Cloud Connector connects an existing device (product or a proof-of-concept) to the Internet with minimal changes.
Cloud Connector is a pre-built firmware for ESP32. Get an ESP32 module from any distributor, flash a Cloud Connector firmware on it, wire Cloud Connector to your microcontroller, and you're done. Cloud Connector works with any host MCU, starting from a tiny 8-bit AVR up to a powerful 32-bit STM32F7.
Cloud Connector connects simulaneously to mDash to provide device management, and to your own cloud. Cloud Connector can update your device over-the-air without requiring making any changes to your device's firmware on the host MCU.
Cloud Connector is ideal for:
1) Retrofitting devices to make them Internet-connected and updatable,
2) Implementing voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Home Assistant.
|AWS, Azure, Google IoT||Yes|
|Device provisioning||Yes. WiFi AP, BLE|
|Networking logic||on Cloud Connector|
|Requires Host MCU change||No|
|Host MCU OTA update||Yes|
|Emergency remote control||Yes|
|Type||WiFi, Ethernet POE|