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WebNMS IoT: Remote Monitoring, Location & Energy Management via Open APIs for application development/data analytics

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WebNMS is introducing its location and vehicle management capabilities with new capabilities for the WebNMS IoT Application Platform. It is claimed to be the industry’s first open IoT platform to combine remote monitoring and energy management with location and vehicle management. Applications built on the platform’s open APIs allow enterprises to increase the productivity of fixed and mobile, high-value assets while reducing their total operational expense (OPEX).

“IOT Evolution is a great forum to exhibit our enterprise location and vehicle management solutions,” said Prabhu Ramachandran, director of WebNMS. “These unified capabilities, published as APIs on our open IoT platform, enable enterprise IoT application innovation where it makes a big difference to the bottom line.”

The profits of many businesses rely on extracting value from intensive investment in high-value capital assets. These assets include remote physical plant, vehicle fleets and shared or leased portable equipment. Managing these assets using proprietary software applications might inhibit operational integration and limit economies of scale. In order to leverage the efficiencies of IoT technology, enterprises need more flexible and scalable solutions built within an open ecosystem.

The WebNMS IoT solution unifies a suite of capabilities exposed as open APIs on the WebNMS IoT Application Platform. This open platform approach helps enterprise IoT application development, helping operational integration and coordination of diverse capital assets. WebNMS collaborates with IoT hardware vendors, solution partners and third-party application developers to promote a robust, open IoT ecosystem for scalable, secure solutions for enterprises and service providers.

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The WebNMS IoT Application Platform has already won awards for its open architecture and its industry-leading applications. These applications continuously track the real-time security, energy usage, environment and operational condition of remote infrastructure such as cell towers, windmills, ATM sites, data centers (DCIM) and transportation systems. The platform shares collected information via open APIs to enable operational optimization with data analytics.

Now, WebNMS is unveiling new capabilities that include location tagging, geo-fencing, asset routing and on-board diagnostics. Also accessible via open APIs, these functions enable innovative applications for fleet management, logistics orchestration, remote troubleshooting and maintenance scheduling. Fostering the development of open applications for specific vertical markets, the WebNMS solution helps enterprises increase profits by optimizing asset productivity and reducing OPEX expenses such as energy and maintenance.

New Feature Overview

Location Tagging – Tracks asset location in real time via GPS or RFID

Geo-Fencing – Correlates asset location with flexibly-defined, geographic zones

Asset Routing – Automates the itinerary generation and path selection to direct vehicles and portable equipment

On-Board Diagnostics – Monitors the health of remote assets using open interfaces such as the on-board diagnostic (OBD II) system

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