Temboo Partners with Espressif to Integrate No-Code IoT Platform with ESP32 Devices
- By Richard Seeley
The Temboo no-code Kosmos Internet of Things (IoT) platform will integrate with Espressif's ESP32 series of chips, modules and development boards with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, under a partnership the two companies announced this week.
Temboo Inc., of New York, which touts its, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for point-and-click creation of basic IoT implementations, now offers a no-code option for building Internet-connected products using the ESP32 hardware from Shanghai-based Espressif Systems Co. Ltd.
The integration of technology with Temboo's Kosmos IoT Platform will speed development of IoT implementation, according to the announcement.
"With our Kosmos IoT platform, ESP32 developers can automatically generate all the code they need to connect their ESP32s to the cloud in minutes and immediately start taking advantage of Kosmos's data visualization, notifications, and machine learning-driven predictive features," stated Trisala Chandaria, co-founder and CEO of Temboo, in a press release.
Along with developers, business users working with Temboo's no-code GUI should be able to implement basic IoT installations. One of the no-code bullet points on the company's Web site states: "You don't need to be a software engineer to build new connected products powered by Kosmos."
A video embedded in the blog announcing the partnership demonstrates how no code works with a user setting up remote factory temperature monitoring by typing simple data into basic fields and setting parameters with a series of mouse clicks.
As the video demonstration shows, the Kosmos IoT System is designed so that big and small organizations can create apps to remotely monitor and acquire data from sensor devices, which will now include ESP32.
Espressif's founder and CEO Swee Ann Teo said in the announcement: "Espressif and Temboo share the same passion for innovation that solves real problems in a scalable way."
Applications developed with the two companies' technologies will provide "data visualization, over-the-air updates, alerts and notifications, insights, predictions for future sensor states, and more," according to the announcement. Users can view the data from their computers with the Temboo web-based application.
Temboo says its IoT system with Internet-connected sensors can be used in applications for remotely checking on machinery, processes and facilities. Wastewater management and alternative energy production are two the industrial use cases cited for the Kosmos IoT platform. It uses machine learning to provide automatic e-mail alerts of problems such as abnormal events detected by sensors. The company even promises AI predictive analysis with "advanced warning of abnormal behavior ... updated with machine learning-powered insights into future sensor states with our predictions feature."
For analysis, Kosmos also provides "historical time-stamped data logs from temperature, humidity, pressure, voltage and other sensors that are useful for safety and compliance inspections and for learning how to operate more efficiently," according to Temboo's Web site.
Under the new partnership, the Kosmos IoT System will transmit data from ESP32 to an Internet-connected gateway. Temboo says the gateway running Kosmos software can be based on any hardware the user choses but the company recommends Raspberry Pi, the popular computing devices for robotics.