At the 2017 Hannover Messe, Siemens showed off its MindSphere internet of things platform. One new app is ‘KeepSecure!,’ a management console for automation and control systems which helps detect potential threats, security breaches and anomalies more quickly and provides possible fixes and security patches. New MindSphere partners include Amazon Web Services which provides cloud infrastructure and other services. Bluvision also demonstrated its software-based indoor location technologies and MindSphere-based performance monitoring solutions.
Siemens is to launch the ‘MindSphere Rocket Club’ later this year to support fledgling MindSphere startups.
On the hardware side, Siemens announced the plug and play Ruggedcom RX1400 router with ‘MindConnect’ MindSphere connectivity. MindConnect takes OPC UA or S7 inputs and translates them into MindSphere. The new system targets, inter alia, the oil and gas vertical. A dev kit, the ‘MindConnect Lib’ will be available later this year. Also new are ‘northbound’ and ‘southbound’ APIs for integration of third party developments.
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