1. What is Simulator?

You might not have a device yet, but wish to send sample device data to Fogwing IIoT platform to understand the features and functions of data processing and analytics. Fogwing offers 'Device Simulator' feature for all subscribers. The Simulator lets you send data to Fogwing and view data in Fogwing Storage and Analytics Studio. You need not invest without knowing how the Platform functions!

In short, Simulator helps you catch a glimpse of how data is received, analyzed and processed in Fogwing IIoT Platform without actually investing in Devices.

2. Type of Simulator functions in Fogwing?

The Simulator feature of Fogwing IIoT Platform is a quick and easy way to generate device data for Data processing and intelligence. It helps customers gain a demo while publishing established data.

There are two approaches provided by Fogwing IIoT Platform to simulate the device data.

  • Data Mixer - This features provided simple UI bar options to create the required data without writing single line of code. However attributes should be declared before create any simulation.

  • JSON Message - If you are a developer with knowledge in JSON, you can directly submit the JSON payload that you device might create. There is no need of attribute declaration to execute the JSON message option.

3. How to simulate device data using Data Mixer in Fogwing?

To simulate the device data using Data Mixer required all data parameters declared as attributes in the edge level. Therefore the Data Mixer feature brings the attributes in the format of equalizer controls.

To simulate data, execute the following steps:

  • Login to your Fogwing IIoT Platform account

  • From the menu bar on the left, under Device Network section, Click on the ‘Simulator’ menu item.

  • The default Data Mixer Simulator page will be displaying.

  • In that page, select one of the edge device from the dropdown list for which you want to simulate the data.

  • Based on the attributes declared in the edge attributes, the data mixer page will display the controls. The controls will vary depending on the data types of the attributes declared.

  • Adjust the controls to create appropriate data value or enter in the text field

  • Once after entered all parameters, click the ‘Submit’ button from the bottom right.

  • If the simulator published the message properly, it will display the success message.

4. How to simulate device data using JSON Messaging?

To use JSON Message Simulator feature, execute the following steps:

  • Login to your Fogwing IIoT Platform account

  • From the menu bar on the left, Click ‘Simulator’ in the Edge Network section

  • Simulator page displays

  • In the ‘Payload’ section put the necessary data using Sample data

  • Click the ‘Simulate’ button from the bottom right.

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