OnLogic Unveils IoT Connect Kit To Connect Facilities To Cloud

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Industrial IoT solution provider, OnLogic, unveiled the Connect Kit , designed as a bundled kit of hardware and software. It claims to allow facilities to easily connect their equipment to the cloud in one hour. The kit come along with consultation from Cirrus Link Solutions, experts in SCADA and Industrial IoT implementation to provide guidance. It also allows users to begin data collection via Inductive Automation’s Ignition Trial software and transfer to AWS cloud services without ‘writing a single line of code’.

“Digital transformation, Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, call it what you will; essentially it’s about connecting the most valuable assets of your business to gain insights into your day to day operations. To meet evolving standards and production goals, facilities need to connect legacy devices, whether on-premise or in the cloud, to minimise operating costs, asset downtime, and increase efficiency,” said Carolyn Swan, OnLogic Partnerships Lead. “However, the first step of digital transformation can seem complex and daunting. The Connect Kit is designed to cut through the complexity and offer a simple solution to leverage business intelligence for cost savings.”

The Connect Kit includes custom-configured OnLogic Karbon 300 Rugged PC w/ Ignition Trial Edition software pre-installed, consultation from Cirrus Link Solutions, premium shielded ethernet cables, displayport to HDMI Cable, computer port and dust blocking kit, terminal block kit, DIN mounting clip and power supply.

The custom configuration of the AWS IoT Qualified Karbon 300 Rugged PC encompasses both the hardware specifications and the software image applied to the system.

The Connect Kit is expected to be utilised as a “one box” solution for systems integrators to prove the value of digital transformation to prospective customers. The Karbon 300 Rugged PC was chosen for the Kit due to its ability to operate reliably in the wide-range of conditions presented by industries ranging from manufacturing to energy production. The fanless and ventless system is compact to fit into a variety of spaces and enclosures. It offers a wide operating temperature range, variable power input capabilities, and has been tested against MIL-STD-810 standards for shock and vibration, the company said.

The pre-imaged Ignition Trial Edition has the same functionality as a fully licensed Ignition installation. Customers are able to build and test their deployment without needing to invest in a full license. The trial can be used with a simple refresh of the trial software every two hours.