Are you bursting with brilliant ideas for optimising your operations with sensor data?

J.Berger 12 months ago • 5min. read.

As the leading onboard wireless connectivity provider, we take seriously our responsibility to make the sensor data collected across vessels. Our Solutions are easily accessible to all stakeholders securely and conveniently. This is where the importance of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) comes in.

By leveraging the power of APIs, we can ensure that data is transmitted seamlessly and efficiently. This allows stakeholders to make informed decisions and take action in real-time. At Scandinavian Reach Technologies AS, we are committed to driving innovation and providing the best possible service to our clients. APIs are a crucial component of that commitment.

Business Benefits

At Scandinavian Reach Technologies AS, we take care of the complex task of data access and distribution in steel environments for consumption both on-premise and in the cloud – so that our customers can focus on managing their assets without any interruptions. We understand that managing data in challenging environments such as these can be daunting, and that’s why our team of experts are dedicated to providing seamless data access and distribution solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients. With our advanced technology and in-depth industry knowledge, we ensure that our clients’ sensor data is secure, accessible, and distributed efficiently.”

Tom Hagesæther, CTO, ScanReach

Our REST API and GraphQL interfaces simplify integrating your sensor data with your existing applications. It ensures seamless integration of your vessels’ real-time data with 3rd party software and systems.

ScanReach can accelerate the implementation by providing easy wireless communication in steel environments, even when retrofitting industrial maritime sensors, such as Bluetooth or Modbus-based.

Rest API

REST (Representational State Transfer) is a widely used architectural style for building web APIs. It offers several benefits to businesses, including:

  1. Scalability
    REST APIs can be easily scaled up to handle large requests. This can be particularly beneficial for businesses with rapidly growing user bases, as they can add more servers to handle increased traffic. 
  2. Platform-Independence
    REST APIs can be accessed by any client that can request HTTP, regardless of the platform or programming language used. This can help businesses to reach a wider audience and ensure compatibility with different devices and operating systems. 
  3. Reduced Coupling REST APIs provide a clear separation between the client and server, which reduces coupling between the two. This means that changes to one side will not affect the other, making it easier to make updates or changes to the API without breaking client applications. 
  4. Security
    REST APIs can be secured using standard protocols such as OAuth or JSON Web Tokens (JWTs). This can help businesses to protect their data and ensure that only authorized clients can access the API. 
  5. Easy Caching
    REST APIs can be easily cached, improving performance and reducing the server load. This can be particularly useful for businesses that serve large volumes of data or have a large user base. 
  6. Simplified Integration
    REST APIs use standard HTTP methods (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE), making it easy for developers to integrate the API into their applications. This can help businesses to build partnerships with other organizations and expand their reach. 

Overall, REST APIs offer several benefits for your integration, including scalability, platform independence, reduced coupling, security, easy caching, and simplified integration.

Using the ScanReach REST API, you can build your application using robust and reliable sensor data collection.  

Graph QL

GraphQL is a query language and server-side runtime for application programming interfaces (APIs) that prioritizes giving clients precisely the data they request and no more. GraphQL is designed to make APIs fast, flexible, and developer friendly.

GraphQL is an alternate option to build APIs in REST. Facebook developed it as an internal technology for their versatile applications and later publicly released it as open-source. Since then, the software development community has utilized it as one of the favourite technology stacks for developing web services. Benefits:

  1. Increased Efficiency
    GraphQL allows businesses to retrieve only the needed data, reducing the amount of data transferred over the network. This reduces the load on the server and increases the speed of data transfer, resulting in a more efficient system overall.
  2. Flexibility
    With GraphQL, businesses can request any combination of data they need from the API, regardless of how it is structured. This means they can easily get the exact data they need without relying on multiple API calls or restructuring data on the backend. 
  3. Improved Developer Productivity
    GraphQL provides a clear and consistent way to access data, which can reduce the time and effort required to build and maintain APIs. This can lead to faster development cycles, translating into business cost savings. 
  4. Better User Experience
    By reducing the amount of data transferred over the network, GraphQL can improve the performance of applications and provide a smoother user experience. This can help businesses to retain users and increase customer satisfaction. 
  5. Enhanced API Versioning
    GraphQL supports the versioning of APIs, allowing Scandinavian Reach Technologies to introduce changes and new features without breaking existing clients. This will enable users to maintain backward compatibility, which can be critical for maintaining a large and diverse user base. 

GraphQL can help you build more efficient, flexible, and user-friendly applications while improving your in-house developer productivity and reducing costs. 

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