Collecting data from remote scanning devices
It seems that every device being created and sold today has the ability to be "smart" and can sit on your network sending data about what it has been doing. The ability to capture this data in real time and integrate it into other business data is a critical step for enhancing your operational intelligence.
In this recipe, you will learn how to use the Splunk HTTP Event Collector to receive data from a remote scanning device that collects inventory levels of products from your warehouse. The scanning device has been configured to send HTTP requests with a custom JSON object indicating what it has just scanned, versus the traditional process of waiting until the end of the day to download its data.