Product News: OpenRemote's open-source IoT platform

March 24, 2021
'Non-coders’ can set up rules to monitor the system.

OpenRemote announced the launch of its renewed IoT platform. 100% open-source, the new IoT platform promises flexibility for users to create customized IoT applications and broadened accessibility beyond developers and programmers to appeal to an audience of non-IT professionals. 

The new platform includes a dashboard, an iOS and Android console, and web-component library that allows front-end developers to build their own apps for desktop or mobile, OpenRemote claims. With the dashboard, the ‘non-coders’, such as the project or business manager, can set up rules to monitor the system. The rules engine includes three editors: When-Then rules to trigger actions or alerts, flow editor for data processing, and Groovy for advanced user programming. An insights dashboard can be configured the visualize any data in the system and is used to report KPIs or flag up any system anomalies.  

An important feature for companies that use OpenRemote to build their own IoT system is the edge gateway ‘interconnection’ that allows for several instances of OpenRemote, placed in different buildings or city locations, to connect to a central dashboard. This central platform enables remote management and control, while each instance can still function autonomously, the company says. 

Pierre Kil, CEO of OpenRemote, explained the benefits of the new IoT platform: “When we first launched in 2016, we focused on building the solid core code base that lets IoT developers jumpstart their own professional and branded IoT services. Today we have broadened our reach to include non-coders. Our newly designed front-end manager is powerfully intuitive. It enables integrators and installers to create realms, roles, users, assets, and protocol agent connections without the need to code. OpenRemote’s front-end dashboard and web component library provide the building blocks for developers to unleash their creativity to produce their own smart IoT applications.”