ICONICS Strengthens OPC UA Commitment with New IoT Gateway Integration

15th June 2016

ICONICS is a managed Microsoft Gold Partner and winner of the Microsoft Public Sector CityNext Partner of the Year award. The company provides advanced, Web-enabled and OPC UA certified HMI/SCADA, analytics and mobile software solutions for any manufacturing, energy, industrial or building automation application. ICONICS recently introduced its new IoT Gateway Suite, which connects to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and services, communicates via the most popular transport protocols, and integrates with industrial, energy management and building technologies, including OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA).

ICONICS’ IoT Gateway Suite is the company’s launch pad for a new software architecture for its visualisation, analytics and mobile solutions based on Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and Microservices. With Service Fabric, ICONICS is utilising Azure as a true platform as a service (PaaS) to deploy and scale applications for the new era of Industrie 4.0 and IoT deployments.
ICONICS will present this new solution in a session titled “Connecting to the IIoT with Azure and OPC UA” at the IT2Industry 2016 Show on Friday, June 24th at 10:40 as part of the Technology Track. This will be presented by Olaf Schoeley, Business Development Manager, ICONICS Germany GmbH, in Hall B4, Open Conference stage.
“Such cloud-enabling technologies greatly simplify the deployment of IoT applications that will scale and be future-proof,” said Russ Agrusa, President and CEO of ICONICS.


In addition to integration with BACnet, Modbus, SNMP and Web Services protocols, ICONICS made sure to include OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA), allowing for a standard model of plant floor integration with the enterprise. ICONICS is a charter member of the OPC Foundation and has assisted the foundation over the years by providing source code and hosting interop studies, as well as serving on the board of directors for the foundation.
The emergence of OPC UA was a technological breakthrough in that it provided a means for disparate industrial equipment and systems to communicate. Today, the wide acceptance and use of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) represents an even bigger paradigm shift, but one for which OPC UA technology is very well positioned. Adopters of OPC UA can utilise cloud integration to scale operations when necessary, ensure against IT hardware obsolescence, and provide global access to connected systems. Integrating OPC UA with the IIoT helps companies to visualise, analyse and mobilise their data without incurring additional IT infrastructure.
ICONICS IoT Gateway Suite delivers multiple benefits for industrial automation customers including equipment monitoring, predictive maintenance and operational efficiency solutions for manufacturing, water & wastewater, oil & gas, automotive, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and many other industries. It enables rapid access to operational dashboards with real-time key performance indicators (KPIs) for OEE, downtime, quality and production. Visit www.iconics.com/IoT for a collection of case studies, videos and whitepapers, as well as additional product info.