Siemens launches the open Industrial Edge Ecosystem
Siemens, a leading provider of automation technology and industrial software, has launched a digital and vendor independent, cross-manufacturer App Store for industry customers. The marketplace serves as a transaction mechanism specifically for the Siemens Industrial Edge platform: an innovative IT platform which enables the scalable deployment of IT technologies and apps in the production environment. In addition to the Siemens Edge apps for the discrete and machine tool industries, third-party providers such as Braincube, Cybus, SeioTec and Tosibox have already started to list their products. Customers thus benefit from a broad range of software components, offered by numerous providers and manufacturers, which they can integrate into their manufacturing processes in a standardized manner. Today, the multifaceted offering already ranges from connectivity, data storage, visualization and analysis right up to machine monitoring, as well as energy and asset management. As an open software platform, Industrial Edge thus constitute an Edge Computing ecosystem.