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Revolutionizing Industrial IoT Integration

Tobias Sommer
November 21, 2023

Revolutionizing Industrial IoT Integration

Harnessing Node-RED’s Power from Edge-to-Cloud

Tobias Sommer

November 21, 2023
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  1. Revolutionizing
    Industrial IoT Integration
    Harnessing Node-RED’s Power from Edge-to-Cloud
    Tobias Sommer / Senior Solution Architect / Nov. 10th 2023
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  2. Introduction
    More than 10 years in IoT
    My first IoT project:
    Remote door opening for real estate agent company
    My biggest IoT project:
    Global management of elevators (~1M connected
    devices)
    My latest IoT project:
    AI cameras
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    Tobias Sommer
    Senior Solution Architect @Cumulocity
    M.Sc. Computer Science
    We help enterprises create software-driven
    Connected Customer Experiences by
    enabling domain experts to
    deliver business outcomes fast using our
    customizable platform and integrated self-
    service tools.

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  3. Remote assets
    Remote
    Connectivity
    Monitor
    & Manage
    Outbound
    Connectivity
    Employees
    Customers
    Field service partners
    Systems
    of record FSM CRM ERP
    SCM
    Difficulty managing & collecting
    data sources
    ▪ Brownfield products require a large
    variety of sensors
    ▪ Sensor/device updates are manual and
    time consuming
    ▪ Connecting to apps requires IT staff
    Restrictive data usage
    ▪ Creating new condition-based rules
    requires IT assistance & technicians are
    unable to tailor complex rules for
    individual pieces of equipment
    ▪ Deployment of predictive models is
    arduous and time consuming
    Go to market complexity
    ▪ Limited, complex real time data sharing
    with partners
    ▪ Restrictive architecture does not allow
    distributed analytics
    ▪ Creating & deploying MVP offerings
    does not keep up with market speeds
    Managed equipment
    Unmanaged equipment
    Complex Environment Challenges in the IIoT World
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  4. The speed Node-RED brings to the table
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    5 years ago...
    Japanese/German
    CNC machine maker
    On the factory floor
    Node-RED +
    Cumulocity
    15min setup
    Convinced board of
    directors within hours

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  5. The speed Node-RED brings to the table
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    Today
    More than 10000
    connected machines
    Full Device
    Management
    Deploy latest
    software & firmware
    But...
    no Node-RED

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  6. Doing IIoT with scale
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  7. Applications
    IoT Edge IoT Platform
    Things
    Data Data
    Data
    Distributed IoT Platform Suite
    Act
    Sense
    Analyse
    Comm-
    unicate
    On-site/
    on-prem
    Act
    Sense
    Communicate
    Analyze
    Act
    Sense
    Analyse
    Comm-
    unicate
    Cloud/
    data center
    Act
    Sense
    Communicate
    Analyze
    Connect Physical “Things" To Your Digital Business
    IoT platforms are distributed
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  8. Open-source, cloud-agnostic IoT framework for thin edge devices
    Transform any device into a deployment option for IoT workloads without ecosystem lock-in.
    IoT Device: Hardware (ARM v7/v8, x86, ..) with 32 MB+ RAM, Operating System (Linux, …)
    Your existing or new
    components (open source - Apache 2.0 license)
    MQTT Broker (for IPC)
    Command Line Interface
    Certificate Mgmt
    MQTT Bridge
    Data Mapper
    Device Management
    Agent, incl.
    Firm- & Software
    Mgmt
    PLC
    Protocol Drivers
    (OPC/UA, Profibus,
    modbus, IO-Link, …)
    Existing edge
    applications (e.g. OEE)
    3rd Party Modules (open
    source or commercial)
    Streaming Analytics
    ML Engine

    Thin Edge
    (PLC / Protocol Gateways)
    OT Protocols
    OS on resource limited HW
    Device Management Agent
    Cloud Communication
    Machine Learning
    Streaming Analytics
    Plug-Ins and Applications
    Thin Edge
    Introducing thin-edge.io
    The open edge framework for lightweight IoT devices
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  9. Partner
    Productized
    Open
    Source
    Software AG
    Productized &
    Supported
    ü
    Open source &
    Commercialized
    Plug-Ins
    Streaming Analytics
    Device Security
    OT Protocol Adapters

    Enterprise Solutions & Partner Offerings
    Open Source & Community Focus
    Partner Solutions
    thin-edge.io
    community
    Thin Edge
    Thin Edge Variants – Open Source & Enterprise Offerings
    The best of both worlds: Build on open-core and enriched by enterprise-grade offerings and services
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  10. Node-RED + thin-edge.io
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    IoT Device: Hardware (ARM v7/v8, x86, ..) with 32 MB+ RAM, Operating System (Linux, …)
    Your existing or new
    components (open source - Apache 2.0 license)
    MQTT Broker (for IPC)
    Command Line Interface
    Certificate Mgmt
    MQTT Bridge
    Data Mapper
    Device Management
    Agent, incl.
    Firm- & Software
    Mgmt
    PLC
    Protocol Drivers
    (OPC/UA, Profibus,
    modbus, IO-Link, …)
    Existing edge
    applications (e.g. OEE)
    3rd Party Modules (open
    source or commercial)
    Streaming Analytics
    ML Engine

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  11. DEPLOY
    MANAGE
    DEVELOP
    NodeRED + thin-edge.io + Cumulocity IoT
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    sync project
    Create
    software
    entry
    Deploy & activate
    Pull project
    local

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  12. Resources
    thin-edge: https://thin-edge.io/
    thin-edge code: https://github.com/thin-edge/thin-edge.io
    Node-RED plugin for thin-edge: https://github.com/thin-edge/tedge-nodered-plugin
    Example project: https://github.com/TyrManuZ/node-red-con-2023-thin-edge-project
    Cumulocity IoT: https://www.softwareag.com/en_corporate/platform/iot/iot-analytics-platform.html
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