congatec simplifies orchestration of wireless sensor networks
congatec showcased a best practice design solution for the simplified orchestration of wireless sensor networks at Embedded World. It is based on the new, application ready congatec Cloud API (Application Programming Interface) for IoT Gateways that is capable of integrating any local sensor networks into any cloud solution.
congatec’s new Cloud API for IoT Gateways communicates with local smart sensors, processes and converts the acquired data and executes automated actions based on a local rule engine, reducing traffic to the IoT cloud and enabling fast local actions. Secure bidirectional data exchange with any suitable clouds is achieved by using the TLS secured MQTT protocol. The best practice design solution utilizes the Microsoft Azure cloud. Clients can access this cloud via https in client or administrator mode. All these features make the new congatec Cloud API for IoT Gateways an ideal starting point for OEMs that need to access smart sensor networks via IoT gateways and IoT edge servers. Typical application areas can be found in various IoT segments, from industrial production and machinery to smart cities, smart facilities, smart homes, smart energy grids, medical IoT, the transportation sector and digital signage.
The new Cloud API from congatec impresses with its application readiness and built-in openness to integrate a broad range of wireless sensor interconnects, including Bluetooth LE, ZigBee, LoRa and other LPWANs, as well as wired protocols for building or factory automation via one single Cloud API. Even heterogeneous protocol configurations and communication with other gateways are possible. Typical applications for the latter scenario are Industry 4.0 connected machines and intra-logistic systems.
The sensor engine of the congatec Cloud API for IoT Gateways makes the communication with the local sensor and actuators independent from any protocol.
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