The power of IoT collaboration
Collaboration in natural language enables general interoperability, simpler access for users and borderless workflows for enterprises.
Natural language unifies all communications to make things, applications and people collaborate
Natural language simplifies the access to devices and applications, compared to strict syntax APIs depending on suppliers and releases.
Thanks to language flexibility, it is no longer necessary for one end (platform, other thing, application) to know in advance the technical details of the remote party before sending a command or requesting information.
For example, switching on or off a smart lamp is controlled regardless of the manufacturer, location or software version, by simply using familiar phrases.
Whatever user’s preferred access methods: sms, social networks, chat, unified communication services...
In most cases, natural language avoids dedicated applications to be deployed on users' handset or laptop for using their devices or connected services.
They can use their favorite communication services, such as SMS, email, live chat and collaboration platforms, to exchange commands and data with their connected devices and services.
Dedicated applications are then limited to situations that actually require it.
"Do It Yourself" controller allows you to easily combine devices and applications in borderless workflows
Interoperability and collaboration within the IoT have one objective: to implement automated workflows that serve the business and the people.
With Agora, these workflows are deployed regardless of the devices that power them and the platforms through which they are connected.
This opens up a full range of innovative applications, including over-the-top services that combine multiple providers and platforms to implement tailored business processes.
Each interaction (command, information, event, etc.) is recorded in a natural-language Verbatim, which can be read directly by support teams, or recorded for archiving (proof of work) and further analysis.
Not only does this considerably simplify the collection of information, but it also offers transparent short and long-term traceability for the various services.
Large infrastructures are deployed over years with a lifespan of more than 20 years. A same function will have to be performed by devices from different suppliers. Workflows need to meet new requirements that will gradually emerge.
The ever changing environment increases the difficulties in ensuring a stable quality of service.
While keeping workflows flexible and manageable, Agora contributes to the quality of services and guarantees their adaptability over an extended life cycle.
Decoupling the implementation details of connected objects and applications from their functionality removes most of the dependencies: a local modification (for example, a new supplier or a new event) will have no impact on the entire system.
This not only limits vendor locking, but also simplifies maintenance and upgrades, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for IoT-based processes throughout their entire lifecycle.