How to simulate a TCP/UDP client using Netcat

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 like TCP or UDP. This article will show you how to simulate a client using a usefull tool called Netcat and realize the immediate connection using your own computer’s terminal.

To learn more about of managing your data with Ubidots, reference Send Data to Ubidots over TCP or UDP.

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Five main reasons why IIoT Projects fail at the Proof of Concept stage

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 the projects at an early stage? I am attempting to highlight few main factors that could lead to such a situation:

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Controlling Industrial Flow Using IIoT Connected Devices

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 Liquid Injection process can be controlled remotely from the Internet.


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Build a Tank Volume Reader for Under $30 using ESP32

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 any tank, barrel, or canister.

The sensors available on the open market can sense most anything and are classified accordingly. Sensor used for measuring humidity are termed humidity sensor, pressure called pressure sensor, distance are called position sensors, and so on. In a similar fashion, the sensor used for measurement of fluid levels is called a level sensor.

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Ubidots and PubNub Partner to Provide Unrivaled Security, Latency, and Reliability

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 require: 1) Hardware, 2) Connectivity, 3) Backend services, and 4) Application Enablement. This partnership combines PubNub’s global data network services with the application enablement capabilities of the Ubidots platform. When paired with the IoT device of your choosing, this partnership provides a complete toolkit to build industrial-grade IoT solutions.


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Ubidots and Zolertia Partner for Production


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 lesson the strain on our current and future clients, Ubidots and Zolertia have teamed up to create a single pack for developmental IoT to be prototyped and deployed. Look no further than this packs for both research and industrial development and deployment.

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Build a People Counter for $30 Using an ESP8266 and NodeMCU

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 to both the number of bodies in an environment and how they are behaving in said environment.

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Ubidots and Espressif Systems Partner for Wifi and Bluetooth Rapid Deployment Solutions


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. Also the ESP8266, predecessor to the ESP32, with a similar size but a lower price point (around $5 USD) is equally as capable and affordable option for users looking to function using a WiFi component.

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4 Big IoT Wins for Smart City Pioneer, Santander, Spain

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 embedded with innovative Internet of Things (IoT) technology. And they’re improving quality of life in ways the Victorians couldn’t have fathomed.

©-Smart-Santander-Sensors.pngCovering just a few city blocks, the smart city of Santander has deployed hundreds of sensors to measure all aspects of public services including street lighting, garbage collection etc. © Smart Santander

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