Making Beer Social with the Internet of Things

Find your way to Winston-Salem, NC and have the beer that you have been following on social networks. Small Batch Beer Co. uses ioBridge Technology to tell their patrons how much beer is left in their tanks at their brewery. Small Batch specializes in making limited quantities of beer one barrel at a time and they rotate what they are brewing. Their loyal fans want to know how much is available and when to see if they are going to stop by for beer.

Small Batch Brewery IoT Animation

The team from Small Batch partnered with ioBridge and the marketing team at Mullen to create an interactive website, social feeds, and mobile apps to make beer social. ”The technology behind the project was the easy part. Creating strong connections with people and what they love is the real value of the project,” said Jason Winters, Project Lead. “Beer is social.”

The technology behind the project uses an ioBridge Gamma Web Gateway and an Omega Continuous Level Reed Switch. The Gamma Gateway connects to the ioBridge Cloud and turns all of the raw tank level data into easily accessible data for web pages and applications via ioBridge’s API. And behind the scenes, Small Batch is able to set alerts, track environmental data, build dashboards for their suppliers, and control operations to optimize brewing conditions.

Visit the Small Batch Beer Co. website to get a taste of what they are brewing.

[via Small Batch Beer Co.]

Introducing TimeControl – Set Schedules for ioBridge Widgets

By using ThingSpeak’s TimeControl, you can set schedules for any of your ioBridge Widgets. This makes it possible to turn on your lights every day at 4pm. TimeControl allows for recurring schedules and one time controls set to a specific date and time.

ThingSpeak TimeControl Examples

ThingSpeak TimeControl Features

  • Recurring weekly schedules
  • One time scheduled actions
  • Fuzzy times – trigger an action at a random number of minutes around a scheduled time
  • Interface with any web service API

 

Getting Started

We have created a tutorial on how to scheduled ioBridge Widgets with the the ThingSpeak TimeControl service. This will help you understand how the ThingSpeak platform and ioBridge Widgets connect together.

[via ThingSpeak Community]

Internet of Things Debuts at Pittsburgh TechFest

Pittsburgh TechFest: “Bridging Pittsburgh’s software communities”

Join Hans Scharler as he presents, “The Internet of Things is Here, but Don’t be Scared”, at this year’s Pittsburgh TechFest at La Roche College on Saturday, June 7, 2014. This will be the first time that the Internet of Things makes it into the Pittsburgh TechFest as a topic.

Pittsburgh TechFest

The Pittsburgh TechFest is open to software development professionals from Southwestern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas to get together to talk and learn about coding, tools, agile, project management, etc.

Hans Scharler’s “Internet of Things” talk starts at 11:15 on June 7, 2014 in Room 311 at La Roche College in the Systems and Sciences track of the Pittsburgh TechFest. Hans will dive into the Internet of Things, software patterns, and ways to get started for developers of all experience levels.

Pittsburgh TechFest 2014

“The Internet of Things is Here, but Don’t be Scared” by Hans Scharler

11:15am – 12:15pm
June 7, 2014
Room 311
Tickets

La Roche College
Zappala College Center Building
9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

[via Pittsburgh TechFest]

Robert Mawrey of ioBridge Joins the TiECON East Internet of Things Panel

Robert Mawrey joins the Internet of Things Panel at TieCON East on Friday, May 30th from 2:45 to 4pm! Robert is the CEO of ioBridge with over 4 years of Internet of Things experience leading ioBridge into commercial applications all around the world. Robert will sit on the “Internet of Things Panel” to discus “the next revolution in computing.” They will discuss economic impact of IoT, the landscape, and capturing potential.

TiECON IoT Panel

The TieCON Internet of Things Panel includes the following members:

  • Mike WalkleyComm Tech Analyst / Canaccord Genuity
  • Luke BurnsPartner / Ascent Venture Partners
  • Andy KalambiCEO / Dassault Systèmes
  • Robert Mawrey – CEO / ioBridge, Inc.
  • Dan MurphyVP-Marketing / Axeda
  • Joe ZarbVP-Marketing / ThingWorx / PTC

TieCON East – “Breaking Boundaries”

Internet of Things Panel

Friday, May 30 - 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

The Marriott Hotel
2 Cambridge Center
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA, 02142

[via TiECON East]

Postscapes – Top Connected Home Product of 2013 – iAquaLink by Zodiac Pool Systems and ioBridge

iAquaLink, an intelligent pool and spa control system from Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (@ZodiacPool_USA) has won the People’s Choice “Best Connected Home Product” Internet of Things (IoT) award from Postscapes. iAquaLink allows pool owners to control their pool and spa anytime, anywhere using their smart phones and Web-connected devices. With its technology partner ioBridge, Zodiac created the iAquaLink platform to Internet-enable its popular AquaLink controllers and to add features such as real-time control, monitoring, and secure remote access.

Postscapes IoT Winner Zodiac Pool Systems

Zodiac partnered with ioBridge in 2009 and have created connected products in the pool, spa, and pump space for a connected backyard. Zodiac uses our RealTime.io Internet of Things Cloud Platform to connect products and services to mobile devices and cloud services.

 ”iAquaLink is the hub of the connected backyard, but it’s just the beginning,” said David Goldman, director of product development at Zodiac. “We’ve established a strong connected device platform with iAquaLink, and we will continue to leverage intelligent and connected equipment to enhance the comfort, enjoyment, and peace of mind for our dealers and end-users alike. We’re very honored to receive this award. The IoT awards showcase technology leaders and products that make a positive impact on daily life, which is exactly what we set out to do.”

Zodiac is a great example of how the Internet of Things and Connected Products can completely transform a business and add services never thought possible before. We can’t wait to share more about how Zodiac continues to develop and connects the backyard to its customers in a meaningful way.

About ioBridge, Inc.

Founded in 2008, ioBridge, Inc. (www.iobridge.com) helps businesses and casual users simply and cost-effectively connect small Internet-enabled devices to the web. Their “Internet of Small Things” offerings include embedded hardware and software and highly flexible, scalable, and secure cloud-based ecosystems.

If you would like to evaluate our cloud connected technology, we have a RealTime.io Wi-Fi development kit available on the ioBridge Store.

[via Zodiac Pool Systems]