Empower your Mendix app with sensor and machine data.
Blockbax provides Mendix customers and partners with an intuitive platform for storing, visualizing, analyzing and combining real-time and historical data coming from sensors of machines. This allows business users to convert raw data into valuable information and insights by configuring pro-active data analytics on the incoming data - without writing a single line of code.
With the Blockbax Connector for Mendix, the insights derived from the data can easily be integrated into Mendix workflow and inspection apps, customer portal or any other Mendix application.
Alongside this connector we also provide a powerful Mendix widget to visualize line charts based on Blockbax data. The Blockbax Line Chart widget allows you to easily make use of the power of the Blockbax backend and charting capabilities by wrapping it in a Mendix widget which uses the powerful Blockbax Embed API. Simply fill in the required fields, run your application and enjoy the speed and ease of visualizing large amounts of data. Documentation regarding the Embed API can be found here: https://blockbax.com/docs/integrations/embed-api/, however our widget simplifies the process. by only needing you to fill in certain parameters. An example can be found by clicking here.
This is the first widget using our Embed API, so be sure to keep an eye on this space for future releases.
An example of a Mendix workflow application which is leveraging the Blockbax Platform for handling connectivity with assets, analytics and real-time maintenance triggers, can be checked out here: https://engineerdispatch-sandbox.mxapps.io/.
Connect to Blockbax with these predefined functions. The domain model, as well as integration calls have been pre-defined so that integrating with Blockbax has gotten as easy as possible. Simply drag and drop one of the actions into your microflow, fill the desired parameters, add error handling if needed and run the application to get your data out of Blockbax!
Typical Use Cases
Blockbax can be used to do all of the heavy lifting when it comes to data streaming. Use Blockbax to ingest measurements from your assets or devices and set up any desired Event Triggers that indicate an important event. These important events can be exported towards Mendix through the use of a simple Webhook. Once the webhook is received by the Mendix application, you can prepare subsequent API calls based on the Webhook content to start a workflow, show a detailed page of all relevant data, or send a message to start the processing of the event.