The REST API gives you secure access to all the I/O point and variable data in the PAC.
That means you can read or write PAC data using your favorite programming language—C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, and many more.
So you can move data from manufacturing assets directly into IT systems like databases and the cloud. You don't need protocol converters, OPC servers, or gateways.
If you've explored the IBM® Bluemix® cloud platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), you may be wondering how you'd use the SNAP PAC RESTful API to send real-world data to Watson IoT™.
Here's your answer in a step-by-step blog post: Connect real-world industrial devices to IBM Watson IoT