IoT paltform connects and displays different data sources

December 12, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Conrad Connect is a platform that allows users to connect smart devices from different manufacturers and displays their data on an easy-to-use, intuitive dashboard. The platform is suitable for operations managers and maintenance workers to record user data, monitor and manage many different smart devices.

The incoming information from several on-site pre-installed Netamo Weather Stations, for example, can be displayed, compared and analysed on the platform’s dashboard. In addition the date can also be connected via Conrad Connect with other independent smart devices to perhaps control and optimize room temperatures and keeping energy costs low.

Moreover, smart safety applications, such as door and window sensors from Innogy (formerly known as RWE Energie), can also be integrated and controlled via this new online platform. It is possible to set up daily routine checks for open/closed windows and gates as well as a burglary alarm.

For example, if a hall gate is opened at night, all lights will be lit at once and the user will receive a message on the Conrad Connect platform. This is also supported by a push message being sent to the operator’s smartphone. In this way, the company owners or security responsible are immediately informed and can react quickly.

Conrad Connect works as a type of translator and summarises the settings of all connected devices on one dashboard. The freely configurable dashboard options allow users to manage and monitor their devices via an Internet browser on desktop PC, notebook or tablet. No additional software, is needed to operate the platform.