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Everyware Software Framework (ESF) is an enterprise-ready IoT Edge Framework distributed and supported by Eurotech. Based on Eclipse Kura, the open source Java/OSGi middleware for IoT gateways, ESF adds provisioning, advanced security, remote access, diagnostics monitoring. It supports ready-to-use field protocols (including Modbus, OPC-UA, S7, FANUC, J1939, J1979, BACnet, IEC 60870-5-101, IEC 60870-5-104, DNP3, M-bus), MQTT connectivity, and a web-based visual data flow programming to acquire data from the field, process it at the edge, and publish it to IoT Cloud Platforms. ESF features full remote device management through its integration with Everyware Cloud, Eurotech’s IoT Integration Platform.

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iBeacon Driver

ESF provides a driver specifically developed to manage iBeacon™ protocol.
The driver is available only for gateways that support the new Bluetooth LE APIs. They can be used into the Wires framework, the Asset model or directly using the Driver itself.

Features

The iBeacon™ driver is designed to listen for incoming beacon packets and to recognise the specific protocol. Of course it's not possible to write data to the beacons, since this is outside the protocol specification.

Installation

As the others Drivers supported by ESF, it is distributed as a deployment package on the Eclipse Marketplace here. It can be installed following the instructions provided here.

Instance creation

A new iBeacon instance can be created either by clicking the New Driver button in the dedicated Drivers and Assets Web UI section or by clicking on the + button under Services. In both cases, the org.eclipse.kura.driver.ibeacon factory must be selected and a unique name must be provided for the new instance.
Once instantiated, the Driver has to be configured setting the Bluetooth interface name (i.e. hci0) that will be used to connect to the device.

Channel configuration

The iBeacon Driver channel can be configured with the following parameters:

  • enabled: it allows to enable/disable the channel. If it isn't selected the channel will be ignored.
  • name: the channel name.
  • type: the channel type, (READ, WRITE, or READ_WRITE).
  • value.type: the Java type of the channel value. The value read by the Driver will be converted to the value.type.
  • listen: when selected, a listener will be attached to this channel. Any event on the channel will be reported using a callback and the value will be emitted.

Updated 11 months ago

iBeacon Driver


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