B-Scada has long offered software tools to improve efficiency, reduce resource consumption, and enhance safety in heavy industry, providing data visualization solutions to industrial customers on a global scale. They now offer the hardware needed to add intelligence and control to physical systems for retail, commercial, and light industrial customers as well.
By providing both the sensors and software to make everyday objects more intelligent, B-Scada is making the IoT (Internet of Things) accessible to many consumers who want to take advantage of IoT technology, but don't know how to start.
B-Scada CEO, Ron DeSerranno, explained the desire to expand the company's product offerings: "From our experience at various IoT tradeshows, it has become apparent that customers are looking for complete solutions instead of trying to piece together a solution from various vendors."
B-Scada's sensor customers can subscribe to a web-based monitoring service to access their real-time sensor data and configuration options. The hosted solution also provides configurable alarms and a messaging service that allows alarm notifications to be sent by email.
Customers looking for a more robust solution can use B-Scada's Virtualization of Things (VoT) Platform to develop a custom monitoring solution with custom graphics, analytics, workflow, and user access control for additional security.
"While some sensor companies have software for viewing their sensor data, the software is very limited in its abilities and can only be used with data from that one company," Mr. DeSerranno said. "B-Scada software will work with B-Scada sensors as well as sensors and hardware from hundreds of other companies, allowing for sophisticated systems that aggregate data from multiple hardware sources into custom solutions for commercial and industrial customers."
In addition to B-Scada's sensors, the VoT Platform provides connectivity with sensors from other manufacturers like Monnit and B&B Smartworx, as well as ODBC databases or any of the thousands of data sources available through OPC.
The VoT Platform can be hosted and served locally or distributed as a service (SaaS/PaaS). Learn more about B-Scada's sensors and monitoring platform at http://votplatform.com.