pisa, Italy, and a global sales team, Zerynth offers an easy, powerful and affordable way of developing new IoT products and Industry 4.0 applications. ThingForward will add Zerynth to ioRaptor – the first rapid tooling framework for the Internet of Things. ioRaptor provides an open source, modern development toolchain for use with IoT devices. The partnership leads both companies to a unified development environment and concludes an agreement on ThingForward reselling Zerynth solutions.

Dr. Oliver van Laak, CEO of ThingForward, is really looking forward to the new partnership: “We are convinced that with Zerynth, we have the ideal partner to provide the right solutions for the Python market. Especially in Germany and Northern Europe. Python developers will be able to create smart components and devices for IoT and Industry 4.0 – simpler and faster.”

“Bringing the best development solutions to smart components and devices and taking these to the market is a joint interest”, adds Gabriele Montelisciani, Co-founder and Zerynth CEO. “The field of IoT will certainly benefit from this partnership and I believe it will deliver a better footprint for Zerynth on the expanding Northern European market.”


About ThingForward:

ThingForward is the latest start-up from the Cassini Group, based in Dortmund, Germany. Cassini is comprised of more than 200 specialists in the field of digital transformation. The group has been responsible for the largest internet projects in Germany over the last 10 years. It has also been advising blue chips and German ministries on IoT topics for more than five years. This broadband of competencies allows ThingForward to offer a full spectrum of support and services. The mission of ThingForward is to transfer the speed, flexibility, quality, security and developmental know-how from the Internet to IoT.

The ThingForward IoT solution ioRaptor is the first rapid tooling framework for the Internet of Things. ioRaptor provides an open source, modern development toolchain for use with IoT devices. It covers aspects as IDE, code management and versioning, automated unit and end-2-end tests, embedded library management (support for more than 20 chip architectures and 400 boards), continuous integration, automated software generation, documentation and agile process management.


About Zerynth:

Zerynth is the middleware for IoT and Industry 4.0. It provides developers with an ecosystem of software tools to program microcontrollers in Python and connect them to the Cloud. Zerynth reaches beyond embedded engineers to also offer desktop applications developers, product designers, web developer, and IoT system integrators a complete set of high-quality development tools to program microcontrollers and develop IoT solutions using Python.