OmnIoT News and Events
10/04/2019: Upcoming Event, IoT Tech Expo Santa Clara
We will be at the upcoming IoT Tech Expo on Wed., Nov 13, in Santa Clara. If you would like to set up a private meeting, please contact us through our website's Contact page. We will be happy to schedule a meeting at your convenience.
07/31/2019: General Release (190618) is now available
06/18/2019: Release Candidate 190618 available as Beta
03/02/2019: Release Candidate 190302 available as Beta (initial MQTT support)
01/19/2019: General Release (190119) is now available
Dialog Semiconductor DA14585 multisensor IoT platform (BLE)
NXP Rapid IoT multisensor platform (BLE)
Phoenix Sensors WEPS04 water pressure sensor (BLE)
Sensirion SHT31 Smart Gadget (BLE)
Vernier GDX-TMP temperature probe (BLE)
Init BLE Write, allows writing directly to any BLE sensor's write-enabled characteristic
Init BLE Read, allows reading directly from any BLE sensor's read-enabled characteristic
Enable BLE Notifications, allows direct control of any BLE sensor's notify-enabled characteristic
Disable BLE Notifications, allows direct control of any BLE sensor's notify-enabled characteristic
Execute System Command, allow user to initiate background execution of system commands/scripts
Sensor Data Value, now allows user to set default value as well as "stale data" time limits
Packet Capture Service, added new executible line command "OmnIoTLogDecoder" to decode raw packet data log files. This command provides an easy way for the user to log data locally in bulk on their SoftHub device and import or analyze the raw (binary) sensor data at a later time.
Intermittent sensor disconnect/reconnects (BLE only), some sensors would disconnect and reconnect intermittently at 10 minute intervals due to an erroneous watchdog setting.
12/11/2018: Initial beta version of the SoftHub Platform available
We are happy to announce that the initial beta version of the OmnIoT Softhub Platform is now available for download on the Support Page of the OmnIoT website. We highly recommend reviewing the document titled "Introduction: The OmnIoT SoftHub Platform", also available on our download page, before installing the software on your computers. We'll add updates in this news feed as new release become available.
12/13/2018: Upcoming Event, CES, Las Vegas
We will be at the upcoming CES convention from Jan 9-11, in Las Vegas. If you would like to meet to discuss how the OmnIoT SoftHub may be of benefit to your organization, please contact us through our website's Contact page. We will be happy to schedule a meeting.
09/27/2019: New Videos Available - Remote Device Control Available example
We've added a new example video illustrating how you can control devices actuated via GPIO's from remote cloud dashboards. In the video, we show a live demo followed by a review of the configuration file used in the example. Check out the video HERE.
10/02/2018: New Videos Available - The OmnIoT SoftHub Demo Series
Get a preview of the SoftHub and some of its functionality on our YouTube Channel, "OmnIoTVideos". The series goes through several live example scenario's meant to hi-light different categories of the SoftHub rule engine's capabilities. For each example presented we also quickly go through the corresponding configuration file used. You can see the full playlist Here. Topics include:
Simple Packet Forwarding
Using Timers and Conditional State Logic
Sensor Data Thresholding, Alarms, Email and SMS
Flags, Logging, and GPIO inputs and outputs
Counters, Averagers, Cache, and Custom Packets
10/12/2018: New Videos Available - Developers Crash Course Series
We've added a two-part video series aimed specifically to developers. This playlist goes through a live example and then does a deep-dive into the logic used to create the example. If you have a technical background this series will give a good insight into how the SoftHub operates in minimal time.
01/18/2019: Back from CES
Lots of new IoT technology at CES this year. Still no IoT edge products on the market designed for out-of-the-box deployment. We're hoping to get the SoftHub on more hardware platforms in the coming year as well as add additional sensor support. If you have something you'd like us to support, please get in touch with us via the Contact page of the OmnIoT website.
01/22/2019: The OmnIoT SoftHub wins award from hackster.io and NXP
The SoftHub has won as award in a recent contest put on by NXP and hosted by hackster.io. We added support for the new NXP "Rapid IoT" multi-sensor, and created a quick demo to show it in action. You can see the video HERE.
06/10/2019: New Videos Available - MQTT Introductory Series
With the new 190618 release of the SoftHub we've added full MQTT support (see the 190618 release announcement for a full list of features). To help you get started we've also uploaded a new MQTT Introduction video series to our YouTube channel. We'll take you through several examples as well as delve into the details of the configuration files used. In a nutshell, getting your data to the MQTT broker of your choice couldn't be easier. From start to finish you can easily deploy in literally under and hour!
08/21/2019: New Videos Available - Publishing to Thingsboard/Ubidots Dashboards
We've added some write-up's and accompanying video's to take you through the process of getting your sensor data to either a Ubidot's or Thingsboard dashboard. Both examples also go through the process of setting up and subscribing to control topics to allow your SoftHub to be remotely controlled by either company’s dashboards or mobile apps. We'll be adding additional examples for other third party MQTT capable platforms in the future. If you have one you would like to see please let us know via the Contact page on the OmnIoT website.
01/05/2020: At CES and New Release Available
12/19/2019: New Installation Quickstart Videos
We've added a new playlist to our OmnIoT YouTube channel (OmnIoTVideos). The playlist consists of three videos which will take you through (1) Preparing a Raspberry Pi for your SoftHub installation, (2) Installing the full OmnIoT SoftHub Platform and its components, and (3) Running a simple configuration file to confirm all installed components are functioning properly.