The SPS in Nuremberg is just around the corner again. After the long pandemic drought, the SPS promises to at least return to pre-Corona times in terms of success and attendance. The most important trade fair for the automation industry worldwide covers the entire spectrum of smart and digital automation - from simple sensors to intelligent solutions, from what is feasible today to the vision of a comprehensively digitized industrial world. Topics such as digitalization, connectivity and IIoT continue to occupy the entire industry and the demand for new high-performance solutions is huge.
What can be expected at the Kontron stand in Hall 7, Stand 193 and why is it worth visiting us at SPS!?
Live demonstration at the Kontron stand: experience IIoT up close and personal
This year Kontron will be displaying an IIoT network in the form of innovative networked computer systems. Refrigerators will be equipped with sensors to record and monitor important parameters in real time. System monitoring and data acquisition are carried out using secured Arm® and x86 systems with the KontronOS operating system in conjunction with the EquipmentCloud® digitalization solution. This allows easy monitoring of machine conditions, maintenance scheduling, software updates or remote access to machines. As an end-to-end solution, this live demonstration impressively illustrates the integration of hardware, software and competent system consulting offered by Kontron.
Toolsets for all IoT cases
The Kontron susietec® toolset enables companies to implement holistic digitalization solutions. The focus is particularly on security and timeliness for updates, especially for large device fleets. With KontronOS, a secure industrial IoT-to-cloud operating system based on Linux® for networked systems is now introduced, which is available as standard on Arm® (AL i.MX8M Mini) and Intel® basis (KBox A-250). It thus offers protection against compromises and external access to the company network as well as uncontrolled updates.
Especially for machine manufacturers and operators, the new Connect IoT bundle also offers an extended range of versatile functions. The bundle combines the powerful KBox A-250 industrial computer platform with the low-code interface integration solution FabEagle®Connect. The new version 3.1 enables the integration of data interfaces to the SQL databases Firebird, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL as well as SQLite and simplifies edge data processing through C# code components. A filterable message monitor facilitates diagnosis during configuration and operation.
Comprehensive solutions for the Smart Factory
In the industrial sector, flexibility, scalable solutions and reliable, comprehensive services are particularly in demand. In this context, Kontron presents a wide range of industrial computers in box PC format as well as in rackmount or workstation version with powerful Intel® Core™ i processors of the 13th generation as well as industrial-grade panel PCs and monitors for demanding control and visualization tasks. Smart technologies based on Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for intelligent edge computing, convergent networks and workload consolidation complete the product range for the Smart Factory.
Flexible motherboard for high performance in a small space
Outstanding performance in the smallest of spaces is particularly in demand in the areas of industrial automation, medicine, digital signage, KIOSK, POS/POI and casino gaming. For these use cases, Kontron introduces the compact K3921-N mSTX motherboard as a solution "Made in Germany" in the handy mini-STX format. The versatile board is equipped with powerful Intel® Core™ i3 processors and Intel® N-series processors (Alder Lake N) and supports up to three independent displays with 4K resolution.
Computer-on-Modules offer maximum flexibility for edge applications
In order to provide fast and suitable solutions for individual IIot applications, Kontron's Computer-on-Modules offer a wide range of performance levels and functionalities. Kontron has implemented the latest 13th generation Intel® Core™ Mobile processors on all COM Express® form factors and the high-performance COM-HPC® client modules. In addition, the COM Express® mini series is available for the first time as an extremely robust and space-saving platform based on Intel® Core™ technology.
Visualization for industrial applications
Keeping track of even complex processes in device and machine visualization and building automation is made easier by Kontron with a new web panel series based on Arm® NXP i.MX8M Plus processors. These panels, which will be presented for the first time at SPS, offer higher graphics performance, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capability and enhanced connectivity. With the help of the integrated QIWI software toolkit, configuration is also greatly simplified.
Innovative complete solutions at a glance which can be experienced directly on site - that is what Kontron offers at the SPS. And in a personal conversation, many things become tangible even faster. See you there in Hall 7, Stand 193!?
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