- May 01, 2017
May 1, 2017 - Hilscher announced the release of the netIOT SAP Connector to enable direct connectivity to the SAP Asset Intelligence Network at Hannover Messe 2017.
SAP and Hilscher executed a co-development on implementing a bi-directional integration of the sensor / actuator level via the netIOT Edge Gateway from Hilscher to the SAP Asset Intelligence Network (AIN) and the SAP Cloud Platform.
This will provide the capability of maintaining the digital twin of a product asset from development through installation, operation and service. Hilscher will offer the SAP Connector software product based on the proven netX technology and the netIOT edge gateway “On-premise”. This SAP connector will be supported by the functionalities of the SAP Asset Intelligence Network.
The topology scan of the netIOT Edge Gateway is powered by netX fieldbus technology and Intel x86 architecture to drive the SAP Connector application. This topology scan allows the live update between planned and as-installed structure of plant assets.
In addition, access down to the field level from the SAP Asset Intelligence Network is possible, allowing integration into the business processes during installation, maintenance and service of the production system.
The integrated solution from the sensor to the cloud allows the implementation of the reference architectures defined by the platform industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium. The representation of the digital twin will be future based on ongoing work executed within the LNI4.0 testbed “Implementation of RAMI4.0 Administration Shell”.
Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH is a global specialist in network connectivity solutions for device makers, OEMs and end-user manufacturers. Founded in 1986 and with locations worldwide, Hilscher focuses on industrial communications, with all fieldbus, Real-Time Ethernet and emerging Industrial IoT protocols supported in its netX-chip-based product lines.