31. July 2018
A key feature of ‘Industrie 4.0’ applications is the close interweaving of the production and management levels. This involves the use of a large number of OT components, which exchange data with one another and communicate with various IT applications. This results in the creation of highly complex network structures that present a challenge in terms of the volume of data required, secure data transfer, and straightforward configuration. Short innovation cycles in IT mean that users are also facing the question of how they can reduce the costs for IT/OT integration over the lifetime of a plant. In light of the above, the new OPC UA middleware solution dataFEED Secure Integration Server offers the user decisive advantages.