Carriots was created to sparkle open innovation around the world, from makers to big companies or IoT start-ups. Our software was designed to promote rapid proof of concept prototyping so that new products or services can be quickly tested in the market.
At Cisco IoE Innovation Centers they have the same vision. So it is great that we are part of their ecosystem. Carriots will be an active member of this open innovation community and will:
Integrate Cisco Hardware with Carriots to help developers plug and play.
Publish our tutorial examples combining Cisco routers and Carriots.
Provide sample units of the IoT projects we have done for some of our customers, to see how people can hack them.
Participate in a wide variety of hackhaton and innovation activities related to hot topics like security, protocols or simply exploring new business IoE solutions.
Great work Cisco for this initiative! Now lets all innovate together…
MIMOS, the National Research and Development Centre in Malaysia, has created a smart parking prototype that shows the excellent capacity of Carriots to help in the development of easy and cost effective IoT projects. Just a couple weeks ago, they decided to take their project to the next level…that’s where Carriots came in.
Due to the cost of maintenance, wiring and convenience, MIMOS decided to introduce a “smart” system. It combines the same sensors as their original project with the added advantage of being controlled through a Wi-Fi connection. Each sensor connects and sends data over the Internet to Carriots. Carriots then stores the data and allows MIMOS to act on the data received. Using the Carriots REST API it’s easy to use the data stored and display it on a web page.
That’s exactly what MIMOS did. They used Ducksboard to process and display the availability of parking spots, the signal strength and the battery level of the sensors. Using Carriots it’s easy to get and display this important information on computers and smartphones. You can see their frontend sensor information here: https://public.ducksboard.com/PLAUECyDKENxA-irqN2d. You can also read a little more about the project in this article.
Let us you introduce you to one of our spanish partners, a Start-Up company called “Machine to Cloud Solutions” ( http://www.m2c-solutions.es ) aka M2C.
M2C has created a nice solution to remotely manage industrial equipment with a wired RS-232/RS-485 interface over a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) connected to the cloud via a gateway. This solution can be used in several scenarios: