Shaping the convergence of IT and industry
Manufacturing is in the midst of a technology revolution, as innovation is being driven by the need to increase productivity in the face of uncertainty and rising costs. Government initiatives such as ‘Industrie 4.0’ and ‘Made in China 2025’ have been announced to support this innovation, and specifically to build upon the concept of the Industrial Internet of Things.
The foundational principle of Industrial IoT is the connection of industrial devices, which enables machine data to be shared and accessed more openly in order to improve production efficiencies, reduce system costs and lower maintenance efforts. This principle also lies at the heart of TTTech’s product development for the manufacturing market. Nerve is an Industrial IoT platform that addresses the diverse challenges faced by machine builders, system integrators and factory owners by acting as the missing link between their business and their machines. Nerve’s combination of edge computing hardware, real-time capable middleware, and remote system management software enables virtualization of compute resources at the edge, data connectivity, open interoperability and centralized management.
Deterministic Ethernet products integrate two open, standard technologies that are key to building the infrastructure for Industrial IoT. The combination of OPC UA and TSN provides an industrial communication network that enables interoperability between devices from different vendors and delivers guarantees for the convergence of mixed criticality (e.g. real-time control and streaming video) traffic. TTTech offers a product range that is designed with the entire OPC UA TSN system in mind and provides unparalleled end-to-end functionality.