With our legacy of the 30-minute challenge, where Lantronix would demonstrate adding network connectivity to serial devices, we’re upping the stakes. Here’s the 10-minute challenge for connecting your device to the Internet of Things!
The xPico Wi-Fi comes with not just network connectivity, but with Lantronix SmartSuite applications that make it easy to quickly deploy IoT enabled, mobile ready systems. It’s not just a serial port to TCP tunnel connection anymore, but a number of both network and serial port applications that you can choose from by just configuring the device.
Of course, the xPico Wi-Fi still has the serial port to TCP tunnel for transparently (or AES encrypted!) sending data from the end device to your server, without having to change any code on your device! Or you could choose to use familiar AT commands with Modem Emulation. If your application is more complicated, let the xPico Wi-Fi simplify your code and lower time to market by using the Mux, which is an API on the serial port that lets you manage multiple simultaneous network connections (and yes, built-in AJAX processing for dynamic web pages is there too). And with the Serial API you don’t have to manage sockets, the xPico Wi-Fi takes care of all the connectivity for you, just tell the xPico Wi-Fi where your data should go.
Maybe your device has a custom protocol for sending data that you can’t change. That’s where Monitor comes in, a simple logic engine that runs on the xPico Wi-Fi. Configure the Monitor to communicate with your device based on the device’s protocol, parse and filter the data, and present it so that you can extract it on a dynamic webpage.
So the 10-minute challenge is on. On this video, see how we take an off the shelf medical scale with only a serial port, and put the weight on a web page.
More information, including instructions and sample code, are available on the Lantronix Developer Wiki.