Edge Management

Ayla's core focus with our lineup of edge management solutions is maximum flexibility and reliability for customer products. We provide a broad range of solutions for cellular, Wi-Fi, and BLE connected devices that allow business tradeoffs on development cost, time to market, and solution functionality. Our End Device Agents provide pre-built networking and security on pre-certified modules with options for additional firmware functionality and module portability. With our Gateway Products, customers can develop robust gateway node solutions across any local protocol (ZigBee, Z-Wave, BLE) with full-featured device management and application enablement. In addition, our rich ecosystem of hardware and embedded development partners provides additional support to address all solution requirements.

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Wi-Fi Device Agents

Ayla's Wi-Fi Device Agents are purpose-built to provide networking and security for individual devices that connect directly to the cloud via WiFi (without requiring a gateway). We provide a flexible set of agents that provide customers with a range of firmware development options, including no-coding-required on pre-certified module solutions to agent portability onto entirely new module solutions.

  • Wi-Fi Production Agent

    Ayla's Wi-Fi Production Agent is a networking and communication software stack that comes pre-loaded on a number of different chip-sets from leading module manufacturers. The Wi-Fi Production Agent requires no additional coding and is application agnostic, able to support most all microcontroller-based systems. Customers are required to build their application on a separate Host MCU and connect to the Ayla module via SPI or UART.

    When Wi-Fi Production Agent is the Right Choice:

    • Rapid time to market is critical for business success.
    • Customers have minimal firmware development experience.
    • Minimal funding available for engineering investment.
  • Wi-Fi Integrated Agent

    Ayla's Wi-Fi Integrated Agent enables the integration of a customer application and Ayla device client (networking and security software stack) on a single module. The Ayla customer or firmware partner implements the Host Application and integrates with the Ayla agent into their platform of choice. This approach provides great flexibility to customers looking to customize module behavior and performance savings with the single module. Integrated Agent also comes pre-tested and integrated with a targeted chipset SDK.

    Ayla provides multiple versions of the Wi-Fi Integrated Agent that support RTOS, Linux, and Android OS.

    When Wi-Fi Integrated Agent is the Right Choice:

    • Retrofitting existing connected products.
    • Customers have extensive firmware development experience.
    • Connected solution requires very specific behavior by the module.

Gateway Agents

Ayla provides multiple edge solutions to provide customers with a range of choices for their gateway products. Ayla's Dynamic Gateway solution provides support for any local protocol (ZigBee, Z-Wave, BLE) and enables native device management and application enablement for gateway nodes. Ayla's Static Gateway provides a sub-set of native functionality with rapid time to market for smaller-scale gateway solutions.

  • Dynamic Gateway

    Ayla's Dynamic Gateway API libraries are provided to enable customers to build out gateway solutions supporting any local protocol including ZigBee, Z-Wave, BLE, proprietary protocols, and more. The Dynamic Gateway API libraries are integrated into Linux-based gateway products to enable nodes (end devices) on a local network to be virtualized on the Ayla Cloud and be available to all native device management, including firmware OTA updates, and application enablement capabilities.

    When Dynamic Gateway is the Right Choice:

    • Customers needing to implement a flexible gateway solution, such as connected lighting, using any combination of local protocols.
    • Development teams are familiar with local protocols but lack expertise with cloud networking and security.
    • Number of nodes in the solution, and their type, are variable with expected addition of new node types over time (e.g., extensible home security solutions).
  • Static Gateway

    Ayla's Static Gateway product provides basic gateway functionality by leveraging our Production Agent. As a more light-weight and cost-effective alternative to Ayla's Dynamic Gateway product, Static Gateway enables rapid time to market with a reduced feature-set that must be enabled by customers or partner development teams including node management and scheme for persistent node / property mapping.

    When Static Gateway is the Right Choice:

    • Lower cost gateway solutions that requires minimal node management capabilities.
    • Minimal and fixed quantity of nodes, with no new types expected in the future (e.g., simple lighting solutions).

