To understand the key concepts used in the CloudPlugs platform, please view the Video Tutorials and read the articles listed below. It is important that you become familiar with the architecture of the platform and its reliance on channels to allow inter-device and device-application communitions. You must become familiar with the types of devices available (Prototypes, Production Things and Controllers), and their credentials for enrollment and connectivity to the platform. It is critical to understand how to provision devices in the platform using the Production Templates, and how to connect your devices using either one of our connectivity libraries for MQTT, REST or WebSockets or using a SmartPlug™. The Triggers section describes how to use the platform’s cloud based rules based engine to create event based numeric, state or location alarms, actions or reports.
If you plan to connect legacy Modbus devices or a SCADA or Building Management System, please make sure you become familiar with the Industrial IoT products documentation.
The following guides will get you started.
- What are connection credentials?
- What are channels?
- What are channel data fields?
- What are wildcards?
- What are Plug-ID’s?
- What are Hardware ID’s?
- What are Prototypes?
- What are Production templates?
- What are Secret Keys?
- What are SmartPlug Apps?
- What are Production Things?
- What are Controllers?
- What are Triggers?
- What are Data/Views?