Industry 4.0 requires a bridge between OT and IT — a means of connecting the physical components managed by OT with the software managed by IT.
Many industries rely on cyber-physical systems to drive production efficiency and cost reduction with intelligent automation, predictive maintenance, and condition-based monitoring.
However, these systems are fueled by data and rest on a foundation of data integration pipelines. The challenge is getting access to OT data while making it available to IT software, developers, and data scientists — without having to write custom code.
The solution to this conundrum is an IoT/Industrial IoT Platform with an embedded database. FairCom Edge collects data from machines and sensors via common industrial protocols and makes it available to applications via standard software protocols.