We’ve recently added support for displaying device groups on geographical and topological maps. Devices can be combined into groups and each group is associated with specific geographic coordinates and links to other groups or individual devices.
This new feature allows to design multi-level maps with drill-down capabilities. Imagine a company that provides technical services for Base Telecom Stations in a certain geographical region. Each BTS is a group of devices that includes power management units, security devices, telecom equipment, environment sensors and controllers, etc. Base stations are connected to each other by communication channels, and station-to-station links can be configured through a Topology section of a device group matching each BTS.
Operators get a map that displays stations and their communication channels, as well as overall status of all equipment in each BTS. They can navigate from the map to BTS overview screens and then down to individual device dashboards.
You can get more information about AggreGate Network Manager capabilities here.
Despite AggreGate Agent and even full-blown AggreGate Server can run on single-board PCs like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black, up to now that wasn't possible to launch Agent in low-cost devices like Arduino.
This has changed with the publication of open-source AggreGate C/C++ SDK. The SDK helps to build Agent library into the C/C++ code of main device application to make it natively compatible with AggreGate. It also includes API for interfacing the server in a "client mode", allowing full server control from within any C/C++ application.
Tibbo engineers have deployed a roadheading equipment monitoring system for Ilma machine-building company. Being the well-known mining company among professionals in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Germany, Poland and China, Ilma specializes in design, manufacturing and maintenance of mining equipment control systems.
The key Ilma project task involved real-time monitoring of roadheading telemetry data. Therefore, a set of reliable and user-friendly tools for collecting, storing, processing as well as visualizing statistical and historical values were strongly needed. For solving this task, Ilma has chosen AggreGate SCADA/HMI.
Thanks to advanced AggreGate SCADA/HMI tools, the centralized monitoring and data acquisition system is used for process monitoring by control room operators. Technicians use it to analyze machine state while financial officers and managers benefit from business process and personnel performance analysis.