Most pundits in the industry predicated that there will be more than 200 billion devices by 2020, connected to the Internet, or some would call the "cloud". This is described as the era of Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a big collection of smart sensors, networks, servers, and services that interact among them. This trend applies to all sectors or markets, and it is a way to automate, control, and manage factory, home, transportation, energy, medical/healthcare facility, etc. All layers of networks, from applications, middleware, virtualization, connectivity, and devices, will contribute to realize the full power of IoT.
For edge connectivity, the intelligent gateways play a major role in between the devices and the cloud in building the path for, collecting data from the devices for analysis, and forwarding the instructions from the upend servers to activate the devices. For IoT gateway application concept, it can apply to many circumstances, for example:
The IoT is to provide growers with the ability to precisely monitor and control applications of water and nutrients to plants in these production settings, based upon daily plant requirements, which can reduce the volume and cost of inputs, increase profitability, reduce the environmental impacts of nursery and greenhouse production.
The IoT is incorporated to connect various smart home appliances, and an IoT connection management platform is required to enable various applications. These applicable solutions include: home health, entertainment, security, and home automation, which idyllically promotes a safer, happier, and more comfortable and convenient lifestyle.
The IoT can connect factory equipment, linking a wide number of systems for monitoring and control by human operators at control centers or via the cloud, delivering greater efficiency and competitiveness.
To leverage the current internet infrastructure, an intelligent IoT gateway is developed for the purpose of connecting legacy and new equipment, from garage door opener, vending machine, cooling or heating devices to industrial robot and wind turbine, to get the data from them, and in return to control them intelligently based on the instructions or analytical results from the connected servers. Since most of the industrial automation devices are often designed in different protocols of interconnectivity, a versatile IoT gateway with various protocol supports is also needed as the path between these automation devices and the cloud.
IoT Gateway Solutions
Portwell provides a series of the off-the-shelf Intelligent IoT Gateway solutions. Furthermore, to address customers' needs in supporting various protocols to different sensors, actuators, and devices, Portwell offers design service, including but not limited to, adding I/Os for more connectivity, customizing the chassis, fine-tuning the power source.
IoT Software/Application Solutions
Based on yearly experiences working on software development, Portwell is capable of developing any software running on embedded systems or in any operating system. And can assist to build cloud services or develop APP for any IoT application. Even like the latest biometric technology, we also are capable of designing related solutions.
At Portwell, we unite all of our resources to provide appropriate total solutions. Under these products and services, we can assist to fulfill any IoT demand and design the most appropriate products and services in the fastest and most creative way.