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Industry 4.0 thrives on the generation and linking of data. LiveConnect from SICK provides a data connection to the sensor for web services and Industry 4.0 applications thereby making new business applications possible.

SICK uses LiveConnect to deliver a standardized connection from an edge gateway to SICK Asset Hub. This visualizes the sensor status, thereby providing a foundation that opens up new opportunities for optimizing plant availability and process efficiency.

In order to access the virtual representation of the sensor and its data, SICK uses LiveConnect to deliver a standardized – and especially secure – connection from an edge gateway, like the SIM1012, to SICK Asset Hub or other SICK or third party applications. The LiveConnect web service connects the hardware, a SensorApp, and a cloud instance. This creates a connection between the sensor-oriented shop floor (SICK AppSpace) and the SICK IntegrationSpace cloud environment.