IoT Sector | TransactIQ

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IOT TEST FRAMEWORK


A robust IoT test framework tests the three IoT software stacks: constrained devices, gateways and smart devices, and cloud.

We test based on the global frameworks provided by the four emerging IoT standard reference architectures: the ISO IoT Reference Architecture, the IIC Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA), the Reference Architecture Model for Industry 4.0 (RAMI 4.0), and W3C’s Web of Things. These architectures address how device connectivity, data processing and analytics work in the world of IoT.

Performance Testing

IoT performance testing covers the rapidity of the communication network model, as well as the internal computation capabilities of the embedded software system. It is done at the network and gateway level (protocols like MQTT, CoAP, HTTP etc), system level(Database, processing, analytics), and application level.

A TransactIQ test example is verification of response time against bench-marked time with defined connectivity conditions.

Security Testing

Sensor networks, real-time data collection applications, middleware, interfaces and protocols are variables that introduce more injectable points and new security threats. IoT security testing addresses these new variables.

IoT security testing includes device identity authentication, encryption/decryption, and data protection in terms of devices, networks, and the cloud services they are connected to.

A TransactIQ test example is verification of no unauthorized access to devices.

Another test example is verifying data on compromised devices can be remotely wiped out.

Compatibility Testing

Compatibility testing validates the possible combinations of device hardware, protocols, software versions, and operating systems. A test example is validating IoT software supports defined sets of devices.

Device Interoperability Testing

Device interoperability testing assesses the ability to seamlessly interoperate protocols and devices across different standards and specification. It verifies that all devices and protocols are communicable, operable, and programmable regardless of make, model, manufacturer, or industry.

IOT TEST COMPONENTS


Protocol Simulation

Protocol simulators help address the complexity and variety in IoT endpoints and their interfaces, and are an essential component of IoT testing.

Data Recording

Data recorders provide smart validation across diverse device sets. Data recording ensures compatibility of applications across different device sets and communication layers.

Virtualization

The highly complex nature of IoT makes real-time validation of application behavior difficult and time-consuming. IoT virtualization results in faster turn around and reduced costs due to minimal dependency on a production environment. It also leads to earlier detection of defects.