Nautel designs, manufactures, sells and supports high power, solid state RF products for radio broadcast, navigation, sonar, and industrial applications. We developed a mobile app to access legacy transmitters and were key in developing interfaces for their next generation transmitters. Our initial project was to set up a responsive app to connect to an SNMP enabled device, acquire data from the device by “walking the data tree” and displaying that data in a rudimentary form. This presented a number of security challenges since the SNMP protocol made security (user authentication) an issue.
We developed a cloud application that was able to establish a secure connection to the devices and provide the appropriate user authentication that the legacy devices could not. The user was then able to access that data from a mobile device at all times. The success of that project led to a full-scale multi-year project to build interfaces for the next generation transmitters.