Features of the Odoo 16 IoT Module

October 19, 2023

IoT gadgets that broadcast data through wireless networks include smart TVs, wearables, toys, speakers, and appliances. These networked devices are part of an ecosystem that shares sensor data with businesses and automates tasks at home and at work. They fit within the consumer, corporate, and industry sectors. Items connected to consumers that recognize and respond to human presence. These appliances are essential parts of the Internet of Things network.

IoT devices are physical objects designed to communicate with the outside world. Examples of these products are security cameras and sensors. They frequently use open-source designs and come with an integrated CPU, network adapter, and firmware. These devices connect to a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server and obtain an IP address in order to function as a network. Of them, some are only accessible over the public internet, while the bulk only use private networks.

Software or integrated web servers are used to configure and control most outgoing traffic to and from IoT devices. While some Internet of Things devices are designed to operate only on private networks, others take inputs.

The adoption of IoT systems has challenges with security, interoperability, power/processing capability, scalability, and availability. IoT device management, which integrates, arranges, keeps track of, and remotely maintains internet-enabled devices, can help address these problems by guaranteeing their security, connectivity, and well-being over the course of their lives.

Odoo 16 IoT Boxes

The Odoo 16 IoT Boxes application is a secure and user-friendly platform for managing and configuring IoT devices and connections. Odoo sells an external Internet of Things box together with related software. An Internet of Things (IoT) box is a microcomputer that makes it possible to connect input and output devices to an Odoo database. A subscription is required to use the IoT box over a secure connection. IoT system adoption is hampered by issues with availability, scalability, power/processing capability, security, and interoperability. IoT device management helps resolve issues by ensuring the security, connectivity, and longevity of internet-enabled devices..


You can install the Odoo 16 ERP Package application to manage your IoT devices. You may see the dashboard of available IoT Boxes in the displayed window, as seen below.


IoT Boxes Menu

The IoT Boxes’ Kanban view, complete with connection linkages and the total number of associated devices, is visible. By selecting the “List” icon located in the upper right corner of the page, one can convert the Kanban view to a list view as well. By viewing the Kanban Card, as seen in the screenshot below, you can see which devices are linked to the IoT Box. 


How to Connect Devices to the Odoo IoT Box

Once you have reached the IoT Boxes Application Platform, click the “CONNECT” button located in the top-left corner of the “IoT Boxes” dashboard. As seen below, this action will cause a pop-up window to open.


The IoT unit can be connected to the database using one of two recommended methods. to connect the Internet of Things unit to a wired “Ethernet Connection” or “Wi-Fi Connection.” You can follow the instructions in any of the two sections below to proceed with the joining process.

Ethernet Attachment: Press the “PAIR” button after entering the “Pairing Code” in the corresponding field to establish an Ethernet connection. Now that it is linked to the database, the IoT box will appear on the IoT Boxes page.

WiFi Connection: In order to connect the IoT box to the Odoo database later on, select the link from the “Wi-Fi Connection” area that is provided in the “Token” field.  Next, use your laptop or computer to navigate to the available WiFi networks and establish a connection to the IoT box WiFi network. Like configuring a Bluetooth or wireless connection, these steps are rather easy to perform.

Devices Menu

The available IoT-connected devices are displayed in a Kanban view based on groups in the “Devices” dashboard window, as seen below.                                                                                                                            


This dashboard view lets you see all the devices that are linked to your Internet of Things box. Every Kanban Card has an indication of the type of connection, such as Wi-Fi or Ethernet. You can also control the devices and determine whether they are connected or not from this section.

You can Edit, Fold, or Delete the Kanban View by using the “Settings” icon. That is located next to the title of the device category. As seen in the screenshot below, adding more devices is possible by using the “+” symbol.


If you want to save the device name after entering it in the form that is displayed, click the “ADD” button. This button will launch a form for configuring the device, as seen below.

To establish a new IoT Box connection, fill out the form with all the device’s necessary information and save it.

These are just a handful of the features that the Odoo 16 IoT Application platform offers. With the aid of this program, users may effectively manage several IoT connections and devices.

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