daq.io connects your device to the Internet of Things.

Why should I care and how can I use it?

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Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things. In Europe, “Industrie 4.0” and its interconnected, intelligent machines are touted the future of manufacturing as we know it, supposedly ushering in the next industrial revolution. The “Nest” thermostat was the first traditional household item that went online and leveraged big data to benefit the average house-owner. Around the world, technical innovations and potential business models are being discussed. The concept of the “Internet of Things”, at the moment, is not fully defined. We all know we want it. Everyone is excited. The question every engineer is confronted with right now is: Where do I start?

daq.io is here to help. We want to help scientists and engineers choose the right toolset to get their devices and measurements online. In product research & development, a variety of tools is common to design and prototype, such as National Instruments LabVIEWTM. Together with off-the-shelf hardware, it provides a powerful platform for engineers to design and build prototypes, prove their concepts and ideas with alpha stage devices. However, finding a good tool to monitor and view their measurements online is not easy. Typically, Machine 2 Machine platforms speak a different language and do not interface well with the test & measurement world. At the same time, available plugins to remotely view LabVIEW do not offer any SCADA functionality, such as holding historical data to allow for trends and predictions.

Therefore, we designed daq.io to be as intuitive as possible to use for a LabVIEW-savvy engineer. At the same time, daq.io gives you a powerful platform to store and view your data online. Manage your machines and your assets online.

Use daq.io to

  • manage your devices and machines from a web browser.
  • view your measurements online.
  • design customized interfaces with relevant data for different user groups.
  • integrate embedded platforms to the Internet of Things.