“If an organization wants to connect its corporate network to the sensors on their vehicle fleet, or a retailer wants to get information about the status of beverages from the vending machines, IoT is just the logical extension of the network infrastructure they already have,” remarks Glynn. The people who deliver this connected environment are system integrators and network VARs (Value-Added-Resellers)—the same folks Davra has been working with ever since its inception to add intelligence to the world of interconnected devices. “With the Internet of Things, they want to move beyond their client’s IT circles and embed themselves into businesses by offering more value. We help them in this pursuit,” adds Glynn.
Davra’s end-to-end RuBAN™ platform is an ideal solution because it lets system integrators and network VARs quickly and easily provide a wide range of useful solutions to address this burgeoning market. RuBAN covers everything from utilizing “fog computing” to collecting data from sensors to presenting it as usable business intelligence on the desktop.
Machine-to-machine gateways integrated with RuBAN enable organizations to extend their networks to billions of devices within first-response vehicles, trains, medical devices, utility meters, vending machines, mobile towers and more. “Our open API allows easy integration of any device,” says Glynn, “and this accessible open format can be fed to third-party app developers and data analytics tools.”
In the case of the connected school buses in Texas, Davra's platform is not only helping students study but by monitoring the operation and condition of buses, it's helping the district save money and increase efficiency. Glynn sees a bright future for Davra, as the company already has successful IoT customers while much of this market is still in its nascent stage. “We will be part of this ‘50 billion connected devices by 2020’ journey,” concludes Glynn.