One challenge in Industrial IoT projects are the mostly inhomogeneous systems. Whether greenfield or brownfield, with AnyViz you will always find the right solution.
“Bring your own device” is the motto, because AnyViz is open to technology. Due to constantly changing requirements and the threat of supply bottlenecks, it is important not to put all your eggs in one basket. Our hardware independence ensures that your IoT projects do not get bogged down.
At home on your devices
Is there a Linux or Windows system on the store floor with unused resources? Great, then simply install the Universal Cloud Adapter.
Do you use one of the platforms we support, such as PLCnext, ctrlX or FLECS? Great, then you only need a few clicks to install the Cloud Adapter as an add-on.
No device at hand? Then take a look at the IoT gateways we recommend. Optionally with Ethernet, 4G, serial interface, digital / analog IOs, GPS, 1-Wire or BLE – There are no limits to the connectivity. On some of these devices, the AnyViz Cloud Adapter is already pre-installed.
An AnyViz project can contain different cloud adapters. Also possible are direct sensor to cloud connections via MQTT, LoRaWAN devices via The Things application, and external data via REST API. Once the data is connected in the portal, its values can even be exchanged across different connection types. This gives you one system for all your needs.
Brownfield or Greenfield
Anyone can do Greenfield: We also support old Siemens controllers or rudimentary 2-wire connections to existing systems. This is the only way to establish IoT projects in existing systems cost-effectively and with manageable effort. At the same time, you can rely on state-of-the-art technologies for new installations. This enables step-by-step digitization without major investments.
Interoperability between units
AnyViz is versatile. From machine data to energy management and building automation. However, different communication standards are established in the various applications. For example, modern machines and systems often offer an OPC UA interface, while some MSR technology relies on Modbus. In the AnyViz cloud portal, all data is standardized, creating interoperability between the units.
Direct PLC to cloud communication
The connection is established without any additional hardware and configuration via our Cloud Adapter Library. It is embedded directly in the PLC program and offers all functions for a comfortable data exchange without unnecessary roundtrips. Decide for yourself which system constellation you prefer.
Data exchange via REST API
Not all data has to be provided by you or your customers. The current weather or the weather forecast are available in AnyViz via external data sources. In addition, any user-defined data sources, such as river levels or other cloud systems, can be used.
The cloud is not a one-way street. In addition to the many export options to Excel and PDF that can be automated, AnyViz also provides a REST API for data exchange with external applications such as SAP. You want to tell your customers how much you have produced today or how much energy you have already saved? With the WordPress plugin, live values can be comfortably displayed on your website and made available to your visitors.
In the future we will continue to work to ensure that AnyViz is available where you need it. If you are missing a platform or a communication protocol, do not hesitate to contact us.