Lemonbeat presents a new version of the IoT suite Lemonbeat Studio 2.0. It is described as a simple way to develop smart end devices for the IoT, meeting a range of applications including industry, energy and building management.
Intelligent devices significantly reduce the need to exchange control data between end devices and cloud platforms or gateways – which in turn reduces bandwidth and increases efficiency and reliability. At the heart of Lemonbeat’s IoT technology is its embedded operating system Lemonbeat OS. The OS is designed specifically for the IoT. The system is integrated onto a small chip in the end device, and enables users to develop individual applications by combining standardised software modules.
With Lemonbeat Studio 2.0, software developers and system integrators can configure Lemonbeat OS-compatible sensors and actuators without needing to write a single line of code. Using a simple point and click system, users can easily create and test intelligent behaviours and device interactions within an IoT environment.
The behaviour of the device can be modified during live operation. Lemonbeat Studio 2.0 also permits over-the-air (OTA) updates of its firmware.
A new feature in Lemonbeat Studio 2.0 is the Lemonbeat TestSuite plug-in. Users can test device configurations systematically and automatically, using flexible scenarios. The test scenarios can be run in the Lemonbeat Studio interface or as a console application. The user can also integrate the configurations into existing test environments, such as Jenkins. The results can be output in XML format and exported to other systems.
Developers keen to explore Lemonbeat technology and venture into the world of smarter IoT ecosystems based on Lemonbeat OS can obtain Lemonbeat Studio 2.0 directly from Lemonbeat as part of the developer package.
Lemonbeat is based in Dortmund, Germany, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of innogy SE (part of the RWE Group) – one of Europe’s largest utility companies with many years of experience in smart home applications. The company says its solutions are characterised by their slimline architecture, robust performance and high level of adaptability.