Whether your Internet of Things product will be used for industrial or consumer applications, it needs to be easy to connect without complex mechanisms or expensive equipment.
Electric Imp’s patented setup solution, BlinkUp™, is just about as easy to use as it gets.
BlinkUp works with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to connect your products to the Internet in just a few seconds. Taking WiFi configuration information from the mobile device, BlinkUp transmits that data by rapidly flashing light pulses on the device’s screen. The data are read by an optical sensor tied to the product’s integrated impModule™ hardware in a truly one-step process without the need to scan barcodes, note down device IDs, or leave the mobile app to delve in settings screens.
BlinkUp uniquely combines the snoop-proof security of a wired connection with the convenience of wireless communication. Unlike other setup mechanisms, such as near-field communications (NFC) or Bluetooth, BlinkUp does not require the device being configured to incorporate special hardware or to be paired with the product.
Easy to integrate Software Development Kits (SDKs) allow you to embed BlinkUp technology seamlessly into your own mobile app for immediate out-of-the-box product setup.