If the Internet of Things tends to focus more on the needs of consumers then it's fair to say the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) puts the requirements of industry center stage. Like most cutting-edge IT solutions, the main aim of the IIoT is to boost operational efficiency. To help companies achieve this as smoothly as possible, Hamburg-based startup Cybus has developed a new sandbox that it’s unveiling at HANNOVER MESSE 2018. Whether it’s for building an initial, robust technical prototype or networking existing machine data with a digital industrial application, the Cybus Sandbox is designed to support transparent management processes for all data, tools and users - and thus forge the missing link between production and the world of digital services.
The Cybus Sandbox is based on the company's own Connectware software and supports the simple collection, evaluation and processing of machine data using all manner of digital applications. What's more, it is compatible with all common industrial protocols, such as OPC-UA, Modbus, BACnet, ISO on TCP, CAN-Bus, MQTT, REST and many more besides. Users can therefore expect nothing less than a fully functional IIoT platform for both developers and users in the form of an industrial PC with a preconfigured Cybus Connectware instance. Moreover, the Cybus Sandbox comes complete with an introductory three-month full license - and the Cybus support team is close at hand to assist with customizing the system, meeting any special requirements and extending the license.