- December 09, 2016
December 9, 2016 -- Magnum Energy Solutions introduced its latest product for commercial building automation. The cBox or “CloudBox” is a gateway that enables self-powered, wireless devices to securely communicate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT. The cBox enables smart building control and the remote monitoring of devices, including Magnum’s OPUS lighting nodes, to connect, authenticate and exchange critical data with AWS IoT using the M2M IoT protocol MQTT.
For Magnum’s OEM customers, the cBox also offers them the ability to tailor software solutions specific to their customers or their application engagements. AWS IoT makes it possible to build applications that gather, process, analyze and act on the data generated by Magnum’s connected devices at a global scale without having to manage a traditional infrastructure.
The real-time Rules Engine in the cBox transforms messages based on expressions that the user defines and routes to AWS endpoints. For example, routine readings from a temperature sensor can be tracked in a table and an abnormal reading that exceeds a value stored in the device shadow can trigger a function.
The device shadows make it easier to build applications that interact with Magnum’s embedded, data collecting hardware. The device shadows deliver the last reported state and desired future state of the device even when the device is offline.
Data from Magnum’s devices can be routed from the cBox directly to AWS Machine Learning, enabling the ability to create machine-learning models without having to learn complex algorithms and technology. With this integration, Magnum customers and OEM partners can generate billions of predictions daily and serve those predictions in real time and at high throughput.