Tibbo Systems has become an official member of StarNet Alliance

Tibbo Systems has become an official member of StarNet Alliance Tibbo has partnered with StarNet Alliance, an alliance of the largest IoT market participants in the Eurasian continent and developer of the first LPWA network within the territory of Russia, Belarus, Poland and Finland, with roaming in Spain, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, China and Philippines.

Tibbo is assumed to provide AggreGate as a technological platform for various projects in the Internet of Things domain tailored to LPWA. Low Power, Wire Area networks (LPWA) offer new opportunities for intelligent inter-machinery exchange keeping online presence costs as low as a few dollars per year. Continue reading Tibbo Systems has become an official member of StarNet Alliance

AggreGate technical training for Sputnik-Integration LLC

Tibbo office was recently visited by our new partner, Sputnik-Integration LLC. The visit aimed a week-long AggreGate technical training tailored to industrial automation projects such as oil derrick and oil terminal automation. Sputnik engineers were impressed by AggreGate SCADA’s capabilities and very satisfied of the learning process.

Citing Mikael Puchnin, Head of Development Department: “AggreGate Platform is a non-typical system with rich functionality. Thus we’ve decided to study the product deeply and thoroughly. The system’s completely met our expectations! It’s a very flexible tool understanding various hardware pieces and software datasources. It allows to create scalable applications. We were really impressed by AggreGate solutions and will use the system for our projects.”

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We are always happy to invite out partners for educational trainings, and if you prefer to be trained in your office our team members come to your location.
Our trainings are always both productive and fun! Get more information here or contact us to discuss the details.

Designing AggreGate-based Products

As you probably know, AggreGate is typically used by VARs, SIs and OEMs for building reference solutions or even full-fledged derived products. Technically, each derived OEM solution is a set of plugins for:

  • Acquiring data from devices and data sources
  • Storing data on the server
  • Processing data in headless mode
  • Visualizing data via custom AggreGate-based operator UIs
  • Exposing data to third-party applications.

Many simple solutions only include server-side processing templates and parts of operator UI, such as widgets, maps, reports and dashboards. Such solutions acquire data via standard protocols and keep it in default storages, such as relational, NoSQL and RRDB databases.

We’ve recently posted a short article that describes how to package your custom processing and visualization tools into an AggreGate plugin. The article requires basic understanding of AggreGate Plugin SDK. Please check it here.

An out-of-the-box PDU monitoring is available in AggreGate

Now a PDU monitoring is available in AggreGate out-of-the-box right after the server installation. AggreGate collects common PDU information, like model, firmware version, series number, etc. Besides, the system is able to monitor more important PDU parameters, such as current force, voltage, active and total power.

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Try out all AggreGate features by downloading our free trial version here.

OPC manual tags support

We’ve added manual tags support to our OPC device driver. This feature is a rescue in case of legacy OPC servers that do not support items browsing. Simply add desired item IDs to the ‘Manual Items’ device property and these items will be directly requested from the device upon each synchronization. Manual tags will be available at the device configuration, next to auto-discovered tags if any.

The full list of available device drivers is available in Protocols/Drivers section on our website.

Meet AggreGate 5.2 with Unified Search and Big Data Storage

AggreGate 5.2Tibbo has released a new 5.2 version of AggreGate IoT Integration Platform.

Being the first major release in 2015, AggreGate 5.2 delivers Big Data support, unified search capabilities, Business Intelligence (BI) engine, C/C++ Agent SDK and other valuable core features, as well as improvements of all vertical market extension packs including Network Manager and SCADA/HMI.

New AggreGate got a unified search window that digs data across the whole system and instantly provides results based on a pre-indexed database. Besides that version 5.2 brings a whole new level of intelligence to the Platform by introducing two new core modules: Mass object management and Object dashboards. AggreGate platform keeps up with the mainstream and now allows NoSQL databases to be used as configuration and event storage. Apache Cassandra and BerkleyDB Java Edition being used together ensure extremely fast persistent configuration updates and very high history/event storage rates.

Among other major improvements are: steady state mode suitable for kiosks and dedicated operator PCs, new video streaming protocols, network topology map layout persistence, new device drivers (Local Agent, Local System and Omron FINS), improved topology discovery via CDP/LLDP and more.

Detailed information on the new release is available at http://aggregate.tibbo.com/news/release_52.html.
Please also download version 5.2 here and let us know how it works for you.

Born for AggreGate

Do you know that some devices are designed specially for AggreGate? One of them is a simple and easy-to-use TR610 Tibbo Time Recorder. It utilizes RFID technology to allow quick employee registration on entrance/exit gates.

The TR610 was developed to dovetail with AggreGate Time and Attendance for providing optimal administration and reporting facilities.

AggreGate Time and Attendance for TR610

The TR610 can enroll itself automatically with AggreGate Server and begin streaming attendance data in near-real-time over the network. While the terminal can be configured via AggreGate, its web connectivity and on-screen menu work even when it’s enrolled with AggreGate.

Combination of time recorders with open-source firmware and attendance control software based on an enterprise device management platform provided a lot of benefits. What are they? Read more about it on http://programmableterminal.com/