Zotera's Radius is a comprehensive edge computing platform comprised of the Zotera Gateway, Sensors, Actuation & Control Modules, IIoT Analytics, Video Analytics, Device Management, and Data Management.
Critical to the success of IIoT is the speed with which data can be analyzed and business decisions taken. Some cases allow only split seconds.
The increasing volume of data and the real-time requirements create the need for an evolution in the how this information is processed.
Processing must happen at the right place at the right time, and thus a need for real-time analytics to be hosted close to the location where the data is generated.
Data thinning through analytics can then strip away all but precisely what is required for decisions and transmitted to a central location in the form of alerts, alarms, and other pertinent information.
"Intelligent Gateways" are taking on an increasingly important role in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connecting legacy systems to new systems, collecting data at the network edge, then acting as a filter to analyze and normalize the data before forwarding it to the next level, or into the cloud.
The Zotera Gateway is an independent computing platform deployed at the edge of the network which is capable of acquiring, processing, storing and analyzing data locally, as well as interfacing that data to the Zotera Stratos a cloud-based systems. It offers a way to support traditional data gathering applications (e.g. historian, visualization, SCADA etc.) while opening up a connected facility and assets to the full potential of Industrial IoT.
The Zotera Gateway acts as the aggregation point for a group of sensors and actuators to coordinate the connectivity of these devices to each other and to an external network. It offers processing of sensor and actuator data "at the edge" and storage capabilities to deal with network latency and reliability. For device to device connectivity, it deals with the interoperability issues between incompatible devices. A typical IoT architecture would have many IoT gateways supporting masses of devices.