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REST, or REpresentational State Transfer, is an architectural style for providing standards between computer systems on the web, making it easier for systems to communicate with each other. REST-compliant systems, often called RESTful systems, are characterized by how stateless they are and how they separate the concerns of the client and the server. HTTP is a protocol which allows the fetching of resources such as HTML documents. HTTP is the foundation of any data exchange on the Web and it is a client-server protocol, which means requests are initiated by the recipient, usually the Web browser.

The Connectware HTTP/REST implementation is suitable for polling data from as well as writing data to servers. Connections to servers are highly configurable through a lot of different properties such as hostname, scheme, port, additional headers, authentication information and many more. All data will be represented in JSON format internally.

Due to representing the data in JSON format, the data can be processed in a comfortable way and simply transferred to other systems using the embedded rule engine. If the server response data isn’t in a JSON parsable format, the response content will be made available as a string. This string representative content can also be processed in a comfortable way using the embedded rule engine. Thanks to this, it is possible to integrate not only RESTful systems but any HTTP based system, for example websites.

Application examples

  • Machine or Process Monitoring
  • Dashboards
  • Machine Learning / Data Lakes
  • Track & Trace / Traceability
  • Energy Monitoring

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About Cybus Connectware

Cybus Connectware is the IIoT Edge Application platform made in Germany.

Cybus Connectware provides smart factories with universal connectivity to edge devices, sensors and machines, with on-premises pre-processing and effective data governance.

IT departments use Cybus Connectware as a layer of security and orchestration to selectively provide IIoT services and applications, local or cloud, with just the data that is required. Under the hood, Connectware serves the OT as unified on-premises hub to connect any type of machine, device or sensor. It buffers, converts and pre-processes data locally. A transparent expert system that offers industry best practices and DevOps for quality assurance, workflows and automation, are easy to adopt and limitless to extend.

With Cybus Connectware, the data producer stays in control and can securely leverage IIoT use cases of any scope and size, single or many in parallel. It means agility and versatility to win the IIoT era.