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In our media archive you will find our latest whitepapers, case studies and brochures, which you can easily download in PDF format.




netFIELD: A Solution Portfolio for Simplifying IIoT Deployment

Hilscher North America Inc. 08-2020

netFIELD is Hilscher‘s value-driven response to the complex challenges of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployment.

It delivers on the opportunities promised by digitalization and is designed for OEMs, component vendors, machine builders and plant operators as a „Portfolio Tool-kit“ for gathering and using plant data more effectively and productively.

netFIELD is a highly versatile solution having many possible use cases. netFIELD enables vendors to focus on their own domain knowledge, while implementing a ready-made IIoT communication infrastructure that facilitates communications between netFIELD Edge Devices, their containerized applications and the netFIELD Cloud. The netFIELD Edge Devices can be managed locally or remotely via the netFIELD Cloud Platform and Portal. Benefits range from remote support of customer equipment to offering „Manufacturing as a Service“ leasing options alongside direct sales.

This whitepaper shows the essence of the netFIELD Solution.

netPI: Open-Source Ecosystem of Rich Automation Solutions

Hilscher North America Inc. 08-2019

Since being launched as an educational device, the Raspberry Pi 3 micro-computer has gained millions of fans and been used in thousands of applications ranging from animated toys and home electronics to robotics.

The original Raspberry Pi was a low cost, credit-card sized “System on Module” with powerful computing facilities. It was intended for home or school use. However, professional engineers have “played” with it and discovered that it can be appropriate for industrial use too.

Although “engineer” versions and “industrial development kits” are now available, these are not designed to operate in tough environments. They lack security features and, in particular, do not have built-in Real-Time Ethernet capability.

Hilscher’s Industrial Raspberry Pi 3 changes all that. Two versions offer a fully rounded open-source ecosystem capable of supporting automation functions ranging from simple I/O control to advanced cloud analytics.

This whitepaper shows the essence of the Industrial Raspberry Pi 3 ecosystem. 

Case Studies


Multiprotocol connectivity for Optical Inspection Systems

Hilscher 12-2020

Multiprotocol connectivity for Optical Inspection Systems

Vitronic, a provider of first-class machine vision systems, has succesfully implemented Hilscher’s cifX PC-Card in M.2 format. This allows their automated weld seam inspection system VIRO WSI to connect with numerous Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus networks.

Download here the application story.



netX 90 & netRAPID 90: Perfect partners for compact multiprotocol devices

Hilscher 11-2019

It's all you need - netX 90 & netRAPID 90: perfect partners for compact multiprotocol devices!

With its flexible und innovative technology, netX 90 and netRAPID 90 are the perfect platform for compact multiprotocol devices and can be used in nearly any field device, whether encoder, sensor, motor control or I/O block.

This brochure shows the benefits and use cases of the multiprotocol SoC netX 90 and the Chip-Carrier netRAPID 90.

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance 11-2019

Open to accelerate business as one

Image Brochure for the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance.

netFIELD: Enabling Open Industry 4.0

Hilscher 11-2020

netFIELD as a unified platform for data integration and app management

With netFIELD we offer a broad solutions portfolio for IoT environments. It includes scalable gateway hardware (netFIELD Edge), a secure operating system (netFIELD OS), preconfigured apps for the Edge (netFIELD Apps), an open REST API standard for connecting netFIELD-based applications and services (netFIELD Cloud) and a user-friendly self-service portal (netFIELD Portal). 

Based on end-to-end managed services, netFIELD enables centrally provided workloads to be processed at the edge in a scaled manner and sets the course for smart edge computing with this hybrid cloud and edge model.