What Will Horizon Do On Your Device?


A Horizon edge machine contains:

  • A Debian variant of Linux (e.g., ubuntu16.04)
  • The current version of Docker
  • The Horizon software, including Anax (the Horizon Agent) and the hzn command line tool

In order for an edge machine to join Horizon, it must register with the Horizon exchange:

  • Start up the Horizon software on the edge machine
  • Provide device registration information to the Horizon exchange

Once registered, the edge machine will fully autonomously:

  • Enter into contract agreements with the Horizon AgBots (formerly called Governors).
  • Download Horizon Insights: signed Docker containers as agreed under contracts:
    • For example, if you chose to register for the SDR insight application, Horizon will download:
      • A privileged container that gets data from the SDR
      • A container that processes the SDR data (radio frequencies and aircraft signals) and sends it to the Horizon SDR UI in the cloud.
    • If you registered for the NetSpeed insight application, Horizon will download:
      • A container that will periodically test the upload/download network speeds of your internet connection and send the information to the Horizon NetSpeed UI in the cloud.

What will Horizon NOT do:

  • Spy on you.  During registration you must specify exactly which data can be accessed and sent as part of the Horizon Insights experiments.