Cellular Device Agents

Ayla's cellular solutions are purpose-built to provide networking and security for individual devices that connect directly to the cloud over a variety of cellular transport protocols, including LTE, NB-IoT, and LTE-M. We provide a flexible set of agents that provide customers with a range of firmware development options, including no coding required on certified module solutions to agent porting to entirely new module solutions. 

  • Cellular Production Agent

    Ayla's Cellular Production Agent is a networking and communication software stack that runs at the application layer on a Linux-based system. Optimized to work over 3G, 4G, LTE, and CAT-M1 the Cellular Production Agent requires no additional coding and is application agnostic, able to support most microcontroller-based systems. This solution is intended for use with any serial/USB-attached cellular modem or module integrated with a Linux platform. 

  • Cellular Integrated Agent

    Ayla's Cellular Integrated Agent enables the integration of a customer application and Ayla device client (cellular networking and security software stack) on a single module. The Ayla customer or firmware partner implements the Host Application and integrates with the Ayla agent into their cellular platform of choice. This approach provides great flexibility to customers looking to customize module behavior and performance savings with the single module. Cellular Integrated Agent also comes pre-tested and integrated with a targeted chipset SDK.

    Ayla provides multiple versions of the Wi-Fi Integrated Agent that support RTOS, Linux, and Android OS.

    When Cellular Integrated Agent is the Right Choice:

    • Retrofitting existing cellular products.
    • Customers have extensive firmware development experience.
    • Connected cellular solution requires very specific behavior by the module.
  • Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Agents

    Ayla is actively developing low-power wide area (LPWA) cellular solutions with both CAT-M1 and NB-IoT. Their design will eliminate cellular connection set up and be based off of UDP, DTLS, MQTT, and CoAP with reduced message data size and exchange for common operations of LPWA devices. Ayla's LPWA Agents will also be optimized for infrequent data updates with limited remote access for core device management activities such as firmware OTA updates. 

Flexible Agents

Ayla provides a set of flexible agents that can be used across a wider variety of use cases and device types than our other more focused edge connectivity solutions. These flexible agents provide support for both Linux and Android operating systems to enable product development where these OS types are required. In addition, Ayla's Portable Agent provides SDK, reference application, and test suite to enable porting of our device agent to other module types not natively supported by Ayla. 

  • Linux Agent

    Ayla's Linux Agent supports devices running the Linux OS to enable customers to take advantage of robust features including device support, file systems, network connectivity, and open-source applications. Ayla's code is full portable to any Linux distribution allowing for maximum flexibility in solution design. Customers can also leverage reference Wi-Fi set-up and LAN OTA implementations to jump-start their development.


  • Android Agent

    The Ayla Android Agent is purpose-built for devices that require the scale and performance of the Android OS. Customers can leverage reference a Wi-Fi set-up implementation to jump-start their Android development. 


  • Portable Agent

    Ayla's Portable Agent allows customers to enable Ayla connectivity on their preferred platform, SDK, and host application of choice. As a 'modularized' software agent, not targeted to any specific SDK or platform, the Portable  Agent can be ported by customers or firmware development partners to the module platform of their choice. In addition, Ayla provides Test Kit for validation of proper functionality of the agent once porting work is complete.

    When Portable Agent is the Right Choice:

    • Ayla's existing set of supported modules is not sufficient for the customer product solution.
    • Customers wanting the freedom to choose a connectivity solution based on price, volume, business relationship, or other.

Phone Agent

Ayla’s Phone-as-a-Gateway (PaaG) capability allows Bluetooth-enabled products to connect to the Ayla IoT cloud using a smartphone or other mobile device. By extending Bluetooth products' local IoT connectivity to the cloud, PaaG lets manufacturers and service providers gain the full value of the IoT data generated by their products.



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Partner Ecosystem

Ayla maintains a rich ecosystem of global hardware manufacturers and embedded development groups to support our edge connectivity solutions. We've partnered with the leading Wi-Fi and Cellular module manufacturers to provide our Production Agents pre-installed on certified chip-sets for massive time to market and cost savings. Our partner development groups support in any aspect of embedded engineering from architecture and design to implementation. Multiple gateway hardware providers support both dynamic and static gateway solutions.