How does your device get into the Internet of Things easily? The Solcept IoT Platform

Many devices should be connected to the IoT (Internet of Things), to the cloud. On the one hand to centrally query sensor data and operating states, this allows for remote maintenance, planning of maintenance and planned refilling of consumables. On the other hand, the devices should also be configured, controlled and maintained locally with a smartphone or tablet.

If these devices contain a control system that is deeply embedded, i.e. consists of printed circuit boards and not of off-the-shelf control components, the effort to implement all functions and especially interfaces can be considerable. Since the interfaces and the basic functions are the same for almost all applications and customers, we have developed a platform that greatly shortens the development of IoT functionality.

We have developed this platform in the context of a concrete customer project with specific sensors, actuators and functions. However, the IoT platform capabilities in hardware and software are encapsulated in such a way that they can easily be transferred to other projects, be it completely or only a part of the functions.

The functionality of the IoT platform includes (see also above drawing: dark part)

  • Communication with the Internet/ the cloud:

    • on the road and outdoors via cellular mobile
    • in closed buildings via Wireless LAN

  • Communication with the local operator

    • for data: Bluetooth
    • for identification/security: NFC

  • Location by satellite navigation
  • Data security (identification/encryption)

    • built-in hardware secure element (Root of Trust)
    • secure processor/ system on chip

  • Power supply

    • Lithium batteries (industrial temperature range -30..85°C)
    • wireless charging
    • low power for long service life and easy cooling (especially the communication modules can have a significant power consumption and corresponding cooling requirements)

  • Secure software updates via the Internet, secure boot of the controller

We implemented the specific part for the customer's application based on this platform. This application specific part consists of software and hardware in the embedded system plus of the applications for the cloud, the PC and the mobile.

Project Scope

Expertise and Technologies

The platform is based on these technologies and competencies:

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