Advantech's edge-to-cloud WISE-PaaS IoT total solution includes WISE-PaaS/EnSaaS IIoT cloud service platform, WISE-PaaS/VideoCMS intelligent video management core module, and EIS-D150 high-performance edge intelligence server. The two software products are installed on the WISE-PaaS/EnSaaS platform and are responsible for providing all remote video surveillance and device status monitoring and control. As an edge computing platform, EIS-D150 communicates with the computer installed in the environmental chamber to acquire equipment data via Modbus over TCP/IP, charging pile data via the serial private protocol, and providing live video via the cameras in the environmental chamber and charging pile area through the ONVIF protocol. All data is then uploaded to the WISE-PaaS/EnSaaS platform through the 4G mobile network.
Through the WISE-PaaS total solution, users can utilize the public cloud app on the desktop PC, tablet, or mobile phone and log into the management system at any time. The system allows users to remotely watch over the workspaces, get the current status of equipment in each area, as well as set environmental chamber test conditions.
WISE-PaaS/EnSaaS bridges all underlying equipment with the public cloud. It breaks the barrier between the Information Technology (IT) layer and the Operating Technology (OT) layer, and easily realizes the functions of data collection, device networking, and device control from the public cloud. Moreover, it provides a stable and secure operating environment for the IoT PaaS software (like the WISE-PaaS/VideoCMS and WISE-PaaS/RMM used in this project).
WISE-PaaS/VideoCMS provides a variety of functions such as modifying image quality parameters, playing video and searching video recordings from the designated camera. Meanwhile, it has powerful features for video management, including simultaneously playing videos of different workspaces, multiple intelligent video analytics (IVA) used to identify special events and send alerts, and various search modes to improve access and much more. At present, users mainly use the WISE-PaaS/VideoCMS to access real-time videos and historical video data from the cameras installed in each work area. They also make good use of this software to improve the safety and security of the work areas.
In terms of centralized device management, WISE-PaaS/RMM monitors and remotely controls all networked devices. Taking the two vehicle testing grounds as an example, managers use this monitoring and control management software to keep track of all testing equipment information and fault information. They also use the software to set warning conditions for high and low temperatures in the environmental chambers and they can turn the equipment on and off remotely.
EIS-D150 was installed at the network edge end is a
high-performance edge intelligent server. The built-in WISE-Agent software
module provides an open development kit, data integration plug-in, industrial
communication protocol support, and other IoT connection functions. It makes
the EIS-D150 easy to connect with various sensors, and test equipment and
devices, and it also performs data pre-processing which it then uploads to the
cloud. EIS-D150 fully met the needs of this project to collect large amounts of
device data and conversion of data formats.