Industrial IoT

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Industrial IoT that Works

No matter what you call itIndustrial IoT, Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, or Industrial Internet―you can only benefit from it when it works.  Industrial IoT that works means high-quality data communicationsecure, fast, and fully integrated within the plant and beyond. It means robust connectivity over industrial LANs, support for existing industrial data communication protocols, and real-time performance. Access outside the plant is secure―to or from remote devices, other plants, corporate offices, or in some cases third parties like suppliers, partners, or customers.

Industrial IoT that works does not interfere with the underlying, mission-critical real-time control of plant processes, while it allows for remote monitoring and supervisory control as needed. It is fully compatible with new or legacy systems, and has no impact on existing SCADA, DCS, MES or other applications. The software or services are data-centric and protocol agnostic, allowing them to connect, integrate, and redistribute data in whatever form or protocol necessary, such as fieldbus, OPC, TCP, ODBC, HTML, XML, and so on.

  • Secure

    Patented technology for outbound-only connections ensures no exposed attack surface – no IT policy changes, no open firewall ports, no VPN, and no extra hardware. Read more…

  • Fast

    Achieve IoT or in-plant networking speeds of only a couple milli-seconds over network latency. Process up to 50,000+ data changes per second. Read more…

  • Compatible

    Connect seamlessly to existing systems using standard protocols, and incrementally add IoT capability as needed. Read more…

  • Value

    An end-to-end, out-of-the-box solution means no programming is required, quicker completion of integration tasks, and higher ROI. Savings are realized through an OpEx rather than CapEx business model. Read more…

How It Works: Tools and Services

Skkynet provides the tools and services needed to securely collect, integrate, and distribute industrial data within a plant and remotely on the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • The Cogent DataHub® and WebView™ industrially hardened middleware tools enable real-time data connection, integration and distribution.
  • The SkkyHub™ service collects and distributes real-time data over networks, both locally and remotely.
  • The Embedded Toolkit (ETK) is a C library that provides the building blocks for embedded systems to connect and communicate with SkkyHub or the DataHub.

These tools and services work together to provide real-time data connectivity

Remote Access: SkkyHub connects to the Cogent DataHub or any ETK-enabled device, providing secure networking of Industrial IoT data between remote locations, and remote monitoring and supervisory control through WebView.

In-Plant: The Cogent DataHub is installed on a Windows computer, and connects to industrial processes via OPC, Modbus, DDE, ODBC, or TCP. It supports data aggregation, server-to-server bridging, database logging, web-based HMI through WebView, and other functionality. The ETK enables embedded devices to connect to the Cogent DataHub.

Working Now

DataHub and SkkyHub core technology has been in use for over 15 years in thousands of industrial applications worldwide. DataHub, SkkyHub, and embedded devices with ETK support are ready to use today. You can check out this SkkyHub demo, download the DataHub, request the ETK, or sign up for a risk-free 30-day trial of the SkkyHub service.

Embedded systems and gateways that support the ETK for making connections to DataHub or SkkyHub include Renesas Synergy, Red Lion, B+B SmartWorx, NetComm, SysLINK, as well as a number of embedded boards such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Lantronix Xport, mbed, and GR Sakura.

Skkynet’s extensive customer list includes Microsoft, Caterpillar, Siemens, Metso, ABB, Honeywell, IBM, GE, Statoil, Goodyear, BASF, E.ON and hundreds more. A wide range of industrial sectors are served, including aerospace, oil & gas, chemicals, pharma, manufacturing, energy & utilities, food & beverage―in short, virtually any area in automation and control or system integration.