The award is for Losant’s Embedded Edge Agent (EEA) which the company spent two years of R&D creating:
EEA was introduced towards the end of 2021 and brings Losant’s usability to previously incapable low-power, embedded hardware.
“Unlike market leaders who use a full-code approach, Losant’s platform is low-code based and therefore more usable than other platforms that require customised development. Losant’s full application programming interface (API) helps clients customise their IoT solution and integrate with additional internal or external services faster,” said Carina Gonçalves, Industry Principal at Frost & Sullivan.
“The drag-and-drop workflow editor stands out in the market because it allows enterprises to build custom workflows and manage complex interactions between edge devices, networks, and the cloud on their own, without programming resources.”
Losant’s IoT platform features both the EEA and a Gateway Edge Agent (GEA).
GEA requires far more computing power – including 512MB of memory – but exposes more functionality. GEA is typically installed on an industrial gateway or modern computer in a private network.
In contrast, EEA has minimal hardware requirements. Requiring just 2MB of memory, EEA is typically integrated into embedded hardware deep within a larger system.
“Losant takes a unique approach to the market, with a solution that is at once portable, usable, and customisable. The platform can be deployed in public or private clouds or on-premises environments, whereas most market players can only implement their platforms in public cloud or on-premises native environments,” added Gonçalves.
“Frost & Sullivan believes these unified, embedded, and edge workflows in the field with application and experience workflows in the cloud are a market-first value proposition that can appeal to many customers with hybrid environments.”
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