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FourC Groovy M2M Cloud System

The Feature List



  • Business intelligence for the IoT era
    • Collect data from sensors, devices, computers and analyse in the cloud

    • Run play-backs, show data history, track using position sensors like GPS and find all the data you need using open and well-documented interfaces

    • Show devices on maps, do position replays, show their status visually, do instant configuration and much, much more


  • Integrate everything
    • Run your different applications with segregated library version dependencies, different support tool versions and even different distributions on the same device without integration woes and worries

    • No need to adapt to already existing software setup on device; make your business application your way, not influenced by others

    • Use totally disconnected development teams to supply business software

    • Run hundreds of totally independent applications on the same device, while still keeping memory and disk footprint low and in line with embedded architectures

    • Save hardware, installation and power costs by reusing already installed devices for more functionality. No need to install yet another hardware device for new functionality

    • Make more money by adding new applications and features to an already deployed, distributed device

    • Maximize sales and income on each hardware device

    • Do NOT adapt to any special API - develop and configure your embedded Linux application in any distribution and let our intelligent tools help you to transfer the application to the device


  • API-free GUI integration
    • Integrate different GUIs on same embedded device, with no need to adapt to specialized platform APIs

    • Take the software with a GUI as-is on your development computer, and transfer it to the embedded device


  • Simple and efficient system administration
    • Uniform system administration - the same interface for any type of device

    • Flexible configuration system - configure different types of devices using the same interface

    • Handle configuration by groups and inheritance

    • Easy first time deployments - install several applications using a single command

    • Full life-cycle management - guaranteed long-time OS support, while still providing updates for new hardware and new OS features

    • Policy-enabled, scheduled updates and upgrades

    • Atomic application updates with instant rollback option - never worry about a failed update again

    • Fully independent applications - no side-effects!

    • Full application licensing overview and management for the system owner

    • Allow third-party applications on your device - still without any worries about side-effects, uptime and compatibility


  • Full range of monitoring features
    • Monitor your devices' health condition in real time and detect HW problems before actual failure

    • Peripheral monitoring - get instant notification when a connected serial or USB device fails

    • LAN monitoring - be informed when LAN devices connect, disconnect or stop responding

    • SNMP with trap support - use your favorite SMNP monitoring software

    • Logging and events history - know what happened, where and when


  • Remote control with GUI option
    • No need to be on-site with keyboard and monitor

    • Do remote support and training to a range of devices

    • See a device's monitor output remotely


  • Security at all levels
    • Always secure communications - strong encryption protects data in transit

    • Fully encrypted applications - secure your data and IPR in case a device is lost or stolen

    • Policy-enabled theft and intrusion protection - define actions in case a stolen device is powered up or reconnected


  • Many networking options
    • Built-in router support - no need for separate router

    • Works with all network carriers; LAN, WiFi, 4G, 3G and GPRS

    • Policy based multi-homing and fail-over support - use the best carrier based on policy definitions taking speed and costs into account

    • Bandwidth friendly, policy-based deployments and updates


  • Flexible hardware support
    • Resource friendly due to built-in file system and memory de-duplication options

    • Works on all popular x86 embedded devices

    • ARM versions in 2015





What next ?



How does it work?



FourC provides the technology solution that delivers all the features described on the feature list. Essentially, this consists of a FourC Groovy M2M Cloud System instance to manage your IoT or M2M system, delivered as a hosted cloud solution or as an installable server product in your own data centre, if preferred.


Using this cloud system, you can connect your distributed devices for management, surveillance, application maintenance and other features offered by the version of the cloud system you have selected.


On the distributed devices, you install the FourC Groovy M2M Device Platform. This thin software layer provides feature support on the device and communicates with the cloud system. 


Non-FourC Groovy M2M Device Platform devices can also be connected to the cloud system; these devices would have to implement the basic communication protocol to the cloud system using industry-standard tools. However, such devices are likely to have a limited feature set compared to full-fledged FourC Groovy Device Platform devices.


Taking these innovative Groovy solutions into operation can save many headaches, years of development time and can create astonishing business opportunities for your distributed system. Just see the feature list, and read about the benefits you get by using a FourC Groovy M2M Cloud System as your infrastructure solution.


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