Thoughts and updates from the OpenIO team

Four benefits of implementing IoT in the laboratory

The Internet of Things (IoT) is finally becoming established in the laboratory, allowing researchers and scientists to work more efficiently, minimise failures and even improve their work-life balance. A recent article in the Nature journal provides a fascinating snapshot into the way IoT is changing lab work, clearly showing a shift in the way researchers and scientists work

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A Year of OpenIOLabs

2016 was the year that OpenIOLabs went out in to the world, after our hard work developing the product it was time to show you what it was made of. We think we achieved this, and more last year! Read our round up of the year and learn more about the projects we're working on.

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Managing the ‘things’ in the Internet of Things

What does a ‘thing’ need to work in IoT? An article we recently read has given us food for thought. The Hierachy of the IoT ‘thing’ needs published by Jim Hunter in Techcrunch likens ‘things’ to people because they have needs that must be met to operate properly.

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Making data collection flexible with OpenIOLabs: three real-life examples

What we often hear is that IoT and machine to machine communications hold so much potential, but the reality is that the uniqueness of each lab set up makes it hard to benefit from what it offers. The need to introduce modern equipment is important, as it increases efficiency, but incorporating them means reinvesting in new technologies, that is until OpenIOLabs was launched.

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Visit OpenIOLabs at Innovate 2016, Manchester

  We’re excited to say we’ve won a place at Innovate UK, taking place on the 2 and 3 November in Manchester. This is an incredible opportunity for OpenIOLabs and we can’t wait to be among so many ground-breaking UK companies. What makes us feel particularly proud to be part of it is that there […]


How to simply and efficiently set up a connected lab

How much of your time is lost in organising your lab? A connected lab is what many scientists aim for but the time to implement is small, and what if it doesn’t work? This blog post focuses on the features of a connected lab, the ease of set up and the efficiencies it provides.

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Combining SICM and OpenIOLabs control

Are you an SICM (Scanning Ion Conductance Microscope) user? We’ve brought the Ionscope brand into the OpenIOLabs meaning you can now start to benefit from the flexible OpenIOLabs control and data acquisition platform.

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How can you reduce the burden of big data?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has revolutionised how we collect and store data, but it does mean there is the burden of handling it all. How can data be organised and used more effectively with fewer growing pains? We look at edge processing and how it can streamline the way you work.

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