Connio is a Cloud based framework and platform to develop Industrial Internet of Things solutions fast. Like any framework, Connio gives you a “frame”, in which you build your solution. It comes with a lot of decisions already pre-made and provides a foundation including support structures that lets you get started and deliver results quickly.
The power of Connio comes from its flexibility. While you can build complex IoT solutions without needing external services, you can also choose to use Connio partially or expand its capabilities with external services. Its service integration points will simplify integrating with different services from different vendors when you develop IoT solutions. For example, you will be able to use Google's Bigtable service as your data store, Datadog as your device monitoring tool, and Amazon's QuickSight for reporting. Connio will act like a glue for these services to help you build a solution with the tools you are familiar with.
Connio is short for Connected Industrial Objects. Every physical object or web service connected to the Connio platform can be model as an Object with properties for state and methods for behaviour as in object-oriented programming.
Connio comes with 3 pre-defined object types out of the box: device, app, and service. Object types (or profiles), used as blueprints to create object instances to represent a physical device, a vertical application deployed for a customer, or a web service account like a gmail account.
The next section will explain you the entities make up the Connio framework.
Please note that we are going to use the terms Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) interchangeably throughout this document.