Industrial IoT kit connects to cloud in an hour

Industrial IoT kit connects to cloud in an hour

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Industrial IoT solution provider OnLogic has announced am IoT Connect Kit that allows facilities to easily connect their equipment to the cloud in one hour.
By Rich Pell

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Designed as a bundled kit of hardware and software, the “Connect Kit by OnLogic” also includes consultation from Cirrus Link Solutions – experts in SCADA and Industrial IoT implementation – with the kit to provide guidance. Users of the connect kit, says the company, will be able to begin data collection via Inductive Automation’s Ignition Trial software and transfer to AWS cloud services without writing a single line of code.

“Digital transformation, Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, call it what you will; essentially it’s about connecting the most valuable assets of your business to gain insights into your day to day operations,” says Carolyn Swan, OnLogic Partnerships Lead. “To meet evolving standards and production goals, facilities need to connect legacy devices, whether on-premise or in the cloud, to minimize operating costs, asset downtime, and increase efficiency.”

“However,” says Swan, “the first step of digital transformation can seem complex and daunting. The Connect Kit is designed to cut through the complexity and offer a simple solution to leverage business intelligence for cost savings.”

The kit includes:

  • A custom-configured OnLogic Karbon 300 Rugged PC w/ Ignition Trial Edition software pre-installed
  • An hour of expert consultation from Cirrus Link Solutions
  • 2 x 6ft. Premium Shielded Ethernet Cables
  • 1 x DisplayPort to HDMI Cable
  • 1 x Computer Port and Dust Blocking Kit
  • 1 x Terminal Block Kit
  • 1 x DIN Mounting Clip
  • 1 x Power Supply

The custom configuration of the AWS IoT Qualified Karbon 300 Rugged PC encompasses both the hardware specifications and the software image applied to the system. The kit is expected to be utilized as a “one box” solution for systems integrators to prove the value of digital transformation to prospective customers.

The Karbon 300 Rugged PC was chosen for the Kit due to its ability to operate reliably in the wide-range of conditions presented by industries ranging from manufacturing to energy production. The fanless and ventless system is compact to fit into a variety of spaces and enclosures. It offers a wide operating temperature range, variable power input capabilities, and has been tested against MIL-STD-810 standards for shock and vibration.

The pre-imaged Ignition Trial Edition has the same functionality as a fully licenced Ignition installation. Users are able to build and test their deployment without needing to invest in a full license. The trial can be used as long as the customer wishes, with a simple refresh of the trial software every two hours. There is no need to transfer to a full version of the software or rebuild a project when a license is purchased.

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