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Device Integration

Unleash the power features of field devices in the overall system

Only well-thought-out and structured integration into an overall system ensures that a field device can make the most of its advantages. With established standards, this also works across vendor boundaries.  

More than configuration and parameterization.

To use a device effectively, it must be adapted to the conditions. This means that it has to be configured and parameterized for its intended use. The best way to do this is as part of an integrated system - at a central location and across all manufacturer boundaries.  

Once the device is configured and parameterized, other software-based power features can be used in the overall system. Power features include device calibration, evaluation of stored data, provision of maintenance and service information, and much more. They increase the attractiveness of the device and increasingly serve as a differentiating feature for device manufacturers. 
 

Currently in focus: Powerfeatures

Device integration has its origins in the configuration and parameterization of devices. However, these devices often offer much more. They can be calibrated, their stored data can be evaluated, and/or they provide information for service and maintenance, including self-diagnosis.

Through advanced device integration, we ensure that users can take advantage of these power features in their preferred automation system. These genuine, often unique, performance features provide device manufacturers with a direct advantage and ensure immediate differentiation in their target market. 

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Michael Heller

Michael Heller is a computer scientist with a passion for automation and operational technology (OT). As Group Leader and expert in the field of Industrial IoT and Edge, he is enthusiastic about the "things" of Industrial IoT and their connection to neighboring systems, such as the Cloud.   

“It's more than that. Twenty years ago, when we started working in this area, simple tabular views were used to make the most basic settings on the devices. Today, both software technology and standards enable us to provide easy-to-use, attractive, high-level device integration software.  

In the context of IT/OT convergence, I expect device integration to change massively over the next few years. In the future, I expect advanced diagnostics to come from cloud-based systems rather than from a Windows PC.” 

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