Friday 23rd April 2021

OpenRemote launches a new open-source IoT platform that accommodates “non-coders”

Published on April 7th, 2021

OpenRemote, a professional open-source IoT project used for energy, city and asset management applications, announces the launch of its renewed IoT platform.

100% open-source, the new IoT platform provides flexibility for users to create customised IoT applications, and broadens accessibility beyond developers and programmers to appeal to an audience of non-IT professionals.

The new platform includes a dashboard, an iOS and Android console, and web component library which allows front-end developers to build their own apps for desktop or mobile. With the dashboard, the ‘non-coders’, such as the project or business manager, can set up rules to monitor the system.

The rules engine includes three editors; When-Then rules to trigger actions or alerts, flow editor for data processing, and Groovy for advanced user programming. An easy-to-use insights dashboard can be configured the visualise any data in the system and is used to report KPIs or flag up any system anomalies.

An important feature for companies that use OpenRemote to build their own IoT system is the Edge Gateway ‘interconnection’. This allows for several instances of OpenRemote, that are placed in different buildings or city locations, to connect to a central dashboard. This central platform enables remote management and control, while each instance can still function autonomously.

Pierre Kil, CEO of OpenRemote explains the benefits of the new IoT platform, “When we first launched in 2016, we focused on building the solid core code base that lets IoT developers jumpstart their own professional and branded IoT services. Today we have broadened our reach to include non-coders.

Our newly designed front-end manager is powerfully intuitive. It enables integrators and installers to create realms, roles, users, assets, and protocol agent connections without the need to code. OpenRemote’s front-end dashboard and web component library provide the building blocks for developers to unleash their creativity to produce their own smart IoT applications.”

The software has been developed to ensure smart optimisation across a full range of assets, such as vehicle fleets or energy systems. Full access to the source code provides users with the right skillset to adjust the code in line with their own business requirements to design, build, and manage fit-for-purpose applications.

Using an open-source IoT solution to efficiently manage data flows enables users to create smart inter-connections among diverse systems. In this way, more and more devices can be seamlessly integrated within a complete system to facilitate management, automation, and optimisation.

“OpenRemote’s 100% open-source platform is helping to build smart cities, smart buildings, smart airports, and many other smart sectors. The opportunities for innovation are boundless, they are open to imagination, creativity, and skill,“ concludes Kil.

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