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Monday, December 30, 2019

ThingsBoard's letter to Santa!

Hello friends,

We have gained 4.9k stars on GitHub. Thanks everyone who supports, contributes or values our products. We'd like to share our holiday mood with you. PS: It is one more day to make 5k miracle.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

ThingsBoard sews Industry4.0

Dear friends! We would like to share with you this moment of small success. Citeve team has resurrected an old sewing facility. A new breath with a strong I4.0 approach. Just enjoy the case and do not hesitate too share your results with our team.

Friday, September 27, 2019

This team builds not a code only

We are strong not in coding only. These pics are taken from the Race nation Ukraine contest. Happy faces of those, who have wiped a sweat, blood and mud 20 minutes ago are as follows. This is one more reason to join our team. hashtag

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

TingsBoard has reached a 4k goal. Whe-e-e

Amazing things happen, dear friends!

3 months ago we reached 3k 💫 on GitHub. And it was fascinating. But today 4000 STARS cake and gratitude for your support and belief in ThingsBoard is in the office. You've made this day! All of you who day-by-day improve our platform: contributors, customers, friends and competitors. Thank y'all!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

It's all about connectivity...

Hello fellows,

You should have heard about LoRa, yeah? And you probably know that ThingsBoard supports their devices. To get started with setup of LoRa server so that it forwards collected data to ThingsBoard LoRaserver team  has recently designed a guide. Easy-deasy

If you completed all the steps, then ThingsBoard will receive uplink data (or telemetry) and LoRa App Server will forward data for your Device, using the Access Token for authentication.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Deploy anywhere now?


Those of you, who listen to our release notes  already aware of the results of our few months sprintBulkingclaimingself-regging and many new features and fixes are available within ThingsBoard v2.4.0 . 
But! The other outstanding (at least for our team) news is dedicated to a product, that was released recently as well. License portal (License server) is a breeze billing solution that allows ThingsBoard Professional Edition (TB PE) customers to easily purchase license keys online. And amongst all PROs of this product (btw, the full description is available from this documentation page) the very best, we consider, is the possibility to deploy your ThingsBoard PE anywhere. For example, from now Pay-as-you-go licenses works for on-premises installations.

And with this looney tune we are at the start of our next sprint...  

Friday, June 21, 2019

Smart and the City

Another interesting case, kindly shared with us. We encourage you to share your experiences in utilizing ThingsBoard for your fascinating solutions. 
These outstanding dashboards — a result of collaboration between OMS, a.s. (lighting producer and Smart Lighting solution provider) and MAKERS s. r. o. (IoT solutions software house). 

"We were looking for IoT platform serving as core backend for Smart City solutions, and Thingsboard became our first clear choice. It contains necessary business functionality and support all needed technologies/protocols which we required. Later on, Thingsboard became the heart of the Smart City solution" . 

Jan Masaryk, co-founder, MAKERS s. r. o.

"OMS is building first-class Smart City product named CitySys, open platform, which enable control and maintain several city domains like Lighting, Traffic, Security, Energy Management, etc. CitySys core part is Smart Lighting module, which establish core infrastructure, transport and software layers enabling gradually expand to other areas and integrate any 3rd solutions and sensors.
We can confirm that Thingsboard platform became a core component of our Smart City strategy and we are looking forward to see business advantages in our expected deployments".

 Radovan Slíž, CEO, OMS, a.s.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Go in 4

You definitely heard about Industry 4.0 and probably most of you are involved in this trend. ThingsBoard is one of the key components for "smarting" manufactures. We kindly appreciate any of you, who share with us particular case studies, results and efficiency of utilizing TB. Below you can find quotations from CITEVE case study.

CITEVE is the technological center for textile and garment industries from Portugal. The Institute is running projects for the Textile Industry aiming to establish a collective and structured action, oriented to the pre-competitive capacities, which enhance and value R&D results by reinforcing transference and scientific and technological knowledge for this sector. These projects have strategic areas of focus: Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT); New Complex Textile Structures; Multifunctionalization; Sustainability and Circular Economy.

"Thingsboard (TB) platform was selected for experimentation due to its good reputation, not only under academic reviews, but also under the GitHub and the global Internet community. This software is available with an open-source license and its website has lessons on how to use each feature, this made easy for the team to install, run and learn how to use this platform." 

"With the implementation of TB CE, we were able to develop and gather knowledge on several key-topics of the I4.0 and IoT paradigm: 
- Security (Network, Devices and Users management);
- Connectivity (M2M communication and protocols);
- Machine Control (Programing with traditional [Python and Java] and modern [Rule Engine and RPC requests] frameworks).
With this knowledge, we are now able to prepare and setup a legacy textile-coating machine so that all of its parameters, rules and data are online and under control of its managers"

Júlio Sá  I4.0 researcher from CITEVE  

Monday, June 10, 2019

Amazing facts on IoT

Just recently noted enormous activity. The number of connected devices will increase within the next years. So it is necessary to learn more about the Internet of Things. We contribute our small piece of IoT pie and educate people via different channels (this blog, YouTube, by providing training sessions etc.).
What would be the best step forward? IoT at schools? Public lessons? Print materials?     

