If you are just getting started with ioBridge technology or Internet of Things technology, we recommend that you get started by reviewing our documentation. We have prepared some overview guides, tutorials, and complete documentation for ioBridge technology.
- ioBridge Overview
- How our Technology Works
- What is the “Internet of Things”
- Getting Started with the Internet of Things
- RealTime.io Overview
ioBridge Web Gateways
ioBridge Web Gateways help bridge the gap between the physical world and the World Wide Web. The gateways and online tools at www.ioBridge.com enable you to evaluate ioBridge’s technology and easily get your projects or products on the web. There is no need to run a web server or track ever changing dynamic IP addresses. The gateway takes care of the internet connectivity and the customizable widgets on the ioBridge website remove the need for complex programming. Just plug in your gateway, register on the ioBridge website and within minutes, you’ll be interacting with lights, switches, servos and sensors. Keep your widgets private on your secure ioBridge dashboard or publish them on your website for the entire world to enjoy!
ioBridge offers various Web Gateway models including the IO-204, the IO-204-PRO (now discontinued) and the Gamma PRO shown below.
ioBridge Web Gateways are input-output (I/O) routers that act as the interface between local devices or things and ioBridge’s servers on the internet (ioBridge cloud servers). The ioBridge web-gateway has an Ethernet connection like a home computer that plugs into a local network and creates a connection to ioBridge’s cloud servers. The ioBridge Web Gateways have I/O channels that enable the control and monitoring of digital inputs, analog inputs, serial data, servos, relays, and digital outputs using web-interfaces provided by ioBridge. » More Info
ioBridge provides a common interface for its web gateway modules. From the interface, you can create custom dashboards, manage devices, setup alerts, create widgets, and setup data logging web services. » More Info
Learn how to setup ioBridge Web Gateways, firmware versions, and interface descriptions. » More Info
Function boards are small plug-in boards that connect to a channel on an IO-204 and Gamma Web Gateways. Function board types include sensors, relays, and terminals to provide easy prototyping. » More Info
ioBridge offers Smart Boards to extend the functionality of the IO-204 Web Gateway. » More Info
In addition to sensors and function boards offered by ioBridge, a wide range of third-party sensors and actuators can be interfaced with the inputs and outputs on the ioBridge Web Gateways. » More Info
Widgets are used to control or monitor web gateway outputs on web or mobile user interfaces. » More Info
Expression Builder makes it possible to apply mathematical expressions to sensor readings. This feature enables users to scale analog readings to more meaningful values such as pressure or relative humidity. » More Info
Alerts are notifications sent to email, Twitter, or your ioBridge account. Alerts can be based of analog input values from sensors, digital input values, pulse counts, and variable values. » More Info
Server-based actions are used to connect gateways together or link inputs and outputs across the Internet. » More Info
Onboard Rules and Actions are used to turn ioBridge web gateways into local controllers even when they are not connected to the internet. Examples range from simple temperature controller type functionality to controlling larger systems like a cranberry bog. » More Info
Web Gateway inputs can be measured and stored for charting displays or for future download. Logging data is stored in the cloud and is available through the free user interface. » More Info
The open ioBridge APIs are ways for programmers to extend the ioBridge technology and create new applications for desktops, web browsers, and mobile devices. » More Info
Wireless Endpoints for the Gamma PRO
The ioBridge Wireless Endpoint PROs provide wireless extension for digital inputs and outputs (I/O) and serial data on the Gamma PRO Ethernet Gateway and are designed mainly for professional applications. The Wireless Endpoint PROs integrate seamlessly with the way the ioBridge web gateways work to enable wireless monitoring and control of devices. » More Info
The XBee Wireless Adapter connects to a Gamma Gateway via the expansion header and allows for XBee radios to connect to the Gamma and the ioBridge Wireless Endpoints for wireless sensor monitoring and actuator control. » More Info
RealTime.io enables the Real-Time Internet of Things by providing infrastructure for connecting things, apps, and users. RealTime.io is available for developers and for license to manufacturers. Please sign up at RealTime.io for a new user account or sign in with your existing ioBridge.com user account. » More Info
ioBridge currently offers an Ethernet and a WiFi module based implementations of the Iota firmware using Microchip technology. These are called the Iota Ethernet and the Iota WiFi modules. » More Info
The Iota Evaluation Board allows you to evaluate RealTime.io Cloud Services and either the Iota Ethernet or Iota Wi-Fi modules. The evaluation board exposes the serial UART as a USB connection, so you can easily send and receive serial messages to and from a web service using a terminal application. Each pin on the Iota Ethernet or Iota Wi-Fi module are broken out for easy access to standard female strip terminals on the evaluation board. Common configuration pins are tied to a DIP switch and jumpers to get started quickly. The status indicators of the Iota Ethernet or Iota Wi-Fi are wired to LEDs to visualize network and cloud state of the Iota. » More Info
Use the Web Client API to interact with Iota-enabled devices connected to RealTime.io cloud servers. This API provides access to HTTP streaming from one device or multiple devices, reading / writing to GPIO registers on devices, and requesting the connection state and IP address of devices. » More Info
You use ThingSpeak to Send and Receive “data” via simple HTTP requests, much like going to a web page and filling out a form. Data can be from anything — Blood Sugar Levels measured by a glucose meter, Server Usage and Uptime reported by servers, or Location Info from a mobile phone. Once the data is in ThingSpeak, you can build applications that retrieve the data, use the data for process decision-making, and reporting. ThingSpeak is open source for open source projects and can be licensed from ioBridge for closed source applications. Documentation for ThingSpeak is available on the ThingSpeak Community website.