Sensors are everywhere, monitoring all kinds of places and systems. When we connect these sensors to the internet they are suddenly part of “The Internet of Things (IoT)”. When we apply these devices in an industrial or large scale commercial setting it becomes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also related to Industry 4.0.
We believe that low cost and low power networks of sensors and actuators will transform the industry to become more and more data driven.
That’s why at Jitter we’re building our IIoT platform to be easily customized and deployed in your local situation. Professional sensor network solutions tailored for your application. This can scale from a local network in your factory, to sensors spread across cities, countries, or even across the globe. Everything you want to measure and monitor is collected and bundled in one dashboard. We also offer integration with third party services such as AWS IoT or your own custom systems.
The main trade-offs when developing a new IoT product are the required wireless range, the battery life and the costs. Sometimes dimensions or weight is important as well.
Of course not all devices need to run off a battery. That’s good news, it means you can spend more energy on the other aspects!
If you want to monitor multiple sensors within the same building or close vincinity, a local network with gateway is often the best choice. This type of network typically contains these three ingredients.
A sensor node can integrate one or more sensors. They can be based on off-the-shelf sensors, but we can also develop a custom sensing solution for your specific application.
Each sensor only talks to the gateway, so the nodes do not need their own internet connection: no SIM cards, long battery life.
The gateway collects data from all your nearby sensors, bundles it and sends it off to your dashboard, typically over an internet connection (for example via 4G or WiFi).
The network is very flexible: you can add multiple gateways if you want to cover multiple locations or a wider area.
This is where all your data comes together. A clear overview of your measurements. Combine data from multiple kinds of sensors to gain new insights, setup automated alerts or even automatic PDF reports.
Dashboards are used to summarize and present sensor data in the most effective way for your business. The most important metrics are on the top of the page, with more specific and detailed data underneath. The summary is complementary to powerful tools that quickly navigate thousands of records, events and data points.