Visit the Interactive ioBridge Exhibit at the Connected World Conference, June 10-12

Connect World LogoFollowing the The Connected World M2M App Challenge, ioBridge will be exhibiting at the Connected World Conference from June 10-12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We have prepared an interactive booth displaying our connected products, some of our customer products, and the latest technology that we have to offer. Our booth theme is “Embedded / Cloud / Apps” – we have put together the most complete set of tools for OEMs and professionals to build connected products and services. We believe that connected products should be out-of-the-box and have seamless cloud connectivity. This is the focus of our research, patents, and technology offerings. But, we extend this to cloud by offering APIs and services that are common in many product situations. The last piece of the puzzle is Apps. Apps are how users connect with these products and services. We believe this should be the focus of OEMs development not the connectivity and scale challenges. We have tried to make a compelling solution among the embedded side, cloud connectivity and services, and applications.

Visit the ioBridge exhibit (booth #207) and check out the latest connected products and services! We hope to see you there. Follow hashtag #CWConf13 to see what’s happening via Twitter.

Connected World Conference

June 10-12, 2013

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

ioBridge Exhibit Schedule

  • Monday, June 10, 2013 – 5pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – 12:30pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – 9am – 12:30pm

The Connected World M2M App Challenge, June 7-9 in Santa Clara, CA

ioBridge is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Connected WorldOSIsoft, Aeris Communications, Esri, and ILS Technology to produce the M2M App Challenge –  a hackathon for the connected world. Developers are welcome to come and create connected apps based on a platform, combined with Open Data provided by agencies such as U.S. Dept. of Energy. Developers have access to platform developers and a chance to compete for cash, prizes, and IoT fame. The Top Prize is $3,000!

IoT Hackathon Sponsors

ioBridge will also be providing an exclusive hardware development kit that is integrated with our platform. This means that you will be able to make simple RESTful API calls and control physical objects and connect to external web services such as Twilio, Twitter, and ThingSpeak. The M2M Challenge Kit is based on the ioBridge Iota Wi-Fi module. This tiny embedded module contains everything you need to connect products to cloud services. The kit includes buttons, switches, LEDs, relays, light sensor, temperature sensor, and a buzzer. For more detail on ioBridge’s M2M Challenge Kit check out Connected World’s article.

ioBridge Iota Wi-Fi and Ethernet modules for the Internet of Things, Connected Products

So, if your M2M app ideas extend to the physical world, come to the M2M App Challenge and compete for cash and prizes… and have some serious fun!

M2M App Challenge

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA

June 7-9, 2013

Register Here

iAquaLink Featured in Connected World and on The Peggy Smedley Show

iAquaLink, created by Zodiac Pool Systems and ioBridge, is currently featured in the July/August 2012 issue of the Connected World Magazine. Connected World covers summertime technology in an article called, “Backyard Bandwidth”. Learn about backyard devices like the iGrill Wireless Thermometer and the iAquaLink Intelligent Pool and Spa Controller. iAquaLink allows for real-time, remote access from smart devices and complete automation of pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, cleaners, sprinklers, and heaters / chillers. Connected World Magazine is available in bookstores like Barnes & Noble, by subscription, and online.

Connected World Magazine Cover


Make sure you are listening to The Peggy Smedley Show for the latest in M2M and emerging connected technology. On a recent episode, Peggy covers “Hot Summer Gadgets” and discusses the iAquaLink with her co-host Mike Carrozzo. As with all episodes, Peggy dives into the space we are working so hard to advance and it’s great to hear about one of our customer’s products on the show. Check out the Hot Summer Gadgets segment on The Peggy Smedley Show.

Small Steps Lead to Big (Connected) Things

In the March/April issue of Connect World Magazine, you will find an article about a few of the small steps taken by ioBridge. We have connected toasters, thermostats, fish tanks, pet feeders, buildings, pools, garage doors, and many other things to the Internet and get to see our users, developers, and partners do amazing things. We are pushing towards a connected future, but how do we get there?

“If consumers try something connected, they will try another,” said Hans Scharler, co-founder of ioBridge. “For example, if you could open your garage door from a mobile phone, then controlling a light is right around the corner. But, the same consumer will not make a major overhaul of his or her house all at once. A connected world could potentially be much more than home automation, but it will take a series of little wins to get there.”

We believe that it will take a lot of small steps and small ideas to help push along the Internet of Things. Already a lot has happened since Jason Winters and I founded ioBridge, Inc. in 2008. We operated the very first server from Jason’s house and quickly grew to customers in over 40 countries with many servers in the US and Europe. We had big ideas for lots of markets and knew early on that we needed to partner with companies to bring out next-generation products and services. We were fortunate that our early customers wanted to invest in us by sharing great ideas and working together on new things. Our goal remains to make connected devices easy, fun, and practical for tinkerers and manufacturers alike.

First ioBridge Prototype

This little guy, called the IO-100, was our first connected gizmo that could monitor and control anything that you hooked up to it over the Internet. Does that sound familiar?

First Assembly of ioBridge Module - IO-100

We look forward to the new things to come and seeing what people dream up next as the Internet of Things emerges.

[via Connect World Magazine]

The Peggy Smedley Show, Connected World Podcast

Where do you get the latest news for M2M applications and connected devices? The Peggy Smedley Show from Connected World Magazine is where we get ours. We are honored to announce that Hans Scharler of ioBridge will be a guest on the The Peggy Smedley show on Tuesday, November 1 at 1pm EST. After the podcast airs, the episode will be available for download from The Peggy Smedley Show archives (Episode 162).

The Peggy Smedley Show, M2M Podcast

About The Peggy Smedley Show

The Peggy Smedley Show, the voice of M2M and connected devices, is an informative, yet fun, talk show hosted by Peggy Smedley, president of Specialty Publishing Co. The show broadcasts live for one hour each Tuesday at 12 noon CT. The Peggy Smedley Show features discussions with top newsmakers and technology companies, as well as in-depth analysis of the week’s biggest connected devices stories and trends.