The IoT (Internet of Things) market is growing fast and manufacturers are rushing to meet the challenge, putting pressure on research and development teams. New products are expected to reach market quickly and at low price points in order to keep up with the competition.
“It’s a new era, where service is king. IoT is a brand new stream of business opportunities that create services on top of connected devices. And FlyportPRO is a game changer, reducing the risk, time and cost of a new IoT product” says Claudio Carnevali, CEO of openPicus.
FlyportPRO is a new system-on-module made by openPicus. The new module is extremely compact, programmable and internet-connected, so there’s no need for an external processor. It runs the openPicus software framework, reducing development time by months thanks to the free IDE (Integrated Development Environment.)
FlyportPRO has everything needed to manage sensors and actuators: Digital I/Os, Analog channels, a real time clock and memory onboard. It also can directly incorporate SD cards, USB devices and I2C/SPI advanced sensors. It’s available in 3 pin-compatible versions: Wi-Fi, GPRS and Ethernet.
More info here.
A Flyport Ethernet + 1 Lighting Nest + 1 miniUSB Programmer to the best project idea!
Just a few rules:
1. Add a comment on the thread http://community.openpicus.com/forum/projects-place/1194/contest-get-free-flyport-ethernet-easter describing the application you aim to create using Flyport Ethernet and Lighting nest.
2. The winner agrees to share with the entire project with the Community (source code, description, maybe a video or pictures)
3. The contest starts on 27th March 2012 and it ends on 5th of April 2012
4. openPICUS Team reserves the freedom to choose the application that it considers most interesting
Flyport Ethernet is a miniature web server module featuring a fully integrated 10/100 Base-T ethernet interface and several interfaces to the ëreal worldí. Flyport Ethernet integrates a 16 bit processor which runs custom applications and an Ethernet interface controller with integrated MAC & PHY, hardware cryptographic security and a unique MAC address. An RJ45 connector can be mounted on the module, or routed at external addons boards.
Flyport is powered by openPicus, an open source framework and serial booloader. The free openPicus IDE allows to create applications, to import web pages and to compile and download code to the module.
More info here.
Internet of things becomes more and more intersteing. But what does Internet of Things really mean? The answer is simple: more connected devices such ad TV, DVD playes, cars and, of course, smartphones and tablets.
With Flyport, Internet of Things is more closer to you! Why?! Well, because, with Flyport, the wifi programmable module, you can now interface to the cloud services – ThingSpeak.
ThiDIY gives access to the ThingSpeak Services. ThingSpeak allows to draw online charts, to store and recall values and to use specific APIs to work with Twitter, or to send HTTP requests directly from the ThingSpeak servers.You can create private or public channels. Every channel can store up to 8 fields (the values) and creates charts with those fields. Every channel has a Channel ID, a Name, a Write API Key and a Description. The Write API Key is the most important information of the channel, since it allows to upload or download the field data.We created a public channel to share with you the results of this Application. You can also use the private channels to respect the user privacy.
You can download for free the Application Note to interface by yourself Flyport to cloud services!
More info here.
openPICUS, which connects the embedded world to the internet providing modular hardware and free software, is ready to announce that the new website is online. We have a dedicated section exclusively to the Community which is part of the new Forum.
We have the new IDE 2.1! The main updates are:
– Energy saving functions: you can turn off the Flyport or just the Wi-Fi transceiver (Hibernation)
– Improved IOInit() function to easily remap all the peripheral pins
– Simplified management of the external interrupts with a simple instruction
– From Wizard it is now possible to modify the number of serial ports and their buffers size
– From Wizard it is also possible to select the number of UDP sockets and related buffers size
– Pushbuttons debounce function improved
– On code editor improved Autocomplete and Tooltips added for each function
– Added a timestamp at the end of compiling process
– Visualization of Ram status at the end of compiling.
– It is possible to add HTML documentation to each project
– Framework global performance improved
– Full compatibility with each C30 version >3.24
– Various minor bugs fixed
Download the new IDE 2.1 here.
And the last but not the least: the programming guide which explains the software embedded inside the Flyport and how it works. More than 60 pages with explanations and examples. Download the Programmer Guide here.
OpenPicus, the italian open source platform made for wireless smart sensors and actuators, definitely takes off with a thick list of juicy news. The open source platform is mature and offers to the developers:
– The new IDE, easy to use and Free to download
– Software Framework: your Apps can control the functions of the Protocol and of hardware, but you don’t need to be an expert of both.
– Apps Source Code (such as wireless Webserver)
– Video guide for the IDE and a Manual for the Framework
“We are really excited. We worked hard for this day to offer to the community a final version of the project, ready to be tasted. Thanks to the community on the Blog, in Facebook and by email for the support. Other great news are coming in the next months” Claudio Carnevali and Gabriele Allegria, founders of the project, say on the introducing video on the renewed website.
OpenPicus started in March 2010, it was just an idea and a Blog. Today FlyPort module (the first Wi-Fi smart module, AKA Picus) is more and more the core of lot of Wireless applications, from sensors to robotics, all over the world thanks also to the smart Campus program: they give FREE Starter kits for Universities.
OpenPicus, the open source hardware and software platform for wireless Apps, reaches the biggest milestone on 20th January at 10am italian time.
The new IDE and the software Framework will be available for download!
This is a great step for the project, FreeRTOS was ported on the FlyPort Wi-Fi module and the Framework let you develop your apps even without any experience in embedded programming or communication protocols.
The core team from Rome declare : “we have finally our IDE and our Framework. It has been tested from November from several Universities around the world that joined our Campus program. We’ll also have a website restyling and a surprise for our community”.
The OpenPicus project officially has the first Wi-Fi module released. It’s small and integrates the Microchip PIC24F (256K Flash, 16K Ram) and the new Microchip Wi-Fi certified module.
FlyPort (name of the module) runs the Wireless Stack (TCP/IP version 5.25 from Microchip) and the Application layer. It’s provided with a comfortable 26 ways Male Pinheader connector to let you prototype and test easily.
Programmer has full control of the Wi-Fi module, Low power modes are available. Flyport act as powerful webserver (you can run even Ajax apps like graphic libraries) or it may send you email or send data to a remote server.
Claudio Carnevali, founder of the OpenPicus project, says: “We believe FlyPort is a revolutionary device and we’ll be able to achieve a price under 30 Euro soon. Wi-Fi is the natural wireless platform for the Internet of Things, because it doesn’t need any gateway and expecially when your application can control the RF transceiver to save energy”
More info here.