Upgrades to Hilscher's netFIELD IIoT Solutions Portfolio have made deployment simpler, and even more powerful solutions are now possible. As well as local Edge processing in the Edge CONNECT Gateway, netFIELD 2.0 can now connect via Hilscher's IIoT subscription service to a remote cloud, using Hilscher's netFIELD Platform and Portal. Container-based applications simplify deployment, and multiple "Manufacturing as a Service" options are available to users. A customer's own cloud preferences can be used and the entire IIoT infrastructure can be managed from any location across the internet.
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. The 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.
The netFIELD Solutions Portfolio covers four broad areas:
• netFIELD Device: Sensor-level devices communicating operational (OT) data to netFIELD Edge gateways via Real Time Ethernet networks.
• netFIELD Edge: Gateway devices for data aggregation and “"On-Premise"” processing using “container” apps.
• netFIELD Cloud Platform: Administration and support of an entire netFIELD deployment as a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) running in the cloud.
• NetFIELD Portal: Web-based User Interface (UI) for remotely managing the netFIELD Platform and its connected gateways and applications.
Hilscher offers “on-board” training and support to make netFIELD deployments as simple as possible, particularly for first-time users.