This article details Plug and Play feature mecanism. You should read : Sensor Plug-and-Play concept before.
In Pilot Things IoT VPN, Plug and Play means connect, collect and command an IoT sensor very easily regardless of its connectivity technology.
Steps to connect sensors
Step 1: create the VPN
An IoT VPN is created instancing Pilot Things software and deploy the edge agent on the gateways.
For more details on how to create a VPN see section Secured VPN.
Step 2: connect the sensors
Once the edge agents are deployed connect the sensors.
Mechanism for Type 3 sensors
This type of sensors are connected to a hardware gateway. In that scenario the architecture is :
The main steps of the mechanism are detailed here under.
Step 1: local registration
The sensor registers to the Edge agent protocol connector. The registration is done using the registration mechanism of the sensor native connectivity protocol (Bluetooth, Modbus...). The sensor is automatically recognized by Pilot Things.
Step 2: data exchange
The Pilot Things Protocol connector activated in the Edge Agent manage the communication between the sensor and Pilot Things central node.
Step 3: Central node decoding
The central node manage the communication with all the nodes and decode the messages to measures.