The highly anticipated Industry 4.0 revolution is already underway reshaping manufacturing processes and the Industrial Internet of Things is a primary catalyst for this transformation. With the industrial automation solutions empowered by the Internet of Things, manufacturing production facilities and products themselves can be outfitted with computing hardware and connected using standard networking means. This allows separate parts of a production line communicate with each other in near real time and makes the entire manufacturing process much easier to monitor and control.
Kaa is an open-source IoT platform which serves as a control hub for such connected production facilities. Being hardware- and transport-agnostic, Kaa is easily integrated with a broad variety of sensors, controllers, machines and device gateways, enabling many-to-many interoperability between them. Through this interoperability and unified data sharing, separate parts of the production line become more responsive and capable to instantly react to different events or change their configuration settings accordingly. Failure prediction and troubleshooting also become reliable and straightforward.
On the application and data processing levels, Kaa offers a rich feature set for cloud enablement and generic data treatment, which can be used to rapidly assemble end-to-end IoT applications for industrial systems automation, predictive maintenance, and remote monitoring.