Power hybridization; using supercapacitors in tandem with ion-batteries to prolong the active life of UGV systems

Built, tested, and authored by: Namin Shah, guest IoT author at Ubidots.com
Edited by: Dr. Daruisz Czarkowski

Download the Power Hybridization full paper here

Today mechanical electronic devices such as drones and robots are becoming increasingly popular and useful. From life and death, search and rescue operations to entertainment and everything in between these devices are finding their way into our modern society in the air, on the ground, and in the water. Power is, however, a constant issue for these devices and possibly their greatest handcuff in development and use. The contents of this blog and subsequent paper aim to solve a portion of this problem – power longevity. Continue reading “Power hybridization; using supercapacitors in tandem with ion-batteries to prolong the active life of UGV systems”

Industrial Internet of Things: Efficiencies to Consider

The use of industrial automated machinery and control systems continues to grow as factories and plants implement sensors and actuators to monitor environments and the machines in these spaces. The adoption of technology in these environments has been coined the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). And, as hardware and software solutions continue to drop in price ($30-$300), industries are adopting technologies as tools for economization of resources and energy – leading to increased profits, less waste, and overall increases in operational efficiency.machine handshake.jpg Continue reading “Industrial Internet of Things: Efficiencies to Consider”

Choosing an SBC for your Smart Factory?

Single Board Computers (SBCs) are weaving their way into even the most sophisticated of Smart Factories — and they just might save you some serious cash.

Also called “MiniPC”, a Single Board Computer is exactly what it sounds like: the core elements of a desktop or industrial gateway (input / output, microprocessing, memory), but in a single, self-contained board. A low-cost, self-service complement to industrial gateways, SBCs allow IT and control engineering teams to create custom-built solutions for themselves.

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Top 4 online tools to simulate HTTP requests

The Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a client-server protocol powering most of World Wide Web. Every time you surf the web, your browser is sending HTTP request messages for HTML pages, images, scripts, and styles sheets. Web servers handle these requests by returning response messages containing the requested resource, completing the HTTP request-response cycle.

Just like your browser or mobile phone interact with the web through HTTP requests, IoT devices also make HTTP requests to external servers to get their data online. In this guide we describe some available tools to simulate a HTTP requests from a client to a server like Ubidots. Hopefully this will help you test your IoT communication before actually coding your device. Let’s get started! 🙂

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Is there a Human Machine Interface for Predictive Maintenance?

Today, companies in many heavy industries such as manufacturing, power generation, oil & gas, renewables, metals, chemicals, and mining are applying predictive maintenance (PdM) techniques to their multi-million dollar global operations to reduce the costs and downtime associated with unexpected critical machine failure and damage.

In many ways, a doctor-patient relationship is a good analogy to the technician-machine relationship in terms of trying to understand the significance of an observed condition. Imagine a patient’s body temperature is higher than normal. This could be caused by several things – some normal (e.g. strenuous exercise) and some that indicate sickness (e.g. fever) that should be treated.

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Explaining the Internet of Things to Non-technical Leadership

How to Convince Your CEO to Invest in IoT (2/3)

Previously in part 1 of How to Convince Your CEO to Invest in IoT, we demonstrated some biased reasoning behind the reluctance to technology. In this part 2 of our three part series, we will provide some easily understood applications of IoT, explain the basic components of IoT, the benefits of implementation, and some examples of IoT projects. Lastly, in the last part 3, we will conclude with the key questions with answers aimed to raise interest in IoT projects.

Explaining the Internet of Things to Non-technical Leadership

Imagine if things could speak, what would they say? The Internet of Things is the connection of things (physical devices) to the Internet which can then interpret the world in which we exist. Essentially, we give these things the power to “tell us” what is happening in an environment without needing to physically be there. Here are some examples that simply demonstrate things “speaking” through sensors:

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Ubidots and VERSE Technology Partner to Power Industrial IoT Solutions

Ubidots and VERSE Technology are excited to announce a new device-information relationship designed to provide IoT enablement for industrial and individual uses. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a complex ecosystem to navigate and Ubidots and VERSE Technology look to make this easier for all IoT innovators with this start to finish sensor and information partnership. All IoT solutions require 1) Hardware, 2) Connectivity, 3) Time-series backend or Cloud, and 4) Application Enablement platform. This partnership combines VERSE’s GOBLIN 2 device with Ubidots’ cloud and application enablement platform for complete plug and play Industrial IoT rollouts.
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What Is “Cat-M1” and What Does It Mean for IoT?

Have you heard about Cat M1? This technology is coming soon and will bring the next generation of connectivity, making Internet of Things business models more relevant and achievable by lowering costs of maintaining devices and ensuring reliable and efficient connectivity. In this blog post we will talk about some technical details of Cat M1 and why  it will be worth considering when implementing future IoT initiatives, specially for large-scale projects.

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Internet of Things: The next (achievable) big thing for your business

Have you ever wished  you discovered something before everyone else?

Even though the term Internet of Things has become quite familiar among technology enthusiasts, chances are that your competitors are still not using it to their advantage. If you want to come up with a competitive advantage that brings you ahead in your industry, then this blog post is for you, decision maker.

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