Workflows Module is Coming Soon

Workflows Coming AggreGate 5.3 will feature a long-waited Workflows module. Workflows are user-defined actions that combine server-side data processing operations and operator interaction steps (UI Procedures). The workflows module helps to define those actions by adding various steps that may depend to each other and benefit from conditional branching.

Workflows are ideal for configuring various incident resolution and debriefing patterns that will be interactively launched upon various alerts. Thus, workflows will be crucial for any AggreGate-based umbrella monitoring and management project, be it IT, automation or security infrastructure management.

AggreGate Trainig in Barcelona

A senior member of our development team, Daniel Baskakov, has recently visited sunny Barcelona for technical training to GTD, our new partner in the region. The two-week training and hands-on experience were dedicated to using AggreGate Platform and SCADA/HMI as an umbrella management system in the Port of Barcelona.

GTD engineers were quite impressed by AggreGate solution capabilities. The learning process was successful and real fun!

AggreGate technical training for GTD

AggreGate technical training is normally conducted on-site and adopted to the needs of a specific project. Visit Training and Education website section for more details.

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.