IIoT Lab

IIoT Lab

Development of next generation IIoT services

IIoT Lab

Industrial IoT solutions support efficient industrial processes via the intelligent integration of industrial devices into IoT platforms across Edge-Cloud. Current industrial environments are changing, integrating an increasing number of sensors, actuators, and other sets of cyber-physical systems which require a flexible articulation of operations (data processing, data management) across Edge and Cloud. New services, such as Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, or automated robots (e.g., Automated Guided Vehicles) are becoming an integrated part of industrial environments across different vertical domains, for instance, manufacturing, logistics, agriculture, or event smart cities.

fortiss IIoT Lab
The forward-looking software concepts of fortiss stand for the IIoT applications of the next generation.

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.

 

Features

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.

Services

fortiss IIoT Lab
Open source systems and the integration of different providers result in a variety of work settings.
  • Research
    • Core research topics relate with decentralized Edge computing, real-time system adaptation and in-network computing to support a flexible Edge-Cloud industrial operation.
    • Vertical domains addressed: manufacturing, smart cities, smart facilities, logistics, etc.
  • Information
    fortiss organizes events (Webinars, Workshops, Hackathons) for informing industry, in particular Bayern SMEs on scientific advancements that may assist a better interconnection of industrial environments across Edge and Cloud. The focus is on novel Edge-based technology that reduces latency and energy consumption in critical industrial environments.
  • Qualification
    The IIoT Lab hosts student-oriented training programs and specific events regarding the latest technologies in the context of IIoT, with focus on the flexibilization and dynamic support of the Edge-Cloud continuum.
  • Network
    The IIoT Lab is a playground where fortiss partners from research and from academia can interact via the use of current demonstrators, or via the creation of novel joint demonstrators.
  • Customized solutions
    fortiss enables collaboration and partnerships within projects or via joint activities with industrial or academic partners.
Prof. Dr. Rute Sofia

Your contact

Prof. Dr. Rute Sofia

+49 89 3603522 170
sofia@fortiss.org