Hattersheim, 22. Jun. 2023 – The Edge Gateway netFIELD Compact X8M of the Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH is now listed in the official Azure certified device catalog. Microsoft thus certifies the successful connectivity between the runtime Azure IoT Edge and the cloud connector Azure IoT Hub. With this functionality, the Hattersheim-based specialist for industrial communication sets the foundation for device and container management of edge devices via the Internet. This option paves the way for machine builders and plant operators to significantly increase performance, productivity and sustainability. All gateways from Hilscher’s holistic managed industrial IoT portfolio have this basic function.
For maximum security and authenticity of the devices and their operating system, netFIELD Compact X8M is equipped with High Assurance Boot. The main processor has an integrated, unchangeable certificate, which requires compatibility with the cross-signed software that is booted on it. Thus, manipulation of hardware and software can be reliably ruled out for critical applications.