Azure IoT Cloud and Edge Solution in two flavours
Beacon Tower is built on Microsoft Azure for scalability and flexibility. It is designed so that you can always branch out from your Beacon Tower SaaS into your own Beacon Tower Accelerator solution.
In its own right, Beacon Tower SaaS is highly customisable, but if you want to take 100% ownership of your IIoT journey, then the Beacon Tower Accelerator is the way to go.
The good thing is you don’t have to take the choice upfront: at any time you can switch from Beacon Tower SaaS to Accelerator.
Model your business
Beacon Tower has a flexible hierarchical access system that allow you, your customers and their customers into Beacon Tower. You can decide what level of autonomy your customers should have, i.e., if they manage their own data, devices or users. Beacon Tower can be white-labelled in multiple layers. This allows you, for example, to provide Beacon Tower as a platform for your OEM devices.
Assets can be structured in ‘node hierarchies’, allowing you to model Beacon Tower after your business. Model them by geographical location, customers, asset properties – or all of them – supporting different roles within your organisation.
Analyse your data
Make use of a wide range of tools to meet the analytics needs of your IoT data. Use algorithms to modify data, visualise and compare it in graphs or utilise user rules to automatically react when certain conditions are met. You can either make use of Beacon Tower’s own tools or stream data to your data lake to allow for analytics on all your enterprise data.
Control your future
When you join our Beacon Tower Accelerator program, you license the code and can therefore customise it as you want and have 100% freedom of roadmap and development set-up.
The whole purpose of the Accelerator platform is customisation. It is our way to supply you with an enterprise platform, but without you having to re-invent the wheel. The SaaS solution is also very customisable and flexible because of our APIs and micro-service structure.
The Beacon Tower platform is built around secured, self-managed components which enable flexible ways of allowing external services to interact with the platform, as long as they are properly authenticated. This means you can build your own front-end and apps, fully replacing the Beacon Tower GUI for your customers, or that you can integrate Beacon Tower directly into your ERP and production systems.
Scale from PoC to enterprise
Beacon Tower is built to be cost-effective for both your first couple of devices up to tens of thousands. This gives you a platform where you can both perform initial pilot tests and continue for your long-term future roll-out.
Beacon Tower scales across your organisation, managing any type of data from any type of IoT devices. This can make it your one and only data-collection platform.
Runs in your cloud
Run the Accelerator platform in your Azure subscription, or let us handle it for you. The choice is yours!
We continually develop new services and features for Beacon Tower. If that is relevant for you, we can keep your Accelerator platform updated.
Low operating cost
Beacon Tower is making use of Azure’s extensive component and services library to quicken development and make sure Beacon Tower is based on the most up-to-date services available.
By continuously evaluating and incorporating new Azure features we make sure that the platform stays modern, secure and cost-efficient.
Your platform, your set-up
We believe the time is running out for the era of vendor lock-in. That is why you decide how and with whom you want to develop, maintain and support your Accelerator platform.
We support and operate your SaaS solution and we offer support and operation for your Accelerator platform as well.
Escape vendor lock-in
Beacon Tower has no hardware or software requirements and connects to any producer of PLCs, DCS, SCADA, ERP and MES to gain maximum hardware and software flexibility and prevent vendor lock-in.
The core IoT-functionality of Beacon Tower utilises core Microsoft Azure components, but our flexible architecture means that you can even exchange our front-end with yours running on-premise, AWS, Google or any other technology vendor of your choosing.
Fits your eco-system
Often IIoT solutions need to carefully fit into an existing eco-system of customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. With the Accelerator platform you can flexibly integrate your IIoT offering into all sorts of different scenarios that your business requires.