The Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device (so long as it has an on/off switch) to the Internet and to other connected devices. The IoT (Internet of Things) is a giant network of connected things and people – all of which collect and share data about the way they are used and about the environment around them.
That includes an extraordinary number of objects of all shapes and size-from smart microwaves, which automatically cook your food for the right length of time, to self driving cars, whose complex sensors detect objects in their path. There are even connected footballs, that can track how far and fast they are thrown and record those statistics via an app for future training purposes.
An IOT system consists of sensors/devices which “talk” to the cloud through some kind of connectivity. Once the data gets to the cloud, software processes it and then might decide to perform an action, such as sending an alert or automatically adjusting the sensors/devices without the need for the user.
But if the user input is needed or if the user simply wants to check in on the system, a user interface allows them to do so. Any adjustments or actions that the user makes are then sent in the opposite direction through the system: from the user interface, to the cloud, and back to the sensors/devices to make some kind of change.
The ThingWorx platform is a complete, end-to-end technology platform designed for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). It delivers tools and technologies that empower businesses to rapidly develop and deploy powerful applications and augmented reality (AR) experiences.
The ThingWorx platform contains a broad set of features, including multiple connectivity options, application development tools, analytics, and AR – all built around the ThingModel, a single, real-time view of a physical object. With ThingWorx, industrial businesses can create scalable and secure solutions that provide high levels of return on investment.
ThingWorx platform includes specific functionality designed for industrial IoT, including the connectivity, scalability and security to grow with the business.
Rapid Development, Deployment, and Extensibility
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Wrap and Extend Existing Technology
Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications and enable the Industrial Internet of Things. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Kepware's software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making.
Kepware’s flagship product, KEPServerEX, is the industry’s leading connectivity platform that leverages OPC and IT-centric communication protocols to provide a single source of industrial automation data to all of your applications. The platform design allows users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one intuitive user interface.
Modbus is a communication protocol developed by MODICON Inc. in 1979. It's a standard, truly open and the most widely used network communication protocol in industrial automation field. It provides a connection between clients and serves located on different devices and networks.
Modbus is an open-source protocol, which means the application is available online free of charge for downloading and no license fee is changed for using it. Different versions of Modbus used today include Modbus RTU (based on serial communication like RS485 and RS232), Modbus ASCII and Modbus TCP, which is the Modbus RTU protocol embedded into TCP/IP Packets.
Allen Bradley is a world-leading provider of industrial automation, power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. Allen Bradley is a part of Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture and offers controllers that are suitable for drives, for motion, and for process controlling. No matter what you need, if you have to have high performance or value based in your programmable logic controller system, you will find just the right controller with the Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers.
Broadly, there are four categories of control systems offered by Allen Bradley. These are: