Netico EDGE Computing and Data Acquisition Devices
High performance industrial computers for advanced IoT applications
• Dual CPU architecture (real-time + application CPUs)
• Flexible process module selection – Digital I/O, Analog I/O, Audio
• Support of modern network communication protocols (HTTP, FTP, SSH)
• Support of a wide range of industrial protocols
• Open Platform (Linux OS)
• Precompiled installable software
• High Level Python libraries for IO access and advanced analytics
4th Industry revolution brings the need for merge between digital and physical worlds, and Netico Edge platform provides an ideal bridge, where combination of data acquisition, high performance computing and open communication are the most important features. We have created a product that offers effective solution to complex tasks in any industrial environment. This is made possible with:
– Open software platform, specific tools and libraries for data acquisition.
– Wide range of communication protocols and interfaces.
– Use of open source technologies which are backed by huge communities of developers and users.
– Modern hardware architecture proven in consumer applications and modified by Netico for Industrial use.
Netico Edge devices are designed to follow the idea of Open Platform. Every device in the 100 series offers open technologies for software development, so customers can develop their own ideal data acquisition and processing solution. This is made possible with flexible and open Linux distribution that runs on the Edge and a collection of Netico libraries for IO access, making Netico devices very adaptable for system integration and advanced data processing tasks.
Netico uses this open design for its own solutions in domains of electrical energy distribution, oil and gas, energy management and predictive maintenance. In terms of hardware design, Netico Edge devices are true industrial products, designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, mechanical and electromagnetic disturbances.
Advanced Data Processing and Cloud Integration
Netico Edge devices are powered by an open source, Debian based, Linux distribution, which opens door for use of numerous ready-made applications and tools for advanced data processing existing on the Linux platform. On top of that, in our design we endorsed Python programming language as the core programming environment. Netico developed all necessary Python APIs to enable access to all device features from the language. This allows a direct, high speed, feed from the Edge I/O modules into the Python environment and use of a number of libraries for advanced, real-time, data processing and machine learning. With such architecture, Netico Edge is ideal for deployment in demanding Industrial Internet of Things scenarios, where focus is on advanced data processing and analytics.
Endorsement of Python brings support for many standard and proprietary communication protocols, which make Netico Edge devices ideal as cloud gateways. Microsoft Azure, AWS, IBM and other internet of things cloud providers are supported natively using appropriate Python APIs, made available by these providers.
Analog and Digital IO Device – NT EDGE ADIO 100
A powerful Edge computing device that, in the basic configuration, comes with 8 analog inputs and 24 digital inputs/outputs. With its sampling frequency of up to 30 kilo-samples per second, the Netico ADIO device can be used for most demanding data acquisition and processing tasks. High performance CPU with digital signal processing acceleration can be used for real-time signal processing directly on the device, through the user friendly Linux environment and the powerful set of Python data processing libraries. The device provides enough power to run the most demanding machine learning models directly on the stream of real time data coming from the monitored process. Open architecture, which is characteristic of the whole EDGE 100 series, allows easy integration into any on-premise or cloud infrastructure.
Industrial Sound Processing Device – NT EDGE Audio Sense (AS) 100
The unique edge platform for real-time acquisition and processing of sound information in an industrial environment. Netico Edge Audio Sense provides 4 audio and one auxiliary input with sampling frequencies of up to 30 kilo-samples per second, and 16 bit resolution.
Audio sense is ideal for implementation of monitoring and predictive maintenance functionality based on the sound emitted by monitored assets. It is also an ideal solution for industrial quality monitoring in cases where product quality can be directly measured from the sound emitted or indirectly produced by a monitored product.
Base Device – NT EDGE Base 100
This is just a computing and communication device, without any local IO. As such it is useful for integration with existing control equipment, like PLCs and Control Systems, and processing of information coming from them. With its support for a range of communication protocols, it is an ideal cloud gateway for any industrial environment.
Data acquisition, data logging device– NT EDGE DR 100
Netico Edge family is ideal for industrial data acquisition. Apart from wide selection of I/O’s and support of different industrial protocols, it offers an optional high-performance local data storage in a form of a solid-state drive, under the name Data Recorder (NT EdgeDR 100). Thanks to its open Linux foundation, such configuration supports a number of open source databases (like MySQL, InfluxDB, MongoDB, etc.), data manipulation tools and communication protocols, making it an ideal industrial data acquisition and logging solution.
Netico Edge devices provide a unique environment for development of industrial internet of things solutions through the combination of high-performance hardware, support of modern communication standards and open software architecture. Openness and endorsement of standard technologies like Linux and Python are the key for rapid deployment in the highly segmented industrial market, dominated by isolated islands of automation and proprietary industrial communication protocols. Netico Edge provides a necessary bridge, making integration and data processing tasks much easier.
Key value of Netico Edge is encapsulation of complex industrial data acquisition tasks in easy to use APIs that bring information directly to the standard environment in a format supported by a number of open data processing and communication libraries. This greatly decreases integration costs and opens possibilities to combine different technologies in new and innovative ways.
NTPM 100 Series - Smart Energy Sensors
Netico NTPM series of smart energy sensors combine monitoring of electrical energy consumption, power quality analysis, and management of electrical energy use in a single powerful and cost effective internet connected device. With Ethernet connectivity and built in web server supporting cloud level analytics, NTPM sensors can be quickly and easily deployed in any energy management scenario, without the need for complex and expensive middleware and long integration projects.