[thing-it node] connects arbitrary Devices via low-range protocols (e.g. Wifi, BTLE, Z-Wave, ZigBee, BACnet, KNX, I2C), exposes their events, state and services and orchestrates the devices via Composite Services, Complex Event Processing, Storyboards and Job Control - accessible over the Internet or autonomously if the Gateway is disconnected from the Internet.

[thing-it node] runs on arbitrary "always on" computers, e.g. Raspberry Pi, C.H.I.P, BeagleBone, Intel Compute Stick. This way you can set up large Device Meshes e.g. in buildings or plants with minimal cost and for specific requirements e.g. special form factors, battery powering or dampness.

New device technologies can be seamlessly integrated via Device Plugins with minimal effort.

[thing-it node] is based on nodejs and can be installed via npm, downloaded as an SD card content with a preconfigured operating system via or ordered from us on a ready-to-use Raspberry Pi.

is free and always will be.


[thing-it] allows to configure, simulate and test complex configurations of distributed Device Gateways and Devices for solutions e.g. in

  • Smart Energy and Metering
  • Heat Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Smart Hotel
  • Agriculture (e.g. Wine-Making, Aquaponics)

Device Services and Events can participate in Workflows with human intervention and Web Service invocation.

User entitlements can be specified for all solution components to control access for a large, possibly varying user base.


[thing-it] support the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN2) to connect device events and services with user interaction and software services on the Internet via structured processes like incident management.

Additionally, you can define ad hoc cases for unstructured or less structured work like cleaning tasks.

Users are working on worklist in the Portal and the Mobile App and workflow screen.

Process performance metrics can easily be obtained with the [thing-it] big data capabilities.


Device state changes, events and service calls as well as workflow processing data are all stored in a big data store and can be processed and displayed for analytics. This allows you to find issues in a physical environment that impact your business in real time.

The data can be combined with 3rd party data (e.g. weather or demographics) to understand why issues occurred on a historical level.

3rd party data sets are easily accessible for making the most sense of your data. Weather, demographics, and other data are available side-by-side with your device data in the thing-it analytics platform.

Cross-gateway Complex Event Processing (CEP) with triggerable workflows lets you react to the physical environment in real time. We intelligently monitor your device data, and initiate remediation procedures and interventions that you design to meet your exact needs.

Intelligent Anomaly Detection frees you from the burden of anticipating everything that can happen. Monitor an infinite number of devices, alone or in groups, and create custom alerts and workflow triggers to take quick action when the unexpected happens.

Predictive Analytics uses Machine Learning to create business value from historical data without the need for complex frameworks or specialized expertise. Eliminate the noise, and find the signals that tell you how to best run your business.


Secure Push Proxy technology to connect to distributed Device Gateways, access and monitor Devices and invoke complex Services from everywhere over the Internet with the free app for iOS and Android.

Style and layout of the App can be configured to align the user experience with your corporate identity.

Get it on Google Play


[thing-it] manages building information from IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) data or traditional 2D floorplans with additional building structure and measurement definitions.

This way you can position device gateways and physical devices in the building and use the positioning, e.g. for maintenance processes.

Positioning of beacons can be use to trigger processes and other activities as well as for "tracking of everything".



Positioning and tracking of users who have decided to expose their location, e.g. for co-working or shared office space scenarios.

Indoor positioning and tracking of equipment.

Self-calibrating, high-accuracy positioning algorithm for arbitrary distributed beacons and software-based beacon scanners running on [thing-it node] Gateways.

3D and 2D guidance through floors and rooms between locations of a building, to find users , movable equipment or devices with fixed location (e.g. for maintenance).