After one month of intense activities on Customer site and Conferences in which I talked about Watson and Watson IoT, I come back on my blog 🙂
For now I am having so much fun with Node-Red and I would like to share with you the Virtual IoT device nodes. It’s a very useful and funny package:
Virtual IoT device
The Virtual IoT device can used by a set of nodes to help you create simulated devices connected to IBM Watson IoT Platform. This module provides a set of nodes in Node-RED to rapidly implement simulated IoT device behavior and use it to run many device instances. You can install it on you Node-RED from here
You can read my old post about how to install a new node in Node-RED.
It’s very funny to create device schema by virtual device node:
Virtual IoT device schema
The device simulator has been designed to solve the test problems by injecting test data into the system, of course the pros are:
- Provides test data including complex json structure with configurable patterns.
- Implements operations for processing any test data coming from the system
- Generates test events
- Simulates device communication problems and internal errors
- Provides simulated real-time geographical location data
I created a very cool virtual IoT device to monitor my Hi-Fi equipment, for example I simulated to catch the track played, the valve temperature and so on.
Here is demo from my Bluemix environment: