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An All-in-One Solution

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You Provide

For us to be able to help you with your project we need to know the application! Every project and concept is then thoroughly researched and planned with you being involved every step of the way. We have a number of technical specialists on hand to tailor the full solution.

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We Solve

Our team of experts would love to help you with your next project. From prototyping to full-scale production runs, our team is here to support you at every step of the way.

The IoT Gateway has partnered up with industry leaders to provide a seamless solution to a wide range of IoT specific needs. Pairing hardware and software designed by a designated team, The IoT Gateway is here to showcase a vast range of capabilities using modular platform connectivity at your fingertips.

 

We are your all-in-one IoT solution that integrates customer equipment into the cloud utilising cutting edge technologies driven by hardware and software integration offering both PaaS and SaaS models.

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Hardware

Bespoke

CloudG8

A team of industry professionals joined forces to create a vision on joining and creating hardware that can be controlled from the cloud using an intelligent rules engine using the PaaS and SaaS models.

CloudG8 is home to the cellular "Cirrus" box, allowing projects to be monitored remotely from the click of a button. Combined with the "Stratus" dashboard, you can be in complete control from wherever you need to be.

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Particle

Particle IoT Platform-as-a-Service. Helping future forward businesses to solve issues in the industry powering market-leading IoT products with their integrated Platform-as-a-Service solutions.

Gateway can use Particle chips to reinvent your application and ensure that it will operate more efficiently as physical assets become new sources of data and insight. Particle products can be fully bespoke and integrated into your solution for a seamless edge-to-cloud solution.

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Blues

With Blues technologies, customers are building secure, connected products and bringing them to market in months instead of years. Utilizing our secure, ‘just works’ solutions, our customers can focus on the business impact of their transformation to services instead of the underlying technologies required to cloud-connect their products. More than 800 customers worldwide have embedded Blues’ integrated hardware and cloud services into their products to improve operational efficiency, enhance customer experiences, and create new revenue streams, while positively impacting the communities they serve.

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Bespoke In-House Solutions

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Concept

It all starts with an idea! Whether you have a problem that needs solving and require a solution to be designed, or an idea that you want to put into production, our team are here at every step of the process. We will first sit down with you to discuss your requirements and brainstorm ways to achieve a suitable solution. 

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Design

Once we know what you want to achieve, our team will produce a proposal which provides you with different options for the direction you want to take your project in. These ideas can then be further refined to produce your proof of concept for hardware, with options for both your circuit board(s) and custom enclosures. 

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Prototype

After you have approved your design, we will produce a one-off prototype of your product. This will allow you to see your board completely assembled and in your custom enclosure, just as the finished product would be. At this stage, your prototype will undergo rigorous testing to ensure that it operates fully as intended and when you are happy with the design we will explore options for scaled production of your product.

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Scaled Production

Our in-house facilities allow us to scale production to suit your needs. We know that your needs vary, which is why we can adapt to production requirements from 10-1000s of products. Not only is all of our equipment on site, but we have decades of experience within electronic component distribution. This means that we can keep control of the entire process to ensure that you can get the products that you need, when you need them. 

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CatM

CAT-M1 also known as LTE-M is designed for Low power applications requiring medium data throughput. It has a tighter bandwidth of 1.4Mhz (compared to the 20 MHz of regular LTE), this provides longer range but less throughput. It utilises the same cell handover features of regular LTE allowing for mobility support.

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LTE

LTE cellular technology or more commonly known as 4G was an advancement on 2G (GSM) and 3G (UMTS). LTE stands for Long-Term-Evolution and its goal was to increase speed and capacity of cellular networks, it achieved this by utilising DSP (digital signal processing) techniques and modulations. LTE technology operates on a wide variety of frequency bands that differ depending on the country ranging from 450 MHZ to 3700 MHZ.

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WiFi

Wi-Fi is something we are all more than familiar with in our day to day lives. It is commonly used to provide local area networking of devices and internet access, allowing for nearby devices to exchange data via radio waves. Most commonly used for computer networks Wi-Fi is ever present in the modern day home, office space and public areas.

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LoRa

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2G

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A Complete Modular Platform For IoT Connectivity

CloudG8 is an online cloud platform that allows users to display, interact and respond to real world datapoints from anywhere in the world. The system is centred around dashboards and providing easy to read visuals, that help keep the user informed across single devices or a fleet of 1000’s of devices. The intelligent rules engine and reporting features remove the need for mundane tasks and provides a mechanism for preventative maintenance and responsive control to key data points. The system is scalable from a single device up to 100,000’s of devices and is fully mobile compliant.
 

