No-Code Internet of Things Development Platform

Oct. 29, 2015
A no-coding-required required method of testing and developing Internet of Things applications reportedly eases the path to the promised land of insightful Internet of Things-powered analytics and reporting.

While there’s certainly been no shortage of interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), most real world applications of it have largely been found in the realm of the tier one players with plentiful IT resources. After all, though the IoT concept is a fairly straightforward idea for capturing data from devices for greater insights and connections, making it happen effectively requires steps that aren’t necessarily lacking in complexity.

To help ease the process of launching IoT applications, TempoIQ has released the newest version of its IoT application development platform. The platform features a no-code composer for creating dashboards and reports and consists of four components:

  • View IQ allows product makers, asset owners, and operators to build custom applications, create real-time dashboards, and design data visualizations with reporting and data sharing.
  • Analyze IQ provides real-time aggregation, analysis, and alerts on (potentially) millions of IoT data streams.
  • Data IQ enables the collection all of IoT data for reporting and business intelligence applications.
  • Connect IQ allows for the connection of diverse, distributed products and the ability to stream their data in real time.

TempoIQ claims its modular, fourth-generation architecture enables business to choose only the data collection, analysis, and storage features they need, allowing them to launch applications within a few weeks.

In essence, the TempoIQ architecture works in a three-step process:

  • First, sensor data is collected by the Connect IQ app and then deserialized and published to a central broker.
  • Next, TempoIQ apps, such as Analyze IQ and Data IQ, are used to process the data by subscribing to the central broker through a type-specific query interface.
  • Finally, a module query interface (ViewIQ) is applied to deliver data in the format desired by the user, e.g., mobile alerts and reports, dashboards, etc.

Of course, the biggest question with all IoT-related developments such as this is: Does anyone in industry use it? In the case of TempoIQ, the answer is: Yes.

Among the users cited in TempoIQ’s announcement is Danfoss, a supplier of industrial drives and automation devices (as well as numerous other industrial products). According to TempoIQ, Danfoss is using the platform to develop analytics and create real-time visibility into the performance of their Danfoss drives and equipment.

Tom Kappel, Danfoss director of strategy, says, "With these [TempoIQ] tools we can optimize system performance, energy costs, and customer productivity."

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