With MindConnect, Siemens offers numerous possibilities for connecting machines, plants and worldwide fleets to MindSphere, regardless of the manufacturer.
MindConnect Nano is a device that establishes the connection to MindSphere in order to collect data from an Asset and transfer it to MindSphere.
MindConnect IoT2040 is a device for collecting data using different protocols and transferring the data to MindSphere. The device supports transmission of data through a secure internet connection, to enable cloud-based applications and services. MindConnect IoT2040 can only be used, according to the specific terms included in the data sheet, with MindSphere.
MindConnect FB provides the software for transferring your machine data on the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller to MindSphere. It can only be used in conjunction with MindSphere.
Further information and documentation on how to use the MindConnect FB is given in the Siemens Industry Online Support.
MindConnect LIB is a software development kit (SDK) which enables self-programming of customer or use case specific connectivity agents. It supports encrypted transmission of on-site data to MindSphere through a secure internet connection, to enable cloud-based applications and services. MindConnect LIB enables connectivity for almost every asset creating flexibility that can drive deeper insights into your business.
3rd Party Elements¶
These are hardware devices in different form factors with different use case scenarios. The devices run an agent that is able to communicate with MindSphere.
3rd Party Agents¶
Agents can either be pre-installed software on specific devices or programmed for specific use cases. Theses agents enable connectivity with MindSphere.
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