Key Features of Edge2Web Director
SECURE PLATFORM CONNECTIVITY
Director leverages Edge2Web’s platform connectivity tier, giving your applications secure access to all of the rich services on your IIoT platform, including assets, timeseries, analytics, events, files, notifications, and much more. And whenever those services provide bi-directional access, your apps can perform both read and write operations on the platform.
Many industrial applications are workflow driven, directing plant engineers through a defined sequence of actions. Examples include equipment start-up and shut-down procedures, system diagnostic guides, and asset inspection apps. Director makes it easy to add on-screen navigation to your applications, enabling entirely new high-value digital processes.
APPLICATION THEMING AND LOCALIZATION
Many industrial companies have application user experience standards aimed at improving end user user cognition and productivity. This is an especially important requirement for OEMs looking to deliver new digital services with their equipment. Director gives admin users access to a theme editor that allows complete control over all application display properties. Developers can also use Edge2Web language resource bundles to localize their apps, as may be required by users in different geographies.
Although most industrial apps deliver unique user functionality, many applications also provide commodity services such as ad hoc asset browsers, date/time pickers, geo-positioning helpers, and timeseries optimization functions. Director includes a growing portfolio of these high-value application components. We offer them to you on a royalty free basis and provide application source elements so you can adapt them to meet your specific needs.
FLEXIBLE APPLICATION PUBLISHING
Director leverages your IIoT platform’s security and identity services to give you exceptional deployment flexibility for your applications. You can publish pages to all users, to all users of a target subtenant, to target user groups within subtenants, and to individual users within subtenants. This is a very popular feature for OEMs who wish to manage their digital customers using the IIoT platform’s tenant model. Director allows you to flexibly tailor which end users have access to any and all application pages.
PRODUCTION APPLICATION ISOLATION
Once your Director applications transition from development to production, you will need to insulate end users from unpublished application changes. Director provides a workspaces feature to enable isolation between your development and production realms. Application updates are performed by your developers in the designer workspace. When those changes are ready for publishing to production, an admin user promotes them to the runtime workspace.