2023-09-11 852 View

Node-RED a Visual Flow-based Programming Tool

What is Node-RED?

Node-RED is a remarkable simple and versatile open-source programming tool. It was developed by IBM's Emerging Technology Services team and now it's under the OpenJS Foundation. This amazing developing tool is suitable for a wide range of applications, including IIoT and IoT applications due to its flexibility and scalability, and enjoys a large and supportive community where you can easily find assistance when needed.

How does Node-RED contribute to the success of the KIWIboards?

Node-RED offers numerous benefits, starting with the fact that it is an open-source programming tool, in other words, it is totally free!, Node-RED offers this and much more due to its unique features and capabilities, here are just some examples to mention:

  • Visual Flow-based Programming

Offers an environment for connecting hardware devices, APIs (application programming interfaces), and online services, which allows to the KIWIboards be suitable for IIoT applications.

  • Friendly Interface

Simplifies the development process, allowing you to visually connect built-in nodes and create IIoT workflows without extensive coding knowledge. This enables the KIWIboards to be perfect for educational projects. 

  • Enormous Library

The library has more than 4K of pre-built nodes covering various IIoT protocols, data processing, and device control, making it easy for you to seamlessly integrate with minimal overhead when adding new devices or migrating to an existing system.

  • Event-driven Architecture 

Events are processed as they occur, enabling immediate reactions and allowing the system to quickly respond to changes or triggers.

  • Large Community

The active community of developers and users daily contributes to its growth, providing a large number of resources, tutorials, and support.

How does Node-RED help maximize the KIWIboard's scalability?

Thanks to Node-RED, the KIWIboards enjoy horizontal scalability by processing events asynchronously and independently (Event-driven Architecture), where workload distribution among multiple nodes or processes becomes seamless. This scalability is invaluable when dealing with large volumes of concurrent events. Thus, this architecture ensures that the system can handle high loads without sacrificing the KIWIboard performance.

Comparison between Sequential and Event-driven Architectures

Why KIWIboard Solutions?

Clearly, Node-RED is a robust and versatile tool that can be fully utilized, and KIWIboard provides you with the ideal platform to unleash its potential. Node-RED with the KIWIboards make a powerful combination, you can seamlessly create complex workflows, automate tasks, and integrate various devices and services with remarkable ease. In addition, the integration of KIWIboards with Node-RED empowers you to optimize processes, enhance productivity, and innovate in ways that were previously difficult to achieve. By investing in KIWIboards, you're not just acquiring hardware; you're gaining access to a toolset that can catalyze your creativity and problem-solving, opening doors to new possibilities that can reshape how you interact with technology and accomplish tasks.

About KIWIboard

KIWIboard is a complete solution provider, supporting all aspects of your project from hardware to software to system integration to keep your application running securely, reliably, and at peak performance. KIWIboard builds its products for high reliability, high performance, security, scalability, and versatility. So customers can expect a long lifespan, quickly adapt to evolving system requirements, and adopt future technologies as they emerge.

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