Power Tools for Digital Industrial Leaders
Edge2Web Director is a visual application builder solution that allows you to rapidly create cross-platform industrial IoT applications. Use Director to integrate real-time and historical data, analytic microservices, operating metrics, and enterprise applications – empowering your users to take informed actions.
Whether you're building dashboards to monitor plant operations, systems to track rolling stock, or applications for remote equipment diagnostics, you need tools that are designed from the ground up for industrial use cases.
Edge2Web delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for building, testing, and operating advanced industrial applications.
Connect Your Digital Enterprise
Your data and enterprise applications are everywhere – in your OT infrastructure, in your IT data center, on industrial PaaS platforms, and on SaaS enterprise clouds. To build applications that give users full context and allow them to take informed actions, you need access to everything. Edge2Web Director’s connectivity tier allows you to access cloud-based resources using a zero-footprint solution, combined with secure edge agent solutions for your data center operations.
Using Director, access to industrial clouds like Siemens MindSphere and GE Digital’s Predix, and SaaS applications like Salesforce.com, can be achieved with a few configuration settings.
Director’s edge agent supports bi-directional communications with industrial clouds such as Siemens MindSphere and GE Predix, when available. Thus, if your applications need to write to your chosen PaaS (e.g., to log user-initiated events), they can do so without compromising security. And Edge2Web’s multi-level encryption ensures that all connections and in-flight data are protected at the highest levels.
Director gives you out-of-the-box connectivity to all of your systems and data – asset stores, timeseries databases, event logs, SQL and NoSQL databases, enterprise applications, and much more. And Director’s single sign-on option makes user onboarding a breeze.
Edge2Web Director's visual development tools give you the power you need to build polished, professional IoT applications.
Director's Page Editor enables you to quickly create custom page layouts, and style your dashboards with a wealth of theming options. The Flow Editor provides a low-code toolset for accessing industrial data platforms and creating sophisticated IoT apps. The Screen Editor delivers WYSIWYG productivity for quickly building high-impact industrial visualizations.
Director's growing library of QuickStart components give your team a powerful toolbox of flows that are common to many industrial applications, such as asset hierarchy browsing/selection, date and time period control, and timeseries retrieval optimization.
Integrate Data, Analytics and Operations
Integration is the power plant behind your IoT applications, enabling you to combine data from disparate sources, orchestrate the flow of information across your enterprise, and operationalize insights revealed by your analytics. But integration has traditionally been the domain of software developers. Edge2Web Director’s visual flow editor empowers non-programmers to quickly create process-driven applications that reduce costs, streamline operations, and optimize performance.
Edge2Web Director’s structured flow editor enables non-programmers to quickly master the skills for building sophisticated, process driven mash-up apps. The flow editor includes powerful operators for creating a vast array of industrial applications. Director’s flows are easy to build and enhance, providing you with an intuitive, high-level view of your application logic.
Mapping and transformation
To integrate systems at scale, users need tools for quickly normalizing data. Asset IDs, for example, must often be transformed to integrate operational data with ERP and service management systems. Director provides built-in functions for a wide variety of common data transformations, and allows users to easily build their own libraries of custom functions.
Most IoT app builder tools are page oriented, allowing users to create dashboard pages and a basic navigation menu. They quickly lose power when you need to build interactive web applications, non-visual services, and event-driven systems. Director’s flow engine gives you the best of both worlds – ease and simplicity to quickly create page-based apps, and the sophistication to rapidly build interactive, device responsive web applications.
Visualize, Inform and Empower
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then contextualized operating data, analytics, rich media, and other content are invaluable. Your goal is to deliver dashboards, interactive web apps, asset-connected diagnostic guides, and a vast range of other industrial applications. You need visual tools with the muscles to get the job done. Edge2Web Director combines power and usability, enabling non-programmers to build industrial strength apps that inform your users and empower them to take precise actions.
Drag & drop simplicity
Whether you need to monitor assets, track OEE metrics, or manage mobile logistics, building data-connected display components in Director is a breeze. Start with the component wizard to visualize your data in a few easy steps, then add visualizations to your pages using drag & drop simplicity. Director gives you full control over page and cell properties, allowing you to easily style and customize your end user experiences.
Director provides a built-in suite of renderers to display your industrial data – timeseries graphs, bar and column charts, liquid gauges, maps, data tables, utilization gauges – and many others. The WYSIWYG editor allows you to create sophisticated, composite displays using layout techniques found in popular desktop publishing products like Microsoft® Word and PowerPoint. And if you need to add special styling, no problem – Director allows you to easily tweak the underlying HTML of your display components.
Interactive and device-responsive
Scalable, interactive web apps are the future of industrial IoT. Director gives you the ease to quickly mash-up composite dashboards, and the power to build interactive web applications that guide users through complex diagnostics, processes, and workflows. You can also optimize how each display component interacts with your back-end systems to maintain performance across your infrastructure as usage scales. And all apps built with Director are device-responsive, behaving consistently on control room monitors, support center consoles, and mobile devices.