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IOTech provide support for easily connecting to edge devices via a large number of common OT protocols. Each device connector is delivered as a low footprint microservice that can be used for fast and efficient data flow to either Edge Xpert or Edge XRT.
IOTech's Device Connectivity software greatly simplifies the work required to connect to and communicate with different devices and sensors at the IoT edge. It presents a large set of easy-to-use device connectors that support fast and efficient data flow from the devices to edge and cloud platforms.
Edge XRT is the software platform for time-critical and resource-constrained edge systems that supports edge computing key requirements such as dynamic edge data processing and the integration of multiple different southbound OT and northbound IT/Cloud endpoints. Edge XRT also supports key non-functional properties such as small memory footprint (e.g. less than 100 KB), ultra-low latency data processing (e.g. less than 100 microseconds), predictable and deterministic real-time execution, and legacy hardware and/or operating systems
Easily discover, connect and then read and write data to Bluetooth Low Energy devices with IOTech's high-performance BLE device connector. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), is a light-weight subset of classic Bluetooth and was introduced as part of the Bluetooth 4.0 specification. BLE is a close-range, wireless technology that is prevalent in connecting low-power or battery-based consumer IoT devices including wearables, phones and tablet PCs.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has produced a huge surge in the number of devices that need to communicate with both edge and cloud systems. One of the key challenges of the IoT, therefore, is to provide seamless support for device connectivity and data flow. Edge computing plays a crucial role here. It helps create the abstraction and bridging point between the OT edge environments where the data is being produced and locally processed, to the IT and cloud environments where the data can be further harnessed and integrated to back-end systems.
Edge computing solutions offer a place for collecting, computing and storing smart meter data before transmitting it to the cloud. This environment acts as a bridge in the middle of the smart grid and the cloud. It is geographically distributed and overhauls cloud computing via additional capabilities including reduced latency for more responsive grid control, increased privacy and locality for smart grids.
Connect to a Zigbee network and easily read and write data to devices with IOTech's high performance Zigbee device connector. Zigbee is an open wireless mesh network protocol managed by the Zigbee Alliance group. It is designed to transmit small amounts of data between low-power devices on the network. Zigbee is used in residential and commercial building automation environments, industrial heating and cooling systems, and in the medical device sector. Zigbee is a local area network (LAN) protocol, whereas Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is more focused around connectivity of mobile devices in close proximity to a central host device. The Zigbee Cluster Library (ZCL) defines a set of functions and profiles that allow device manufacturers to meaningfully communicate with each other via the protocol. For example, there are Zigbee clusters that define standardized instructions for sensing, lighting and HVAC devices. Zigbee supports both star, tree and mesh network structures and requires a coordinator device to manage the connectivity.
Download and evaluate Edge Xpert, Edge XRT and Edge Builder - IOTech's IoT Edge software and system management platforms for Industrial IoT Edge applications. Available for Linux, Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, Microsoft Azure Sphere.
Edge computing focuses on the processing of operational data at the edge of the network. That means performing data collection functions and running decision making and control algorithms as close to the edge sensors and OT devices as possible. However, it is also clear that cloud computing continues to provide much value in the Industrial IoT space. This means that most systems require a hybrid solution consisting of both edge and cloud components working together in a cohesive way. Users require the ability to utilize cloud resources for heavy-duty applications, while using edge computing for lighter-weight processing and local, real-time insights. IOTech's edge software products enable seamless yet secure data sharing between your edge and cloud environments.
Connect to MQTT devices at the edge and easily read and write data using IOTech's enhanced MQTT device connector. MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is an open ISO standard for lightweight, platform independent, publish-subscribe communication between devices. MQTT has become perhaps the most dominant protocol for application level data delivery in the Internet of Things (IoT) with client libraries available in most programming languages.
Easily control and read data from EtherNet/IP devices using both implicit and explicit messaging formats with IOTech's industrial-grade EtherNet/IP device connector. EtherNet/IP (EIP) defines an application layer protocol that efficiently and reliably instructs how devices should operate in industrial automation environments. EIP is one of the world's leading industrial protocols and is widely used in a range of industries including manufacturing and process control.
Connect to a GPS device and easily read and ingest its location-based information with IOTech's highly reliable GPS device connector. GPS (Global Positioning System) is a satellite-based navigation platform operated by the United States government. It provides location, velocity and time synchronization data for air, sea and land travel. GPS does not require the user to transmit any data and operates independently of any cell or network coverage.
Accelarate Your Device Connectivity with Advanced Tooling. IOTech's Device Configuration Tool provides a quick and easy process to create, edit and manage device configurations making it straightforward to connect and onboard devices at scale. The Device Configuration Tool supports the Edge Xpert, Edge XRT and EdgeX platforms.
BACnet (Building Automation and Control Network) is an open communications protocol used for the standard communication between control systems and edge devices in the Building Automation Industry. Easily connect to and control BACnet devices over both IP and serial networks with IOTech's high performance BACnet device connector
Modbus is a widely used open communications protocol that delivers data between control systems and devices. Modbus has a long history and is still one of the most prevalent protocols used in OT systems - particularly in Industrial Automation and Building Management. Easily read and write to data Modbus devices over both TCP and serial networks with IOTech's high performance Modbus device connector
Easily communicate and integrate with CANopen devices and controllers using IOTech's advanced and high performance CANopen device connector. CANopen builds on top of the Controller Area Network (CAN) communication system to describe a more convenient programming abstraction for the user than regular CAN bus. CANopen defines higher-layer protocols and profile specifications and so greatly simplifies the task of developing and integrating a CAN-based system. In terms of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, the CANopen protocol covers everything from the network layer to the application layer, with CAN providing the data-link and physical layers of the stack.
ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) is a global and open industry organization that was created to facilitate the development and use of an open standard for physical IP-based security equipment. The goal of ONVIF is to enable standardized communication between camera devices and create vendor-independent interoperability between network video products. ONVIF now has hundreds of member companies with thousands of ONVIF-compliant devices on the market.
Edge Xpert addresses security issues at the edge via restricting access and authorization, authentication and secret management which are key aspects of the platform infrastructure. Threat detection is also a feature that comes in partnership with RSA for added support for integrated threat detection and live monitoring capability at the edge.
IOTech has been a member of the Linux Foundation's EdgeX Foundry project since its inception in 2017. IOTech is now a member of LF Edge - an umbrella project for open source edge software that includes EdgeX Foundry.
Edge Xpert is a comprehensive yet open and extensible edge computing platform based on EdgeX Foundry's open-source platform developed to greatly decrease OT and IT integration effort, reduce time to market and lower your total cost and business risk.
The emergence of Multi Access Edge Computing (MEC) technology aims at extending cloud computing capabilities to the edge of the radio access network, hence providing real-time, high-bandwidth, low-latency access to radio network resources. IoT is identifed as a key use case of MEC, given MEC's ability to provide cloud platform and gateway services at the network edge. MEC will inspire the development of many new applications and services with demand for ultra-low latency and high Quality of Service (QoS) due to its dense geographical distribution and wide support for mobility. MEC is therefore an important enabler of IoT applications and services which require real-time operations.
Edge Xpert 1.8 is the latest release based on EdgeX Foundry's Hanoi update plus new features including Computer Vision, Device Configuration Tool and Connectivity and Platform Upgrades
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