An Internet of Things Sensor that can process sensed data onboard. In some instances the Edge Computer might send data directly to a nearby piece of equipment, a technician, or even another Edge Computing Sensor instead of just sending data to the cloud. Our Conscious Smart Sensor / IIoT Network Node is not just a sensor or group of sensors. On-board each unit is a powerful computer that can process data, network operations, and power usage. Of course, the idea is to get the sensor data to you in the most efficient and secure way possible.