OAS Platform Networking Features

Open Automation Software implements edge computing with a Distributed Network Architecture.

OAS Distributed Network Architecture

OAS Universal Data Connectors can be deployed in any configuration to achieve the highest performance, reliability, and flexibility in you network environment. You can aggregate data and logic in the cloud, take advantage of an Edge Computing architecture or combine features to meet your needs.

Platform Components

Universal Data Connector

The core of the OAS Platform, enabling data connectivity, server-to-server networking, and more

Data Historian

Log data in open format to MS SQL Server, Oracle, mySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, MongoDB, Access, SQL Azure and CSV files.

Alarm Logging & Notification

Log events to open databases, and send notifications via SMS, email, and voicemail

Device & Data Connectors

Read and write data to Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Modbus devices, OPC and OPC UA, open databases, and Excel

IoT Connectors

Connect to cloud-base IoT gateways such as AWS, Azure IoT, and MQTT Brokers

Developer Tools & APIs

Develop custom Visualizations, User Interfaces, and Automation apps for Windows, web, native iOS and Android, integrate with .NET and REST APIs

Networking Features

Provides the most robust, scalable, and reliable distributed networking platform for IIoT solutions

 

Features of OAS Distributed Network Architecture

All Open Automation Software products have OAS DNA built into the core communications.

  • Data is hosted right from the data source for best data accuracy.
  • Lightweight protocol with compressed data packets.
  • Secure transport utilizing encryption.
  • Data resolution down to 100 nanoseconds.
  • Data speed is extremely fast transferring multiple values in each packet.
  • Easy setup and allows unlimited redirects to get to the data source.

No Data Loss On Network Failure

By hosting data directly from the data source there is no data loss on a network failure.

  • All values are queued and delivered to each unique client on change.
  • Delivery verification and watchdogs for both clients and servers.
  • Data Logging and Alarm Logging with Store and Forward.
  • Data Logging can push over 1,000,000 records per network call.
  • Alarms are evaluated and processed at data source.
  • Trend values are processed and cached at data source.

OAS Distributed Network Architecture beats typical Cloud Architectures

When it comes to networking your critical IoT typical cloud architectures are simply not up to the task. Only Open Automation Software’s Distributed Network Architecture allows you to host your own live data with no data loss on network failure.

Network Feature

OAS IoT DNA

Typical Cloud

Accurate Live Data
No Data Loss on Network Failure
Small Compressed Packet Size
Open TCP Transport
WCF and/or REST
High Speed Throughput < 50 ms
Verification of Delivery of Data
Source to Destination
Data Resolution of 100 Nanoseconds
Encrypted Secure Data Packets
Fastest Communication Possible
No Database Required
Unlimited Data Usage
No Fees

A Complete Solution for All Networks

OAS has multiple network forwarding, redirect, and hosting solutions that can used in any combination together to send and receive data through any corporate network securely, with our without the Internet.

Improve Existing Cloud Services

OAS networking can enhance the reliability an accuracy of your existing cloud network with the support to the following and thousands more.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • MQTT
  • Windows Azure
  • REST API
  • .NET Data Connector

Basic Networking with Static IP


  • Client applications communicate directly to up to 10,000 remote services that have a fixed IP Address or registered domain name.
  • Live data is hosted directly on the Data Source Services, there is no data loss on network failure.

Live Data Cloud Networking with Dynamic IP

This free network feature turns any Windows laptop or server PC into a live data source with just a standard Internet connection.  No VPN is required. Host live and historical data on your own local hardware.

  • Client applications communicate through one or more Live Data Cloud services that have a fixed IP Address or registered domain name to up to 10,000 remote services.
  • The data source services do not need to have a fixed IP Address, just be able to reach the Live Data Cloud Servers that do have fixed IP addresses.
  • Live data is hosted directly on the Data Source Services, there is no data loss on network failure.
  • The Live Data Cloud feature is free to use on any self hosted Windows OS.

Network Forwarding

This free network feature provides an unlimited number of redirects through corporate networks to provide direct access from client to data source.

  • Client applications communicate through one or more Forwarding services that have a fixed IP Address or registered domain name to up to 10,000 remote services.
  • The data source services do not need to have a fixed IP Address, just be able to reach the final Live Data Cloud Servers that do have fixed IP addresses.
  • Live data is hosted directly on the Data Source Services, there is no data loss on network failure.
  • The Network Forwarding feature is free to use on any self hosted Windows OS.

One Way Networking for Communication Diodes

The secure networking setup for critical data flows.

  • Client applications to one or more services on the receiving side of the communication diode.
  • The data source services do not need a static IP address. They broadcast all values from all tags at an adjustable rate to remote services that do have a fixed IP address.
  • This network feature will use more bandwidth that the other network features as it has to transfer all values at all times.
  • This feature is typically used by our nuclear power customers to transfer data one way to business applications.
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