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OmnIoT
Aug 01, 2019
In News
A new release (190618) has been uploaded on our main website. This release introduces full MQTT support allowing the SoftHub to publish data to, and be remotely controlled by, dozens of MQTT compliant third party cloud platforms and dashboards. Be sure to check out the MQTT Introductory Video series on out YouTube channel (OmnIoTVideos) for lots of examples and "how to's". In this version we've added the following - (1) The SoftHub - New MQTT Communications Manager component. A new component has been added to the SoftHub to allow for MQTT connectivity. Users can now connect to one or more MQTT brokers as their applications dictate. (2) The SoftHub - New MQTT Action Objects. This release adds the new "PublishData" and "PublishReport" Action objects. These objects allow the user to publish sensor or report packets (respectively) directly to remote MQTT brokers. (3) The SoftHub - Extended Options Files. These files allow users to configure all standard MQTT parameters, ensuring connection compatibility with most, if not all, third party MQTT brokers. (4) The SoftHub - JSON Filter/Format Files. These files allow users to reformat outgoing JSON packets on the fly to ensure data format compatibility can be met for most, if not all, third party MQTT brokers. (5) The SoftHub - User Defined Event objects. A new type of Event object is introduced, the "User Defined Event" object. These objects can be used in conjunction with the new MQTT functionality to remotely control the SoftHub from cloud based dashboards or mobile apps. Any Action object (or combination there of) can be triggered remotely including the ability to execute any system command or script via the recently introduced "Execute System Command" Action object.
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OmnIoT
Jun 24, 2019
In News
The beta page (www.omniot.com/rc-download) has been updated with the a new release. In this version we've added the following - (1) The SoftHub - New MQTT Communications Manager component. A new component has been added to the SoftHub to allow for MQTT connectivity. Users can now connect to one or more MQTT brokers as their applications dictate. (2) The SoftHub - New MQTT Action Objects. This release adds the new "PublishData" and "PublishReport" Action objects. These objects allow the user to publish sensor or report packets (respectively) directly to remote MQTT brokers. (3) The SoftHub - Extended Options Files. These files allow users to configure all standard MQTT parameters, ensuring connection compatibility with most, if not all, third party MQTT brokers. (4) The SoftHub - JSON Filter/Format Files. These files allow users to reformat outgoing JSON packets on the fly to ensure data format compatibility can be met for most, if not all, third party MQTT brokers. (5) The SoftHub - User Defined Event objects. A new type of Event object is introduced, the "User Defined Event" object. These objects can be used in conjunction with the new MQTT functionality to remotely control the SoftHub from cloud based dashboards or mobile apps. Any Action object (or combination there of) can be triggered remotely including the ability to execute any system command or script via the recently introduced "Execute System Command" Action object.
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OmnIoT
Mar 03, 2019
In News
A new release candidate has been uploaded and is available via the rc download page (www.omniot.com/rc-download). This release introduces a first cut of MQTT support. Currently only tested with Azure IoT (see the video below) we plan a more generalized version to be added directly into the SoftHub in the next month or two. Let us know of any questions/concerns: Release 190302. This release introduces the following new features - (1) The SoftHub - JSON report packet format. This release adds JSON as an additional output format for report packets in addition to Binary and XML. (2) The Packet Capture Service / Logfile Decode Utility - JSON packet decode support. Both the Packet Capture Service and Logfile Decode Utility now provide JSON as an output format for all processed packets. (3) The Packet Capture Service / Logfile Decode Utility - Initial MQTT support. A new module is provided which allows the user to publish processed packets directly to third party MQTT servers. (4) The SoftHub - Null report packets. You may now create report packets with no content. This provides the user with a low overhead way of publishing detected "events" by simply correlating the event to the null report's Id. (5) The SoftHub / Packet Capture Service / Logfile Decode Utility - Full decoding of binary report packets. The SoftHub now outputs binary report packets in a format that allows both the Packet Capture Service and the Logfile Decode Utility to fully decode them directly into either JSON or XML. (6) The Packet Capture Service / Logfile Decode Utility - Bypass decode processing. The Packet Capture Service's configuration file now accepts "NONE" as an allowed output decode format, bypassing all decode processing. Similarly the Logfile Decode Utility will default to no processing if both the "J" and "L" options are omitted on the line command. In either case the user will still receive the raw packet however the decoded packet will show up as a string of length zero.
