The ii40_Connect software is run at the edge-gateway in a docker container, and manages the machine data collection, preprocessing and encrypted data transmission.
The ii40_Connect software at the edge-gateway supports most industrial and field specific standard communication protocols to collect data directly from equipment or sensor, and builds a semantic representation of the machine (edge-twin) before transmitting the encrypted data model to the ii40_Cloud.
The ii40_Connect software includes a machine Supervision Agent with operational tools to process real time data such as a Rule Engine, Alarm Engine and Analytics functions that work on top of the Edge Twin
Additional advanced Analytics Tools such as a ML model to calculate the model specific component can be deployed and executed at the edge-gateway as a separated docker container. These Analytics Tools interact with the edge-twin to use the collected data and run advanced data models in applications where the proximity to machine and quick computation and reaction time is required.
The edge-gateway runs a Security Agent as a separate service to ensure proper orchestration of the different docker services and the highest cybersecurity protection