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ioBroker is an integration platform for the Internet of Things, focused on Building Automation, Smart Metering, Ambient Assisted Living, Process Automation, Visualization and Data Logging. It aims to be a possible replacement or extension for software like fhem, OpenHAB or the thing system. ioBroker is the successor of CCU.IO, a project quite popular in the German HomeMatic community.

ioBroker is not just an application, it's more of a a concept, a database schema, and offers a very easy way for systems to inter operate. ioBroker defines some common rules for a pair of databases used to exchange data and publish events between different systems.

MySensors is supported through the Serial Gateway and Ethernet Gateway.

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  • Developed completely in JavaScript.
  • Integration with ioBroker takes place through so called adapters, which allows connectivity to other systems running in the network.
  • Unique dashboard editor "vis". See examples here.
  • Can handle logging of events to many different databases such as MS-SQL, MySQL, PostreSQL, InfluxDB, SQLite and just plain text files.
  • Native NodeRed integration for visual scripting with support for hundreds of devices and protocols.
  • Scenes and scripts in JavaScript.
  • Very modular architecture with possibility to run modules on different PCs, mini computers, NAS and on everything that supports Node.js.
  • Simple and easy to use MQTT protocol support.
  • ioBroker can run on any OS that supports Node.js like ARM, x86, Windows, Linux, OSX. Recommended is x86 based or ARM based systems like RaspberyPi2/3, BananaPi or Cubietruck running Debian based Linux as operating system.
  • The system spawns a new Node.js-process for every adapter instance, so RAM becomes is a limiting factor. A single adapters memory fingerprint is about 10-60MB.
  • Large and friendly community on


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