NEO platform enables rapid creation of end-to-end “smart” applications for a wide range of markets including: Smart Agriculture, Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Smart Water, Smart Buildings, and Telematics.
NEO reduces the time, cost, and risk required to build innovative Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. NEO accelerates IoT application development by compressing the design-develop-deploy cycle – reducing time to market and spurring innovation. NEO can be deployed Cloud, On-Premise, Federated, or Embedded – to fit the needs of any scenario.
The Devices and Machines are securely connected to the cloud & efficiently Collect, Process, Transform and Transfer Machine & Sensor data to a Central Server by the use of NEXT’s Proprietary Firmware and Application Solutions. This also includes Intermediary agents and communication protocols to communicate intelligently with connected devices and/or machines.
NEO platform provide end-to-end Hardware systems and administration tools required to install, configure, and manage IoT solutions. This Cloud Based Service includes System Monitoring and Performance Tuning tools.
Data obtained from all the devices in the field grow exponentially with time and this “Big Data“ should be handled in an efficient manner. NEXT NEO has Data and Message processing capabilities, an Easy User Interface to manipulate the data, Change the Data Origin / Data Capture Parameters, Data Normalization and efficient storage of historical machine/ sensor data.
NEXT NEO has the System Management capabilities to configure, monitor, and manage communication and other Hardware Assets, including SIM Management to provision, monitor and manage SIMs and their data plans.
NEXT NEO provides APIs (Application Program Interface) and tools to simplify the development of apps and assimilation of Machine/ Sensor Data into business systems. These services include Scripts Engine, Integration Framework, Data Management and Storage and Web Services.
To remotely Connect, Monitor, Capture, Manage, Service and Control the Devices, Assets or Machines, NEXT NEO has Tools and Applications to remotely Monitor, Manage, Service and Control wired and wireless intelligent assets. This includes apps for Remote Access, Firmware Over The Air (FOTA), Configuration Management, and Reporting.
All the data communication is secured with standard protocols and additional security is provided by tokens. The communication is encrypted and authenticated by server at every single time. Without authentication, no communication is taken as valid. Such unauthenticated attempts are also logged for misuse identification.
The modules and the entire infrastructure including application software & mobile apps are tested for time and load. They are made reliable under all conditions and mishandling. In the hardware, Auxiliary Battery is provided within the module for failsafe, to work with battery operated devices from which the module derives power. Another in-built redundancy is by having a microcontroller in both Input and Output Modules. This will enable a Master – Slave Environment and in case of Master MCU failure, these microcontrollers take full control over the entire device.
The Modules are designed in such a way that the number of inputs and outputs can be extended easily. The Master – Slave Configuration helps to extend the inputs / outputs for cascaded modules. Each Module has the capability to handle 32 Input Signals Max and provide 8 Output Signals Max, but this can be extended to any number, virtually.
The platform supports scale requirements for millions of devices, and provides connectivity, storage, analysis, execution, and collaboration capabilities required for applications in today’s connected world. It also features a data collection engine that provides unified, semantic storage for time-series, structured, and social data at rates 10X faster than traditional relational databases.
Having features like above make the module flexible in terms of increasing number of inputs and configuring the individual boards. Safe Mode Operation gives the user to have the flexibility in choosing the critical data to be captured and communicated, even at the time of board failure