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Internet of Things, edge computing, IoT device software, C++


Video: Using the macchina.io REMOTE Command-Line Clients for SSH, SCP and SFTP

This video gives a quick demonstration how to use the macchina.io REMOTE command-line client tools for remote SSH, SCP and SFTP access to a device via macchina.io REMOTE. These tools are available for Windows, macOS and Linux. macchina.io REMOTE provides secure remote access via web (HTTP), shell (SSH), file transfer (SFTP), remote desktop (VNC, RDP) […]

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Video: Running the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent with Docker on a Synology DiskStation

A step-by-step tutorial how to install and run the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent on an edge device capable of running containers. In this video, the macchina.io REMOTE Device video will be installed on a Synology DiskStation to get secure remote access to the DiskStation Manager web application. macchina.io REMOTE provides secure remote access via web […]

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Video: Installing the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent on a Raspberry Pi or similar Linux device

A step-by-step tutorial how to install the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent on a Raspberry Pi (or similar Linux device). Links mentioned in the video: macchina.io REMOTE SDK including WebTunnelAgent WebTunnelAgent Executable for Raspberry Pi (Debian 11.x/Bullseye) WebTunnelAgent Documentation WebTunnelAgent.properties File Template (GitHub) init.d script for WebTunnelAgent (GitHub) To learn more about macchina.io REMOTE, visit: https://macchina.io/remote […]

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Video: Getting Started with macchina.io REMOTE – SSH into a remote Raspberry Pi behind a NAT router

This video guides you through the first steps with macchina.io REMOTE. macchina.io REMOTE provides secure remote access via web (HTTP), shell (SSH), file transfer (SFTP), remote desktop (VNC, RDP) and other protocols to IoT devices behind routers or firewalls. No port forwarding, scarce public IPv4 addresses, or complex and inflexible VPNs required. In this video, […]

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How to Provide Secure Remote Access to IoT Edge Devices via Web, SSH and Remote Desktop

Remote access for IoT devices through NAT and Firewalls

Secure remote access to IoT edge devices is one of the fundamental building blocks of the Internet of Things. End users want to access and manage their devices via web or mobile app, service partners need access to devices installed at remote locations, and product sup-port teams need to be able to log-in to devices installed at customer sites.

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Communication with Bluetooth Low-Energy Devices on Linux

Why are so many IoT developers connecting with Bluetooth?

What is Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy? Bluetooth is a wireless technology used to build Personal Area Networks (PAN) or piconets. Since it’s original development by Ericsson in 1989, it has grown in popularity to the point where today it has become a standard feature in many segments of the consumer electronic market. The use […]


macchina.io EDGE Release 2021.1 Available

macchina.io EDGE provides a web-enabled, secure, highly modular and extensible C++ and JavaScript IoT edge application environment on top of Linux, consisting of middleware, protocols and rich APIs. The latest 2021.1 release upgrades the underlying C++ libraries and frameworks (POCO C++ Libraries, POCOpro OSP and Remoting) to their current versions, adds support for MQTT version 5 […]


macchina.io Remote Manager 2.8.0 Available

macchina.io Remote Manager delivers secure IoT edge device remote access and management via web, apps, shell (SSH) and remote desktop (VNC, RDP). No worries about insecure port forwarding, scarce public IPv4 addresses, or complex and inflexible VPNs. We are happy to announce the latest release of macchina.io Remote Manager, release 2.8.0. This release brings a […]

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Building an IoT Edge Application with macchina.io and Docker (Part 2)

InfluxDB Dashboard

Welcome back to the second and final part of my article where I describe how I’ve built a simple edge computing application by combining macchina.io EDGE and macchina.io Remote Manager with InfluxDB, a widely used time-series database, with everything running in Docker containers that can be managed via Portainer. In the first part, I described how I’ve […]


Building an IoT Edge Application with macchina.io and Docker (Part 1)

macchina.io Edge Demo Setup

Following up my previous blog post about edge computing, in this blog post I will show how to build an edge computing application by combining macchina.io EDGE and macchina.io Remote Manager with a number of other applications. These are Docker, as everything will be deployed in containers, Portainer, for providing a nice remotely-accessible web interface for managing […]

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