Hardware Types

Last modified: Jan 16, 2019 @ 10:42

Hardware types are used to define the characteristics of the different types of hardware being used. It allows to define which unique IDs, parameters that can be configured on the hardware etc.

The screen shot shows the admin tool where you manage and configure your object types.

Gateway types

Description of a single gateway type. In the gateway type you also assign the Metadata groups that should be connected to a gateway instance later on.

If the Gateway supports application and/or firmware updates there is an option to upload a new application/firmware release into the DDM platform for later provisioning onto the hardware when connected.

Device types

Description of a single device type. Editable items are Name, ID. You here choose to assign the smart objects that a device has connected. In the device type you also assign the Metadata groups that should be connected to a device instance later on.

If the Device supports firmware updates there is an option to upload a new firmware release into the DDM platform for later provisioning onto the hardware when connected.

Smart Object types

Description of a single smart object. DDM is using the IPSO data model to represent smart objects/sensors. Editable items are Name, ID and if multiple instance of the smart object is doable. You assign what resources a smart object has on the smart object type.

Resource types

Description of a single resource object. Editable items are Name, ID, information, units and if multiple instance of the resource is allowed.  A resource can be a readable, writeable or executable object so you also mark what operations you can do on a device.  A read resource is something that DDM can read the value from, like current temperature and a write resource DDM can write to, like sending text or a new firmware to a device. An executable resource allows DDM to execute commands on a device.