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Zotera's Radius™ is a comprehensive edge computing platform comprised of the Zotera Gateway™, Sensors, Actuation & Control Modules, IIoT Analytics, Video Analytics, Device Management, and Data Management.

Critical to the success of IIoT is the speed with which data can be analyzed and business decisions taken. Some cases allow only split seconds.

The increasing volume of data and the real-time requirements create the need for an evolution in the how this information is processed.

Processing must happen at the right place at the right time, and thus a need for real-time analytics to be hosted close to the location where the data is generated.

Data thinning through analytics can then strip away all but precisely what is required for decisions and transmitted to a central location in the form of alerts, alarms, and other pertinent information.



Zotera™ Gateways

"Intelligent Gateways" are taking on an increasingly important role in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connecting legacy systems to new systems, collecting data at the network edge, then acting as a filter to analyze and normalize the data before forwarding it to the next level, or into the cloud.

The Zotera Radius Gateway™ is an independent computing platform deployed at the edge of the network which is capable of acquiring, processing, storing and analyzing data locally, as well as interfacing that data to the Zotera Stratos a cloud-based systems. It offers a way to support traditional data gathering applications (e.g. historian, visualization, SCADA etc.) while opening up a connected facility and assets to the full potential of Industrial IoT.

The Zotera Radius Gateway™ acts as the aggregation point for sensors and actuators. It coordinates the connectivity of devices to each other and to an external network. The Radius Gateway conducts processing of sensor and actuator data "at the edge" and provides the independence of on premise data capture and analytics to deal with the risk of network latency and reliability issues. For device to device connectivity, the Radius Gateway manages interoperability between incompatible devices.




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The Zotera Radius Gateway™ is equipped with an Allen Bradley Micro800 PLC & HMI which controls the connectivity to and monitoring of sensors and actuators using Modbus protocols developed by Zotera™.  It collects real-time data from IEH attached devices, and IP Cameras, and contains a Virtualized I7 Server, internal switch, with the ability to detect Gateway health and to accept remote control functions such as reset, OTA upgrades, etc.. The Radius Gateway connects wired and wireless sensors to the AB PLC and provides Seamless Integration to AWS, Azure, and IBM IoT Core Cloud Services. With 2 TB of onboard Storage, the Radius Gateway can also store historical data for on demand look up.

Remote connectivity is delivered with an integrated 4G router allowing real-time analytics (both video and data from sensors) to be hosted close to the location where the data is generated. For video, the Radius Gateway utilizes the Intel Deep Learning Video Analytics OpenVINO technology allowing it to overlay Security Analytics on a Video Management System or visual analytics for real time feedback of actionable intelligence. The Radius Gateway uses the Intel Neural Compute Stick for Plug-and-Play AI at the Edge.  The Radius Gateway also enables a Secure WIFI hotspot, and the ability to extend the enterprise network to remote locations without infrastructure and power.

A typical IoT architecture may have many IoT gateways supporting masses of devices. For large distributed environments that require many connected devices in one location, we offer hardened Touch Screen Node Devices with built in hardened servers, wireless capabilities, and distributed PLCs to aggregate data to a primary Radius Gateway for cloud access.  These Touch Screen devices may also be deployed for smaller applications with minimal remote compute & analytics requirements such as no video.


Features:

  • Integrated 4G/5G Support for all Carriers
  • Ability to load any Windows and Linux applications
  • Flexibility to add any additional hardware components
  • Advanced Video Analytics for IT and OT monitoring Off Grid Solar and Wind Power options available
  • Edge Intelligence
    • Protocol Management Converts Sensor Data
    • Real-Time IIoT & Video Analytics Brought Together into One Platform
    • Data Collection, Preparation, Aggregation and Transport to Cloud/Data Center
    • Virtual apps at network edge (virtual WLAN, RFID, access control, edge analytics, etc.)
  • Real-Time Command & Control
    • Receives and Forwards Responses (control commands) to Endpoint Sensor & Actuation Devices
  • Centralized management
  • Connectivity to wide variety of sensors - building access, lighting, HVAC monitoring, ventilation, SCADA protocols, etc.
  • Can be deployed for a wide variety of use cases


The value of Zotera Radius™ is the ease of deployment for the demanding requirements of industrial IoT & Industry 4.0 environments allowing the use of any sensor hardware and any Cloud Service.




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