TTTech Teams with Cisco’s openBerlin Innovation Center on “Deterministic Ethernet”

September 23, 2014

TTTech, the technology leader in robust networked safety controls, partners with Cisco, the world’s leading networking company, at Cisco’s Internet of Everything Innovation Center, named openBerlin. The goal is to accelerate the adoption of the key enabling communication technology “Deterministic Ethernet” for advanced solutions for Industry 4.0 / the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in the manufacturing and transportation industries.

At the openBerlin Innovation Center, announced by Cisco on September 17, TTTech and Cisco intend to develop and showcase Industry 4.0 solutions made possible by Deterministic Ethernet, the cross-industry communication technology based on upcoming IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking standards.

For TTTech this innovative collaboration with industry leader Cisco represents another important mile-stone for the broad adoption of its robust network technology “Deterministic Ethernet” for the real-time Internet of Things. TTTech customers are already deploying Deterministic Ethernet based on TTTech’s highly robust TTEthernet® communication protocol for innovative networked control solutions in a broad range of upcoming applications including space vehicles (NASA), piloted cars (Audi) and wind turbines (Vestas).

With the strong trend towards Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, manufacturing and transportation companies are requesting technology vendors to build safe real-time control platforms on open yet secure networking solutions. Cisco and TTTech are responding to these needs, by offering solutions that enable great internet connectivity and security while guaranteeing critical real-time communication and safety on the same physical network infrastructure.

“We are very proud to cooperate with Cisco at the openBerlin Innovation Center. It is an important step for our customers that Cisco, as the world’s leader in IT and networking, has recognized TTTech’s strong technology and product portfolio as a key enabler for Industry 4.0 and the real-time Internet of Things,” states Georg Kopetz, Co-Founder and Member of the Executive Board at TTTech.

“The Industry 4.0 movement focuses on network connectivity, intelligence and visibility – an important next step for industrial and transportation companies who want to reduce operating costs and improve the customer experience,” said Maciej Kranz, Vice President of Cisco’s Corporate Technology Group. “We see this as an opportunity and are pleased to collaborate with TTTech on the openBerlin Innovation Center with the goal of creating innovative solutions to help our customers achieve the next phase in their IoT strategies.”

Jorge Magalhaes, Vestas Senior Vice President for Engineering Solutions, comments, “Vestas welcomes Cisco’s and TTTech’s initiative in the Berlin Innovation Center. Industrie 4.0 / Industrial Internet of Things  and technologies such as Deterministic Ethernet help us to continue innovating and offering the most competitive renewable energy solutions for a more sustainable world.”