The only OPC UA server that can connect to IIoT with no open firewall ports is now offered on the RZ/N1D microprocessor from Renesas.
Mississauga, Ontario, October 3, 2017 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet” or “the Company”) (OTCQB: SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, is pleased to announce that Skkynet’s ETK (Embedded Toolkit) is available for the Renesas RZ/N1D Arm®-based microprocessor (MPU), providing OPC UA server capability with built-in secure Industrial IoT support. This hardware/software combination is being showcased at Sensors Midwest, October 3-4 in Rosemont, Illinois.
“Plant engineers and system integrators can now connect their mission-critical plant automation systems to the Industrial IoT with no loss of performance or security,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “Connecting the RZ/N1D to the Cogent DataHub running in the plant, or to SkkyHub running on the cloud, provides seamless and secure access to OPC UA and other data protocols anywhere in the world.”
“The Renesas RZ/N1D real-time IIoT gateway shifts the focus from IT data models to the real-time requirements of dedicated machine control systems,” said Wil Florentino, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Industrial Automation Segment at Renesas Electronics America. “This demo shows secure, real-time, end-to-end connectivity between a factory floor system using industrial protocols such as OPC UA and Modbus TCP up to enterprise clients to provide real-time, on-premise and cloud connectivity.”
The RZ/N1D is a scalable and proven Arm®-based MPU that can be used in a variety of applications with the Cortex®-A7 dual core and a high-speed, high-capacity memory interface. It implements up to five Ethernet ports and the latest redundancy protocol, so it is optimized especially for industrial network equipment such as programmable logic control (PLC) and network switches.
The Skkynet Embedded Toolkit (ETK) allows embedded devices to make a secure connection to the Cogent DataHub® or SkkyHub™. The Cogent DataHub fully integrates OPC UA and other industrial protocols to support OPC networking, OPC server-server bridging, aggregation, data logging, redundancy, and web-based HMI. Skkynet’s SkkyHub service connects to the ETK and the Cogent DataHub to securely network live data in real time from any location. It enables bidirectional, IoT-based supervisory control, integration and sharing of data with multiple users. Secure by design, the service requires no VPN, no open firewall ports, no special programming, and no additional hardware.
Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and Embedded Toolkit (ETK) software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design. For more information, see https://skkynet.com.
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