In a production stream, not everything is always on site. Some things are off-site and are vital to the production stream. Fault on these off-site equipment will reduce overall production. Due to this, routine maintenance needs to be done on these equipment. As they are located far away, these routine checks can be time consuming and difficult.
Open-Plant Connectors can be deployed to remote locations with ease. The connector app is very lightweight and can be installed on existing windows machines. We have even used on small pc sticks like the following:
Open-Plant Connector can be installed on a cheap Intel PC stick
Open-Plant Connector on an Intel PC stick accessed via Team Viewer
Open-Plant Connectors accepts various communication protocols such as MQTT, OPCDA, OPCUA and Restful APIs. IoT sensors can be easily equipped with a SIM card and send data to Open-Plant.