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OmnIoT
Jan 18, 2019
In News
A new release (190119) has been uploaded on our main website. This release introduces the following new features and bug fixes - (1) New Sensor support: * 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) (2) New action object support: * 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 (3) Modified state objects: * Sensor Data Value, now allows user to set default value as well as "stale data" time limits (4) New Tools/Modules * 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. (5) Bug fixes: * Intermittent sensor disconnect/reconnects (BLE only), some sensors would disconnect and reconnect intermittently at 10 minute intervals due to an erroneous watchdog setting.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In Issue Resolution
If you believe you've found a problem with the SoftHub or one of its components, this is the place to let us know. We'll try to address it as quickly as possible, but need your help in getting a good description to reproduce any defect. Please be as detailed as possible when describing a new issue.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In Feature Requests
This is the forum to suggest additional features for the SoftHub Platform. We have a long list in mind already but no doubt there are plenty that we've missed or just aren't aware of. So here's where we want to hear your ideas on: - Hub hardware/platforms other than the Raspberry Pi to support, - New rule engine objects or object types we should add, - Additional sensors/sensor technologies to add, - Additional SoftHub functionality in general, - Tighter integration with third party software platforms, - Anything else you can think of!
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In Sensors
Use this sub-forum to discuss any sensor related topics. One of the primary features of the SoftHub Platform is its unique ability to easily integrate new sensors (and to a lessor degree sensor technologies). Our number one priority for the foreseeable future is to add support for as many new sensor types as possible. If you have a sensor you are interested in seeing added, this is the place to let us know. We're always on the lookout for new sensors hitting the market and are more than willing to collaborate with anyone interested in creating their own commercial sensor offerings. To see the current list of supported sensors and sensor data values visit our Support Page.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In General
Have a project in mind or need help getting one started? Post your ideas here. We want to hear about how people use our software. Hopefully we can help you realize your vision and at the same time you can let us know where we should be focusing our efforts. So... let us know what you're up to! Use this sub-forum to discuss any sensor related topics. One of the primary features of the SoftHub Platform is its unique ability to easily integrate new sensors (and to a lessor degree sensor technologies). Our number one priority for the foreseeable future is to add support for as many new sensor types as possible. If you have a sensor you are interested in seeing added, this is the place to let us know. We're always on the lookout for new sensors hitting the market and are more than willing to collaborate with anyone interested in creating their own commercial sensor offerings. To see the current list of supported sensors and sensor data values visit our Support Page.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In OmnIoT FAQ's
The OmnIoT SoftHub Platform is free for non-commercial use. If you want to create a project for your private use it's free. If you have a business and want to use it for proof of concept, proto-typing, or demo purposes it's free to use (within reason). If you resell it or offer it as part of a system or service you provide it's not free to use. The good news is though that we're just getting started and our whole approach is to get your IoT project up and running as inexpensively as possible. So if you have an idea for a commercial use during this beta period contact us and we can arrange an agreement.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In OmnIoT FAQ's
All of the SoftHub code has been written with portability in mind. The SoftHub currently runs on Raspberry Pi 3 and Zero hardware as well as Windows platforms (desktops, tablets, etc.). We are not releasing the Windows version for the time being as there has been a bug in the Windows pairing code C interface that has gone unaddressed for some time. We may revisit that in the future. In general though, we should be compatible with most hardware capable of running some version of Linux Debian. If there are other boards you wish to see our software on, please make a request in the "Feature Requests" sub-forum.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In OmnIoT FAQ's
As sensors begin to appear with the new Nordic long range capable modules we anticipate many current BLE range issues to largely be mitigated. From the hub device perspective the most logical path to support will initially be through third party BLE dongles. Hopefully the newer generations of the Raspberry Pi will incorporate the new modules sooner rather than later but for the interim the dongle approach should suffice as a low cost bridge to native long range support.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In OmnIoT FAQ's
There is nothing keeping us from incorporating other low energy radio technologies into the SoftHub Platform. In fact the SoftHub was architected specifically with this in mind over the long term. For the time being our focus will be on BLE development however please don't hesitate to let us know you needs in terms of other radio technologies in the "Feature Requests" sub-forum.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In OmnIoT FAQ's
As noted in other parts of the forum, we're definitely open to collaboration with other IoT product providers. Our goal is to come as close to providing an "off the shelf" solution as possible and we know the only way to achieve that is through integrating successfully with other IoT components and solutions. We will be actively approaching third party hardware and software providers and are open to talks with all interested parties. Please contact us through our website's Contact Page to arrange a time to talk.
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OmnIoT
Dec 11, 2018
In News
We're happy to announce that a 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 forum as new releases become available. You can use the Settings tab in your forum Login Profile to be automatically notified of updates if you are interested.
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