Devices are what all your sensors in the field connect to.
Generally known as a PLC's, RTU's DCS controllers and micro controllers.
The devices are programmed to check the condition of a sensor and report back at a time interval of your choice.
Our own device is called the "Mako"
Gateways are what connect your devices to the internet.
Our gateway is called the PASS-PORT
They process the data retrieved from the devices and perform functions
Smithtek.cloud is a web-based HMI Scada system. Inside the cloud, your fresh data received from the gateway can be seen in a list we call "variables".
These variables are responsive in realtime, we call a sensor change, a 'data dot', also knows as a data time stamp.
Just like a SCADA system you can customize and design your Cloud page, also known as a "Dash Board".
With drag and drop capabilities you can be running in minutes.
Visual Process Flow Chart Example
They sit in your office, switchboard, or living room and connect to the internet just like an average computer.