The Internet of Things on AWS – Official Blog

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Integrate open source InfluxDB and Grafana with AWS IoT to visualize time series data

Across numerous types of implementations, a large portion of IoT applications collect large volumes of telemetry data. From industrial use cases to healthcare, and from consumer goods to logistics, IoT telemetry data points are highly time-dependent. In most IoT solutions, when the data is collected and reported matters for several reasons. For instance, in attribution […]

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Voice Enable Devices with AWS IoT and Amazon Alexa

Implement a Connected Building with Amazon Alexa and AWS IoT

This post covers the use case of an organization creating voice-enabled features for its customers. The example use case is building a smart hotel environment that allows hotel guests and employees to use voice commands to control devices within hotel rooms. Throughout this post, we focus on the integration between Amazon Alexa, Amazon API Gateway, […]

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Converting industrial protocols with AWS IoT Greengrass

Gaining access to sensor data or telemetry of industrial machines is a key requirement for implementing high-value use cases around smart manufacturing or Industry 4.0. For instance, predictive maintenance or automated quality control is not possible without having such data at a high temporal resolution. Given the heterogeneous environment of modern industrial production lines with […]

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Building a virtual fob with Amazon Key for Business and AWS IoT

For many people, getting a package delivered from Amazon is painless. However, problems can arise in access-controlled properties such as apartment complexes, condominiums, and businesses. This post tells how an Amazon team developed Amazon Key for Business to address this issue. Overview Amazon strives to make its package delivery process quick and easy for customers. […]

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Building Edge Solutions on OpenWrt with AWS IoT Greengrass

Hardware and operating systems for edge devices are built and delivered to customers in a wide range of form factors, such as consumer gateways, industrial controllers, and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) building commercial off-the-shelf products decide which hardware and software combinations to use. System integrators (SIs) developing […]

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Injecting data into AWS IoT Analytics from Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

It is easy to ingest device data directly from connected IoT devices as they are integrated with AWS IoT Core. However, AWS IoT Analytics also provides a public BatchPutMessage API action to allow you to inject data from other data resources. In this post, I show how to inject data into AWS IoT Analytics from […]

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Using AWS IoT Services for Asset Condition Monitoring

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents an unparalleled opportunity for every industry to address core business challenges, such as reducing downtime, improving safety, increasing system output, reducing operating costs, and creating innovative services and business models. In this blog post, I will show how you can use AWS IoT services to build an asset […]

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Provision Devices Globally with AWS IoT

Customers are building globally distributed IoT solutions with AWS IoT. A device that connects to AWS IoT must be provisioned in an AWS Region. However, when devices are shipped globally, you don’t know in which AWS IoT Region the device will connect when it starts operation. In this blog post, I will describe a global […]

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Perform Protocol Conversion at the Edge with AWS Lambda and AWS Greengrass

In industrial automation, you will find dozens of protocols used by devices and PLC vendors: OPC-UA, Modbus TCP, serial, and more. In fact, often in just one facility, it is common to find two similar processes performing the same function with different equipment. AWS Greengrass reduces the operational overhead for businesses to change protocols as […]

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Ensure Secure Communication with AWS IoT Core Using the Certificate Vending Machine Reference Application

X.509 certificates are used to ensure secure communication between IoT devices and AWS IoT Core. Devices use these certificates to connect to AWS IoT Core using TLS mutual authentication. AWS IoT Core uses TLS mutual authentication to encrypt data as it moves between AWS IoT Core and other devices or other AWS services. A X.509 certificate […]

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