ioBridge is a manufacturer of Internet-based monitor and control hardware and a provider of seamlessly integrated cloud-based social Web 2.0 folksonomies and curated online API webservices, using WebSocket, JSON and a host of other related technologies.
In December 2008, ioBridge released the IO-204 Monitor and Control Module and web services platform to connect electronics projects online such as an iPhone-controlled dog treat dispenser and a toaster that could post to Twitter.
In 2009, ReadWriteWeb chose the IO-204 Module as one of its "Top 10 Internet of Things Products of 2009", and Ben Arnold from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) explored the possibilities of using the IO-204 for social-network-aware home automation in the article "Growing the connected home ecosystem".
The IO-204 Module connects to a Local Area Network using 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet and then establishes an encrypted connection to ioBridge web servers.
The IO-204 has four GPIO channels. Each channel includes a 5 V power line, a ground connection, digital input pin, analog input pin, and a digital output pin. The digital input line is capable of reading voltages of 0 V and 5 V and pulse counting. The analog input is 10-bit resolution for voltages varying between 0 V and 5 V. The digital output line outputs 0 V and 5 V at 20 mA and is capable of sending pulses and serial data.
The module provides 1 KB of on-board logic storage for rules defined by the user. A rule is a set of conditions and actions based on time, input conditions, output conditions, and online/offline status.
The IO-204 requires a regulated 5 V power adapter with a minimum of 1 A and a maximum of 4 A.
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