Development of next generation IIoT services
Based on realistic key performance indicators derived from real-time environments, across different vertical domains, the fortiss IIoT Lab is a playground based on fortiss software that articulates in a flexible and efficient way the operations across Edge and Cloud to increase efficiency while at the same time addressing operational problems that exist in industrial environments, such as the integration of brownfield devices into advanced IoT platforms to improve the data exchange across the Edge-Cloud continuum.
The fortiss IIoT Lab provides an experimental and training platform in which existing technologies are implemented, enhanced and validated, and new concepts are integrated. The lab comprises various open-source, interconnected demonstrators, which offer an end-to-end perspective of mechanisms that are useful in the context of IIoT. This includes mechanisms such as an automated integration of brownfield devices via semantic technologies, deterministic wireless/wired industrial infrastructures, dynamic open-source systems for automating the provisioning, scaling and management of micro-services, and also data-centric architectures that can support a faster and energy efficent data transmission.
The activities in the IIoT Lab comprise research across the Edge-Cloud continuum with particular focus on the far Edge, involving mobile devices, and new end-to-end industrial applications.
The IioT Lab comprises open-source solutions and is based on open standards. The Lab integrates diverse embedded hardware, deterministic networking equipment, and mobile robots. In terms of software, the Lab integrates open solutions such as MQTT, OPC UA, Web of Things components, Kubernetes and also advanced solutions such as Information-centric Networking.