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Innovation Unplugged NV

Veldkant 33A
2550 Kontich
+32 (0)3 444 19 05 || +32 (0) 475 26 82 09
  • Application Visualisation, Sharepoints & Mobile Solutions
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality Applications
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Cloud Services
  • Digital Manufacturing, Engineering, Development Software: PDM, CAD, CAM, CAE
  • EH&S (Environment, Health & Safety)
  • Implementation / Integration Partners
  • IoT Services, Software, Application
  • Software Selection & Consulting
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • Workflow Software

About Innovation Unplugged

We cover the first mile for Industry 4.0 or 4th Industrial Revolution projects. That is we fulfill the physical to digital connectivity, for Operational Technology systems and for Connected Goods.

Contrary to many of the traditional OT automation products and services providers, who typically address Industry 4.0 opportunities with integrated solutions or services, we address this challenge from an open architecture perspective (based on the largest common factor of what the customer has already).

We believe we see here a lot of analogy with the transformation IT went through about 30 years ago when open systems and company networks started moving into a world dominated by mainframes and mini computers. Looking back now it is fair to say that the open architecture approach (then strongly driven by Unix based market entrants and later also by Windows) has won big time from the proprietary packaged solutions.

For Manufacturing and Processing

In the picture of a manufacturing company we work in the area of connecting Operational Technology (e.g. the manufacturing floor) to analytical and transactional systems (of choice). Secondly, we connect produced goods. This can be for gathering data (traveled distance, vibration, speed, temperature, humidity, …) for making its behavior and maintenance predictive. With respect to platforms we connect to services from Azure, AWS, Google, SAP, Oracle, etc. Moreover, we provide services (implementation, development, etc.) for specialized Industrial Internet of Things platforms like MindSphere, ThingWorx, some Open Source based specialized platforms, etc.

Plus we cover some specialized Industrial Internet of Things platforms ourselves (ThingWorx (from PTC), MindSphere (from Siemens) and Open Source).

About our Approach:

  • We architect and build the Operational Technology and Connected Goods Edge, from hardware infrastructure to infrastructure management to embedded development
  • We work bespoke architecture based in function of the client’s situation. I.e. when needed, we write interfaces, device management, etc.
  • As opposed to adding sensors all over the place, we start from looking at the data that is in the automation systems already (in the PLCs, µControllers, etc.) and that data can be acquired

We have some demonstrations running at our booth.