Big news from AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas! We are excited to announce that Rigado, in partnership with Canonical and AWS, is demonstrating the first IoT Gateway to run the new Greengrass 1.7 with Greengrass Connectors directly to Bluetooth devices.
Our Cascade Gateway solution integrates the scalability of AWS Greengrass 1.7 edge computing with the flexibility of Bluetooth connectivity – an exciting development for companies requiring large-scale IoT solutions that leverage BLE end-devices.
The Rigado demonstration shows an asset tracking and cold chain monitoring solution using Bluetooth-based sensors and a Rigado gateway running Greengrass. Real-time data is collected and displayed in Amazon CloudWatch for the location, temperature, pressure, and humidity surrounding a box of vaccines during shipment. Using, for the first time, AWS Lambda Functions to speak directly to Bluetooth sensors through AWS Greengrass we are filtering data and triggering alerts in real-time at the edge. Alerts are sent for variances in temperature that indicate “out-of-specification” shipment conditions.
This was accomplished with very little coding thanks to the out-of-the-box Bluetooth connectivity provided via Rigado’s Edge Connect APIs and easy cloud connectivity from AWS Greengrass. Both Edge Connect and the new AWS Greengrass 1.7 are being run as Snaps from within Ubuntu Core operating system provided by Canonical.
With Bluetooth Low Energy — especially Bluetooth 5 with its longer-range capability — rapidly gaining popularity in Commercial IoT solutions used for sensing, monitoring and asset tracking, this new combined solution comes at a critical time. IoT teams building applications with thousands — or even millions — of Bluetooth devices can now leverage the power and scalability of AWS Greengrass 1.7 to process data and trigger actions from those endpoints.
The same demonstration is also on display during re:Invent in the AWS Executive Briefing Center. If you are attending re:Invent this week, we invite you to schedule a meeting time or stop by either location to see the demonstration. If you cannot make it to the show you can watch the video instead. We also have a solution brief detailing the solution.
Special thanks as well to Ruuvi (www.ruuvi.com) for supporting the demonstration by providing their excellent, multipurpose RuuviTag Bluetooth based sensors.