Software technology and services company ILS Technology has launched the new edition of its connectivity platform, the deviceWISE Enterprise. It enables real-time data transfers between production controls and the enterprise for business decisions.
The platform is based on deviceWISE 2.0 and supports both the OPC-Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) and native device connectivity standards used in most production domains. It also support IT application and middleware connections that allow devices to be linked to service oriented architectures (SOAs), databases and message queues (MQs). It supports legacy and custom devices and offers cross-platform support for servers running Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris and HP/UX.
John Keever, executive vice president and chief technology officer at ILS Technology said: Some connectivity tasks are best performed on the edge of networks in the production domain using our deviceWISE 2.0 Embedded Edition platform. But our new offering lets companies establish OPC-UA connectivity from the IT side for information transactions that are best initiated from the enterprise.
The deviceWISE 2.0 framework links all parametric audio coding (PAC), programmable logic controller (PLC), radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, printers and other intelligent devices in a network and communicates information between upstream and peer systems running Oracle, IBM DBS2, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase and other databases. ILS Technology plans to conduct a few pilot programs for the enterprise edition of deviceWISE in the first quarter of 2008.
Softing, a provider of hardware and software for industrial automation and automotive electronics, recently adopted the deviceWISE 2.0 for integration into its OPC-UA Factory Gateway solution. The solution leverages Softing’s technology for OPC-UA device connectivity and deviceWISE’s administration, security and policy functions for industrial automation applications. The combined solution is expected early next year.
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