Drivers

AggreGate directly supports numerous communication and control protocols. Device drivers bundled with AggreGate allow connecting different devices produced by thousands of manufacturers.

Standard device drivers implement communications via most widely used IT, automation, IoT and structured data exchange protocols.

In several cases, it may be necessary to connect a new device that uses custom unsupported protocol. If the device is network-enabled or connects to PC via a serial interface, it is possible to implement a new device driver for AggreGate Server. Otherwise, it's better to use "device-side" protocol converter called AggreGate Agent.

AggreGate Device Drivers are written in Java programming language and, thus, are platform-independent. Device drivers are implemented as server plugins, so installing a new driver is as simple as copying a single file and restarting a server.

Tibbo provides driver development service for customers who do not wish to develop their drivers in-house. New driver implementation takes a week or two in most cases.

Protocols and Drivers

This table lists standard communication protocols and technologies, as well as corresponding device drivers available for AggreGate IoT Platform and different vertical market solutions based on it.

Protocol / Technology Driver Notes Solutions
AggreGate Protocol AggreGate Agent Communicating with implemented AggreGate Agents using any language/platform (Tibbo BASIC, C/C++, .NET, Java). IoT Integration Platform, SCADA/HMI Standard, Building Automation, Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor, Time and Attendance, Access Control
Application/Script Executing custom applications/scripts on demand or upon schedule. Retrieving and processing their output. Integration Manager
Asterisk Asterisk Monitoring and management of Asterisk computer-integrated telephony by sending CLI commands and response processing. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
BACnet BACnet Support for BACnet IP and BACnet MS/TP. Reading/writing device properties. Accessing device services and receiving notifications. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
CAP Common Alerting Protocol Driver release scheduled for v6.0.
Sending and receiving CAP messages.
Integration Manager
CoAP CoAP Web transfer protocol for use with constrained nodes and constrained networks in the Internet of Things. AggreGate IoT Integration Platform
CORBA CORBA Performing CORBA calls via IP network by specifying input parameters and processing any output. Integration Manager
CWMP CWMP Managing and monitoring customer-premises equipment (CPE) according to TR-069 specification. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
DHCP Network Host DHCP server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
DLMS/COSEM DLMS/COSEM Acquiring spot meter reading values and their history. Meter Reading
DNP3 DNP3 Full support for DNP3 application layer: read/write, select and operate, direct operate, event handling, etc. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
DNS Network Host DNS zone contents validation. DNS server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
Ethernet/IP Ethernet/IP Support for open industrial Ethernet, CIP protocol. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
EVA-DTS AggreGate Agent Vending machine monitoring. Acquisition of available EVA-DTS metrics, statistics and errors. Vending
File Local file monitoring, checksum verification, exposing file contents for system core. Any
Folder Local folder monitoring, exposing folder contents for system core. Any
FTP Network Host Remote file attributes monitoring. FTP server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
GPS/GLONASS and M2M Data Satellite Vehicle Tracker Receiving arbitrary reports from any satellite trackers and other M2M devices via TCP or UDP. Business-rule-based command parsing. Out-of-the-box support for different tracker models. Fleet Manager
Graph Database Storage of topologies in various graph databases supported by Apache TinkerPop, including Neo4j. Access to graph computing operations provided by Gremlin language. Integration Manager
HTTP/HTTPS HTTP Proxy Providing access to web servers running in network controllers/modules protected by NAT/firewall. Device Server Management
HTTP/HTTPS Network Host Exposing web page contents for system core. Web server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor, Integration Manager
ICMP Network Host Availability monitoring (ping) and route tracing (traceroute). Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
IEC 60870-5-104 IEC-104 Support for IEC 60870-5-104 protocol, both slave and master modes. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
  IEC-104 Server SCADA/HMI
IMAP Network Host IMAP server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
IMAP Core Fetching incoming emails and converting into AggreGate events. Any
IPMI IPMI Monitoring and control of IPMI-enabled servers and network devices. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
JMS WebSphere MQ IBM WebSphere MQ monitoring. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
JMX Java Management Extensions Reading/writing MBean attributes. Executing MBean operations. Receiving MBean notifications. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
KNX KNX Driver release scheduled for v6.0.
Communicating with KNX devices over IP, reading/writing datapoints.
SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
LDAP Network Host Exposing search request results to system core for further processing. Operability monitoring for Active Directory or any LDAP server. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
