WISP: a WiFi module for the Internet-of-Things
embdSocial™ is an Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform usable to provide communication support to smart objects and devices. embdSocial™ is based on WISP™, an electronic module that can be connected to any microcontroller-equipped device (such as an Arduino board, by means of ad-hoc shield) to exploit several communication services:
Each WISP™ allows real-time bi-directional communication through our secure, globally accessible API. In addition to merely providing internet connectivity, embdSocial™ provides one interface and architecture that simplifies common tasks through the use of plug-ins:
- Tweeting/receiving @messages
- Updating Facebook statuses
- Sending/receiving emails
- Sending/receiving SMS text messages
- Manipulating files in your Dropbox
Each WISP™ is equipped with a 802.11 network interface (with support to WEP, WPA and WPA2 protocols) which allows the device to be easily connected with the embdSocial™’s servers; moreover, its configuration is completely web-based.
More information can be found on the embdSocial™ homepage, together with a couple of videos presenting its capabilities.