Connecting software to the Itron network
Whether you are looking to leverage third party data available on Itron network and Data Platform or your software application needs to leverage data from your own devices, there are a variety of choices for connecting software with our platform. There are full cloud based solutions as well as options to integrate directly to Itron sotware applications in a more tightly coupled way. This guide will help you understand the options and find which is right for you.
Most cloud based options make use of APIs accessing data stored in our Data Platform. The Data Platform can store data from just about any device connected to the network as well as data from other sources. Network data stored in the Data Platform includes device information (e.g. type, schema, provisioning, status etc), location information, sensor schema and measurements, and events to name a few. This data can be from your own devices or you can work with third party data owners or Itron to write applications leveraging the Data Platform stored information.
If your software needs to access devices directly for control or device and sensor data collection you can use our cloud based API implementing the CoAP protocol.
We provide a number of connection options for integrating directly to our software applications through web services or application exports to file or queues. This section will lead you through the options and help you choose the right application and connection option.