With MindConnect Elements, Siemens offers numerous possibilities for connecting machines, plants and worldwide fleets to Insights Hub, regardless of the manufacturer. For more information on MindConnect Hardware General Description, see MindConnect Hardware General Description documentation.
MindConnect Nano is a device that establishes the connection to Insights Hub in order to collect data from an Asset and transfer it to Insights Hub. For more information on MindConnect Nano, see MindConnect Nano documentation.
MindConnect IoT2040 is a device for collecting data using different protocols and transferring the data to Insights Hub. 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 Insights Hub. For more information on MindConnect IoT2040, see MindConnect IoT2040 documentation.
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 Insights Hub 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. For more information on MindConnect Library, see MindConnect Library v4 documentation.
MinConnect Software Agent¶
MindConnect Elements, MindConnect Nano and MindConnect IoT2040 are embedded industrial PCs whereas MindConnect Software Agent is a software agent that can be installed on your system fulfilling requirements. For more information on using MindConnect Software Agent to connect industrial data sources to Insights Hub, see MindConnect Software Agent. They are able to connect to Insights Hub, collect data from the field and transfer it encrypted to Insights Hub.
MindConnect IoT2050 is an embedded industrial PC to connect industrial data sources with Insights Hub. It allows you to connect with Insights Hub and collect data from the field and then transfer it with encryption to Insights Hub.
MindConnect IoT2050 has a compact design and can also be used for collecting and transferring data to Insights Hub in smaller production environments. The device supports the transmission of encrypted data over a secured internet connection to enable cloud-based applications and services. For more information on MindConnect IoT2050, see MindConnect IoT2050 documentation.
These are hardware devices in different form factors with different use case scenarios. The devices run an agent that is able to communicate with Insights Hub.
Agents can either be pre-installed software on specific devices or programmed for specific use cases. These agents enable connectivity with Insights Hub.
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