The NATIX Network includes five primary participants, or “Actors, ” that operate within the DDMap. They include Delegates, Developers, Detectors, xNodes, and Data Consumers who have the following roles:
Delegates (iLand owners)
Create mApplets (i.e., detection applications)
Mine real-time metadata by monitoring physical spaces via NATIX Mobile App and/or NATIX-enabled Smart Cameras.
Verify and transmit the metadata generated by Detectors to the Data Consumers.
Subscribe to, pay for, and consume the real-time data generated by the network
Delegates are similar to a political delegate representing a jurisdiction. NATIX Network Delegates are owners the iLand tiles and support the development of an area by purchasing a stake in one or more of the iLand NFTs. As a Delegate, they also receive royalties from the data collected and monetized in their iLands.
Developers implement data collection use cases. A Developer is a software developer who designs detection applications, “mApplets,” using NATIX Vision SDK. The mApplets detect activities from anonymized video streams. The Developer’s mApplets request approval on specific tiles (area) within the Network’s DDMap. mApplets enable Detectors and Data Consumers to get specific types of data they’re looking for in an area.
Developer, Detector, and Community relationship
Detectors deliver the fuel, or data, that keep the Network operating. They run the area-approved mApplets to capture anonymized data. Detector nodes are vision sensors equipped with computation power.
xNodes operate the backbone of NATIX’s infrastructure and validate the data before delivery to Data Consumers. They validate data integrity and operate data bridges (i.e., APIs) to other networks/platforms. After making a consensus over data validity, xNodes deliver the data to subscribed Data Consumers.
Detector, xNode, and Data Consumer relationship
Data Consumers are at the end of the value stream. Their demand for rich, contextualized information makes real-time geospatial data a valuable commodity. To procure that information, Consumers need to acquire an Access Pass that allows them to visualize the data in NATIX Map Interface or receive the data in their system directly via API. Access Passes are time-limited, volume-limited, and location-specific. In other words, Data Consumers will subscribe to a specific area they are interested in for a certain amount of time and receive a maximum number of real-time, geospatial data points.