Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
EMBEDDED SOLUTIONS FOR THE IoT WORLD

5A company profile

We are a software company building embedded solutions for the IoT world. 5A is focused on energy and domotics gateways, and VPN on request solutions.

Gateways are a cornerstone of IoT implemented by 5A with ease-of-use, scalability, robustness and quality in mind.

Morover the protocols used – wired and wireless – are marketleaders within the specific domain, standardised and open to ensure continuity and support for the future.

Modularity is a key architechtural decision both on the hardware and the software side. Depending upon the solution, the appropriate hardware/software combination is available.

The gateway can be integrated via open interfaces with third-party platforms.

Natural resource monitoring

The solution consists of two components, the gateway installed on the premises and optionally the SCADA to aggregate and display the data.
Integration with any other third-party platform is ensured through open and documented interfaces.
The connection to the meters can be done via either KNX, ethernet or Modbus or any possible combination of the technologies mentioned.
The data is cached on the gateway and can be sent in a secure way over the internet via either wifi, fixed or mobile internet.
Given that the data is cached, a permanent internet connection is not required.

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Natural resource monitoring

  • A web interface to easily access and configure the gateway
  • local data logging
  • Built-in remote access for installation, support and maintenance
  • configuration templates to minimise the effort to configure the gateway
  • live feeds for real time data collection

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The SCADA platform provides:

  • A web interface to easily access and configure the gateway
  • local data logging
  • Built-in remote access for installation, support and maintenance
  • configuration templates to minimise the effort to configure the gateway
  • live feeds for real time data collection


Cloud VPN on request

The demand for secure remote access is growing rapidly, driven by the new wave of Internet of Things.
More and more systems are automated and require maintenance, troubleshooting, upgrades and remote access in a secure way as it is no longer economically viable to physically go on site and connect locally to perform the above-mentioned tasks.
This is especially true in the case of control systems that are deployed in large numbers and only require access on an occasional basis.

The solution:

The 5A ‘CloudVPN on request’ provides a holistic solution that provides:

  • a gateway with fixed or mobile connectivity on the device client side
  • a virtual switch per customer in the cloud to guarantee a secure environment
  • a simple portal to get an overview of all devices
  • a simple one-click solution to setup and tear down the VPN tunnel on the gateway
  • a way to access the gateway via Full Qualified Domain Names instead of IP addresses
  • A simple pricing model based on the gateway and the number of concurrent connections to the virtual switch


IoT solutions

For companies and integrators looking to deploy IoT solutions, 5ABox connects the fysical world to the cloud via a versatile and modular gateway.

The 5ABox solution captures, stores and transmits the information from a myriad of sensors and actors to the cloud environment via open interfaces in a secure and scalable way. This paves the way for platform and cloud solution providers to focus on value-added applications transparent to the underlying fysical layers and to avoid time consuming integration.

The solution:

  • Strong knowledge of embedded software development
  • Integration with Amazon AWS and Windows Azure platforms
  • Support for MQTT and REST APIs to allow smooth integration with cloud platforms
  • Experience with large systems