The typical IoT platform has got 4 layers of technology stack. They are: Devices, Connectivity, Core IoT features, Applications & Analysis. The right technology platform should be able to support your project or business with all related functionalities needed for the involved connected and smart devices.
The next stage is the IoT gateway, which is a kind of middleware that supports devices. It is like an overlaid software that connects hardware to the cloud. Devices unable to directly communicate with the cloud, get supported here at this stage. This layer also provides some computing power on the edge, for devices not enabled with computing.
The communication layer next is where devices connect to communicate with the cloud, via messaging (digitally), while performing different operations/functions. The core IoT features on the next layer provides data collection, OTA software updates, configuration and device management.
It’s on top of this the apps and analytics function, where data exchange and data processing is enabled. This process allows you to obtain reports, visualisation of data and find representations via the application. The best platforms help you to integrate third party applications and add on your industry specific components.
The IoT platform should be flexible enough to accommodate your project or business and integrate the aspects needed, Plus, you can avoid any significant delay or extra costs, to deliver any solution sought by you.