The c2 platform enables the construction of the three basic networking topologies: point to point networks, star networks, and mesh networks in a way that is technology agnostic.
- Mesh Network: Used for applications that require nodes to capture and disseminate their own data to other nodes. These types of systems are often used in home automation systems or smart buildings.
- Star Network: Used for applications that require a central hub or a gateway node. These types of systems are often used to then send data to the cloud for extra processing or monitoring such as control and alarm systems.
- Point- to-point network: Used for applications that require a connection between 2 devices, whether that be bidirectional or unidirectional data.
The versatility of the c2 IoT development platform allows the easy creation of any of the network described above, whilst maintaining the choice and combination of any technology that the system required.
From complex mesh networks made up of Bluetooth, LoRa, and WiFi communications channels; to PLC(Power Line Communication) nodes transferring data to a cloud-enabled gateway; to a simple end-to-end USB communication, the c2 IoT development platform enables it all.
And the best bit, it’s simple and easy to configure. Thanks to the high level of abstraction, the generic addressing and universal messaging of the platform remove all the headaches, enabling communication networks between multiple c2-enabled device, third party sensors, and external clouds, across different networks and technologies.