We offer a range of hardware to support the translation from real world data to cloud intelligence, supporting standard off the shelf products to completely bespoke builds incorporating WiFi and Cellular technologies.

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Device Dashboard

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Dashboards feature throughout CloudG8 and can be created against individual devices or against a fleet of devices. The fleet dashboards can be created across multiple tabs to provide the user with key data points at the click of a button. The dashboards are designed to provide a visual representation of the live data stream, we utilise a widget-based system that allows users to quickly add new visuals for data points which interact with the data that is being received. The dashboard provides two-way communication and allows users to manually intervene and trigger downlinks through the dashboard system. All dashboards are mobile compliant!

​Widgets include:

  • Boolean – Display a Boolean value with conditional formatting based on the state

  • Charts – Show data as a line chart, supports multi data points

  • Headings – Display a Heading to help keep the layout clean

  • Histogram – Show data as a histogram

  • Map – Shows location data on a map-based widget – See location Tracking

  • Text – Display hard coded text values to keep the layout clean

  • Value – Display the latest received value, also supports Gauges to provide visual feedback

  • Switch – Create a switch to trigger downlinks as a toggle switch

  • Slider – Create a slider to write to fields

  • Downlinks – Create a button to trigger downlinks as a momentary switch

  • Image – Displays static images

  • Image Map – Displays interactive diagrams to help with floor plans

  • iFrame – Display an iframe within the dashboard

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Map showing the location of a single device

The dashboard can overlay location data on a map. This provides real time data and can also show historical data to provide a timeline of location points. The map provides a scrollable date feature which allow you to cycle through each day to see the location points that have been received for that day. On fleet management dashboard, the map also allows you to select an individual device based on it’s location and show the device dashboard within the map widget.

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Reporting

To support the live data visuals within the dashboard we also provide a reports module. This allows users to generate periodic reports of the data from your devices. The extensive reporting module allows you to produce reports per device or across a fleet of devices, using groups, day or name, these reports can be combined into one file or reported on separate files. Reports are then automatically generated within a set timeframe (hourly, daily, weekly) to allow the user to download them, alternatively they can be automatically emailed.

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Downlinks

Downlinks form a key part of the Bi-directional communication and allows the users to interact with hardware via the dashboard platform. Downlinks can be triggered manually via a button in the dashboard system or automatically using the Intelligent rules engine.
Downlinks can be integrated to override scheduled data publishes to the dashboard and gain live data, provide an instruction back to the device and trigger key functionality remotely.
When combined with the intelligent rules engine the downlink functionality can create an automated response to quickly act on key data points.

Intelligent Rules Engine

The intelligent rules engine provides users with an intelligent assistant to react to key datapoints at device or fleet level. Users can create rule sets that define how to handle fault or high-risk scenarios, these will automatically trigger based on the values of key datapoints.

  • Send notifications and alerts via SMS or email

  • Call external services via a webhook

  • Call a downlink to trigger a hardware response

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A SIM Service Tailor Made Just For You!

SIM-G8 is a scalable SIM solution which allows for easy fleet management, monitoring as well as complete flexibility in its data bundles. It is aimed towards industrial applications that need the flexibility to connect to any network operator thus ensuring their product/project remains operational and able to communicate at all times.

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Features

Control

From the portal you can see an overview of all your activated SIMs any current data sessions, top data users and much more ! as well as this you can monitor each individual SIM and see when its last active date was and what network the SIM connected to last. And should an IoT device go offline you can communicate with the SIMs directly via the portal allowing you to run a diagnostics and should the SIM be experiencing connection issues run some basic solutions to get the SIM connected again.

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Report

Once you’ve deployed your IoT solution you need to keep on top of data usage to ensure that costs don’t begin to mount, the portals reports screen is the perfect tool for the job. It provides real time session usage updates, this allows you to capture any spikes in data usage before they begin to exceed data inclusions. Reports will provide you data such as data usage on specific dates, amount of data used by individual SIMs in the time frame specified (this is especially useful as it allows you to spot any potential faults where a device is sending data packets to frequently due to a bug in programming etc). It will also show you the data usage of specific packages and this helps you monitor you overall usage and adjust your package data limits to be more cost effective!

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Manage

When deploying remote cellular IoT solutions you need to be able to ensure that devices are working as intended without physically being able to test them, and should an error occur you need to have a method of fault finding with some level of recovery to get the device back operating as intended.

Manage
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View An Example Dashboard

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Secure Multi-Network Connectivity

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