ioBridge Internet of Things OEM Solutions (video)

You might be wondering how to Internet enable a product. Or, you might be thinking about what the “Internet of Things” means for your business. Over the years we have worked with many startups, consumer products companies, government agencies, and developers. We have learned a lot about what it means to add the web to a product and really take advantage of web services connected to traditional products and business processes. Think about how energy monitoring has revolutionized the power industry and has created Smart Buildings. Our customers have found a competitive edge by adding our technology to their products and services. Not only is the result low cost, but the solution is typically new and disruptive. We offer everything from embedded to wireless and from web services to mobile apps. We can web-enable anything.

If you are considering adding remote control and monitoring to an existing product or creating a new web-based product and service, contact us now at oem@iobridge.com. Leverage our experience and take advantage of our first-of-its-kind, patent-pending Internet technology.

Here is a video introduction to the ioBridge platform and OEM Solutions that we offer:

Video transcript:

Let’s say you have created a product that you want to web-enable. In this video, we intend to give you a quick introduction of ioBridge and our OEM solutions.

To get started, visit www.ioBridge.com.

ioBridge is a platform to enable device interaction, remote control, and monitoring of devices via the Internet.

Once your product is connected, you can leverage the web to give your product a competitive edge. You can tap into web services such as email alerts, real-time monitoring, charts, reports, remote control, remote upgrades, user account management, and social networking.

The ioBridge platform is seamless. We can help you with any aspect of bringing your products to the Internet. We offer licensing of our patent-pending technology, custom web apps, custom mobile apps, product integration, website integration, and custom engineering services.

You may have questions on how to get started, so please contact us. We have worked with many customers and projects ranging from extremely large consumer product companies to helping startups companies create their prototypes.

If you want to learn more on how ioBridge can help you with the Internet of Things, contact us at oem@iobridge.com.

New HTML App Widget

The new Custom HTML App widget allows you to embed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in a widget so you can create custom widgets, apps, and mashups without having to run your own web server. The widget can hold embedded video, ThingSpeak charts, Google Visualizations, JQuery UI, and mobile web app frameworks. You can securely add the HTML App widget to dashboard so you can watch see live video right along with your ioBridge controls. That’s one only one application idea, we look forward to see what you come up with.

HTML Apps on Dashboard

HTML Apps on Dashboard

Visit the ioBridge Wiki for more information on the HTML App Widget.

Beer Cannon Hits 1 Million Views, International TV

The “personalbeerrobot” YouTube channel now has over 1.1 million views for Ryan Rusnak’s mini fridge beer robot project. It was definitely amazing to see this project being discussed on every media outlet over the past 30 days and recently in The Register and The Sun in the UK. Just think that over a million people heard “controlled with the ioBridge IO-204″!

And to top of the viral success of the project video, Ryan was asked to feature his iPhone controlled mini fridge live on The Graham Norton Show on BBC One. Here is the clip featuring Matt LeBlanc catching a beer being fired from the refrigerator.

Discovery Channel Canada also featured the project on its Daily Planet TV show. Talk about an internet of things…

Cheers!

Send Drawings to the LED Wall via the Web

What happens when you get together 6 people, a banana suit, and some hardware? You get a really creative project known as the LED Wall. The crew built a giant LED Wall made up of a matrix of 350 LEDs. Over a weekend they painstakingly soldered and glued the lights to a pegboard and connected them together using MAX6953 LED driver chips. The result was a matrix of LEDs that they could control by turning each LED on and off like pixels. They took that a step further and connected the LED Wall to the Internet via the ioBridge IO-204. With a web interface, anyone can draw their own messages and send them to the LED Wall with a web browser. You can see your messages being displayed by watching the live video feed on LED Wall website. So far, 119700 pixels have been sent to the LED Wall through the web — everything from “Hello World” to Mario and Space Invaders have been submitted.

"Hello World" on LED Wall

"Hello World" on the LED Wall

You can draw your own images on the LED Wall yourself and also look through other people’s messages by visiting the project website at  wall.elnormo.net. If you visit the project site, you will also see how they created the LED Wall. Here’s a time-lapsed video of the project build.

LED Wall from Norm on Vimeo.

Feedback MP3 Player and Activity Logger

Steve (aka Polymythic) created a Motion Feedback MP3 Player that plays music tracks at varying volume depending on the level of activity the system detects. The concept is to encourage more activity by creating a feedback loop between the volume of music and the level of your activity.

Motion Feedback MP3 Player

Motion Feedback MP3 Player

Motion is detected with a Parallax PIR Sensor. When motion is detected, the output pin of the sensor goes high. That out is monitored by the ioBridge IO-204. With or without a network connection, the IO-204 sets the volume of a DIY MP3 Trigger board from SparkFun. The volume is controlled by sending serial strings to the MP3 Trigger. Steve took advantage of the new Onboard Rules that turn the IO-204 into a standalone controller. When the IO-204 is connected to the Internet, the IO-204 also data logs his activity by sending it to the ioBridge data logging service in the cloud.

To learn more about how to make your own, visit Instructables and Polymythic.com or YouTube. The project also is posted on Engadget and UberGizmo. Well done, Steve.