The business case for automation and remote monitoring and the role of IoT is ever present. Why? Because companies want to cut costs and gain a single view of systems. Which is exactly what you can do with a Netshield Point of Presence Convergence Gateway.
What do they do?
The use cases for these devices are off the charts and if you opt to use multiple gateways in an environment, you can conduct infrastructure management at scale and across multiple sites. They are the perfect device if you want to remotely manage infrastructure, sensitive equipment, energy and water distribution or respond accurately to environmental threats such as fires and even flooding.
In essence, when multiple instances of these devices are deployed, they create a full view of events and even help to ensure the even distribution of services such as power and water in a multi-site environment.
Who should be using a Netshield Point of Presence Convergence Gateway? Developers, retailers, manufacturers, healthcare providers or industrial sites, to name a few, in fact any business that needs to monitor multiple and often disparate and siloed systems and applications across a location. When run in series the devices provide insights into multiple events. You can also use them to automate manual activities to help you meet SLAs and reduce costs of unnecessary, costly callouts and delays to customers.
The business case?
A Netshield Point of Presence Convergence Gateway will monitor every aspect of a critical system at the most granular level. As an example, a service provider monitoring remote high sites, ATMs, branch offices and mobile applications can now zoom into the environment to view who has accessed the installation, monitor cyclical events, check the power feed, the temperature, flooding and humidity.
When you connect IoT sensors for monitoring multiple applications, you gain visibility into factors that could potentially disrupt business such as power, temperature, humidity, flooding, access control, energy consumption and even security systems. In short, the application and business case for these devices become limitless.
Need more use cases? What about a sub-station in a remote area or a warehousing environment and its transport companies? They can use the point of presence gateway in conjunction with a remote locking system when transporting goods between destinations.
But can it integrate?
We provide an integrated API, so that database-based information can be pivoted between various databases and information from events from different sources can be converged. This allows the user or admin to create a customised and holistic dashboard that converges silo-based information into a single view. This can then be used to simplify remote support by giving an overall view of systems and events.
Support is expensive. If you take an SLA as an example, a company can cut down costs by up to 45%. If a call out can cost up to R950 without factoring in travel costs and delays, and when using the remote management features built into the devices – such as remote power reset and remote network management – you completely dissolve the costs of unnecessary support callouts and even downtime.
Yes you can run one. But in our experience they are a lot more useful for companies with multiple instances of an application they need to track.
An example, take public sector healthcare where there are hospitals and clinics that need to report on the cold storage of blood and certain pharmaceuticals where the cold chain needs to remain intact. The devices can provide insights into how long doors are opened, by who and when – in an instance where there is no connectivity limited data will be stored on the device for later retrieval and insights.
Why should you call us?
To be honest, the application of our Netshield Point of Presence Convergence Gateways is only limited to your imagination. They give you the power of automation through your IoT sensors and when deployed at scale and used to alert users to events, monitor environments and provide proactive insights and actions – they change not only the visibility you have of your environment but how you manage it too.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Inus Dreckmeyr at +27 (12) 841 0320.