embedded world 2017: GE’s Industrial Internet control system meets Industry 4.0 in Europe
AUGSBERG, GERMANY. At embedded world 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, General Electric (GE) Automation and Controls will unveil its Industrial Internet Control System (IICS) for the first time in Europe. The IICS is a centralized control system for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 applications that monitors and manages distributed industrial assets based on machine data, which is streamed in real time for simultaneous processing and analysis. IICS data analytics are performed locally and in the cloud for both assets and entire plants, enabling process and productivity performance gains.
The IICS architecture is based on a suite of GE technology, including connected controllers, I/O modules, cloud connectivity, and analytics software and applications. In addition to the IICS, GE will be launching a new series of modular industrial PCs (IPCs) capable of 7-10 years of operation without requiring reconfiguration, as well as industrial-grade COM Express modules designed for control applications and specified over a -20 ºC to 80 ºC temperature range.