This is basically an IT/software system which runs on servers (local or ‘cloud’) and other computing resources. The IoT cloud-enabled platform also include components, subsystems, or/and modules for Web and High Performance computing, Big Data, interfaces to existing GCI resources and data, cloud providers including CLAFIS, FI-WARE GE, Amazon and SmartAgrifood platforms, and other proprietary farm management information systems (FMIS) or similar. etc.
The gateway is an automatized input-output personal mobile localization unit/link and a connectivity middleware infrastructure to be pilot for Data Collection and Transmission: i) Wireless Sensor Networks; ii) Global Navigation Satellite Systems; iii) M2M Communications).
Industrial automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a rapidly growing field. The main constraints are related to reliability, real-time operations and security. The Clafisol platform buids on industrial standards for Industrial Automation and information management systems, including OPC UA, MQTT, web services. The current application areas are focusing on areas such as machinery and production monitoring, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance.
Within agricultural sensor systems, connectivity, interoperability and integration are major challenges. Different types of sensors and systems, typically come with their own data management systems. What the farmer really needs is an integrated and combined use of the sensor data across the different systems. This is currently a real challenge, and this is where the Clafisol solution comes in by providing an infrastructure and platform for effective integration of various sensor systems.
Structural health and condition monitoring systems (SHM) and other predictive maintenance analytics for fixed and mobile field-equipment, devices and machinery is a growing field. The Clafisol platform provides a versatile connectivity and integration infrastructure for real-time and on-site monitoring providing the full overview for the assessment of field equipment for fast and responsive condition monitoring.
Vehicle and Machinery fleet management involves tracking and real-time communication with the fleet, and the integration with Fleet management systems, Farm management system (FMIS) and the Manufacturer maintenance / diagnostics systems. The connection is typically through CAN and ISOBUS, and goes through the gateway via 3G and 4G mobile networks.
The platform enables automation and control, as well as evaluation of systems performance via Wifi, 3G and 4G mobile networks. Application areas include unmanned agricultural vehicles (UAVs) and ground unmanned vehicles (GUVs).