The used IoT components and EDGE devices must guarantee OPENNESS and thus simple connectivity of third-party solutions, full communication between devices, data collection and transfer of automatically collected or calculated data on the platform.
Connectivity and integrability is based on the ability to use existing STANDARDS, whether technological, communication or IT.
Interoperability is the ability to actively connect two or more systems so that an event in one system can be responded to by an action in another system. Thanks to the connection already at the level of EDGE layers, the communication time is shortened and thanks to this it is also possible to realize full application INTEROPERABILITY as the highest principle of the entire digitization process in industry.
A new and efficient architecture based on services
Do not be afraid to replace all on-premise solutions used so far with SaaS solutions (solution as a service). It is not only more financially efficient, but also more practical. It should be noted that these types of software services do not include the costs of operation, version updates, and costs of local server components. As the amount of data collected increases, this disparity will become more and more apparent.
Data security is often demagogically argued, but many times the security of cloud solutions (supplied as a service) is several times higher than that of on-premise solutions installed in the company. And today, when a cloud solution is already recommended for ERP systems (e.g. SAP, IFS, etc.), production monitoring does not pose any security risk.
With good IIoT devices and solutions, it is assumed that they can be replaced with new, better ones. If this information does not surprise you with cameras, sensors or other HW units that are regularly changed, then do not be afraid to demand this feature from SW components or solutions as well.
CitySys brings the possibility to effectively divide the functionality and load between the devices installed on the shopfloor of the so-called company. EDGE devices and CLOUD solutions.
New blue architectures use EDGE devices to ensure initial connection, processing and evaluation of automatically collected data from machine or software solutions. EDGE devices become key integration points and tools for scalability and the ability to implement automatable interoperable scenarios.
CLOUD services or platforms already create a powerful layer for interpretation, visualization and other analyzes supporting data-based decision-making.