What Makes a Gateway "Fully Functional"?
A gateway is a key architectural element in many loT deployments, especially true in Industrial loT.
Combining legacy data collection and protocols to present information to an enterprise system easily and without disruption is a fundamental element of deploying Industrial Internet of Things solutions, as opposed to machine to machine systems operating independently of each other.
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Some of the requirements for a IoT Gateway include
The device should automatically maintain any configured connection, and the user should not have to intervene.
Security and Authentication
A gateway needs to wrap layers of security around any data that will be transmitted onwards.
One of the fundamental principles of the lloT is that data needs to be searchable.
The more data we gahter, the more important is becomes to filter that feed.
This goes hand in hand with data aggregation. Data aggregation to filter out the valueless data, event detection provides a mechanism to report significant events as they occur.
Many legacy systems use protocols which are not compatible with modern packet switched communications networks.
One of the real benefits of edge intelligence is the ability to make decisions locally and act upon them automatically.
Having these capabilities is highly desirable and there must be a mechanism to remotely manage many devices.
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