Cellio is designed on a simple philosophy: make it as easy as possible to connect almost any sensor or sensor instrument to back-end data systems to make collecting data for monitoring as easy, affordable, and scalable as possible. Whether you have existing sensors, or you are implementing a whole new system, Cellio is sensor and sensor instrument (front-end) agnostic as well as back-end data system agnostic. Cellio is designed to get data from where it is to where you need it be.
Caption: Data flows from sensors mounted on real world assets to back-end data storage, dashboard view, analytics and into corporate enterprise data/operations systems.
The simplest data notification approach for some applications might using the Transceivers and Cellular Gateways to generate a simple SMS/text message to provide an alert when specific conditions are met by the sensors or sensor instruments. With Cellio, the Transceivers can be configured to use input(s) to trigger an immediate notification via the Gateway over the Cellular network to a designated destination using SMS message(s). In cases where immediate attention might be needed, this could very well be the quickest and easiest use of the Cellio Wireless Network to get notifications to the people who need to be aware of changes associated with real-world assets.
Caption: Data flows from sensors mounted on real world assets through Gateway which sends SMS to users who need to be notified of specific situations.
Simplest Data Collection Option
Quite possibly the simplest data collection option would be to send data from the Transceiver(s) to the Gateway(s) and then to a local spreadsheet (or an online spreadsheet) that can log sensor and sensor instrument data with little to no cost for the data storage. These options will require more self-service for users to map, create dashboards, and perform analytics, but they also provide users the option of keeping data in the local network and accessible only to local corporate data systems. This is also likely the easiest approach for users that want quick and simple access to all of the data collected by all of the sensors and sensor instruments. In these cases, Cellio Wireless Network can be used to send data to data logging resources as simple as spreadsheets and even text files for later usage.
Caption: Data flows from sensors mounted on real world assets through Gateway to simple logging via text files or spreadsheets.
Corporate/Enterprise Data Systems
Many organizations want their sensor data to be logged and then integrated into corporate IT data systems (for storage, archive, and sharing purposes) as well as possibly into larger enterprise systems. These larger enterprise systems can include ERP, CRM, PIM, Logistics, and other systems that help with supply chain, sales force, and inventory management to help optimize the flow of materials and resources both within and across various operational sites. Many companies may require time to validate the datastream to assure that data is collected, audited, and formatted correctly before it can be brought into the corporate data systems. Thus, this option may be the most efficient long-term, but may take more time to set up and integrate into the operations from end-to-end. In these cases, Cellio Wireless Networks can send data to back-end corporate data systems and ultimately to larger enterprise systems that can be leveraged to optimize enterprise operations.
Caption: Data flows from sensors mounted on real world assets through Gateway to corporate data systems and enterprise operational systems.
Cloud Data/Third Party Data Storage
One of the most discussed options in the press and throughout IoT trends and forecasts is using third party (cloud) data hosting, dashboarding, and analytics platforms that will store data from all devices and make the data available for back-end analysis and visualization. In some cases, the data is stored in one platform and then a dashboard can be generated on another platform, analytics can be performed on yet another platform, and resulting inferences can be forwarded onto yet another platform. In these cases, Cellio Transceivers send sensor data to the Gateways and the Gateways send the data to the designated third party data storage systems.
Caption: Data flows from sensors mounted on real world assets through Gateway to third party/cloud data storage and then on to dashboarding, analytics, inferencing, etc.
Whether the objectives are to receive simple alerts and updates based on specific conditions, or to integrate the data into large corporate enterprise operational systems, Cellio Wireless Networks of Transceivers and Gateways can be configured to get the data from the front-end sensors to the back-end data systems quickly and easily. In addition, adding more sensors to existing Transceivers can provide more useful data almost immediately. With Cellio Wireless Networks you will likely find yourself worrying less about the connectivity and collection of the data and focus more on imagining all the different efficiencies, savings, and operational objectives you will be able to use the data to achieve.
Caption: Data flow from sensors mounted on real world assets through Gateway to a variety of preferred destinations.