The Data Sensing Lab is in full swing at Google I/O– 500 XBees are sending sensor data to Device Cloud by Etherios via a mesh network. Over the last couple of days, we’ve enjoyed meeting everyone at the conference and collecting environmental data that’s turned out to be very telling of the experiences attendees are sharing. Here’s a look at Google I/O and even a sneak peak of the data that’s traveling from the Device Cloud API to Google’s BigQuery.
Below you’ll see attendees and Googlers alike appreciating the awe and scale of the Data Sensing Lab. You’ll also see Michael Manoochehri, Developer Programs Engineer of Google, sharing the visualizations.
You can learn about the Data Sensing Lab at Google I/O here. Other questions? Ask us anything on Twitter.
It’s an exciting week as we are taking part in deploying over 500 sensor motes at Google’s developer conference, Google I/O, May 15-17. The network will make up the Data Sensing Lab, a project that utilizes Digi’s XBee ZigBee modules and ConnectPort wireless gateways. The sensor data will be collected and managed by Device Cloud. The project demonstrates how real-time machine-to-machine data can provide insight into customer behaviors and preferences.
The senor network will provide more than 4,000 data streams running over Device Cloud with continuous updates on temperature, pressure, light, air quality, motion and noise levels in San Francisco’s Moscone Center during the conference. The Google Cloud Platform team will gather, transform, and analyze the information, then share heat maps and other data visualizations in collaboration with the Google Maps team.
“Google is getting a global view of their entire multi-million dollar event, as it plays out in real time. They’re learning where people are going and when, how loud the applause is for each presentation, where it’s figuratively hot and where it’s literally cool,” Rob said. “But they’re also learning how easy it is to integrate Device Cloud’s APIs with their own cloud-based business systems. Google and Digi collaborated to create a complete end-to-end solution in just a few weeks, one that’s ready to hand us 40 million fascinating data points.”
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There are over 100,000 unsecured devices on the Internet that any hacker can find-and tamper with. Some of these devices even include critical systems ranging from traffic lights to fuel pumps to building heating and cooling systems to retail point-of-sale devices. Don’t be one of the 100,000, learn from a panel of respected experts– from Device Clouds to protocols, we’ll cover security tips and suggestions. We’ll also open up the floor so you can ask your questions.
Control systems for a bus are simulated in this Digi mass transit demo using Intelligent System Framework-ready hardware from Portwell and Kontron based on the Intel® Atom™ processor and running the Android* OS.
One system displays the driver operator panel, and the second system provides passenger information such as bus stop locations, as well as static and video advertising sponsored by nearby businesses. A camera connected to the driver operator panel also provides a simulated view of the passenger area with recording options for additional passenger and personnel security purposes. The systems share data, such as current bus location, route and arrival information over the iDigi Device Cloud and show the delivery of mass transit passenger-oriented services via Intel mobile phones and tablets.
Live from O’Reilly’s Strata Conference in Santa Clara discussing the Data Sensing Lab with the team behind the project: Rob Faludi of Digi International, Julie Steel of O’Reilly Media and Alasdair Allan and Kipp Bradford, the authors of the new book, Distributed Network Data.
At O’Reilly’s Strata Conference last year, Digi International took part in instrumenting the entire conference with sensors and a mesh network to show real-time visualizations of the conference environment. We assembled a network of XBees to carry data gathered on the Arduino platform to the Internet via a ConnectPort X2e running the XBee Internet Gateway. The XIG automatically posted data to the iDigi Device Cloud, which pushed it to Amazon Web Services to a team of visualization experts. This year, we’re back at it with more sensors, more visualizations and new features. While this display is certainly interesting for attendees, we want to share the experience with those of you who cannot join us in Santa Clara for the actual event. That’s why we’ll be hosting an inside look, a Google+ Hangout On Air, live from this year’s Data Sensing Lab at O’Reilly’s Strata Conference.
Sensors are the future of distributed data. General-purpose computing is dissipating out into the environment and becoming increasingly invisible and embedded into our lives. We will soon begin to move in a sea of data, our movements tracked and our environments measured and adjusted to our preferences, without need for direct intervention.
Sound interesting? Join us on Wednesday, February 27 for a live Google+ Hangout On Air to get a inside look at all of the components of the Data Sensing Lab. See how it works from the people who created it– from software to data analysis and visualization. Also, learn about how you can build your own sensor network to collect, analyze and visualize real-time data about your environment.
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Digi team members will be taking part in Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona on February 25-28. We’re looking forward to exploring the new mobile horizon together with you.
Digi will be host a joint booth with our carrier partner, Vodafone. The booth will feature three application demos to display the ways in which M2M technology is changing everyday life. The three demos include:
An environmental demo in conjunction with Libelium to exhibit how a Smart City can use wireless sensor networks to remotely monitor environmental factors such as pollution, waste management and structural health.
A networked street lighting application demo in conjunction with our partner, Maiken
We’ll also host a live demo of a public transport bus system for vehicle tracking and control application demo with Intel.
To see these demonstrations and more, visit the booth located at stand 3B2 and 3C2, hall 3. We’d love to see you there!
For photos and live updates from the event you can follow us on Twitter and keep an eye on the hashtag for the conference, #MWC13.