The ESP8266 is a microcontroller developed by Espressif Systems. Known as a WiFi Module, this microcontroller has the ability to perform WiFi related activities like Internet of things applications and home automation. Ranging in price and features, there are many types of ESP8266 modules available, but all of them are incredibly useful for IoT world…
The HyperText 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..
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..
This piece is here to introduce you to the Server and Client Concept. Firstly, how does the Server/Client concept work within Internet of things? The client is the device that initiates the communication. The server is Ubidots (or any other server connection), that will accept connections and manage the data transfers using a simple protocol..
Nearly 70% of IoT and implicitly IIoT initiatives fail at the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage, according to a recent study by Cisco. Though the number looks high, it resembles the past records of other new initiatives such as cloud computing, agile initiatives or likewise. What are the main reasons for such high failure rate of..
Industrial process control has long been associated with legacy systems in the shop floor. As Internet technologies continue to advance, bringing increased security and connectivity, manufacturers have begin to turn to connected devices to bring their industrial processes online. This video, made by our friends at VERSE Technology, shows a practical example of how a..
The Internet of Things has brought a lot of formerly complex device applications into the homes of many craft brewers and wine makers. Applications with level sensors have been used for decades in large refineries, water treatment plants, and chemical plants. With sensor prices falling, now both industrial and DIY can monitor the volume of..
Ubidots is very excited to join the global data network of PubNub to provide unrivaled security, minimal latency, industry-standardized compliance with critical reliability. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a complex ecosystem to navigate and Ubidots and PubNub look to make it easier for all IoT innovators to create end-to-end IoT solutions. All IoT solutions..
May 17, 2017, Ubidots is excited to announce the Ubidots Pack by Zolertia now available in the Zolertia webstore. Navigating the IoT Ecosystem to find an affordable solution for development can be very challenging, expensive, and cumbersome. Looking to lessen the strain on our current and future clients, Ubidots and Zolertia have teamed up to..
Build and deploy a soil moisture and temperature sensor using a Particle Device with Ubidots Platform. Nothing will replace walking out and handling soil for yourself, but today’s technology has made it possible to remotely monitor soil and track parameters that are unmeasurable to the human senses. Soil probes like the SHT10 have advanced technologically..
A people counter is a device used to measure the number of bodies traversing an entrance, hallway, street corner, etc. If you need to know how many people exist in a space – this is your simple solution. Typically used in retail stores, large events,, and smart office buildings, this counting technology has provide insights..
Ubidots and Espressif Systems are proud to announce a simple and versatile IoT deployment solution for everyone from tinkerers to industry leaders. The ESP32 chip in terms of size (18mm x 25.5mm x 2.8mm) and cost (around $15 USD) is highly advanced with its combined dual core processor, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and various other I/Os…
When our Victorian predecessors predicted how technology would transform public life, they imagined pedestrians crossing rivers via miniature hot air balloons, and police officers with mechanical wings. Far from flashy personal flight devices, the watershed technologies transforming today’s cities are discrete, often invisible. In the “Smart City” of Santander, Spain, everyday objects—lampposts, buses, waste bins—are..
How to Convince Your CEO to Invest in IoT (3/3) This is the part 3 of our “How to convince your CEO to invest in IoT” blog series. Previously in part 1, we demonstrated some organizational and institutionally biasis against IoT. Then, in part 2, we explained the fundamental components of IoT and the benefits..
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..