There's any number of ways you can use MindSphere to connect a device. You can integrate MindSphere into customer devices. You can connect a single asset. Why not connect several assets of the same type across sites? The sites can be yours - or your customer's. Easy to onboard and update, low-bandwidth but bidirectional: Meet our four most popular connectors.
This plug-and-play connector gives you near real-time insight into one industrial process. Data reading cycle: up to 30 data points per second and 5 connections.
Seamlessly connect your devices with zero touch onboarding and leverage secure bidirectional connectivity with MindSphere.
Use the free SDK with source code to build your own agent on a hardware of your choice. In addition, you can simply use the RESTful APIs to build your own agents with a choice of programming language.
MindConnect Software Agent:
This out-of-the-box software solution creates an agent out of already existing hardware. It comes with advanced drivers, edge computing and runs on Linux Docker or Windows 10 with Hyper-V.
Gain transparency, cut cost and complexity, or add flexibility: Connecting shopfloor assets with MindSphere supports many different goals, and approaches. You can connect a host of different interconnected assets, at one or more sites. Pick one powerful device that supports many connections, or run several virtualized devices in a data center. Whatever solution you choose, all agents and connectors are easy to set up and configure. Goodbye complexity, hello freedom!
This plug-and-play connector gives you near real-time business insight into multiple field devices. Data reading cycle: up to 250 data points per second and 30 connections.
This ready-to-use connector gathers data using a range of protocols. It comes with advanced drivers and adds a local webserver and edge computing capabilities to your asset.
Industrial Edge & MS Connector:
Pick and match any edge device and connector in MindSphere's portfolio to collect data and send it to MindSphere. Want an even better fit? Expand their capabilities with apps, bought or built.
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MindConnect Software Agent:
This out-of-the-box software solution turns existing hardware into an agent. It includes advanced drivers, offers edge computing capabilities, and runs on Linus Docker and Windows 10 with Hyper-V.
Yes, can use non-Siemens hardware and software that supports standard communication protocols and develop your own connectivity solutions to send data to MindSphere. (Using MQTT, MindConnect API, MindConnect LIB and so on)
Beside these possibilities, many Siemens hardware devices and software already can connect easily to MindSphere. Such as MindConnect Nano, MindConnect IoT 2040, MindConnect Software Agent and more.
Yes, you can develop your own hardware. Use our MindConnect Lib SDK with C Programming (see) or the MindConnect API with any programming language of you choice. You can use SDK of your choice and connect to MindSphere using MindConnect MQTT. Or you use the connectivity solution Mindconnect Software Agend (MCSA).
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Learn how to use MindConnect elements to connect your device or shop floor to MindSphere.
Shape your own learning journey with MindSphere's comprehensive resources on connectivity and connected assets.
Use high-frequency data from your devices to monitor their condition. Calculate results and send them to MindSphere.
Monitor agents and debug connectivity challenges.
Browse our extended list of field protocols to connect a wide range of agents.