This is the end of the collection line. Data is then sent to be stored and analyzed by a situational awareness engine or performance metric and sent passively to monitor machine health.


A very important layer in data collection is security. Being able to encrypt and protect sensitive data can be difficult. mFactor has developed with many of the most popular open source security tools and best practices in security.


At the edge device level, there are many protocols that can be used on a factory floor. To make data uniform there is an aggrigation peice just above true edge devices. This is so that security and information models can be applied and then later on tracked.