QSC AG, a specialist for Cloud, SAP and IoT services, and TeamViewer, the world’s leading provider of collaboration and remote support solutions, have developed the IIoT Starter Kit, an all-in-one solution for the remote monitoring and condition analysis of machines in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The IIot Starter Kit sensor technologiy is based on IO-Link and can read and analyze machine data easily and flexibly. While QSC AG provides the integrated sensor technology as well as the corresponding edge gateway for data transfer, the data will be transmitted in encrypted form via TeamViewer’s IoT-Agent and visualized on a dashboard.
The necessary connectivity between the Edge Gateway of the IIoT Starter Kit and the TeamViewer endpoints is provided by the 1NCE IoT Flat Rate over secure mobile phone lines.
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Operators of industrial plants should always keep an eye of their machines to guarantee optimal workflow processes. Do devices and systems run within normal parameters? What about temperature, pressure or vibration? Are there any irregularities in the process that indicate wear and tear that might require rapid maintenance? Timely planning of maintenance windows, early procurement of spare parts and optimal adjustment of the machines ensure a smooth production process. The more accurate the collected data is, the better the company can react and also keep the product quality permanently at a high level. Many existing machines in German production lines are still not optimally networked today – the IIoT Starter Kit aims to remedy this.
Retrofitting of existing systems with sensors is a popular and cost-saving way to make production lines fit for the Internet of Things. The less interference with ongoing operations, the better. For this reason, it is important to keep additional cabling or the installation of local radio networks on site and reliable data links to the cloud as simple as possible. Sensor data do not require high bandwidths and are generally predestined for the use of so-called low-power wide area networks with low energy consumption and low data bandwidth.
The 1NCE IoT Flat Rate allows a flexible and reliable solution: available in over 100 countries worldwide at a fixed price and without additional roaming costs via 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT or LTE-M. This allows sensor data to be transferred easily and securely – as in this case from the Edge Gateway of the IIoT Starter Kit – to the TeamViewer cloud. The uniform and favourable cost structure over a long period of time enables providers to calculate their business case in an optimal way. The direct network connection in Tier-1 quality with the mobile network of Deutsche Telekom and its roaming partners ensures reliable and secure data transmission. The 1NCE IoT Flat Rate always offers the best available mobile connection via the 1NCE M2M-SIM card. So there are always several network providers and different transmission technologies available per country.
“The transparent and cost effective pricing model combined with reliable mobile connectivity were the decisive factors for us to choose the 1NCE IoT Flat Rate.”