A Digital Twin is a computerized representation of a real-life physical object. A few examples of digital twins include buildings, motors, electrical circuits, underground pipes, vehicles, and people. Digital Twins can provide new insights that would otherwise be very difficult, dangerous, or impossible to obtain in the real world such as observing the status of underground water pipes, simulating the effects of hot weather on an electrical grid, or monitoring air quality across an entire city. Digital twins are often connected to sensors, cameras, and other data sources to provide realistic real-time views. For example, someone might want to view the performance of airplane engines' internal components not otherwise visible from the outside using a digital twin connected with live sensor feeds.
Vantiq Blueprints are working applications that are designed to be imported into the Vantiq platform as a new project and then customized by users who are looking to create applications with a similar purpose. The benefit of using a Blueprint is starting off with an application that has a completed code base to bootstrap a new project being undertaken. Although Blueprints are complete working applications they are not intended to be used "as-is", rather they are intended to speed up the development of a new application by providing a completed and working set of base components and functionality to build upon and customize. Smart Space Digital Twin is one of these Vantiq blueprints.
The value of Vantiq Smart Space Digital Twin is to allow developers to quickly create their own unique digital twins without spending a lot of time designing the user-facing elements and visualizations. A complete set of user interfaces is provided with the ability to create and define custom data schemas for sensors and devices. The user will be able to set up devices, sensors, and more from the Smart Space client to define the data schema and rules that the devices trigger.