We have the new AprilBrother BLE Gateway V4 in stock. This is the first gateway to support both WiFi and Ethernet.
Another first is that it sends advertising to your server using the efficient MessagePack JSON format.
“An easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data”
It has over 135 different processors to easily consume data and send it on to other systems.
NiFi has processors to Get and Put data to an MQTT broker. An example of re-publishing can be found at hortonworks.com.
NiFi provides a web-based user interface to manage dataflows in real time. The project was originally open-sourced by the United States National Security Agency (NSA).
If you are interested in using beacons in home automation, it’s worth looking at Happy Bubbles. It’s hardware and a server that allows you to automate things happening in response to beacons being detected.
“Happy Bubbles is a different kind of IoT company. The happiest bubbles are the ones you create for yourself, not ones that others force you into. We believe that the products you purchase are your own and should be accountable to you, not the company that made them. … They are designed to run on your own network and not rely on other people’s ‘cloud’ services unless you want them to. Know exactly what you’re getting and what it’s doing on your network.”
Both the iGS01 and the Wireless iBeacon Receiver support MQTT. Brian Boucheron has written a recent article on How to Install and Secure the Mosquitto MQTT Messaging Broker on Ubuntu 16.04. It shows you how to install Mosquitto, retrieve SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt and set the broker to use SSL to provide secure password protected MQTT communications.