Manage machine connectivity efficiently and scalable via Azure IoT Edge
Softing's Industrial Edge products offer connectivity at the interface between OT and IT in industrial applications. The products can be easily integrated and operated in IIoT solutions based on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.
This is made possible by the support of Docker containers by Azure IoT Edge. Softing's Industrial Edge products can thus be managed as Docker containers at the edge level via the Azure platform, as can all other software components for edge computing.
In addition, Softing Industrial Edge products support the standard OPC UA, MQTT and httpREST protocols. This ensures seamless integration into the Azure reference architecture for Industrial IoT.
Scenario with edgeConnector Siemens for the integration of process and machine data from a Siemens control
All Industrial Edge products can be configured via a built-in web interface. They also provide an httpREST interface via which all configuration settings can be made. With an edgeConfigurator component, Softing enables configuration through applications at the cloud level.
Softing edgeConnector products support the so-called "nesting capabilities" of Azure IoT Edge. This enables the efficient use in complex, multilayer network topologies.
Deployment of edgeConnector Siemens on a "lower layer device".