Internet of Things (IoT)

IOT or internet of things is an upcoming technology that makes use of internet to control/monitor electronic/mechanical devices, automobiles and other physical devices connected to the internet. IOT gives user the ability to control more than digital things easily through a comfortable GUI over the internet. We are amongst the pioneers researching in the field of internet of things. Our efforts concentrate on researching innovative iot projects that could benefit mankind. Our IOT systems are well researched ideas that help you bring innovative IOT projects to life.

We're witnessing a software developer's gold rush around the Internet of Things (IoT). Neither research nor industry (for example, HP and IBM) is immune to the fever. On one hand, researchers have been concentrating on aspects such as standardizing communication protocols or even securing end-to-end communication. On the other hand, An International Data Corporation (IDC) survey reported that 31.4 percent of the surveyed organizations had launched IoT solutions. However a DZone survey reported that 87 percent of the surveyed developers were either unconcerned or only somewhat concerned about the new IoT paradigm.

Nowadays technology is advance so we can automate any device or any boring, repetitive process using IoT. e.g. We can design a T-shirt for heart patients, which will detect heart attacks. We can integrate Bomb detectors in public transports & school buses which will be an extra security shield in Indian security department. There are some open sourse tools available for IoT development.

  1. 1. Arduino
  2. Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It is both a hardware specification for interactive electronics and a set of software that includes an IDE and the Arduino programming language. The website explains that Arduino is "a tool for making computers than can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer." Project: A Smart night lamp for kids- Lights up when dark and changes color automatically. Step by step tutorial with full source code!

  3. 2. Eclipse IoT Project
  4. Have you heard of the Lua programming language yet? Eclipse is sponsoring several different projects surrounding IoT. They include application frameworks and services; open source implementations of IoT protocols and tools for working with Lua, which Eclipse is promoting as an ideal IoT programming language. Eclipse-related projects include Mihini, Koneki and Paho. Project: The Paho project provides reliable open-source implementations of open and standard messaging protocols aimed at new, existing, and emerging applications for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT).

  5. 3. Flutter
  6. Flutter is a programmable processor core for electronics projects, designed for hobbysits, students, and engineers.Flutter's claim to fame is its long range. This Arduino-based board has a wireless transmitter that can reach more than a half mile. Plus, you don't need a router; flutter boards can communicate with each other directly. It includes 256-bit AES encryption, and it's easy to use.

  7. 4. LightBlue Bean Punch Through
  8. The LightBlue Bean is a low energy Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller. Using Bluetooth 4.0, it is programmed wirelessly, runs on a coin cell battery, and is perfect for smartphone controlled projects. With Bean, you can program wirelessly from any of your devices. No more unscrewing screws and ungluing glue.

  9. 5. Tessel
  10. Tessel aims to make hardware development easier for software developers with this JavaScript-enabled microcontroller that plugs into any USB port. You can also connect it to additional modules to add accelerometer, ambient light and sound, camera, Bluetooth, GPS and/or nine other capabilities.

  11. 6. OpenHAB
  12. OpenHAB lets the smart devices you already have in your home talk to one another. It's vendor- and hardware-neutral, running on any Java-enabled system. One of its goals is to allow users to add new features to their devices and combine them in new ways. It's won several awards, and it has a companion cloud computing service called my.

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Sagar Gaikwad

Director & CEO of Technicia Pvt. Ltd. He completed (Computer) from College of Engineering Pune.

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