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Visible Things Platform

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Targeting a wide range of industrial markets, Visible Things™ is a highly flexible and comprehensive evaluation and development platform for edge-to-enterprise IoT projects.

The platform delivers tested, proven, secure and integrated hardware and embedded software to connect smart sensors and embedded devices via gateway solutions or low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking technologies, right through to the cloud and enterprise software applications.

Visible Things is developed based on best-in-class technology regarding function, cost and long term availability. All building blocks are size, cost, power and production optimized which enables users to develop as close as possible to their end application. Visible Things is a highly flexible solution devoted to enable fast and easy deployment of industrial IoT applications.

Gateway Features

  • Bluetooth Smart connectivity to sensors
  • WiFi and 3G connectivity to the cloud
  • MCU based on ARM Cortex-M™ core
  • UbiquiOS™ gateway embedded software

Sensor Features

  • Bluetooth Smart, Sigfox, and LoRa connectivity
  • Temperature
  • Proximity/Gesture
  • 9-Axis Accelero/Gyro/Compass
  • 6-Axis Accelero/Compass
  • 3-Axis Accelero
  • Humidity
  • 3-Axis + temperature
  • Pressure
  • Ambient Light

Cloud Services

From the gateway or directly through a Sigfox or LoRaWAN network, the platform can manage sensor data into the cloud ready for analytics, reporting and workflow management.

Instant sensor visualisation and a configurable rules engine is available in a standard cloud solution. Full customisation services are available. These cloud services are delivered through the Devicepoint platform supported by Avnet TS.

Example Applications

  • Predictive maintenance of motors and drives
  • Room control in homes and buildings
  • Lighting and shading (indoor & outdoor)
  • Security and surveillance
  • Home appliances
  • Smart energy (metering & in home displays)
  • Healthcare & infrastructure

Supporting Partners

Parts used for the Visible Things Platform:


Please contact our Visible Things team for more information.

Avnet Silica

Visible Things Boards

To get your IoT projects up and running quickly, Avnet Silica has three Visible Things™ reference-design starter kit boards available now!

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