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Overview of the platform and its components.

Overview is an IoT platform tailored to monitoring and optimizing heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) systems, energy-related plants, as well as energy networks such as district heating and cooling grids. The main goal is to provide a one-stop solution for energy and cost-efficient system operation with high effectiveness (in terms of need fulfillment, e.g., thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and other generic energy services). The leading use case of the platform is to connect to a local plant, discover, collect, and store all available data, apply analytic algorithms to uncover optimization potential, and use controls to optimize local plants' operation based on these insights.

Figure 1: overview of the platform

We introduce the main ingredients of the platform in the following, using the schematic overview of the ecosystem illustrated in the figure above.

The core platform (middle) provides data filing and processing, AI & domain specific analytics, control functionalities & algorithms, data management and structuring, role-based user and access management, as well as other features, all dedicated to the operation and optimization of energy systems.

The aedifion Edge Device (middle left) provides plug-and-play connectivity to building automation and control systems (far left) and to automation systems of energy-related plants, such as e.g. larger scale combined heat and power plants, air handling units, heat pumps, etc.

The aedifion frontend (top) is a browser-based human machine interface (HMI). It offers data visualization, data management, platform administration and provides access to various further features.'s application programming interfaces (APIs, middle right) offer access to all major platform features and functionalities. You can operate the platform directly over these APIs and/or connect your own programs and scripts to it.

Based on the APIs, aedifion offers various native applications (far right), e.g., a floor plan app and a 3D HMI, as well as services like control algorithm development, and custom-purpose AI development. Furthermore, aedifion's partners use to offer building, multi-building and district-wide energy management as well as building performance optimization as-a-service. integrates various 3rd party data sources such as weather predictions and Microsoft Exchange calendars, connects to 3rd party platforms and cloud services, such as Cumulocity, and can be integrated into 3rd party applications, such as Microsoft Excel or Grafana. Moreover, chat bots for external messaging systems like Telegram, Teams, or Slack can serve as output channels for's alarming system.

Further Products

Beyond the native features of the platform outlined above, aedifion is building the following further products that all use as their base technology. features deep analytics for technical equipment within your plant. It focuses on the calculation of key performance indicators for components within local plants and the derivation of recommendations for action. See for detailed information.

aedifion.controls provides a framework of basic control functionalities that are a prerequisite for modern controls as well as predefined control algorithms, such as optimization for air handling unit operations or MS Exchange augmented room controls. See aedifion.controls for detailed information.

aedifion.custom adapts .io, .analytics, and .controls to your needs with e.g. picked modules and functionalities as well as tailored APIs. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Last update: 2020-10-08