FIN Edge2Cloud - pre-release information (subject to change)
FIN Edge2Cloud is our product brand for a range of services designed to enable our OEM partners to connect devices and systems to the Cloud and to manage them remotely. The initial release of Edge2Cloud will provide highly secure authenticated remote access from an instance of FIN located on a project site by means of an internet connection. As the communications are initiated from the site end the previously problematic requirements to have multiple ports opened in the firewall to enable com the link have been avoided. This also means that the complexity of VPN set-up can be avoided too.
The initial release of FIN Edge2Cloud will be included in the annual software maintenance charge, so is effectively free provided the software is kept in maintenance.
FIN Edge2Cloud is currently under development and available to OEM partners for early access. It will enter a Beta phase by mid 2020.
In order to connect a FIN server or embedded instance of FIN to the Cloud a user must have internet access. The user must have a FIN Edge2Cloud account. The user is registered under an organization. In order for the user to register a device they must have the DeviceManager Cloud role within the target organization. To register FIN with the Cloud, the user locally logs into FIN with super user permissions using a web browser. The user clicks 'Cloud' and then 'Register'. The user is then redirected to the Cloud registration web site where they log into FIN Ede2Cloud. The user selects the organization they have permissions to register the device under then they click the 'register' button and the device is now registered. The device can now connect to the Cloud and is registered under the organization the user selected during the registration process. In the FIN Edge2Cloud portal, the device will appear alongside other devices the organization has registered.
You can book a demo of Edge2Cloud or find out more information here