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IoT device programming, edge computing, C++


Selecting a technology pathway for your IoT platform

One of the first decisions that you and your team will need to make on the way to building your IoT platform is which technology to use as your starting point. There are many factors to evaluate and the best solution will vary depending on a range of factors, including: your budget, the size and […]

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IoT Business Models and Business Ideas

We have collected a list of some of the best IoT business models that we have seen hitting the market over the last few years.

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Two-Factor Authentication in macchina.io Remote Manager

Today we’re releasing version 2.4.0 of macchina.io Remote Manager. The most important feature in this release is support for two-factor authentication using time-based one-time passwords (TOTPs), such as supported by apps like Google Authenticator or Authy.  If enabled in the global application configuration, a user can set up two-factor authentication in their account page in […]

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macchina.io Remote Manager 2.0

It’s hard to believe, but this year macchina.io Remote Manager already turns 10 years old. Of course, the current version of Remote Manager has not much in common with its early humble beginnings (back then called my-devices.net), except for the basic product idea: providing secure, hassle-free remote access to IoT devices via web and other […]

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Setting Up the macchina.io Remote Manager Server on AWS

macchina.io Remote Manager provides secure remote access to connected devices – for end users, service providers and support teams. Setting up your own macchina.io Remote Manager server on Amazon AWS is now easier than ever. We now provide a pre-configured AMI (Amazon Machine Image) which has everything required to run the Remote Manager server preinstalled and […]

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Connecting a Smart Streetlamp to ThingSpeak with macchina.io

At the place where our office is located there’s also a “smart city” research project going on, including a cool autonomous shuttle and a couple of “smart” street lamps. These lamps contain environmental sensors, as well as other gadgets like a display and cameras. The idea was to get the sensor data – temperature, humidity, […]

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Remote Access: The Pros and Cons of Virtual Private Networking

Secure remote access to IoT edge devices is one of the fundamental requirements of the Internet of Things. IoT devices are often located in places that cannot be reached easily by support technicians, such as remote locations or factory floors with access restrictions. Nevertheless, it must be possible for support staff and other authorized staff […]

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The End of Cloud Computing?

I recently came across a great talk by Peter Levine, a partner at Andreesen Horowitz, titled “Return to the Edge and the End of Cloud Computing”. He gives a good introduction to edge computing, why there’s no way around it and how it will change IT in the coming years. Basically we’re entering a new […]

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iX Special Internet of Things

German iX magazine by Heise has published a new special issue on Internet of Things. I have contributed two articles to the magazine special issue. The first one is about edge and fog computing, the hottest topic currently in IoT. The other one is about IoT programming with C++, which I (unsurprisingly) consider the most […]


macchina.io on the IoT Landscape 2018

We are proud to announce that macchina.io, our IoT device software platform for edge devices and gateways, has made it onto the 2018 edition of the IoT Landscape by FirstMark Capital. Created by Matt Turck, this chart shows the most significant players in the IoT space. macchina.io can be found quite in the center of […]

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