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Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup

5/16/2012 04:57 PM EDT
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agk
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agk   5/21/2012 1:54:36 PM
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A product with open source platform. Many new software programs can be written to use this from laptops,mobile phones and tablets. There is a big market available and soon we can expect lower priced similar items from other sources.To beat them price it competitively.

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Charles.Desassure   5/21/2012 6:37:30 AM
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This is great news. Look forward to working with this.

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KB3001   5/20/2012 9:14:27 AM
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Very exciting product. The price is high in my opinion but hopefully it would come down substantially with high volumes.

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t.alex   5/20/2012 3:00:59 AM
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Still confused about the use case. Does it have storage like a normal SD card?

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Bob Mac   5/19/2012 12:01:34 PM
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Does this device support IPv6

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NeznanovicN   5/18/2012 8:36:41 PM
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Twine on Kickstarter shares a lot of functionality with this gizmo.

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Peter Clarke   5/18/2012 3:33:26 PM
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That sounds right...but Electic Imp are the people to ask

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jonsmirl   5/18/2012 2:00:35 PM
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I think it is this model... They licensed an RTOS with wifi and run it on the nodes. They wrote a squirrel VM which runs on top of the RTOS. The nodes link back to their sever, no direct access to the nodes. You go to their website to control the nodes. At their website you can upload code which gets compiled into byte code and downloaded into the nodes. You also have a UI for controlling the nodes.

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Peter Clarke   5/18/2012 9:31:38 AM
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That's not my understanding. THEY wrote the virtual machine and embedded OS using Squirrel. I think users will have a browser-based interface to control and link nodes. But by all means check out the Electric Imp website.

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Peter Clarke   5/18/2012 9:27:59 AM
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no cards are required on the server side....your cards ($25 each) just talk with the Electric Imp server over the cloud

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