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Hilscher partners with SAP to facilitate IT/OT integration

Hilscher partners with SAP to facilitate IT/OT integration

June 6, 2016 – Hilscher has formed a partnership with SAP in order to enable the integration of information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT). With this agreement, the two companies are able to provide bi-directional access of the sensor/actuator level, via the netIOT Edge Gateway from Hilscher, to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and the SAP Asset Intelligence Network. A first demonstration was shown at the SAP booth during Hannover Fair, April 25-29, 2016.

The integration into the Asset Intelligence Network is carried out without the need for additional configuration, and offers device manufacturers the opportunity to access their own devices regardless of the programmable logic controller (PLC) and the production network.

This results in benefits for plant operators and device manufacturers:

  • Production technology can be optimized through integrated installation and preventive maintenance procedures, and in parallel, the device manufacturers can monitor and improve the usage and service of their products in the field.
  • New business models, such as pay-per-use and function-based billing, can be implemented.

In addition, access down to the field level from the 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 of the Platform Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium.

Hilscher is an official member of the SAP PartnerEdge program, and builds solutions that integrate with SAP HANA.

About Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH and Hilscher North America

Hilscher specializes in products, technologies and services for industrial communications. Core products include gateways, PC cards, embedded modules, chips, controllers and supporting software stacks. Hilscher’s netX system-on-a-chip solution is a highly integrated network controller optimized for communication and maximum data throughput. netX provides support for 33 different master and slave stacks and 17 industrial protocols, all in a single chip design from one company. Hilscher’s standard products and custom solutions interface to industrial network and “Internet of Things” protocols: EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, Sercos, DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, CANopen, IO-Link, CC-Link, OPC UA, MQTT and more.

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