New gateway device helps customers unlock smart sensor data
Pressac Communications, a leading manufacturer of smart building technology, has unveiled a new gateway device which makes it easier than ever to get sensor data into the cloud – ready for use wherever its needed.
The new device means that information on everything from room occupancy to temperature can feed easily into software or IoT platforms.
The Gateway works by turning the data gathered by the sensors into MQTT format, the most commonly used language for IoT devices. The data is then securely available locally or via the cloud.
Jamie Burbidge, Digital Solutions – Product Manager at Pressac, said: “Before we introduced this device our customers would often be concerned about how to get the data out of Pressac’s smart sensors and into a format that worked for them.
“They would usually need to purchase alternative equipment from other manufacturers to get the data where they needed it in the format they required. Lots of our customers required data to be made available via MQTT. Our Gateway device does just that.
“The data can then be sent straight to popular platforms like IBM Watson or Microsoft Azure, making it simple to obtain further value from sensor data”
The Gateway can be connected via a wired ethernet cable, or wirelessly via WiF or LTE (4G), meaning it can be kept off main IT networks if necessary.
It comes with ready-made connections to leading platforms, such as Microsoft Azure and IBM Watson, with future connections planned for Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud IoT.
It will be on display at Pressac’s stand at The Facilities Show at the ExCel in London from June 18-20. The event is the world’s largest Facilities Management show and visitors will have the chance to talk to the Pressac team about the Gateway as well as their other products.
“We’re looking forward to showing people how they could transform the use of buildings using our smart sensor technology.
“If you’re going to the show please do come and say hi. We’ll be on stand FM5874, near the café.”
Jamie Burbidge, Digital Solutions Product Manager – Pressac Communications