Distributed data collection and hardware management are at the core of IIoT solutions. Long before the hype over Industrial IoT and the Internet of Things (IoT), Nodeon defined distributed data collection and device management in areas of critical infrastructure as its core competence area in the company’s strategy.
In the context of IIoT solutions, distributed data collection means the collection of data from geographically dispersed, fixed data collection points (such as the power distribution or district heat network), from mobile sites globally (logistics solutions, for example) or the decentralisation of data collection from industrial facilities or process automation systems. In all cases, what plays a role of primary importance is knowledge of the software interfaces of the devices and sensors used, as well as a command of the distributed intelligence architecture, and efficient and secure data transmission solutions which work in wireless networks.
Distributed device management refers to a situation where, in addition to data collection, there is a need to control a field device. Device management can mean the start-up or shut down of a machine, such as a pump or blower, or a change of the device’s location, such as a smart roadside speed limit sign, or the adjustment of engine power.
What plays a role of primary importance in all IIoT solutions is knowledge of the software interfaces of the devices and sensors used, as well as a command of the distributed intelligence architecture, and secure data transmission solutions which work in wireless networks.
ICT, AUTOMATION AND ELECTRICITY UNDER CONTROL
What sets us apart from typical software design houses is our in-depth knowledge of data communication, automation and electricity. We understand the operations of our field devices and can form connections to them via a wide range of interfaces. In general, we have an appreciation of field conditions on critical infrastructure sites as well as for the electrical properties of field devices and automation interfaces.
On the other hand, what sets us apart from a typical operator in the field of automation and electricity is our extensive command and competence in the ICT field, ranging from customised software implementations, cloud systems, database architectures, data analysis, mobile network solutions and information security and data communication solutions.
In relation to our aforementioned special characteristics, we refer to ourselves as a technology supplier with a good command of modern ICT as well as automation and electricity. This is our indisputable advantage in terms of industrial IoT and distributed data collection and device management in critical infrastructure environments associated with it.