netFIELD Edge comprises devices of various performance classes that serve as intelligent data routers between the operational (OT) and information technology (IT) levels of automated systems. With the help of freely loadable software embedded in containers, the devices independently aggregate, process or transmit IIoT information parallel to established production and control processes.
A cyber-secure Linux OS that meets the requirements of IEC 62443, a web configuration interface and two independently operating container engines form the basis of the devices. Optionally, each device and the second container engine can be managed centrally via a platform. The orchestration of all components is reduced to simple clicks in the user interface and allows each decentralized and edge-supported IIoT project to be administered throughout its life cycle.