Because of its support for a wide range of devices and power, Meshcentral is already an amazing platform for remote management and control of Internet-of-Things devices. Today, we added another feature that makes Meshcentral a true leader in IoT device management and control - full GPIO support. General Propose IO (GPIO) is a set of software controlled hardware pins that are placed on many boards. If you look at the Intel® Galileo, there is a connector full of GPIO pins that can be configured to be used as signal input, output, oscillator or for analog read. These pins allow both DIY hackers and professionals to use these boards for a wide range of usages. GPIO is the key to connecting Intel architecture to garage doors, motion detectors, lamps, light sensors and much more. With a little knowledge, you can use many Intel® Galileo boards as an internet connected home alarm system, home automation system, controlling holiday lights or industrial machinery.
Now, users can setup each pin, its name and color on the UI. Then focus on getting it hooked up to something cool! Matt Primrose has really great YouTube video demonstrations of GPIO on Meshcentral and how it can work for you:
Youtube: Overview of GPIO support on Meshcentral (3 minutes, 57 seconds)
Youtube: Matt answers frequently asked questions about GPIO and Mesh (5 minutes, 30 seconds)
Questions and feedback appreciated,
Meshcentral now supports General Purpose IO (GPIO) on a wide array of devices.
You can configure, monitor and control IO pins on from a local device web site or from Meshcentral.com.