Datanow uses the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to bring numbers in to the platform. We've developed a range of software connectors and SDKs to make this as easy as possible.
While we do support other connection protocols, we've chosen MQTT with Sparkplug B as our preferred method because of the following reasons.
A new generation of devices (e.g. Opto-22 and Moxa) support Sparkplug B out of the box. Or use Raspberry Pi or embedded PC hardware with Node Red (free) or Ignition Edge software.
SparkPlug B allows for the addition of existing PLCs and devices. No waiting for equipment upgrades, start using the valuable data inside your existing equipment immediately.
MQTT and Sparkplug B were designed for efficient IIoT data transport over the internet. They're open standards maintained by the OASIS and Eclipse foundations, so there's no vendor lock-in and a growing list of software tools you can use.
Next, decide which of Datanow’s time-series data functions (events, alerts, messages, notes, etc.) will be most useful for your team and operations.
Whether you have a single standalone machine or complex multi-path FMCG lines, Datanow can be programmed to present it in a simple and relevant way.
Also note that Datanow has a secure, open architecture which means you and your data are not locked in.
Once your data is on the platform, there are many ways it can inform and improve the way your plant works. With Datanow you really can expect a great day in manufacturing every day.
From our website, you can see what’s going on from anywhere.
With our apps for Android and iOS you have instant ‘at a glance’ views and can enter key values manually.
Our standard and custom reports give you insightful summaries and detailed analyses, so you see the bigger picture as well as drilling down into specific areas.
Time-proven Excel and CSV format files can be downloaded and emailed out to a schedule. This is the easiest way to do ad-hoc analysis and one-off presentations.
You can easily connect to popular web SaaS products like Geckoboard, Zapier, PowerBI and many others. Your interconnected dream is just a few clicks away.
For developers and integrators, knock yourself out with full access in real time. Create any trigger, response or data collection action for your plant data.