IOTech announces major upgrade of Edge Xpert, its EdgeX-based edge IoT platform
Edge Expert® 2.1 supports EdgeX Foundry's redesigned architecture and new APIs, and includes additional key features to enable commercial deployments
By: IOTech Systems
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Feb. 1, 2022 - PRLog -- IOTech, the edge software company, announced today the availability of Edge Xpert 2.1. The release marks the first general availability version supporting major architectural improvements that have been developed by the Linux Foundation's EdgeX Foundry community. IOTech is a contributing member of this vendor-neutral open-source edge IoT platform community.
Version 2 of the EdgeX Foundry open-source computing platform, upon which IOTech's Edge Xpert is based, has a completely redesigned architecture for communications between microservices at the edge. The brand-new APIs and new internal message bus enable a faster, lighter and better performing platform.
Edge Xpert combines commercial support for the new EdgeX Foundry technology with key added value features for commercial deployments, making it suitable for use in large industrial systems. Edge Xpert is currently deployed in numerous industrial IoT solutions across vertical markets, including manufacturing, transportation, building automation and smart venue management.
Exclusive features delivered within Edge Xpert include a large array of industrial-grade device connectors for PLCs, industrial sensors and wireless technologies that make collecting data from edge devices straightforward. Once collected, Edge Xpert users can perform edge analytics, AI and computer vision operations on the data. Users can configure the existing services or plug in their own. Openness and ease of integration are key capabilities of the platform.
Edge Xpert also enables bi-directional cloud data streaming with out-of-the-box connectivity to the major cloud vendors and open SDKs for creating further integrations when needed.
"IOTech is proud to have played a leading role in the development of version 2 of the open source EdgeX Foundry platform," said Keith Steele, IOTech founder and CEO. "This version of Edge Xpert is the first availability of our commercial product that brings this exciting technology to the wider industrial market. The growing IOTech customer base can now benefit from these new APIs and improved data flow that deliver many performance and scalability enhancements."
Version 2.1 also marks the first availability of IOTech's new user interface for conveniently managing Edge Xpert instances. Redesigned from the ground up to support the new APIs, the web-based user interface provides new capabilities for administering and monitoring the platform.
For more information about the platform and to download a free trial, visit IOTech's website at Edge Xpert Version 2
IOTech builds and deploys vendor-neutral software platforms and tools to support the rapid development, deployment, and management of applications at the IoT edge helping drive IoT innovation, global market adoption, velocity and scale. The company's products address the full spectrum of secure hard and soft real-time edge computing needs, dramatically reducing time to market, development and system integration costs for its partners, who are the supply chains to multiple vertical IoT market domains. IOTech leverages an open-source ecosystem to collaboratively improve time to market, develop global channel partnerships and achieve pervasive adoption of its software products.