Introduction

Bosch IoT Things enables applications to manage digital twins for their IoT device assets in a simple, convenient, robust, and secure way. Based on the digital twin approach, applications can manage asset data, are notified automatically on all relevant changes of their IoT devices, and share device data and functionality across the layers of their application or with 3rd-party applications.

Bosch IoT Things - information flow

As part of the Bosch IoT Suite, the Bosch IoT Things service is available as a fully managed, shared service in the cloud.

Register, read, and update your things using our lean yet powerful HTTP API or Java client. The Java client supports the asynchronous and non-blocking programming paradigm. The REST-like HTTP API uses a sophisticated fine-grained resource layout that allows you to address every single part of your thing.
Bosch IoT Things also allows you to easily organize your things by describing topologies with links to things based on your solution-specific semantics.

Find your things by their dynamic properties (e.g. measured values) or static attributes. The service maintains a powerful search index for this and provides a flexible and straightforward way to describe filters and the pattern for presenting the results by API.

With every request, you can specify which parts of the things you are actually interested in, and thus dramatically limit the amount of data to be transferred as a result. This speeds up applications that need to handle a huge number of things.

Our service not only supports your solution to manage the data of your things, but enables you to securely communicate with your things or even the physical devices that a thing might represent. Each thing is able to send messages to other things or applications and vice versa. The messages are routed and can transport any domain-specific data. The range can vary from a simple value to configure a device, on through to complex data structures, or data series for more detailed process steps.

Solutions can subscribe to messages and data changes or to defined life cycle events for your things. Bosch IoT Things leverages the permissions you defined at the thing policy when routing the messages to subscribers.

Bosch IoT Things is available as a fully managed, shared service in the cloud.
There is a 'Free Plan' suitable for evaluation and exploration: thus feel free to register your first solution and start working creating your first Things without any obligations. See Book the Bosch IoT Things cloud service.