Friday, June 7, 2019

Holding RPC via MQTT integration


To know better what is ThingsBoard Integrations and MQTT integration as well you should go to documentation. In this blog posting we'd like to ask you to pen down your real-life cases, difficulties or user success stories. So if utilizing of MQTT Integration for your particular needs was cosy/showstopping/hard-to-explain do not shy to share your experience.

Oh, just in case you missed the tutorial on RPCs via MQTT Integration unit:

We need a feedback to make our docs better.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Aliases in the Wonderland. Part 2


So many things done behind the scenes (e.g. Headquarters' migration to a new facility — no photos yet). But so much news to come as well. Our mature team keeps working on upgrading of ThingsBoard, continues producing new tutorials and educating you, geeks, within the Free video course. BTW the next lesson on Aliases is already available. 

May the things board with you.        

[Spoiler] A new ThingsBoard product to come sooner than you may think of. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Let's learn MQTT Integration


It’s been some time since our last posting on Professional edition features. In fact, our team was involved in scale e-learning project. ThingsBoard recently launched a free video course on Community edition. But you do know that. So the thing we are talking about today is the way to connect almost all existing devices to ThingsBoard
The MQTT Integration is special ThingsBoard Professional edition feature that allows to connect to external MQTT brokers, subscribe to data streams from those brokers and convert any type of payload from your devices to ThingsBoard message format. Huh. 
You decide how to apply it. We will just tell you how to open the gates for your forces  devices.

This is a first part of a complex module. Next time you'll find out the way to hold RPC's via Integration. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Aliases in the Wonderland of ThingsBoard

One of the most frequently asked questions and the one from the "help, urgent issue" top of our support's mailbox is dedicated to aliases. It happens (almost always) the issue is caused by misconfiguration of datasources for dashboards. 

So, share, appreciate or just watch our new e-lesson from free ThingsBoard online education course. This is the first part. To be continued. 

Do not hesitate to put your questions in this blog, on our YouTube channel or wherever you are convenient (but make sure we can reach your request).

May the things board with you.   

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Life of IoT

Just wanted to add a bit of humor in this blog.
IoT can be fun.
At least in things we trust.
What do you think, will your smart machine have own account on social media?

Friday, May 17, 2019

ThingsBoard free video education program


We are pleased to inform that ThingsBoard Inc. launched a free online video education course for ThingsBoard Community Edition. The goal of this course is to ensure your successful adoption of the platform. 

We have published the first 5 videos as a separate playlist on YouTube. We plan to add new lessons weekly or even more often based on a huge backlog. You are able to control what videos will appear next by adding your comments to existing lessons. 

So, please, welcome our newborn

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

iioote and ThingsBoard announces Technical Partnership to reduce time to market

Gothenburg 2019-05-14

iioote AB enters a technical partnership with ThingsBoard, Inc. to strengthen the common offering of IoT solutions using the advanced ThingsBoard IoT Platform, i.e. ThingsBoard Professional Edition, including support for the leading LPWAN standard, LoRaWANTM.

The cooperation with best-in-class vendors is a part of iioote global course and mission of contributing to Sweden's goal to be the best in the world to use the potential of digitalization.

“During our evaluation of several different IoT platforms we decided using ThingsBoard Community Edition to quickly get started with testing of our concept solutions. Since it offers an easy way to get access to data from all our sensors and supports building dashboards for visualization. However, we soon discovered that ThingsBoard also fulfilled our need to build commercial services. With increasing number of sensors, customers and requirements we have migrated to ThingsBoard Professional Edition with a lot more functionality for larger deployments and multiple customers. And we will add additional servers as our customers grow”.
Bertil Moberg, Head of IoT Solutions at iioote

“ThingsBoard customers are found globally and we need local partners to give the best possible support in many countries and regions. We are involved in multiple discussions with both large and small companies based in Sweden and Scandinavia as well and need a partner with deep cutting-edge know-how regarding IoT and LPWAN. iioote was undoubtedly the natural choice. Our combined efforts will offer enhanced solutions to customers with a best-in-class IoT platform. The co-operation will enable further support in the Nordic region and increase our market presence to become the de-facto standard for IoT platform”. 
Andrew Shvayka, CEO of ThingsBoard

About iioote AB
iioote work with companies, organizations and municipalities in implementing IoT in their business, from analysis need and strategy to planning, implementation and system integration. iioote has expertise in IoT, IT and Telecom, combined with industry-specific skills from the construction, machinery and automotive industries. iioote integrates solutions that drive the development of simple and innovative IoT in the community. This is enabled by radio systems that use low-energy technology, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN).

Contact: Bertil Moberg, Head of IoT Solutions, phone +46 709 87 29 39, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Letter of appreciation: 3K stars on GitHub

This text is addressed to all of you who made this possible — today ThingsBoard passed 3000 stars mark on GitHub. Fellows, thank you for your support and trust. Those 67 contributors (and we believe the community will expand) — you are incredible.

