The Legacy Information Islands
Today the computer and automation systems are connected as shown below. This leads to limited interoperability and constrained integration. If you remain in this model, others can come in and disrupt your business.
The New Normal
The need for connecting everything with everything else is now emerging. It is going to be a connected world, where smart decisions and on-demand business models are possible. This will enable us to be in an open ecosystem with unified architecture and adaptive devices.
We contribute to evolution of base technologies by creating the global open source OPC UA TSN eco-system to reduce the entry barrier for our customers and time-to-market for products. We are members of IIC and OPC Foundation. We are also instrumental behind the OSADL Kalycito Fraunhofer community project. The German Government stated Industry 4.0 initiative in 2014 and recommended OPC UA as the only standard for communication systems in 2015. open62541 is an open source C (C99) implementation of OPC UA protocol. The open62541 stack is maintained by Fraunhofer IOSB, Chair of Process Control Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden Institute of Automation and Fortiss GmbH. Kalycito is the only officially announced commercial support partner for open62541 stack. For more information - Click here
Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is key for industrial applications such as process and machine control where low communication latency and minimal jitter are critical to meeting closed loop control requirements. TSN is the first fully open, standard and interoperable way to fulfill these requirements.
Manufacturing operations requires tight coordination of sensing and actuation to safely and efficiently perform closed loop control. Typically, these systems have been deployed using non-standard network infrastructure or air-gapped (unconnected) standard networks. This approach makes devices and data much harder to access and creates a technical barrier to IIoT which is predicated on the ability to consume data anywhere throughout the infrastructure.To address these needs of IIoT all the way to the control system, the IEEE organization has been working to update the standards for Ethernet and wireless (IEEE 802) to support time sensitive networking.
TSN enables a single, open network infrastructure supporting multi-vendor interoperability through standardization and IT and OT convergence through guarantee of service. The technology will be used to support real-time control and synchronization of high performance machines over a single, standard Ethernet network. This testbed showcases an early implementation of TSN. As such, it will show the value of the technology as well as some of the challenges in implementations from a number vendors. This testbed will not only document the value of TSN, but will provide feedback to the relevant standards organizations on areas of further clarification or improvement.
Kalycito is the only Indian Company in IIC TSN Testbed providing integration services. For more information - Click here
We as a full stack integrator, we understand both the IT and OT layer and enable our customers in building their next generation IIoT devices across all the layers.