Used to service multiple customers that can each have a portfolio from one to thousands of buildings, this architecture allows you to integrate data from many different buildings into a single platform.
This architecture has the following key benefits:
- With a single instance of WideSky you can service multiple end-customers.
- Role-Based Access Control rules are configured to provide each customer group or user access to specific sets of data, e.g. particular regions, buildings, or even a single sensor type.
- Leverage existing systems and hardware on each site, e.g. Smart meters or Building Management System.
- Ensure data continuity and reliability with:
- On-premise data collection and storage.
- Locally processed alarms and analytics rules.
- The WideSky Cloud license can be increased as the number of sensors or buildings grow.
Each building has numerous systems, devices, or sensors that are read by an on-premise instance of WideSky Edge. The role of WideSky Edge is to:
- Communicate to the on-premise systems and sensors using industry standard or custom protocols
- Collect and store data locally
- Push collected data to WideSky Cloud
- Perform calculations on the collected data, e.g. alarms or virtual calculations and push to WideSky Cloud
The once the data is pushed to WideSky Cloud, you can:
- Customise asset based data analytics and insights for each customer
- Provide each customer with a login to view their own data, or access their own data via the WideSky API
- Extend functionality with additional apps like TenantView
- WideSky Cloud: WideSky Cloud requires a license for all cumulative points, (real and virtual), at each building.
- WideSky Edge: Each instance of WideSky Edge requires a license for:
- The protocol driver used to communicate to sensors e.g. Modbus or BACNet/IP
- The datastore module, which primarily allows you to:
- Store collected data locally and push or backfill to WideSky Cloud
- Build analytics rules and virtual calculations on locally captured timeseries data
- Each license in WideSky Edge is based on the number of points used for that instance.
- The WideSky Edge datastore module is optional and not required if local data storage and analytics aren't needed.
For this example the following licenses are required:
|WS-C-INS||WideSky Cloud Instance Provisioning||1|
|WS-C-STD-1500||WideSky Cloud Standard. License for 1,500 points.||1|
|WS-E-WF||WideSky Edge Workflow Engine. Includes WideSky Cloud workflow tools.||3|
|WS-E-DS-500||WideSky Edge Datastore module (Data cache, query and cloud backfill). License for 500 points.||3|
|WS-E-MB-500||Modbus Protocol (TCP / RTU). Real-Time read. License for 500 points.||2|
|WS-E-BN-500||BACnet IP Protocol. Real-time read. License for 500 points.||2|
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