Fog Computing Solution

The Fog Computing solution provided by TTTech is an industrial IoT solution designed to converge and connect automation systems. It provides an open, flexible platform that reduces costs and delivers new value for machine builders, system integrators and plant operators. It can collect, store and analyse machine data and run multiple functions on one device. You can access real-time data from PLC and IO infrastructure. The Fog Computing Solution can manage and deploy software.

Area of the technology

  • Big data and analytics
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cyber-Physical-Systems
  • Cloud computing

Targeted Industrial Sectors

  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial automation
  • Production facilities

Technology Readiness level

TRL 5 - technology validated in relevant environment

Contact Information

Martijn Rooker

+43 676 84 93 72 4207

Technical Specifications

Software Features

  • Operating System Support - Linux and Windows (as Virtual Machine)
  • Soft PLC - CODESYS 3.5 (PROFINET Master/Slave, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP/IP)
  • Database Time-Series Database locally and in the System Manager
  • Datapath - OPC UA Client/Server and OPC UA PubSub
  • Cloud Protocols - MQTT (with OPC UA broker), JSON
  • Data Visualization - Grafana pre-loaded in System Manager
  • Workload Management - VM and container repository in System Manager,
  • VM and container management locally and in System Manager,
  • Support for CODESYS Application Management
  • User Management - Role-Based Access Control in System Manager,
  • Local user management
  • Displays - Remote Console View; Local and central display of VM, container, base system status
  • Updates - OTA patching and bug fixes
  • Alarms - RAM, CPU and temperature status alarms,
  • Certificate expiry warning
  • Security - According to ISO 62443 requirements

Edge Device (MFN 100)

  • CPU - Intel E3940 4 cores, 4GB RAM Intel E3950 4 cores, 8GB RAM
  • Storage - 64GB SSD MLC, 256GB SSD MLC, 512GB SSD MLC
  • Fieldbus Interfaces - 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s RJ45 (PROFINET, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP/IP)
  • Ethernet Interfaces - 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s RJ45
  • USB - 2 x USB 2.0 (assignable to Virtual Machines)
  • Output - 1 x Display Port (assignable to Virtual Machines) • Mounting DinRail or wall mount
  • Power - 2 x 24V redundant input,
  • Maximum power consumption 33.6W
  • Environmental - Intended for use in control cabinets,
  • Operational temperature: -40°C to +70 °C,
  • IP 40 according to IEC 60529,
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 177.5 x 75 x 141mm

Advantages of the technology

Collect, store and analyze machine data

  • Real-time data access from PLC and IO infrastructure
  • Time-series database integrated in device software and in the system manager
  • Datapath functionality for manipulating and distributingdata between different systems
  • Local and web-based user interface for data visualisation

Run multiple functions on one device

  • Virtualized environment running Windows or Linux
  • Virtual Machines
  • Support for lightweight Docker containers
  • Soft PLC (CODESYS)
  • Converge hardware based functions in software

Manage and deploy software

  • Central repository for containers, VM and CODESYS programs
  • Simultaneous deployment of workloads to multiple devices and locations
  • User management for device and software configuration
  • Local and web-based UI for software management