One software platform with unlimited possibilities
Access data from a PLC using OPC UA. Specify IP addresses for sensors. Save large amounts of data locally or perform initial analyses. Implement all of this directly at the machine. On one device: the MICA.
Virtualisation for your production
MICA is the first virtual industrial computing system for embedded systems and compact computers in a production environment. So applications can be run virtualised within containers. This sandbox strategy enables multiple applications to be operated, installed, enabled, duplicated, disabled and uninstalled simultaneously – with each application isolated and encapsulated. All required libraries and drivers are included in the corresponding container. This completely eliminates package dependencies or incompatibilities. The IP-based communication between the containers enables a simple, versatile interface between the applications.
The container architecture also enables multiple sensors, field devices or processes to be operated in a modular, transparent and simultaneous manner. When an application changes, only the associated Linux container is affected; the rest of the system continues to run smoothly.
Open source software: Where IT merges with the production environment
Create applications quickly and securely by taking advantage of the almost unlimited functionality of Linux. Available are numerous free Linux containers for various development environments:
- OPC UA M2M protocol
The Linux base: Focussing on the essentials
One Step IoT
A MICA container dashboard for data acquisition and predictive maintenance.