B&B Electronics' Wzzard Intelligent Sensing Platform

July 30, 2014
Wireless Sensor Connectivity Platform Features Edge Decision-Making Which Transcends Traditional SCADA Data Reporting Model

B&B Electronics' Wzzard Intelligent Sensing Platform. Wzzard is an easy to use, complete wireless sensor connectivity platform featuring edge decision-making which transcends the traditional SCADA data reporting model and enables more efficient, intelligent, reliable and scalable Internet of Things (IoT) networking. Wzzard was designed to help integrators, VARs and service providers efficiently develop and deploy secure, smart, self-powered IoT applications in remote and demanding environments.

Unlike a traditional SCADA application where sensors and edge devices are simply passive conduits for raw data, edge decision-making enables a more effective network. Using iterative control limits and gateway data aggregation to support applications closer to the network edge, the Wzzard brings this intelligence to the network starting at the sensor, creating a more responsive, reliable and efficient network.

The Wzzard platform’s technologies, protocols and hardware work together to reduce the expertise and time it takes for integrators to develop scalable IoT solutions. They include: Wzzard Intelligent Edge Nodes connect to industry-standard sensors, SmartMesh IP wireless sensing technology for auto-forming, self-healing, self-sustaining networks, simple messaging transport MQTT protocol for M2M/IoT applications over wireless networks, B&B’s Spectre router serves as the gateway, connecting equipment and devices to the Internet or Intranet over wired Ethernet or wireless cellular connections