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Wiring up the Internet of Things with Node-RED

Node-RED is a browser-based visual tool for creating flows of events and deploying to its lightweight runtime

Node-RED created in an IBM laboratory (UK) is a GUI for wiring up the Internet of Things (IoT) built-on Node.JS.

It is possible that some of you have known, or used LabView. LabView  is a GUI for wiring up complex laboratory equipment like Voltage sources, measuring instruments, automated relays, rf generators, lasers, robots etc., but Node-RED is some thing similar for IoT but lot more extensible network-wise. Of course my knowledge of LabView is not current and you may find more information from National Instruments.


Source: http://iotsolutionsalliance.intel.com/member-roster/national-instruments

Get a quick overview of Node-RED here:
http://nodered.org/

Node-RED is a browser based visual tool for creating flows of events and deploying to its lightweight runtime. It is developed as an open source project on GitHub under Apache License. It uses JSON format.

The background has been darkened to improve readability. The original from Node-RED.
For starters you should access this link to immediately get to know Node-RED.
http://nodered.org/docs/getting-started/installation.html

 

If you are working off Windows OS, this is where you can download.
https://github.com/joyent/node/wiki/Installing-Node.js-via-package-manager#windows

Supported hardware products are,

Arduino  --http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Products?from=Main.Hardware

>Raspberry Pi (single board computer)--http://www.raspberrypi.org/resources/


Source:  Image from Wikipedia

BeagelBoneBlack---http://beagleboard.org/

Security will be a matter of great concern for IoT as it is for Cloud based services.

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