IoT Integration Gateway

Submitted on Wed, 03/27/2019

Seamlessly integrate data from diverse systems, devices and sensors with SmartSwarm 342


Advantech's SmartSwarm 342 IIoT gateway enables owners, operators, and integrators of remote assets to integrate data from the asset into IIoT applications such as dashboarding, analytics or predictive maintenance.

Data can be collected from a number of sources, including web feeds, databases and files, as well as from locally connected physical devices and sensors. SmartSwarm 342 also includes an interface and manager for B+B’s Wzzard wireless sensor platform providing robust acquisition and transmission of asset sensor data without the expense or time involved in installing cables. For bulk I/O requirements where cabling is not an issue, it is also compatible with WISE and ADAM Ethernet connected I/O modules.


USER APPLICATIONS

SmartSwarm 342 offers flexible data acquisition, processing and hand-off via an inbuilt Node-RED user applications environment.  Node-RED is a powerful, yet simple to use, applications programming environment optimized for processing data streams. Users drag and drop function nodes to acquire, process and output data, via an internal web server interface provided by the SmartSwarm 342. Crucially, the Node-RED environment is containerized, meaning that any user error made in programming cannot crash the gateway, which will remain connected and available for remote management in order to correct the error without the expense of a site visit.

In addition to offering local data processing, the Node-RED environment is also able to create and serve local dashboards, providing a mechanism to serve summary data to engineers, managers or operational staff.


CONNECTIVITY AND SECURITY

SmartSwarm 342 connects to enterprise applications via a local Ethernet WAN. Additionally, the gateway provides a second Ethernet port intended to provide a local LAN connection and bridges traffic from this LAN to its active WAN connection.

As such it may be used as a router to allow any local Ethernet enabled device to obtain an outbound WAN connection. All inbound WAN connections are prohibited by default via an internal firewall, significantly increasing the security of the device.


CONFIGURATION

Configuration is achieved via the SmartWorx Hub remote configuration management tool. This provides access to all of the configurable parameters, and also allows the download of Node-RED flows and additional nodes to enrich the base installed palette without the need to visit the site.

 

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