Blogs & Resources

4 Reasons to Choose an Open IoT Platform

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The iPhone 6 came out a few weeks ago and of course this raises the perpetual question surrounding events like this: Should I sign another 2-year contract for a discount and an upgrade?  Customers don’t like contracts because they don’t know where they’ll be in a few months’ or years’ time. Contracts are restricting because […]

Smarter Client Usage with Pooling

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One attractive implementation of ThingFabric is the ability to enable end users of your web applications with real-time streaming services. Using a Javascript MQTT library like the Eclipse Paho.js client, each of your website visitors or authenticated users can receive new messages in real-time, or publish usage statistics back to your service. Based on your […]

ThingFabric Portal Tutorial

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Looking for a simple starting point for your IoT solution? Our ThingFabric Portal has all the tools you need. Easy connectivity, configurable business logic, and comprehensive analytics; all with no programming experience necessary. Check out our new video series for an introduction to the ThingFabric Portal. You’ll see an explanation of the available features, as […]

Connecting Correctly in MQTT

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In my earlier blog, I discussed some of the pitfalls associated with making connections in MQTT. This blog will discuss connecting correctly. When making a MQTT connection, your client is not only connecting to the broker but also performing some amount of stateful configuration for the client’s subscriptions. The connection message contains the flag cleanSession, […]

Avoiding MQTT Pitfalls

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There’s no doubt about it. MQTT is here to stay. Though it was developed for devices with highly intermittent connectivity, its simplicity, flexibility, and bi-directionality have driven its adoption in robust applications such as Facebook Messenger, home security systems, and fleet management software. However, you should be aware of several possible pitfalls when adopting MQTT […]

IoT Coyote Court at Dreamforce 2014

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Earlier this week, we released a blog that highlights what we’ll be doing at Dreamforce 2014: Sessions, presentations, labs – all that jazz.  But we purposefully left out one the most important experiences we’re bringing to downtown San Francisco;  it’s special enough to warrant its own post. As usual, there will be 120,000+ people wondering […]

2lemetry Continues the IoT Revolution at Dreamforce 2014

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Like 120,000 other people, we are really excited for Dreamforce 2014!  We had a good showing last year and this year will be even better. The Internet of Things (IoT) has grown substantially in the last 12 months and that momentum will certainly carry into Dreamforce. We will be located in the DevZone Internet of Things area […]

IoT Isn’t Going to Be the Next Big Thing – It’s Already Big

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Does it always feel like we’re being told, “This thing [insert product], this is the next big thing!”? It gets exhausting. Remember when LaserDiscs were the next big thing?  I remember watching Jurassic Park on LaserDisc, but that was the end of it. LaserDiscs were actually released in the early 1980’s, but due to some formatting issues they […]

6 Ways to Focus on Your Consumer

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In the early part of the 20th century, businesses in the United States put their attention on the consumer.  The new idea? Consumerism was the “linchpin of a healthy economy.” That’s what Andrew Bennet recently stated in an article written for LinkedIn. Markets have greatly evolved in the last century, but one thing is holding true: Consumers are […]