Fledge—the open source Industrial IoT system—is now available in its 2.0 release. Fledge, an LF Edge project, is an open source framework and community for the industrial edge focused on critical operations, predictive maintenance, situational awareness and safety. Fledge is architected to integrate Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sensors and modern machines with the cloud and existing “brown field” systems like historians, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Program Logic Controllers (PLC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). All share a common set of administration and application APIs.
“I am extremely happy to announce the general availability of the Fledge 2.0 release”, said Mark Riddoch, Fledge TSC Co-chair, “It’s exciting to see the new release provides a scalable, secure, robust infrastructure for collecting data from sensors, processing data at the edge using intelligent data pipelines and transporting data to historian and other management systems.”
The 2.0 release adds a number of significant new features, among them are
- Support for enhanced data types including vector data and images allowing computer vision techniques to be used in sensor data collection.
- The introduction of a control flow allowing Fledge to be used not just to gather sensor data but to allow non-time critical control features.
- A set of new features targeted to help both no-code data pipeline developers and developers of new plugins.
- Expanded and restructured documentation including a best practices guide for developing data pipelines.
- The notification and alerting system have been enhanced to allow for watchdog monitors to be added to the data flows into Fledge.
- A number of new plugins have been added to the ever growing list of those available within Fledge.
A myriad of other new features, enhancements and bug fixes are also included, full details can be found in the release notes available as part of the online documentation.
Join the Fledge community
You can visit Fledge wiki to contribute to the project. If your organization is in the energy sector, please visit Fledge Power wiki. You can also attend the regular Technical Steering Committee (TSC) meeting to ask questions and hear what the community is doing next.