IoT has now become an integral part of almost all modern industry such as manufacturing, retail, energy, healthcare and agriculture. But the key to successful IoT implementation is a robust IoT Platform, which can seamlessly integrate all the devices and network in one large ecosystem. It must be interoperable among heterogeneous devices and diverse network. It must ensure data security across the entire ecosystem.
In this context, many Indian companies such as SLS (Nebulae) have taken initiatives to develop IoT platform. Nebulae IoT platform comprises nodes, middleware, gateway, FOTA, Lora cloud and analytics. Nebulae nodes are embedded with SDK, which provides IPv6 failure-proof internet connectivity to sensors and making it easy to deploy wireless sensor networks anywhere. Nebulae gateway is the heart of the IoT platform. It is embedded with free RTOS and LINUX based SDK, which provides easy connectivity between multi-band networks such as Bluetooth LE, Zig-bee, Z-wave, LTE, LTE-M, and Wi-Fi. It filters all raw data collected from sensors and sends them to the cloud for further action. From the smallest 32-bit micro-controller to FPGA-SoC, the gateway remotely manages assets. It is embedded with an additional Open CL module and uses edge computing capabilities to reduce latency and improve response time. With in-built redundancy, hardware-agnostic characteristics, and scalability to any network, nebulae gateway can handle myriads applications and devices. Thanks to the advanced peripheral mechanism, which provides configuration and remote access control, Nebulae gateway can integrate with third-party cloud infrastructure. Nebulae Middleware uses SDK and enables companies to build tailored-made business applications with custom hardware and 3rd party software integration. It not only optimises the cost and risk of application development but also reduces time to market. FOTA protects the IoT ecosystem from obsolescence, hacking, bugs, Botnets, Man-in-the-Middle concept, and Denial of Service attacks. Nebulae analytics not only transform raw unstructured data into structure data useful for current applications but also provide insight to plan a new policy to enhance the quality of services, to prevent accident and to handle devices remotely. Lora public cloud, the heart of Enterprise-grade network infrastructure enables users to build, operate, and scale a secure IoT network. It not only monitors the battery status of remote devices but also monitors live data and raw traffic going across (downlink & uplink) in the current applications. It sets free companies to build new multiple IoT applications and add new devices into the network at optimum cost and maximum security.
Nebulae platform has designed in such a way not only to cater to the existing need of the business but also fulfil the future needs of the company. It provides organisation to scale up their operation allow them to add more nodes/ sensors into their system, add more applications, and add more features to their existing applications. As it is hardware agnostic, it can connect heterogeneous devices and handle interoperability. Whether it is smart city applications such as smart waste management or smart street light or smart parking, Nebulae IoT platform can be a boon for city authority as it enables them to scale up the network without incurring a cost in creating IoT infrastructure for individual applications. With end-to-end Encrypted security (AES 128), nebulae IoT platform provides robust bidirectional data security across the system. The beauty of Nebulae platform is integration with third-party application and cloud. It gives the organisation full freedom to develop their application and the capability to integrate with a third-party application or network or cloud.
As Nebulae IOT Platform provides needed interoperability, scalability and full proof security, it is an ideal choice for any enterprise deploying IoT application into their operations.