What is it

In few words, EDGE captures information from your environment and share it to the cloud solution of your choice


Collect

It has, out of the box, support for many meters, sensors and actuators. The user is able to add new device types on the fly. There is no logical limits regarding the number of connected devices. Its internal tag validation tool ensures the data quality since its origin

Control

Not only a data logger but also an intelligent control system, several control models are in place and it can be extended by the user using an easy to use, yet powerful embedded Lua language support.

Data analysis

Natively execute data quality tasks, filter, clean and aggregate data the way you need. A set of REST APIs are available to grab raw or aggregated values.

Store

Keep all the events and data in its internal database, gigabytes of storage size. Every single feed has an expiration time defined by the user. You control what is important for your application.

Share

Data can be shared in many different ways, locally or over the cloud, it has native connectors to services like Xively or Sen.se, best in class databases like MySql or MongoDB and finally, can adapt itself for use standard protocol like HTTP, E-mail. Always using secure protocol. Last but not least, can also exchange data by using well known IoT protocols like MQTT. Connect to an Arduino for an local distributed device network was never that easy.

Optimize

Once the data arrives in the cloud, it runs procedures for optimization, alerts the services team about potencial problems in the field and commands can be sent back to the field, like changing the HVAC start time or turning the lights off after the normal working hour



Typical architecture on the cloud

3 tiers approach

Tier 1. EDGE collects data and send control commands in the user premisses.

Tier 2. Data is gathered, filtered and aggregated. NOC staff monitors the system health and maintain the system running

Tier 3. Reliable and up to date information is ready to be consumed.


All secure and transparent



Typical architecture on the customer premisses

2 tiers approach

Tier 1. EDGE collects data and send control commands in the user premisses.

Tier 2. Data is pushed to end user database, filtered and aggregate.



Data adapters

There are three types of data adapters available: Services, Databases and Protocols adapters. One or more may exist at same time, that means multiple destinations in multiple ways.

Service adapters. Connect to public services as Xively, Librato, Sen.se or industry grade ones like ThingWorx. All them provides high availability services

Database adapters. Connect to the database of your choice, out of the box database drivers for Sql, NonSql and in memory databases.

Protocol adapters. Connect to your legacy system by using standard secure protocol like HTTPS or E-mail. Also if you are willing to use modern IoT open standard protocols like MQTT, no problem, they are there too for you.

Amazing connectivity options



Meters, sensors and actuators

We respect your investment

Do you have brand new, modern devices in your plant? Want to do a retrofit but already invested in 3rd party metering systems that is already in place? Have automation or EMIS system to integrate? EDGE can reuse all of them, making your previous investment value more.

EDGE supports a wide range os meters, sensors and actuators. If your device is not listed, just ask us to implenet the driver and automatically upload the new feature to your gateway, remotelly.



Expand

By using industry standard software components and hardware interfaces, EDGE can seamlessly connect to the new technologies. Ethernet, 3G are already available out of the box.

And we know how to do it securely. EDGE was born with built in secure internet protocols stack. HTTPS, FTPS, SFTP, SMPTS, POP3S are natively supported. IT friendly, supports many proxy authentication methods automatically.





Cloud service

Fast, light and secure

A unique key is set in the gateway. That key will be used to authorize the box to send data to the cloud, once activated it can't be used by other box. All data is sent by using secure protocols and no private credentials are shared in any way. The communication is transparent, secure and fast. No wrestling on configuring meters or any data point in the server side makes the deployment and maintenance very cost effective.

All infrastructure can run on Linux machines, using NoSQL databases to hold the the feeds. Fast, light and secure. The entry level server cost starts as low as US$5 (yes, five dollars)