The result of this approach is Efficiency Systems’ flexible DAPONA monitoring platform. This platform provides customers with countless ways to access an accurate picture of what’s happening on the ground, with drag-and-drop tools to build the most useful visualization of their facility’s secure data. This powerful interface, accessible from any browser, provides data in real time with logs, notifications, tasks, and alerts as well as analysis and forecasting.
Customers can configure their monitoring based upon their own needs and use cases – and even allow different dashboards for different job functions as needed. Measured data can trigger actions based on fully programmable rules and conditions. In other words, companies can build out automation for the events and conditions that are critical to their equipment safety and produce better business outcomes overall.
The DAPONA dashboard leverages The Things Network (TTN) to log sensor data via a trusted, widely available IoT cloud platform. This made it easy to add sensors and monitoring devices via a familiar, plug-and-play approach. The remaining issue in this solution – the missing piece – was finding a high-quality, reliable sensor that could perform as well as the network it would serve. Efficiency Systems needed a sensor that could be deployed in challenging RF environments and one that offered multiple types and protocols for a wide variety of monitoring use cases. It also needed to be ready out-of-the-box to integrate into TTN and the DAPONA ecosystem. Finally, it must feature a rugged, environmentally protected housing for use in high temperature environments, outdoor installations, and more.