WISE-PaaS/EdgeSense offers powerful features to help customers acquire data, manage communication protocols between sensors, execute edge computation/analysis, provide real-time feedback, and connect to the cloud. Within the platform, the most valuable software applications include Advantech’s embedded system software and newly developed software services. These software applications have different uses and features: WISE-PaaS/RMM is mainly used for the remote control and management of various IoT devices, WISE-PaaS/OTA can support centralized remote software upgrade services, and WISE-PaaS/Security is the main control station responsible for managing IoT device security and data transmission. In addition, Advantech released WISE Agent as an open-source software service to enable clients to develop applications to collect data from their current sensor equipment for uploading to the WISE-PaaS cloud platform. As another example, WISE-PaaS/ESL, a newly launched product designed for electronic tags and wireless modules, can be used for medical and retail applications.
According to Mr. Lu, Director of the Advantech’s Embedded IoT Division, the benefit of using WISE-PaaS/EdgeSense in IoT environments is that it accelerates IoT development through its new platform architecture, which supports a wider range of applications and services based on EIS. For example, Advantech first incorporated data analysis, machine learning, and other IoT-related application modules into the platform in order to allow clients to prepare various smart services during the development phase. This increases hardware value and helps clients transform from a traditional business model of selling equipment to a diversified model of selling equipment plus services.
Mr. Lu also added that since different edge computing services are based on open-source and public standards, developers can redesign the software based on their own platforms and requirements. In the future, Advantech will also provide a user-friendly and open development environment under a sharing model for clients to develop their own solutions, which then can be integrated into the WISE-PaaS/EdgeSense software platform. Furthermore, Advantech is also planning to modularize and standardize these applications so that clients can develop and introduce such solutions into their product lines at an even faster pace.