Hilscher's netFIELD Solutions Portfolio addresses the complex challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with a solution that is both easy to deploy and cost-effective. netFIELD is a fully managed service that makes it possible to run workloads at the edge from a central point at scale, bringing intelligence with a hybrid “cloud and edge” approach. It includes scalable gateway hardware (netFIELD Edge), a secure operating system (netFIELD OS), ready-to-use applications for the edge (netFIELD App), an open REST API standard for connecting with netFIELD-based applications and services (netFIELD Cloud), and a user-friendly self-service portal (netFIELD Portal). Container-based applications simplify deployment. Docker containers can be deployed directly to your devices. You can build your own applications or get our ready-to-use containers.
The netFIELD portfolio enables vendors to focus on their own domain knowledge by utilizing a ready-made IIoT communication infrastructure. Benefits range from remote support of customer equipment to offering "Manufacturing as a Service" leasing options alongside direct sales.
netFIELD Edge Devices can be managed locally or remotely via the netFIELD Cloud Platform and Portal. For Equipment Manufacturers and Component Vendors, remote data access means a policy of continuous improvement can be implemented without impacting core customer application activity.
In essence, netFIELD is a comprehensive service solution capable of providing an overview of machine health, status and productivity at any time and from any location. Results include better prescriptive maintenance and asset management, and easier staff succession planning. Data remains within a user‘s own ecosystem and netFIELD solutions can co-exist with existing control networks, with no interruptions.