Broadly, there are 2 kinds of assets that you typically connect to the Datonis IOT platform
- Machines or Equipment within a specific area like a factory
- Assets that are deployed remotely within a geography (example: oil wells or wind turbines etc.)
We recommend a few best practices while connecting assets in these two scenarios
Connecting machines or equipment within a factory
In this scenario, machines are equipment usually have data collected via PLCs like Siemens, Rockwell, Allen Bradley and data made available via:
- OPC server (UA/DA)
We recommend using the Datonis Edge Gateway that can:
- Collect data using downstream protocols like OPC UA/DA, Modbus etc.
- Buffer, aggregate, process and push it to Datonis using either HTTP(s) or MQTT(s) using secure mechanisms
You can find all information related to downloading builds, installation and configuration of the Edge gateway here.