Netshield debuts end-to-end IOT solution
Netshield has introduced a range of IOT solutions that
include locally developed hardware and software, as well as third-party solutions.
Within its IOT portfolio, Netshield develops and maintains three core solutions.
Firstly, a CSP-agnostic IOT and IIOT cloud platform that includes device management.
Secondly, it offers a range of device-managed intelligent point of presence IOT sensor convergence gateways (iPoP-Gateways).
Finally, it has a range of home-grown sensors and also offers integration of third party sensors.
Last year, the IDC reported that Africa’s spend on IOT technologies was set to top $1.9 billion (R28 billion) by the end of the year.
“This is a clear indication that its use is becoming pervasive across industry," says Inus Dreckmeyr, CEO at Netshield South Africa. "But are users getting the most from their implementations? In our experience, this isn't always the case. The challenge exists with ensuring interoperability between sensors, internal systems and cloud environments.”
He says Netshield has developed a full IOT range that traces through the full-service delivery. “You can’t just drop in sensors and have an IOT environment. You need gateways, management platforms and analytics to bring together a full picture of the situation.”
The Netshield solutions include a range of locally developed hardware and software, as well as third-party solutions. They are in line with global IOT standards, vendor- and system-agnostic, and can be integrated into any environment with no disruption to the business, the company says.
In addition, the Netshield IOT Cloud Platform includes IOT device management and is updated continuously to ensure it seamlessly integrates with all cloud service providers (CPSs). The platform is developed on Docker containers and Kubernetes and allows for seamless migration between various CSPs and on-premises “cloud” installation environments.
Netshield’s intelligent Point of Presence IOT Sensor Convergence Gateways include Intelligent GSM, Wireless and Wired Ethernet IOT/Cloud convergence iPoP-gateways. They support user-definable multilevel triggered and scalable reporting intervals. They will track and monitor event instances sent by multiple sensors across a host of applications, including power, temperature, humidity, flooding, door access, energy metering of cabinet consumption, and seismic activity or vibrations.
As there is an expansive range of iPoP-gateways supported by Netshield, clients can select the gateway best suited to its needs, adds Dreckmeyr.