- June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 - HTM Sensors Inc. and Route1 Inc. announced that they are partnering to deliver Spotlight, Powered by MobiNET, a secure technology that delivers real-time industrial data analytics on data collected from Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and other automation devices (including IIoT), providing quantitative-based actionable information to drive industrial process efficiency.
A PLC is a digital automation controller used for industrial processes such as machine control in factories, assembly lines, amusement parks, building automation, wind farms, smart parking garages, and many more process and discrete part manufacturing industries. PLCs use sensors and output devices to provide real-time input to the controlled process determining how that process operates.
Spotlight, Powered by MobiNET includes the following principal components:
Industrial hardened Data Collection Device (DCD): Resides in the customer’s plant and is programmed to communicate, using industry standard OPC/UA, with PLCs and other controlling devices. It is internally firewalled from the plant’s network. The DCD is a high security industrial device that is designed for deployment onto the plant floor while remaining isolated from all extraneous interactions. The plant does not need to open any inbound firewall ports – all data is encrypted and transmitted using Route1’s CryptoPath high assurance communication service. DCDs are issued unique X.509 (PKI) credentials to ensure reliable mutual authentication of all end-points.
Route1 CryptoPath: Provides secure communication with MobiNET.
MobiNET: Route1’s identity management and service delivery platform that confirms the identities of individual users and their entitlement to access specific applications, data or resources. The MobiNET platform combines the strength of a PKI technology with the trust and flexibility of multi-factor authentication, meeting the stringent security mandates and policies established by governments, defense organizations and commercial enterprises.