Top 6 affordable cellular IoT hardware devices

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Image source: Ericsson What is cellular connectivity? Cellular communication consists of GSM(2G)/3G/4G/5G standards operating over 900/1800/1900/2100MHz frequencies.

Cellular-enabled IoT is here — and it’s making long-range connectivity easier and more affordable than ever. Here’s Ubidots’ top 6 affordable cellular IoT hardware devices.  Continue reading “Top 6 affordable cellular IoT hardware devices”

Ubidots and mcThings Partner for a Complete IoT Solution

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Ubidots
and mcThings are proud to announce a new relationship designed to provide IoT businesses and tinkerers with a complete IoT experience. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a complex ecosystem to navigate and Ubidots and mcThings look to make this easier for all IoT innovators with this start to finish sensor-information partnership. All IoT solutions require 1) Hardware, 2) Connectivity, 3) Time-series backend or Cloud, and 4) Application Enablement Platform. This partnership combines the devices and connectivity of mcThings with the cloud and application enablement platform of Ubidots; a complete IoT solution.

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SONOFF Dual Tutorial: Control Your Electrical Appliances Remotely using MQTT and Ubidots

In this guide you will learn how to control a couple of 110V appliances over Wi-Fi for $9, using Itead’s SONOFF Dual.
Compared with consumer-grade WiFi smart plugs in the market, the SONOFF is a great alternative for making smart home and even industrial IoT projects at a larger scale. Moreover, it is based on the popular ESP8266 Wi-Fi chip, making it compatible with the Arduino environment and other resources like our ESP libraries at Ubidots.

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Hands on the AirPi Kit v1.4, a weather station using Raspberry Pi

AirPi is an plug-and-sense, low cost weather station. It works as a shield for the Raspberry Pi, gathering data about temperature, humidity, air pressure, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, light levels, noise levels and even more. In this article we’ll connect the AirPi Kit to the Ubidots cloud, creating a connected WiFi weather station.

Once the AirPi is plugged to Ubidots, you’ll be able to create a real-time widgets in Ubidots Dashboard.

Results: Using a Raspberry Pi Model B we can display these actually environmental details outside our office. With Ubidots you can monitor your environments.

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Choosing the Right Protocol to Send Data to Remote Devices

This article is based on another article that Ubidots contributed to the Sept/Oct 2015 Edition of the Microsolutions Magazine from Microchip.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not only about millions of things talking to us; it is also—more importantly—about us being able to talk back to them. Let’s take retail analysis applications as an example. Suppose a retailer has a sensor that counts how many people enter and leave the store. This data is reported to the cloud, where a nice web interface helps the store analyze the shoppers’ behavior in real time, comparing store performance among multiple stores, or seeing how the visitor-to-customer rates change over time, especially when launching a marketing campaign.

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