An embedded client that works almost everywhere and all you have to do is: connect it to the network and power it on.
“The idea for a network client that reports data to a server was born a while ago when a marketing company contacted me. They wanted to display water and air temperatures live on their homepage.”
The embedded client system uses a DHCP client to obtain an IP address and other network parameters such as gateway address and the netmask from your DSL-router or Cable-router. This process is totally automatic and happens as soon as board is powered on.
The board uploads then periodically measurements to a server in the internet (aka server in the cloud). When you purchase an embedded client board pre-loaded with software then the access to the data receiving server is included.