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]

“Internet of Things” Takes a Huge Leap Forward, ioBridge Announces Technology Licensing Agreement with Schneider Electric

Talking toothbrushes, refrigerators that know when it’s time to go to the grocery store, coffee pots wirelessly communicating with alarm clocks—by 2015 it’s predicted 6 billion devices in the world will be connected to the internet. But, for more than a decade, the futuristic promises of the “Internet of Things” have generally been more hype than help. That is, until now.

Easily connect any product  to a mobile device using the web

No longer reserved solely for early adopters or tech startups, more and more multinational companies are starting to see the value of connecting small and inexpensive products  to the web—a clear signal that the Internet of Things is growing up, gaining momentum, and finally poised to become a scalable solution.

“For years the Internet of Things was cost prohibitive—often relegated to niche, one-off projects. As price points continue to come down, you’re going to see more and more global manufacturing companies looking to Internet-enable small products,” said Dr. Robert Mawrey, CEO of ioBridge. “We’re starting to move more toward an ‘Internet of Small Things’—a focus on little things that will ultimately have a much bigger impact,” he added.

Companies that embrace the Internet of Things will not only be able to optimize their resources internally, but also create real value for their consumers. Whether it’s home security, power management, logistics, or convenience, you can’t help but imagine the possibilities.

By looking to ioBridge, industry leading companies such as Schneider Electric are sending a clear signal that the Internet of Things and the need to connect small and inexpensive products to the web has finally moved from hype and unrealized potential to real demand for practical business applications.

“Through this collaboration with ioBridge, Schneider Electric will enable customers, from the home consumer to the enterprise, to easily connect to the Internet and manage all of their devices,” said Michael Maiello, Senior Vice President, Home and Business Networks, Schneider Electric’s IT Business.

Flexible and Cost-Effective Platform

Companies have the flexibility to use the most cost-effective hardware from any supplier or use ioBridge’s reference designs and modules. By leveraging their patented technology, businesses looking to produce Internet-enabled products can get to market quickly and cost-effectively.

Industry-Leading Technology That’s Secure and Scalable

Years of experience, thousands of users, and a proven track record of success means technology that has been continuously tried, tested and refined. ioBridge’s encryption from cloud service to web-enabled devices gives companies a scalable solution and the peace of mind that their information is safe and secure.

Easy to Implement and Operate

ioBridge products are designed to be incredibly easy to implement and operate. Typically, this means no firewall or network changes, firmware that can be updated remotely, and a full suite of support software tools.

To learn more about enterprise solutions for connecting small internet-enabled products and devices to the web, please visit http://www.iobridge.com or Contact ioBridge.

[via eReleases]

ioBridge Issued Patent for Connecting Devices to the Internet

We are proud to announce that ioBridge has been issued US Patent 8,271,629, “Module-based Device Interaction System”. The patent covers core technology developed by ioBridge to make it easy to Internet-enable devices or services. This represents a lot of research and development which started back in 2000 when Jason and I began working together on how to build systems based on devices distributed around the Internet and Wide Area Networks. We also collaborated with Il Park who is an expert in neural networks and cryptography. From the start, we baked in a security model and encryption techniques on the same level as banking systems. We know this is an important innovation for the emerging Internet of Things and often overlooked by the swarm of newcomers and rehashers. Patent 8,271,629 applies to the technology suite provided by ioBridge, including the IO-204 Web Gateway Module, associated Web services, and the RealTime.io cloud infrastructure for Iota-enabled devices and services.

“This patent is an important example of how we are innovating and creating value for our customers and partners,” said Dr. Robert Mawrey, CEO of ioBridge, Inc. ”Our technology opens up a whole world of possibilities. Interactive toys, healthcare devices, and traditional M2M applications are taking advantage of low-cost connectivity and cloud services. This is a very exciting time for ioBridge and its partners.”

[via GlobeNewswire]