LON/LonTalk OPC LON device network and LNS servers can be interfaced through an OPC server and OPC device driver. Available LON-to-OPC bridges include IPLONGATE, Matrikon OPC Server for Echelon LNS, Matrikon OPC Server for Echelon LonManager, ConneXSoft CXS iLink DA Server for Echelon Smart Server, Gesytec Easylon OPC Server, Newron System NLOPC MIP, and more. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
LON/LonTalk Web Services Echelon SmartServer and hardware behind it can be interfaced through the SOAP (Web Service) API and SOAP device driver. Integration Manager
MDB AggreGate Agent Vending machine control. Transaction monitoring (slave mode) and server-initiated transaction processing (master mode). Vending
Message Stream Monitoring incoming data via Serial/TCP/UDP connections. Any
Meter-Bus M-Bus Acquiring spot meter reading values and their history. Meter Reading
Modbus Modbus Support for Modbus/RTU, Modbus/ASCII, Modbus/TCP, and Modbus/UDP. Registering read/write operations. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
GSM/GPRS Modem Control Modem Sending/receiving SMS messages, modem control, and data retrieval via AT command execution. Any
MQTT MQTT ISO standard publish-subscribe-based messaging protocol for use on top of TCP/IP protocol. AggreGate IoT Integration Platform
NetFlow NetFlow Network traffic decomposition and in-depth analysis. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
NMEA 0183 NMEA Exposing any NMEA sentence fields for system core. Device location tracking. Fleet Manager
ODBC Database Via standard JDBC-ODBC bridge, see SQL device driver. Integration Manager
OPC OLE for Process Control Support for OPC DA 2.0 via DCOM. Works under Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
OPC AggreGate Agent driver + AggreGate OPC Agent Support for OPC DA, AE, and HDA. AggreGate OPC Agent is standalone software installed on Windows and working with AggreGate servers running under Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
OPC UA OPC Unified Architecture Full support of OPC UA stack. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
POP3 Network Host POP3 server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
POP3 Core Fetching incoming emails and converting into AggreGate events. Any
Radius Network Host Radius server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
SIP SIP Placing test VoIP calls and retrieving call metrics. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
SMB/CIFS Network Host Accessing and monitoring files and folders shared via Microsoft Windows Network (SBM/CIFS) technology. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
SMI-S SMI-S Control of disk storage supporting SMI-S protocol. Monitoring object properties, executing queries and object methods, processing events. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
SMPP SMPP Sending SMS messages through SMPP gateway. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
SMTP Network Host SMTP server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
SMTP Core Sending dynamically generated emails on-demand, on event, and according to schedule. Any
SNMP SNMP Support for SNMP v1, v2c, and v3. Read/write operations, receiving and sending traps. MIB directory and editor. Network Manager, SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
SOAP Web Services Performing arbitrary Web Service calls via SOAP protocol by specifying input data and processing any output. Integration Manager
SQL Database Support for any JDBC/ODBC-compliant database server. Dynamic SELECT / UPDATE / INSERT / DELETE query execution. Exposing query results for system core. Database status monitoring. Integration Manager
SSH Network Host Executing shell scripts and applications on remote machines. SSH server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
Syslog Syslog Receiving and sending Syslog messages. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
Telnet Network Host Executing shell scripts and applications on remote machines. Telnet server operability monitoring. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
Tracker Processing of TCP/UDP data streams from devices that connect to the server themselves, such as GNSS trackers or similar. Fleet Manager
Video Streaming Displaying video streams from any IP cameras or Video Management Systems that use MJPEG, H.264, JPEG Stills or any of other 100+ supported formats. Any
Virtual Device Device simulator, provides variables of different types, wave generators, test operations and events. Any
VMware SOAP API VMware Retrieving hypervisor/VM status and performance counters. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
Web Transaction Advanced web application monitoring. Allows analysing availability, health, and performance by modeling end-user activity scenarios of any complexity. Network Manager Premium, Data Center Supervisor
WMI WMI Monitoring WMI object properties, executing WQL queries and object methods, processing WMI events. Network Manager, Data Center Supervisor
XMPP XMPP Implementation of Sensor Data and Control extensions of the protocol. AggreGate IoT Integration Platform

Proprietary Protocols

This table lists proprietary communication protocols and technologies, as well as corresponding device drivers available for AggreGate IoT Platform and different vertical market solutions based on it.

Protocol / Technology Driver Notes Solutions
ECOM-3000 EKOM EСOM-3000 devices I/O, read/write operations. Meter Reading
Keytroller Keytroller Remote control for Keytroller 501 LCD vehicle monitoring systems. On demand
Omron FINS Omron FINS Omron controller I/O, registering read/write operations. SCADA/HMI, Building Automation, Data Center Supervisor
Pyramid Pyramid SIKON S70 controllers I/O, read/write operations. Meter Reading
SET-4TM SET SET4-TM, PSCH-4ТМ controllers I/O, read/write operations. Meter Reading