There are multiple challenges that developers face when creating IoT solutions. One of them is connecting diverse edge devices to the cloud in a fast and simple manner. This also includes tackling multiple connectivity protocols and especially those devices that cannot connect to the Internet on their own. We address these needs with the combination of our cloud and edge IoT offerings.
By utilizing the powers of the Kaa platform and gateway, developers can create comprehensive IoT solutions that efficiently address edge connectivity challenges, end-to-end security, custom cloud deployment options, and performance optimization. Use the Kaa IoT Gateway to consolidate IoT devices that do not support popular protocols, such as MQTT or HTTP. Add them to the Kaa IoT Platform in a few simple steps. Run Kaa in any cloud or on-premises to fit your IoT solution strategy. Enjoy straightforward edge-to-cloud IoT solution development capabilities provided by Kaa.
Kaa is one of the few platforms that allows you to address a typical end-to-end IoT use case without acquiring extra modules and services. In many cases, the PaaS format of the Kaa IoT Cloud is all you need to set up necessary IoT device management, monitoring, and analytics. For really complex enterprise-grade IoT solutions, you can use the Kaa IoT Cloud to create a viable proof of concept and then move to the Kaa platform to set up a more customized solution.
Kaa has been used for IoT project implementation in nearly all major industries. With its steadily growing footprint of IoT innovations spanning over 5 years, Kaa has adopted the most wanted features and tools to allow businesses create IoT solutions faster and easier. We also made a specific emphasis on the extensive customization options in Kaa to address the needs of large-scale IoT projects, which typically require a number of custom-designed capabilities, integrations, and UI elements. As a result, Kaa has been effectively used by lean startups as well as large enterprises.
Some of the most straightforward IoT solutions that can be built with Kaa include smart metering, fleet management, predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, and asset tracking. For a risk-free trial, you can take advantage of the free Kaa IoT Cloud plan, which allows connecting up to 5 devices, to build a proof of concept for your solution before making any commitments.
You can practically create your own custom IoT platform on top of Kaa and consolidate your existing applications and tools into a cohesive edge-to-cloud IoT ecosystem. There are several ways to do that.
First, by using its open APIs, you can integrate Kaa with industry-specific data management applications for automated data sync. For example, you can send inventory data updates from Kaa to an ERP system, or update customer-specific information in your CRM system according to the customer’s device usage patterns collected by Kaa. There may be other data storage and reporting systems used by your company that can take further actions upon data provided by Kaa
On the edge and connectivity side, Kaa helps you easily connect devices via popular MQTT and HTTP protocols as well as take advantage of numerous other connectivity methods via the Kaa IoT Gateway or by setting up your own protocols in Kaa. The platform’s flexible architecture based on microservices allows developers to implement new services and add them to the platform.
Second, you can set up more advanced device analytics by the means of Kaa/Open Distro integration provided out of the box. Open Distro by Elasticsearch is a powerful analytics tool that can help you create smart alerts, filter out important data trends, and review performance KPIs for your devices. You can also integrate Kaa with popular cloud services for ETL/ELT data pipeline management or ML/AI tools for more complex data workflows.
Finally, for the maximized branding and ownership, Kaa offers a self-hosted plan under which you can set up a fully custom Kaa cluster on your cloud of choice and also acquire such options as whitelabeling, which means your full branding on the platform, client redistribution, which means hosting the Kaa platform as a part of your product in the infrastructure of your customers' choice, and unlimited number of devices.