Networking and Security

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT for short) has arrived in practice. However, IIoT applications are only successful if they offer customers real benefits. At SPS 2019 MB connect-line showed some practical examples – based on customer applications that have already been implemented.

 

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With the UR55, ICP Deutsch­land is launch­ing an in­dus­trial

LTE cel­lu­lar router onto the mar­ket that of­fers a wide range of in­ter­faces.

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The mbNET industrial routers by MB connect line can be upgraded with mbEDGE to an IoT gateway. This provides users with a multifunctional solution for implementing safe IoT applications.

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In many traditionally grown production networks, the focus is on free data exchange across all components and systems. However, if all paths are open, viruses and malware can spread unhindered in the entire network. To prevent this, it is recommended to segment the production network into manageable logical units – for example with the industrial firewall mbNETFIX from MB connect line.

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In Germany, Europe’s biggest industrial economy, the harnessing of IIoT to digital automation has developed far enough for it to routinely be described as a fourth industrial revolution. However, the more devices, equipment, sensors and applications are connected, the greater the risk of cybercrime.

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With in­dus­trial routers as IoT gate­ways, data can be col­lected and analysed – and at the same time ad­just­ments to the sys­tem con­trol can be done im­me­di­ately via re­mote ac­cess. At Han­nover Messe 2019, Hall 8, Booth A04/1, MB con­nect line will demon­strate how this can be done sim­ply and se­curely.

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The new FL MC EF 660 SCRJ media con­verter from Phoenix Con­tact en­ables the con­nec­tion of cost-ef­fec­tive poly­mer and HCS/PCF fiber tech­nol­ogy.

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Data is the new gold. But instead of transferring a large amount of raw data directly into the cloud, the pre-processing of data at the edge of the network – edge computing – is increasingly favored. With mbEDGE, the collected machine and sensor data is evaluated locally and only the results are transferred to the cloud application.

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Feel starfish sucking on your hand - large aquariums as in the Ostsee-Info-Center (OIC (Baltic Sea Information Centre)), in various zoos or at the "Sealife" locations delight visitors of all ages. The aquariums provide exciting insights into the ecosystems of diverse underwater worlds.

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"Never touch a run­ning sys­tem" is widely used in the au­toma­tion en­vi­ron­ment. To make the pro­duc­tion net­work more se­cure in spite of miss­ing up­dates, the ex­perts rec­om­mend the sys­tem­atic iso­la­tion of in­di­vid­ual net­work seg­ments – for ex­am­ple with the use of the mb­NET­FIX in­dus­trial fire­wall.

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Hardware-based storage of certificates and encryption improve the security of the industrial router mbNET significantly

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