Hilscher announces IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation with Cirrus Link Solutions and Inductive Automation | Automation.com

Hilscher announces IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation with Cirrus Link Solutions and Inductive Automation

Hilscher announces IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation with Cirrus Link Solutions and Inductive Automation

January 11, 2017 – Hilscher North America, Inc. has formed an IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation with middleware-vendor Cirrus Link Solutions and SCADA-supplier Inductive Automation to support sales of high value Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to industrial automation markets.

The cooperation draws on IIoT products and services already available from the three vendors.

The three companies are contributing to the Cooperation as follows:

1. Hilscher North America: Networking solutions vendor supplying netIOT Edge Gateways for gathering data from manufacturing plants and making it available via the MQTT protocol.

2. Cirrus Link Solutions: Middleware vendor supporting MQTT software and server products to enable the distribution of data to users and return processed results to the plant. 

3. Inductive Automation: SCADA vendor whose Ignition industrial applications platform assimilates the Cirrus Link data and presents it anywhere in the enterprise.

Cirrus Link Solutions’ CTO Arlen Nipper, one of the inventors of MQTT nearly 20 years ago, said: “With IIoT, we are witnessing the merging of Operating Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT). This demands fast transmission of data from sensors up to high level corporate platforms and back. Our MQTT middleware servers and enablement tools take the raw data from Hilscher’s Edge Gateways and publish meaningful information for Ignition to deliver to end users.”

Hilscher’s Business Development Manager, Craig Lentzkow, added: “This agreement is symptomatic of a new trend in automation – no one can effectively do IIoT alone. As OT merges with IT, there’s more and more call for data to be made available across the enterprise. Our collaborative solution offers fresh options for making quantum leaps in manufacturing and management efficiency.”

About Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH and Hilscher North America, Inc.:
Hilscher specializes in products, technologies and services at the leading edge of industrial communications. Core products include gateways, PC cards, embedded modules, chips, controllers and supporting software stacks. and slave stacks and 17 industrial protocols, all in a single chip design from one company.

About Cirrus Link Solutions:  With over 30 years of SCADA and Telemetry experience, which is where M2M and IoT started, Cirrus Link Solution’s leadership understands the technology requirements to help companies achieve their business objectives.

About Inductive Automation: Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. 

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