mbed have been working on libraries to allow developers to prototype microcontroller-based machine to machine (M2M) and ‘Internet of Things’ applications that communicate over the 3G mobile network.
Developers will soon be able to build embedded applications using APIs that allow the mbed LPC1768 Microcontroller to communicate over 3G using standard web protocols, enabling focus on applications rather than low-level implementation.
The APIs will facilitate interfacing the mbed to the Vodafone K3770 USB Dongle, presenting a simplified approach to accessing mobile internet. Where traditional approaches require expensive 3G Modems, complex software stacks or in-depth knowledge of the mobile transport, this platform presents a productive prototyping solution aimed at getting things done.
Beta Testing Program
mbed are seeking an select set of developers to assist with testing the mbed + 3G platform before official public release. Currently the program is available for UK residence only, with the aim to have stable libraries available for the public within the coming months.
If you’d like to take part in the beta program, or would like to find out more about the platform, visit http://mbed.org/vodafone and sign up.
Over the Air 2012, Bletchley Park, London
We’re going to be at Over the Air June 1 & 2, to preview and demonstrate the platform. So if you are planning to be there, and you want an exclusive preview of the APIs make sure you catch the three mbed and Vodafone sessions!
Anyone Can Code an Embedded Controller, Friday 1st June, 12:15pm–1:15pm
Connecting Microcontrollers to the Cloud, Friday 1st June, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Rapid Prototyping ‘Internet of Things’ Applications with mbed, Saturday 2nd June 2012, 10:15am–11:15am
Hope to see you there!
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