Tracking Snow Fall at the Laurel Highlands Snowmobile Club with ioBridge and MaxBotix Range Sensors

The polar vortex may have bundled up this week, but if you are into riding snowmobiles, then get out to the trails since there is 8.7 inches of snow out there!

ioBridge Snow Meter LHSC

The members of the Laurel Highlands Snowmobile Club (LHSC) created a system of cameras and wireless level sensors connected to the Internet with ioBridge Cloud Services to provide real-time monitoring of snow levels on the snowmobile trails in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. Knowing the snow levels means whether or not you show head to the trails or stay home. You need around 6 inches of snow to have a lot of fun. This is a great professional application of ioBridge technology and internet connected services. We use the very same technology in our TideAlerts.com system that monitors and alerts boaters of the time levels in Cape Cod.

“It’s not fun driving all the way out to the mountain to find out there is not enough snow to ride our snowmobiles,” said Bill Bennett, LHSC Member. “With the automated and wireless snow tracking system with ioBridge the snowmobile club members know exactly how much snow is on the trail.”

ioBridge Gamma with Wireless Endpoints System Overview

The ioBridge Gamma Web Gateway is designed for professional applications that require easy-to-install connectivity to remote sensors and controls commonly found in M2M applications. Once connected, your solution gets the benefit of the ioBridge Cloud Services such as Data Logging, Alerting, and Dashboards. Everything from orchard monitoring to alerting snow levels is possible with the ioBridge Gamma Web Gateway with Wireless Endpoints. Full documentation is available on ioBridge Connect.

ioBridge Wireless Endpoints System Overview

Getting Started

On ioBridge Connect, we have created a complete tutorial on how to use the MaxBotix Range Sensor for measuring water or snow levels connect to ioBridge Cloud Services via the Gamma Web Gateway and Wireless Endpoints. We also have kits that include the Gamma Gateway and Wireless Endpoints for Sensors available on the ioBridge Store.

Happy Trails!

The 2013 M2M and Internet of Things Global Summit, Sponsored by ioBridge

The 2013 M2M & Internet of Things Global Summit is a 2-day event held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 1-2, 2013. The summit features top companies, agencies,and thinkers supporting the global M2M and IoT communities, “with contributions from all of the main stakeholders at both an industry and policy level from the US and beyond.” The IoT Summit “will take a comprehensive look at the latest technologies and innovations in the field of The Internet of Things.” ioBridge is proud to announce that we are one of the sponsors and information contributors.

2013 IoT Summit

Our very own Hans Scharler will be joining the Financing the Internet of Things session:

Access to both public and private funding is essential for smaller companies and start-ups as they look to commercialise innovative IoT products and bring them to market. The Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communications are recognised by many global investors as key drivers for economic growth and major tools for enhancing overall competitiveness. North America is seen by many as the leading region to secure investment for emerging technologies, but in the current economic climate, competition for funding is often fierce, and companies seeking investments in the region and beyond are finding it increasingly difficult.

The “Financing the Internet of Things” panel is moderated by Stephen Fleming, Executive Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology and includes the following panelists:

ioBridge joins an impressive list of Organizers & Sponsors for the 2013 M2M & Internet of Things Global Summit:

The 2013 M2M & Internet of Things Global Summit looks to be an amazing 2-day event pushing IoT and M2M initiatives forward. It is great to see the involvement and cooperation of many companies and agencies.

The 2013 M2M & Internet of Things Global Summit

October 1-2, 2013

The National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045

iotsummit2013.com

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 RealTime.io 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

ioBridge Joins The EntreTech Forum, Next Topic is The Internet of Things – A New Frontier for Entrepreneurs

Hans Scharler of ioBridge will be joining the EntreTech Forum to discuss Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things from a startup perspective. I will share my thoughts on business opportunities, commercialization, and things that I have learned since I co-founded ioBridge in 2008. The next EntreTech Forum session will be May 21, 2013 – 6:30pm held at the Emerging Enterprise Center in Waltham, MA. EntreTech Forum is in association with the Northeastern University’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship.

Will you commercialize on the next technology revolution or fall behind?  Recent reports estimate M2M will be a $1 Trillion industry by 2020.  Where are the opportunities and strategies for Entrepreneurs?  How will you embrace it for your business and thrive?  Does your startup focus on M2M?  Join us for our next forum where we will discuss this new frontier.

The Internet of Things (aka Machine to Machine or M2M) - A new Frontier for Entrepreneurs EntreTech Forum

EntreTech Forum: The Internet of Things (aka Machine to Machine or M2M) – A new Frontier for Entrepreneurs
May 21, 2013 - 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Emerging Enterprise Center
Foley Hoag the Bay Colony Corporate Center
1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000 (North Entrance)
Waltham, MA

Register at Eventbright and view more information at EntreTechForum.org.

RealTime.io IoT Platform Updates

ioBridge updates the RealTime.io Internet of Things platform with many developer friendly enhancements. RealTime.io allows you to write web applications based on HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript and create interactions with devices, social networks, external APIs, and ioBridge web services. We added an in-browser code editor, JavaScript library, app update tracking, device manager, and single sign on with existing ioBridge user accounts. RealTime.io natively works with ioBridge Iota based devices and firmware. Iota’s are tiny embedded modules with either Ethernet or Wi-Fi network connectivity. An ioBridge Iota evaluation kit is available on the ioBridge Store.

ioBridge RealTime.io Platform for the Internet of Things

RealTime.io is a cloud platform for the Internet of Things. Everything is API driven and perfect for hardware developers and web developers. By providing API abstraction, developers are able to create prototype connected projects and transition to production products very quickly.

Adding cloud interactivity to a product is possible with an ioBridge Iota embedded wireless module, embedded firmware on your product, or via an ioBridge Gateway.

For more information about RealTime.io, view RealTime.io Documentation on ioBridge Connect.