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 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. ( 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 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 or Contact ioBridge.

[via eReleases] IoT Platform Updates

ioBridge updates the Internet of Things platform with many developer friendly enhancements. 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. 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 Platform for the Internet of Things 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, view Documentation on ioBridge Connect.

ioBridge Returns to the Geoweb Summit Internet of Things Panel on May 23 in NYC

ioBridge will be returning to the Geoweb Summit’s Internet of Things Panel on May 23, 2013 in Dumbo Spot, New York in New York City. We are excited to return for a second Geoweb Summit. This event is perfect those looking to explore the Internet of Things and looking to connect the digital realm to physical location. Registration for the Geoweb Summit is available at

“The geoweb connects the digital realm to physical location, through location-based services, hyperlocal media, digital out-of-home and augmented reality. Geoweb Forum is a community platform for pioneers in the emerging geoweb industry.”

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Meet the Geoweb Summit Internet of Things Panel

hans scharler iobridge

Hans Scharler is the co-founder of ioBridge, an Internet of Things application platform that makes it simple and cost-effective to Internet-enable devices and products.

John Canosa

John Canosa is the General Manager for M2M at ThingWorx.

chad jones

Chad Jones is Vice President Marketing and Product Management at Xively.


“We will be discussing our initiatives regarding the intersection of location-based services and the Internet of Things using our platform for real-time services,” said Hans Scharler, President, Software at ioBridge.

Registration for the Geoweb Summit is available at

The Social Graph + The Internet of Things

As I get ready for the Pittsburgh Maker Faire, I have been thinking about the intersection of social and objects, and just how I fit into the middle of things. As time goes on we are leaving little trails of data on social networks. Our things are becoming connected and aware of their location and environment and reporting that data to the cloud. This data will get more interesting over time. These thoughts have been lingering for quite a while as for some reason I connected my toaster to Twitter and built interactive lights that link together over social networks. My latest inspiration comes from the Social Graph and the Graph API released by Facebook.

social graph and interent_of_things

What I have created is a socially aware Elmo toy. Instead of tickling Elmo, you Twitter him or Like his Facebook page to get him going. Interestingly enough, Elmo has over 3.6 million likes on Facebook. And, he gets a few likes every minute (trust me I have been tracking him for weeks). The experiment that we are running is what will happen at the Maker Faire. We have written a plugin for ioBridge that is tuned into things, location, and the social graph using Facebook’s API. We are excited to see what will happen at the Maker Faire when makers from all over Pittsburgh come together with their location-aware devices and Facebook accounts. Visitors to the ioBridge demo area will be able to Like Elmo via a QR code. If the graph of you, us, Elmo, the location, and/or your friends all line up, Elmo will get activated in real-time. Elmo has an infectious laugh and we’ve got hear him start singing quite a few times this week.

As our things generate more data, we hope to keep pushing the limits and find meaning. Connections are forming and how we find about what are things know, “who is at the house,” and “if my basement is flooded” will be told to us like other info that we find out about our friends on the Twitter stream or the Facebook news feed or our Google Circles. In fact our friends on our graph may find out before we do.