Overview of MindConnect Elements
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, see Using MindConnect Software Agent to connect industrial data sources to MindSphere. They are able to connect to MindSphere, collect data from the field and transfer it encrypted to MindSphere.
MindConnect Nano is a preconfigured Industrial PC that allows connectivity to MindSphere. The device supports the transmission of data encrypted through a secured Internet connection to MindSphere. MindConnect Nano allows fast and easy IoT connectivity of machines and systems. For more information refer to chapter Technical specifications of MindConnect Nano. The following graphic shows the MindConnect Nano:
MindConnect IoT2040 has a compact design and can also be used for collecting and transferring data to MindSphere 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 refer to chapter Technical specifications of MindConnect IoT2040. The following graphic shows the MindConnect IoT2040:
MindConnect Software Agent
MindConnect Software Agent is a virtual representation of the MindConnect firmware which can be installed on Windows 10 system which supports Hyper-V. The following graphic shows the MindConnect Sofwatre Agent: