NiagaraAX is a software framework specifically designed to address the challenges of building device-to-enterprise applications, Internet-enabled products and Internet-based automation systems. NiagaraAX provides a unified, feature rich platform which streamlines the development process significantly reducing implementation costs and time to market.
NiagaraAX creates a common environment that connects to almost any embedded device imaginable, regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol. NiagaraAX models the data and behavior of the devices into normalized software components, providing a seamless, uniform view of device data to the enterprise via a wide variety of IP-based protocols, XML-based connectivity options, and open API’s. An N-1 Architecture.
By transforming the data from diverse external systems into normalized components, NiagaraAX creates a development architecture that provides substantial benefits over gateway-based integration methods that suffer the complexity of an N-to-N architecture. The benefit – any device or system normalized by NiagaraAX immediately becomes compatible with any other system connected to the Framework, providing true inter-system interoperability and uniform data presentation to enterprise applications. As a result, developers don’t have to spend any time creating, testing and re-validating multiple gateways.