While IOT devices using Wi-Fi don't generally need any additional infrastructure aside from the existing Wi-Fi access points available in most residential and commercial buildings and in an expanding network of hotspots, most could benefit from the functionalities offered by the IOT Controller:
1) Simplified setup and management of multiple IOT devices within a location. By supporting mDNS / Bonjour service discovery, the IOT controller lets multiple IOT devices operate in a plug-and-play fashion. By using industry standard HTTP(s) and CoAP API, the gateway software provides a common framework for interfacing with the embedded devices, the smartphone and the cloud.
2) The gateway software consolidates and aggregates data in a database for efficient management of connectivity to/from the cloud and a smartphone. By aggregating and filtering the data from and between the embedded IOT devices, the cloud, and the smartphone, the gateway software also allows the battery-operated devices to sleep longer, increasing the battery life of these IOT devices.
The IOT Controller ADK also includes:
- A mobile application / dashboard providing a reference mobile application that OEMs / ODMs can use to design their own mobile app / user interface.
IOT Controller Development Kit
Key features of the development platform:
• Controller software component: • Uses Restlet framework and is implemented in a Java2 SE runtime/Android environment.• Interfaces via CoAP / HTTP to highly resource constrained devices, and via HTTP to the cloud or smartphone.• Database for aggregation of data enabling the sensor devices to sleep longer.• Embedded software on GS2000 • mDNS discovery discovers the IOT Controller and POSTs the data on periodic intervals to the Controller.• Reference mobile application • Graphical interface for monitoring various sensor devices.• Administration.
"We have developed the IOT controller ADK as there was a clear gap in the market for an easy to use way to enable access points or gateways to support the features required for the growing number of IOT devices in the home and then to connect them with smartphones and cloud services," said
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