Although Thingsee is highly integrated full end-to-end solution, there are some options where 3rd party hardware or software services can be integrated as a part of the solution. Naturally, all these will require custom development project before a solution is commercially ready for use.
This is a custom development project where Thingsee sensors are integrated to customer operations at manufacturing phase. Whenever these sensors are manufactured, those are added to customer own inventory, and are not visible to Thingsee Operations. The manufacturing process needs to be adapted to the customer inventory data, required sensor parameters, security provisioning and configuration options.
The customer will receive Thingsee sensor hardware and the specification of its software interfaces so that customer gateway can send and receive sensors data, and can handle all operational, maintenance and diagnostics features mentioned in this document.
Technically, this is same as the external gateway option without Thingsee Operations with following features and requirements.
The preferred way to integrate 3rd party sensors to a Thingsee Gateway and Thingsee Operations, is to implement a new firmware to 3rd party sensor, so that Thingsee support is done already within sensor firmware. This simplifies the role of the gateway, makes Thingsee Operations work natively, and ensures that the mesh network communication, manufacturing, and logistics follows the default processes as the rest of Thingsee sensors.
The other option is to modify Thingsee Gateway to support 3rd party sensor firmware and its data formats, but that may introduce interoperability problems if the same mesh network includes also Thingsee sensors. For example, firmware update, diagnostics and remote configurability may conflict with each others.
These integrations options needs to be analysed per case.
Thingsee devices can be connected directly to a customer cloud by implementing a custom firmware that fulfils the connectivity requirements of the cloud. However, the development of a tailored firmware is always a customization project and will add some maintenance work as the firmware branch needs to be kept updated with the standard Thingsee release plans. This also means that the both gateway and sensor device maintenence operations must be ported to the new cloud environment.