Hardware Integration Service
For example, a thermometer, camera, lasers, weighing scales, a measuring device or robot. 2) A Sensor – a device that converts the analogue signal from the hardware into digital data for processing by a computer.
We’re also fanatical about keeping your system secure through every step of the integration process. Our access control system ensures no unauthorized individual ever gets near your equipment, our technicians are all A Plus certified and go through extensive background checks and we provide you with VPN access to your products on the line so you can remotely test or install proprietary Intellectual Property (IP).
We’ve worked with every type of embedded system and integrated solution on the market today. From customized nursing carts, to handheld scanners to fully converged servers, we’ve built them all. We couple our integration capabilities with world class supply-chain services to make sure everything is in place in time, so your deliveries are on time.
We specialize in both giving you scale and flexibility through the mix of products we support. We ship nearly half a million integrated systems each year which represents more than half of our entire Avnet Embedded business. We serve over 2,500 customers through our integration centers including the most recognized brands in healthcare, communications, data center, industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Nowadays many clients have their own ideas on a software or hardware solution, in order to add extra features, we must integrate with some hardwares or software.
Example integrating turnstiles with a visitor management system, or adding multiple sensors like temperature, distance, light sensors with a robot.
Can it be done?
Yes, firstly we will check does the hardware come with SDK or api?
– If yes, the integration will be straightforward to do it, by calling hardware api we can use certain features of the hardware so that it reaches your goals.
What is the hardware doesn’t come with sdk or api?
– Depend on the situation sometimes we build our own microcontroller to help us on the integration.
– Example like some access control devices wiegand keypad, sensor they don’t provide api sometimes but they can output signal, therefore we can build our controller to do the integration and communicate with the software.
Microcontroller boards are able to read inputs from sensors – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online.
You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board.
Mobile Apps vs. Web Apps
Mobile apps are built for a specific platform, such as iOS for the Apple iPhone or Android for a Samsung device. They are downloaded and installed via an app store and have access to system resources, such as GPS and the camera function. Mobile apps live and run on the device itself. Snapchat, Instagram, Google Maps and Facebook Messenger are some examples of popular mobile apps.
on the other hand, are accessed via the internet browser and will adapt to whichever device you’re viewing them on. They are not native to a particular system and don’t need to be downloaded or installed. Due to their responsive nature, they do indeed look and function a lot like mobile apps — and this is where the confusion arises.
While the designs are similar and follow the same fonts and color scheme, these are essentially two different products.
Web apps need an active internet connection in order to run, whereas mobile apps may work offline. Mobile apps have the advantage of being faster and more efficient, but they do require the user to regularly download updates. Web apps will update themselves.
Above all, mobile apps and web apps are designed and built very differently. To further differentiate between the two, it helps to understand how each is developed.