You know what is also hidden under this stars? A small yet (but firm already) ecosystem based on TB. For less than 3 years ThingsBoard gathered numerous partners, hundreds of customers and more than 3k server installations as well. It’s been an incredible adventure so far, and we’re excited for the road ahead. Our next goal with your help — catch up Google chrome or Kubernetes which are among the most ranked repositories on GitHub.

In things we trust.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

HAProxy: Crytical bugfix

Hi fellows, 

some of you might face corrupted running of dockerized load balancer for ThingsBoard PE from AWS. We strongly recommend you to upgrade your load balancer by removing dockerized version of HAProxy Load Balancer and installing HAProxy with Let’s Encrypt as ubuntu service. 

Our engineers designed a complete guide on this issue. So, feel free of bugs and may the things board with you. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Ready, study, go!

Hello community!

While challenging deadlines, permanently solving customers issues and connecting things you may miss some small but nice things

That is a great honor to become a subject of research paper of young scientists from Brasil who made their report while studying in Finland (student exchange program). Our platform got the highest rates among others and was chosen for further study.
  © Willian Pereira dos Anjos, Eduardo Natan Bitencourt

Full text is available on official web page of Häme University of Applied Sciences:

BTW Where have you learned coding? How and where to discover ThingsBoard you know already.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Let's talk about robots

Hi there!
Pretty familiar, yeah? What are you doing with foreign clients, who operate their business in a completely other time zone? Stop forcing yourself (or employees) for night shifts! To be said, it causes depression and at least 9 health threats more.
In ThingsBoard we've solved that tricky moments of our customers. By using Scheduler and Reporting feature to automate sending data updates to End users, you can sleep calmly instead of overnight stress. And to make sure you use full functionality of mentioned features, catch the tutorial.

Monday, April 15, 2019

How to build your own entity empire?

Few days passed after v2.3.1 release (and our TOP-3 novelties list😁) and now it's time to reveal the hands. We've prepared a complete tutorial on Entity hierarchy widget. With this card you can visualize a logical structure of your entities world, add a lot of interactive elements to make your outstanding dashboard.

Share your hierarchy screenshots/screencasts in comments. The very best of (in our team members viewpoint) would be highlighted in separate posting.  

Also we are now preparing disclosure on the rest newbies from our TOP-3. Polygons and Trip animation widget video lessons to come. 

May the things board with you!  

Friday, April 12, 2019

New cover on...

Good day to you! 

Multi-task is exhausting. But when you have results (good ones) at the same moment, it seams that things and digits are dancing around. Few difficult tasks on upcoming release successfully handled (we won't spoil) and there is one more update that we definitely want to share with you.

Take a look on this 'face'. Nice and modern cover for TB social medias, isn't it?

Go to our social media embassies (links are mentioned below) and discover our UI updates. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Minor release for majoring in your development

Good day! 

Yee-haw! Next milestone is passed. We've released 2.3.1 version and can breathe calmly till the next big thing. There are some improvements and critical bug fixes (grab the list and updated ThingsBoard here).

If you want to update your instance to latest version, follow this guide.
Meanwhile, below we put a TOP-3 novelties, that our team enjoy and struggle the most: 
  1. TRIP ANIMATION widget  
  2. Ability to set up POLYGONS on image maps
  3. Entity HIERARCHY WIDGET    
You are free to choose your own favs and post your TOP in comments.
In next postings we will cover our 'magnificent three'. Stay tuned to have most recent updates. 
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And may the THINGS BOARD with you... 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

What's your Role?

Hi fellows!
It's been a while since our last posting (we are almost done with upcoming release, ah). Let's remind you the most exciting in ThingsBoard v2.3 — it's all about security model.
'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players' At least in ThingsBoard world
(W. Shakespeare definitely knew smth)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

How to add solidity to your IoT solution?


You definitely heard about 'white labeling' feature in ThingsBoard PE and you definitely configured your UI according to you needs. Are you sure with that?

In fact, more than 90 % of our customers are not using full functionality of this powerful instrument. With White labeling you can simply add value to your solution by providing custom menu, custom translations and many other tips that you've never applied.

If you want to mesmerize your potential (and current) clients, do not miss any second of this complete tutorial.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Attention! Voting!

Dear friends, 
this short posting is all about our love* — Community edition.
We want to hear your voice. What do you think of this video? We tried to combine all key possibilities and use cases in 3 minutes spot.

Advises, constructive criticism and simple support are appreciated.

[Disclaimer: we might be ninjas in coding, but not in creation video. However, our team is evolving and strengthen on educating field]

*Professional edition is our passion and ALL OF YOU are source of inspiration. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Hello 2019 year!

Hello community!

ThingBoard was launched two years ago. The company is growing, our community is scaling. A small but world-spread ecosystem is establishing day by day. Our customers are changing with our help. And we want to evaluate as well.

On 2019 year we have a lot of plans in our to do list. Since this year you'll here from us more useful, interesting and exiting information. We are extending our communications. Extremely recommend you to subscribe to ThingsBoard on YouTube 👌 , join TB community of Facebook , read tweets and take a look to LinkedIn page where vacancies and company news will be posted.

Stay tuned and we wish you a Happy New Year with ThingsBoard!