Fujitsu has developed a new software platform that enables the centralized and stable management of operating status for a variety of sensors, devices, gateways, and robotics and automation systems, as well as the condition of the network that connects them.
This platform will support the operation and management of an anticipated and growing array of IoT services, says the company.
In developing this new platform, Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu Research and Development Center have defined common Application Programming Interface (API) to enable consolidated management of IoT device and network status, as well as the monitoring information required to analyze the cause of faults.
The companies say they have also realized functionality, based on a plug-in format, so as to harmonize differences between common-API and IoT-device interfaces.
In this way, it becomes a simple matter to develop tools for remote monitoring and fault analysis in IoT devices and networks, while enhancing both freedom in device selection and flexibility when systems are scaled up, greatly contributing to stable operations.
Furthermore, with the goal of building an ecosystem to simplify IoT service operation and management, Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu R&D Center are working toward making an international standard of the common API for monitoring information used on this platform.