Rapid IoT Prototyping with the Eclipse Vorto & Bosch IoT Suite

Eclipse Vorto is a great infrastructure to help you getting started with IoT development, particularly with the Bosch IoT Suite. But that’s not it. Vorto supports many other platforms, such as AWS or Google. The following webinar video (Source: Eclipse Virtual IoT Meetup) is going to give you some insights about the idea behind Vorto and how to use the Vorto’s infrastructure to develop an IoT application in no time, based on the Eclipse IoT Software Stack and Bosch IoT Suite. Have fun :)

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An IoT Solution for farmers to execute agricultural operations

Vorto has been part of a winning IoT solution Krishi IoT that has won the 2nd price at the Eclipse Open IoT Challenge.

The solution developers have used Vorto to define Information models for the devices used in this IoT solution. The developers have also done a demonstration on how to install and use Vorto for IoT projects in this video.

Vorto Web System Modeler

Have you struggled building IoT solution for your business or customers or just as a hobby for yourself by working with myriad technologies, platforms, APIs, devices etc? Whether it’s a proof of concept or building real complex IoT solution, were you set off by integrating with heterogeneous technologies/systems?


How Eclipse Vorto is helping the IoT to evolve

Eclipse Vorto is an open source project that aims to help compile and manage abstract device descriptions (information models). What’s special about this project is that it’s not an attempt to prescribe any one standard that encompasses all existing technologies. Instead, Eclipse Vorto takes a completely technology-independent approach – and this could eventually make it easier to implement standards.

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Interoperability for the Internet of Things

Bosch Corporate Research is currently conducting a research project that uses Eclipse Vorto to describe the vehicle-to-cloud interface. This blog describes how the key data and services required for communication at this vehicle-to-cloud interface can be represented using Vorto.

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Vorto IoT Information models

Boris Adryan has written a blog post to understand Vorto better.

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Interesting article on Vorto

An Iot enthusiast has posted an interesting article on Vorto in his blog.

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Automate Vorto development environment setup using Oomph

This blog tells how to use oomph to automate the annoying eclipse environment setup for Eclipse Vorto project. Although the depicted code is for Vorto project, the concept and procedure work for all Eclipse based project, it could be easily customized to help your own project.


Eclipse Vorto As A Service

A virtual meetup was held on Google Hangouts where a short overview of Vorto and its powerful components such as Vorto repository and Code generators was presented.


Eclipse Vorto – smart approach on getting products connected

One year ago we initiated the Eclipse Vorto project, and provided initial sources that now serve as the technical basis of today’s Vorto components. Since then, we have learned a lot, gained plenty of valuable experience, and of course implemented a range of new features. Now just before the year draws to a close, we would like to review the work that has been done over the past few months and provide some ideas for the future.

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Web Application for Devices in < 2 minutes

Sounds unrealistic? Not really, though!! Here is a quickest way to create a web interface for your physical devices using Vorto. Here are the list of ingredients you need before you develop it.


Gamifying IoT with Vorto

Welcome to this blogpost that explains how to develop an App using Vorto.

This App is an iOS Game that displays different moves on a Flat Screen based on the player’s movement. The player has to follow specific moves. Two TI Sensortags are tied, one on each wrist to detect whether a move is a hit or not.

Vorto provides a specific Information Model for these TI Sensortags. Based on this Information Model, the necessary Swift code is generated with an iOS Platform Generator.


Share & reuse models with the Vorto Repository

In the current development branch, the following functionalities have been added to the Vorto toolset to enable developers to seamlessly integrate with the Model Repository:

  • Search models in the repository
  • Share models to the repository
  • Use a shared model as reference in a local model project
  • Import a shared model to the local workspace
  • Eclipse preferences for the URL, username and password of the Model Repository.
  • Information Model Repository

Eclipse IoT open source standardization project

Many technologies are available today that allow for the interconnection of devices, the management of systems of devices, and consequently the realization of solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT). However, most of the software components related to the IoT are industry-specific implementations that provide individual abstraction layers for specific groups of devices. Because of the different approaches, there is often no interoperability between the mentioned components. This in particular leads to a variety of disparate implementations related to the connectivity of one and the same device.

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