IoT Network Features

Advanced IoT Network features included in all OAS IoT products

All Open Automation Software products run on a Distributed Network Architecture (DNA). This approach to data networking blows away typical cloud architectures.

Using DNA you can access data around the world with a standard PC and Internet connection at both client and server systems. You can host live data with a standard Internet connection from anywhere in the world for any number of data sources and clients.

What about typical cloud architectures?

With typical network cloud systems, data is pushed up to a server and then pulled back down by clients. Great for videos, pictures, music, documents, but not a good design for realtime data! If data does not reside at the source the data quality, freshness of data, accuracy of data, and speed of delivery is affected using this architecture.

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, SQLite, MariaDB, Access, SQL Azure, and CSV

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, Universal Drivers, 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

Service Oriented Architecture further improves data reliability

Open Automation Software runs as a Service Oriented Architecture with innovative server to server and client to server communications. In this design there is no data loss on a network failure and the quality and freshness of data is guaranteed.

More Networking Features

For more information about networking with OAS product see our Networking page

OAS IoT Distributed Network Architecture

All Open Automation Software products have OAS IoT 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 Included Missing
    No Data Loss on Network Failure Included Missing
    Small Compressed Packet Size Included Missing
    Open TCP Transport
    WCF and/or REST
    Included Unknown
    High Speed Throughput < 50 ms Included Missing
    Verification of Delivery of Data
    Source to Destination
    Included Missing
    Data Resolution of 100 Nanoseconds Included Missing
    Encrypted Secure Data Packets Included Unknown
    Fastest Communication Possible
    No Database Required
    Included Missing
    Unlimited Data Usage
    No Fees
    Included Missing

    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 Address

    • 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 Address

    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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