There will be live demonstrations of DataHub, SkkyHub, and the ETK in two different areas of the Automate show at the McCormick Place in Chicago next week. The Automate show is one of the largest industrial automation shows in North America, with displays of robotics, vision and motion control, and other cutting-edge technologies that attract automation and control engineers, managers, and researchers from across the world.
A Renesas demo at the Renesas pavilion, Booth #866, is being powered by Skkynet’s SkkyHub service and ETK. The demo lets show attendees monitor the movement of a Festo linear piston from their mobile phones. The base-level control of the piston is through a PLC that is connected to a Renesas Synergy S7 chip running on a development board. The S7 chip has the Skkynet ETK loaded on it, which makes a connection to SkkyHub to provide the data and a user interface. Anyone can call up a URL on their smartphone and then view the data in a seamless connection.
“This demo makes the Industrial IoT come alive,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “Everyone attending the Automate show has probably heard about the IIoT, and now they will have a chance to experience a secure-by-design implementation of it, first-hand.”
The Cogent demo will be shown at the OPC Foundation pavilion, Booth #2265. We will be demonstrating the latest features of the DataHub, in addition to an integrated solution using Red Lion’s mobile gateway and an embedded demo using Renesas Synergy S7 running Cogent’s beta implementation of OPC UA. Attendees will be able to control LEDs on the S7 demo board itself, as well as control a bank of lights on the booth. Additionally, they will be able to see output from the board’s light and motion sensors in their mobile displays.
Backing up the demo with insight, Xavier Mesrobian, Cogent’s VP of Sales and Marketing will be presenting a talk, Share your Data Not your Network, at the Future of Automation Theater on Tuesday afternoon. “Both of our demos at this show rely on our secure-by-design technology,” said Mesrobian, “but few realize how revolutionary it is. When you are talking about security for the IIoT, most people think ‘VPN’. But that’s the wrong technology, by far. We want people to know that there is a better, safer, and more affordable alternative.”
Come and meet us, hear the talk, and see the demos. Members of the Skkynet and Cogent team will be at the Cogent area in the OPC Foundation pavilion, Booth #2265. Don’t forget to bring your smartphone!