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ExoSense® Overview

ExoSense® is an end-to-end solution for remote monitoring applications that need to gather data from sensors, machines, PLCs, legacy controls, etc. It enables OEMs, Distributors, and System Integrators to provide customers with a branded and configurable application to go with connected devices and sensors.

Users are able to view machine and sensor data and insights, build dashboards, receive notifications on state condition changes, manage user access, generate reports, and manage their account.

OEMs and System Integrators are able to build and configure the application to look and feel like their own product, create integrations, and manage organization group hierarchy.

What is ExoSense?

ExoSense is a condition monitoring application that runs on top of IoT Platform services. It is highly configurable and supports a wide range of assets and application types - from factory equipment to remote monitoring of machines to mobile vehicles.

ExoSense is deployed as whitelabel instances, meaning users manage it as their own product offering, creating a hierarchy of customers and partners that control permission levels.

Digital Assets are collections of signals sourced from connected equipment, rules on those signals, digital content about the Asset, and dashboard visualizations.

Digital Assets

ExoSense® focuses around the concept of users interacting with digitalized Assets in the application.

These assets represent real-world systems, machines, and equipment. Data signals, historical data, conditional rules, notifications, and permissions revolve around the concept of an asset. Assets are a collection of signals and those signals can come from various devices. The Digital Asset Objects do not need to be the same as the physical IoT Devices, which provides flexibility when setting up the system.

Data Flow

Terminology

Term Definition
Asset Digital Twin virtual representation of a physical system or machine. Signals are associated to an Asset. Signals under and Asset can include data from one or many connected devices.
Channel Stream of data from an IoT connected device (e.g., sensor data, status codes, event data), that will be consumed by Assets (Digital Twins).
Dashboard A visualization associated to an asset, group, or private use that displays 'panels' which represent assets and asset signals in various visualizations.
Device
Also: Connected Device
Electronic hardware with ability to send data, an IoT connected device.
The connected thing that is measuring a sensor or asking for data (e.g. fieldbus) for a physical data. It is typically connected via IP (internet protocol) unless an advanced use case that includes a gateway that talks on behalf of the devices.
ExoEdge Exosite's gateway and device software to help integrate edge devices to Murano and ExoSense.
ExoSense Exosite's remote condition monitoring solution that runs on top of Murano.
Gateway

Typically a one to one relationship with the term Device, but there are some use cases where a Gateway is truly a pass-thru for identifiable connected IoT devices.

Please contact Exosite for more information about custom Gateway talk-on-behalf-of applications where the devices do not have ability to connect using IP.

Insights Real-time and continuous stream analytics that work as an asset transformation. Custom Insights are supported.
Murano Exosite's IoT Platform. See https://exosite.com/iot-platform/
Rule Signal pipeline workflow logic that has the ability to detect states of a signal. Output is a state event, which affects the state of a signal and the asset. Rule events (state changes) are written to the asset log.
Signal Individual piece of data for an Asset (Digital Twin) that has a real time and historical (time series) component associated it in addition to data unit, data type, and other properties. Typically sourced from IoT connected device channels.
Signal Transform Signal pipeline workflow logic that has the ability to perform operations or other functions on Asset signal data. Output of a transformation is a secondary signal that has it's own properties.
User Any user that can log into ExoSense using email/password for authentication. All users have a User Role and are assigned to a group node in the group hierarchy.

Requirements

Browser Support

ExoSense runs as a web application in a web browser on top of an IoT and application platform. The following tables list typical browsers and whether they are supported by ExoSense.

Computers / PCs

Browser ExoSense Support Notes / Recommendations
Google Chrome Supported Recommended browser
Mozilla Firefox Not Supported Can be used but is not validated or tested.
Apple Safari Not Supported Can be used but is not validated or tested.

Microsoft Edge

(Chromium Version)

Supported Tested and validated.
Microsoft IE version 11

Not Supported

(As of Oct, 2019)

Recommend Microsoft Edge or Microsoft Edge built on Chromium

Mobile / Tablets

The ExoSense web application supports small touchscreen based devices, i.e. smart mobile phones and tablets. These devices have many browsers that can be installed and run on them, ExoSense has been built to run on small touchscreens and has been validated on specific devices/browsers such as iPhone iOS (Safari, Chrome), iPad iPadOS (Safari), and Android OS (Chrome). The functionality for small screens has been limited for user experience reasons, these details can be found below.

Device Screen Size ExoSense Support Notes / Recommendations
Touchscreen Tablet Size

Supported

(BETA)

v2.29.0

Touchscreen sizes: 600 pixels < width < 960 pixels

Dashboard Viewing: All panels are full width

Disabled Functionality:

  • Asset Create/Edit/Duplicate/Delete
  • Dashboard Create/Edit/Delete
Touchscreen Mobile Phone Size

Supported

(BETA)

v2.29.0

Touchscreen sizes: 360 pixels < width < 600 pixels

Dashboard Viewing: All panels are full width

Disabled Functionality:

  • Asset Create/Edit/Duplicate/Delete
  • Dashboard Create/Edit/Delete
  • Dashboard Full-screen mode
  • Create a Report
  • Create a Template
  • Application Setup / Administration
  • Device Software Packages UI on Device Overview

Native mobile apps

ExoSense currently does not have any native mobile OS applications. Please contact support or sales for needs in this area to discuss future roadmap.


Last update: April 26, 2021