Carl Data Solutions Inc (CNSX:CRL) a developer of “BDaaS”-based offerings for business intelligence, data integration and Industrial Internet-of-Things applications, along with bought firm AB Embedded Systems Ltd. now offers clients communications solutions that gather data more economically and efficiently from sensor networks. By including networked communications to services list, the company is positioned to lead in analytics, reporting and monitoring for IIoT verticals.
Carl Data reported that the two major offerings utilize wireless, automated communications to gather data at inaccessible or remote sensors, and transmit it via a network to a central site for monitoring. Currently, numerous sensor networks and other remote resources have their data gathered manually resulting in time delays and needless operational expenses.
This is due to the restrictions of cellular or Wi-Fi availability in few locations. New wireless RF networks enable the transmission of numerous data streams even in extremely remote sites, where cellular connections are often cost prohibitive or impractical.
A wireless mesh network is constituted of sensors set in a mesh topology, spreading to and from gateways. Such type of network can self-heal and self-form turning it extremely reliable. In case of one sensor no longer active, the other sensors can pass data. Information moves to a central location with some delay and minimum data is lost in the process.
Greg Johnston, the CEO of Carl, reported that access to networked communications technologies is why they decided not to opt for the acquisition deal of StratoCom Solutions Corp., a firm that makes use of airborne meter reading.
These processes don’t have the accessibility and speed required to communicate the real-time data that will offer their customers with the kind of service required to get the best outcome from analytics, monitoring and reporting applications. Attila Bene, the President of AB Embedded commented, that both LoRaWAN and mesh networks offer reliable low-power communications, considered economical for large IIoT deployments.