NetFront™ Agent is one of the world’s smallest class managed edge computing engine, enabling IoT gateways to relay a wide range of communications protocols in the form of nodes on networks.
The solution enables IoT gateways to manage various devices by collecting data and outputs, alongside intelligent functions such as security, Firmware On-The-Air (FOTA), and heartbeat, which can be remotely managed.
NetFront Agent can also be used for its edge computing technologies, processing data on the gateway side and reducing the load placed on cloud infrastructure.
NetFront Agent was developed based on the unique engine at the core of our NetFrontTM Browser for embedded systems, which has an extensive market track record, having been deployed in over 1.5 billion devices around the world. Here are its key features.
The NetFront Agent module does not contain program code that is dependent on individual platform environments. Because it is environment agnostic, it can easily be ported to a wide range of IoT devices.
NetFront Agent is not environmentally dependent, so it can easily support various protocols, sensors, and devices, and can be linked with any kind of cloud infrastructure.
NetFront Agent makes IoT gateways smarter, turning devices in homes, factories, commercial facilities, and more into smart devices and offering a wide range of added value services.
NetFront Agent can be installed in cable television provider set-top boxes to turn them into IoT gateways, and can aggregate data from IoT devices such as appliances, sensors, and smart meters, using different wireless communication standards, such as BLE, Wi-SUN *1, Wi-Fi, ECHONET Lite *2, and EnOcean *3, to monitor, visualize, and control their energy consumption among a wide range of features.
While out of the home, smartphones can be used to remotely control devices such as televisions and air conditioners via set-top boxes.
Operating conditions for factory equipment connected to IoT gateways can be monitored from office computers, speeding up, simplifying and reducing the costs of automatic equipment maintenance inspection, failure prediction and factory productivity improvements.