The Axeda M2M Cloud Service includes M2M connectivity services, software agents, and toolkits that enable you to establish connectivity between your devices or assets and the Axeda Platform, while allowing you to choose the communication method and hardware that suits the needs of your M2M solution. As a result, you can connect to any product using any device, over any communication channel (cellular networks, the Internet, WiFi, or satellite), for any application.
Axeda M2M Connectivity Services includes three types of solutions depending on the class of device or asset that you need to connect to:
- Firewall-Friendly Agents - Software agents that run on Linux or Windows and install directly on your assets or a gateway computer on your network, connected to your assets.
- Wireless Agent Toolkits - A Java or ANSI C library for embedding Axeda connectivity into your devices that can be compiled into your own software and executed on a wide array of computing hardware and platforms.
- Device Protocol Adapter - A device communication server that connects to any M2M message protocol and can be extended with custom CODECs (coder/decoders) that translate the device’s native communication format into a form that the Axeda Platform can understand and process.
- Policy Server - A server-based software application residing on the customer’s network, Axeda Policy Server provides a comprehensive and granular set of permission settings that continuously governs Axeda Agent behavior for all devices at the customer location.