Bring Your Own Edge Device
Compact Low Cost Edge Device
The Basic Aretas Edge Software runs on almost any compute device that can run Ubuntu (or certain Debian variants). If you have an extra computer, SBC or other device that meets the minimum requirements, just order a wireless adapter with the appropriate module and you can start using the Edge software on your own device. View data in real time with live charts, query historical data and export data to your application. The Aretas Edge Devices can also connect your sensors to the Aretas Cloud and will backlog messages when Internet is down or intermittent. Aretas Edge devices can talk to most Aretas sensors including CO2, Temperature, Relative Humidity, Carbon Monoxide, Radiation, Nitrogen Dioxide and many more.
All you need is a compatible wireless adapter (if using XBee/ZigBee/etc)
Ultra Simple Connectivity
Connect your sensor and control devices via Wi-Fi, USB, XBee, ZigBee (900Mhz, 2.4GHz and other international variants). Plug and play most Aretas Sensors with minimal configuration.
Connect your device to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Cellular options available depending on your region. Backlog sensor messages when the Internet is down or intermittent.
Log and store data from multiple sensors. Review the data right on your device or export the data via CSV for import to other applications. Mine the data via REST directly from the Edge device.
Recommended Minimum Specifications
- 500 MHz ARM Cortex or x64 CPU
- 512MB – 1GB SDRAM (more the better)
- USB 2.0 Host x 4, USB OTG x 1 (power + data capable)
- Running Ubuntu 14 LTS or 16 LTS
- 2-4 GB Storage (minimum)
- XBee / USB Adapter (supports 2.4GHz and 900MHz Radio Products)
Installing The Software
Whether you choose to install it on a PC, SBC or VM, the Edge software installation steps are very simple. Follow the instructions here and there are several tips and articles for installing on Hardware or VM: /knowledge-base/installing-aretas-v1-iot-gateway-on-ubuntu/