Kyra is Guardhat’s general-purpose Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform. It is the foundation of all Guardhat solutions and is built to work with Guardhat’s wearables (HC1, HF1, TA1, and the Rhea app) as well as with compatible 3rd party devices from our partners.
Kyra provides the core IoT and connected devices’ functions: device connectivity and management; bi-directional data telemetry and control to and from the connected devices; data-processing and event/condition detection; notifications and alerts; data storage; analytics and reporting; identify and access management; integration channels for external systems; rules-driven event processing and policy engine; system administration, and much more.
Apart from the core IoT features such as sensor telemetry and device management, Kyra also natively handles audio-visual media (streaming or recorded), AV telecommunications, and RTLS/location-based GIS services such as geofences and lockout zones. The real-time location data can be provided by multiple sources: devices or external systems. Also, the platform treats the end-user as the central entity and maintains a digital twin of the user—not just the devices—for its operations.
Kyra was built from the ground-up to operate in industrial environments with unique requirements and constraints. It does not assume that devices have assured connectivity or are always online, or that the software can be deployed on the” cloud," or that multi-tenant SaaS is the only desired option. Using a combination of proprietary technologies, Kyra allows flexibility of deployment, handles offline devices gracefully, accounts for network connectivity issues, and works collaboratively with the devices to ensure stable and reliable operations.
While ready to operate out-of-the-box, its behavior can be customized via configuration to meet your localized needs and requirements. Along with the integration features, this enables fit-to-purpose installations that are tailored for your specific requirements.
Kyra can be deployed on-site/on-premise, on the edge, or any of the major cloud-based PaaS providers , and in hybrid topologies tailored for specific deployment scenarios. All deployments are single-tenant by design for privacy and data-security; installations and databases on the cloud are not shared between customers.
Kyra was designed to coexist in complex enterprise IT and OT environments. It can consume real-time and batched data from 3rd party devices and external, upstream systems; and supply real-time or batch data to external, downstream systems. A variety of communications protocols and data formats are supported. The external systems can be data warehouses, data lakes, ERP and MES systems, HRMS, or IAM/IDM providers, and more.