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IoT Engine Middleware


The IoT Engine middleware (IoT = Internet of Things) is a software that collects, filters and evaluates data from various sources. These can be different devices, such as RFID readers or an indoor positioning system (IPS), but also data from Barcode scanners, forklifts (current speed) or entire machines (e.g., operating time).

In addition to this basic function, the program is used to configure devices in a network and to ensure the permanent operation of the entire system. The software monitors all registered components and sounds an alarm when a device is no longer available.

To ensure highest reliability, maximum flexibility and lowest cost a framework was developed which can be extended by smaller plugin. These plugins allow e.g. the transfer of the data to other systems (databases, web services, etc), the monitoring of movements (alarm module) or the implementation of a complete front-end with map visualization. Additionally there is the possibility to create plugins specifically for customers or to write own plugins if the customer has the necessary programming knowledge. The advantage of the IoT Engine is that a standard software is used in your IoT projects, that has been proven to work in dozens of large scale applications instead of a custom software that is newly written (including new bugs) for every project.

IoT Engine Framework / Dashboard

The IoT Engine provides a web-based Dashboard, which all other components use to display their information. Here you are able to monitor and manage the entire operating status of the system. The IoT…

IPS Plugin

This plugin manages the infrastructure and data flow for a metraTec indoor positioning system (IPS). It is used to configure the receivers and beacons and checks the status of the hardware. With this…

IPS+ Plugin

In comparison to the IPS Plugin (zone location), the IPS+ Plugin in combination with the corresponding hardware enables XY-localization with an accuracy of approx. 0.5 m. The plugin can be used to…

RFID Plugin

This plugin manages and monitors all devices which are necessary for a typical application with passive RFID. The plugin is used to configure the readers and readpoints and checks the status of the…

Map Plugin

The Map-Plugin extends the visualization capabilities of the IoT Engine with a map based interface. Depending on the application, you can either integrate your own maps, e.g. a warehouse, or use…

Output Extensions

In the operation of the IoT Engine different events are created depending on the type of the installed plugins. These can be entering or leaving an IPS zone, scanning an RFID transponder, etc. These…

Userscript Plugin

With the Userscript-Plugin you can create your own scripts to trigger a specialized action at a certain event of the middleware. With this plugin the IoT Engine can be tailored to the needs of the…