Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT)

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is here and its changing the way manufacturers think about business. These days, everyone wants to be connected, synched up, wireless and remoted in. You name it, we want to be connected to it. Within the manufacturing industry there is a great need and desire for increased connectivity and access to valuable data from our factory machines.

Introduction to the IIoT

The IIoT takes data from your factory floor and shares it with a server (local or a cloud service), offering greater efficiency for network use and enabling better access to and better sharing data for your entire organization. This section dives into how you can integrate the IIoT into your business today, and why you should be using Maple products.
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MQTT stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport. It is an emerging IIoT protocol with factory machines. established cloud compatibility and a lightweight, efficient nature for transporting large amounts of data. All Advanced HMIs and cMT products support the MQTT protocol.
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Open Platform Communications (OPC) Unified Architecture (UA) is an IIoT communications protocol supported by many SCADA, MES, and ERP software providers. It features cross-platform interoperability, high security, and proven reliability. OPC UA Server functionality is available in the cMT product line.
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SQL Database Integration

MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server are well supported database options that can be used with our cMT series to help collect and display data for easier monitoring and analytics. They also support a built-in database query viewer which enables production machines to retrieve data from your central SQL database. By connecting a cMT product to an SQL database you can collect, organize, and store your data in a flexible and trusted database system. This places important information users need to make business decisions in a format easily accessible to corporate IT systems.
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EasyAccess 2.0

EasyAccess 2.0 allows you to instantly and securely communicate with your Maple Advanced HMI or cMT HMI from anywhere in the world. Accessibility from outside the plant provides the opportunity to troubleshoot or add new features to the HMI/PLC program by qualified personnel without ever leaving company headquarters. EasyAccess 2.0 integrates perfectly with a wide variety of displays including desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones, making it easier than ever to connect to operational equipment in the field. Achieve secure connections, increased monitoring mobility, and reduced downtime to increase your oorrganization's bottom line.
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cMT Viewer

cMT Viewer is a client application that enables users to view and control cMT devices and screens, quickly and easily. cMT Viewer runs the HMI project on the client device. Only application data is exchanged between the cMT hardware, acting as a server, and the client device. This enables multiple client devices to connect to a single cMT server with each client device providing an interactive and responsive user experience.
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Modbus Gateway

Modbus TCP/IP is an industry standard communications protocol that uses simple master/slave architecture. Maple Systems HMIs can translate data from legacy PLCs and other devices into this commonly used protocol for efficient data gathering.
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Advanced and cMT HMIs come with a built in VNC (Virtual Network Computing) server. Any third party VNC viewer client can log into a Maple HMI to see and control exactly what's shown on the HMI screen. Configurable options on the Maple HMI include: set a password, enable monitor mode (view only - no control), allow single connection or multiple connections.
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Read what our Technical and Application Engineers have to say about the IIoT. Maple’s White Papers are informative and educational.
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