Over 100 nodes have increased the processing power capable of running Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning at the edge of the network, enabling applications to be more responsive and secure than those that rely on the cloud alone.
A variety of radio modules can be used, including Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN and 4G, and these allow users to comprehensively evaluate which type of radio communication protocols are suitable for their IoT needs.
Equipment is housed in three large and three small diamond shaped plastic models. UMBRELLA nodes can be mounted on posts or walls in many settings, whether it is roadside on lamp posts, on a factory wall or in a shopping venue. For new projects, different hardware can be plugged in to the modules using USB 2.0. They can be remotely connected to the programmable wireless radios, or physically plugged into the modular and standard based digital and analogy interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART and I/O ports.