OpenRemote, the professional open-source IoT project used for energy, city, and asset management applications has announced the launch of its renewed IoT platform. This 100% open-source IoT platform provides flexibility for users to create customized IoT applications and broadens accessibility beyond developers and programmers to appeal to an audience of non-IT professionals.
The OpenRemote platform includes a dashboard, an iOS, and Android console, and a web component library that enable front-end developers to build their apps for desktop or mobile. The non-coders, such as the project or business manager can set up rules to monitor the system using the dashboard.
There are three editors in the rules engine viz. When-Then rules to trigger actions or alerts, flow editor for data processing, and Groovy for advanced user programming. An easy-to-use insights dashboard can be configured to visualize any data in the system and is used to report KPIs or flag up any system anomalies.
OpenRemote comes with the Edge Gateway ‘interconnection’ feature that enables companies to build their own IoT system. This allows for several instances of OpenRemote that are placed in different buildings or city locations to connect to a central dashboard. This central platform enables remote management and control, while each instance can still function autonomously.
The software ensures smart optimization across a full range of assets like vehicle fleets or energy systems. Full access to the source code provides users with the right skill set to adjust the code in line with their business requirements to design, build, and manage fit-for-purpose applications. Using an open-source IoT solution to efficiently manage data flows enables users to create smart inter-connections among diverse systems enabling more and more devices to seamlessly integrate within a complete system thereby facilitating management, automation, and optimization.