Particle Announces 3 New IoT Products For its Cloud IoT Suite
Particle is well known in IoT industry for its flagship IoT products likes Electron, Photon and recently launched Particle Mesh development board. Not only on the hardware side but on the connectivity and cloud side, Particle is building great tools to help developer and maker build IoT products fast and easy.
In Spectra, an event by Particle, they announced 3 new IoT offering on the cloud platform namely –
- Particle IoT Rules Engine (Beta), a drag-and-drop IoT application builder to accelerate your time to market.
- Particle Workbench (Developer Preview), a free, all-in-one offering to develop, program, and debug professional-grade apps for the Particle platform.
- Particle Mesh SOMs (System on Modules), an enterprise-grade, production-scale version of Particle Mesh.
These new products were built with makers needs in mind and the feedback Particle got from maker’s experiences. To learn more, you can read in-depth about these new products below:
Particle IoT Rules Engine (Beta)
The Particle IoT Rules Engine is a drag-and-drop IoT application builder designed to accelerate your time to market. The Rules Engine provides a visual interface to create and wire together if-this-then-that style logic — enabling customers to create business rules in the cloud that react to events in the physical world.
The IoT Rules Engine offers powerful yet flexible building blocks to create the rules needed for any IoT use case. For instance, real-time alerting, IoT data management, OTA firmware automation, seamless 3rd party integrations, and more. Built on IBM’s Node-RED widely adopted open-source tool designed for IoT, builders can benefit from thousands of community-contributed logic snippets, called nodes, to supercharge their workflows.
The visual nature of the tool enables anyone on your team to use the IoT Rules Engine, not just engineers. Enlist customer success teams to create support-related flows when devices experience problems. Or, call on business analysts to create marketing automation based on sensor data. It’s all possible with the IoT Rules Engine.
Particle Workbench (Developer Preview)
Particle Workbench is a new, all-in-one desktop experience optimized for professional IoT development. Powered by Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Particle Workbench provides all the tools you need to program and debug professional-grade apps for the Particle platform in a single download.
Particle Workbench includes features to help you create and deploy IoT devices locally and offline. In addition to Visual Studio Code’s features like IntelliSense, breakpoint debugging, and Git support, we’ve added tooling for local compilation, hardware debugging, OTA wireless updates, and more.
By including Visual Studio Code, you will also have access to over 8,000 extensions from Microsoft’s Visual Studio Marketplace in addition to custom extensions that drive Particle Workbench.
Particle Mesh SOMs (System on Modules)
In addition to the release of Particle Mesh developer kits, Particle Mesh SOMs (System on Module) are officially under development and will be available in 2019. These Particle Mesh SOMs are an enterprise-grade, production-scale version of mesh developer boards.
Like Particle’s E Series modules, Particle Mesh SOMs are designed to allow you to easily transition from prototype to production when building large-scale IoT products. When officially released, these mesh-enabled SOMs will be available with Wi-Fi and LTE/GSM connectivity, allowing you to connect to the wireless network of your choice.