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Digi Device Cloud Managing 500-Node Network at Google I/O

Digi International Digi International
May 24, 2013
Its an exciting week as we are taking part in deploying over 500 sensor motes at Googles developer conference, Google I/O, May 15-17. The network will make up the Data Sensing Lab, a project that utilizes Digis 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 Franciscos 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. Theyre learning where people are going and when, how loud the applause is for each presentation, where its figuratively hot and where its literally cool," Rob said. "But theyre also learning how easy it is to integrate Device Clouds 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 thats ready to hand us 40 million fascinating data points."
The Data Sensing Lab crew, Alasdair Allan of Babilim Light Industries, Kipp Bradford of Kippworks, Rob Faludi of Digi International, Michael Manoochehri, Amy Unruh and Kim Cameron of Google and Julie Steele of OReilly Media, created the project to collect data to answer questions about the physical world in a fun and awe-inspiring way.
For more information about the software involved in this project, attend the "Behind the Data Sensing Lab" session on May 16, 5:20 - 6 p.m. PDT.  You can find live updates from the conference on Digis Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and updates from the Data Sensing Lab team on Google+ and Twitter.

Read more about the Data Sensing Lab:

Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization on Gigaom
At its conference, Google will be tracking your every step on Venture Beat
Data Sensing Lab at Google I/O 2013: Google Cloud Platform meets the Internet of Things on Googles Developer Blog