Getting Started

A quick overview of the tools and services available for developers on our platform. To get you started quickly, a short summary of core concepts are provided to point you in the right direction.

Devices

Disruptive Technologies (DT) aims to make gathering large quantities of data in almost any environment as simple as possible. Wireless Sensors send new events to a Cloud Connector that propagates them securely through to the DT Cloud. There is no setup or pairing required. Sensors securely communicate with all available Cloud Connectors within range.

Head over to the Devices page to get an overview of the wide selection of devices we offer.

Sensor Emulator

If you do not have access to physical sensors yet, our Sensor Emulator API lets you create and interact with emulated sensors with ease, a valuable tool for both debugging and exploring our services.

Head over to the Sensor Emulator page to get started.

Two Integration Paths

There are two paths to integrate with our platform. Data Connectors pushes events directly to your Cloud Service and the REST API lets you control everything programmatically.

Data Connectors

A simple yet reliable method of forwarding your data into an external service. They work like webhooks by sending device events as HTTPS POST requests, with additional features for security and reliability that make them perfect for, but not limited to, the following integrations.

  • Long-term storage in your own database.

  • Data science applications that require a constant stream of data.

  • Triggering alarms from data events.

Read the Introduction to Data Connectors to get started.

REST API

Our REST API can be used to programmatically interact with our services. For instance, DT Studio, our easy-to-use device management web-app, is itself entirely built upon the REST API. Therefore, everything you can do in DT Studio, from moving devices between projects and managing Service Accounts, can also be done via our REST API.

Read the Introduction to REST API to get started.

Service Accounts

All programmatic interaction with the Disruptive Technologies API is done via a logged-in Service Account. Once a client has been authenticated, the program interacting with the API will be able to perform operations that are within the role access level granted to the Service Account.

Read the Introduction to Service Accounts to get started.

Application Notes

Our sensors are designed to make gathering data from almost any environment simple, and there are many great use-cases that can be supported when in possession of large quantities of data. While DT does not currently deliver end-user solutions for this, some of our internal developers have written a few application notes where different use-cases are experimented with, implemented, and discussed.

Head over to the Application Notes page to read about some of the ideas we have for using our sensors.