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 have some demonstrations running at our booth.