Cybus Connectware in 100 Words¶
The Cybus Connectware is a software ecosystem allowing internet-technology based applications to access industrial hardware in a secure and standardized way.
The industry hardware is connected at a controller level, which typically results in interfacing existing industrial communication protocols (such as OPC-UA, ModBus, BacNet, etc.). The various industry protocol addressing schemes describing the connected hardware’s parameters are mapped into configurable, hierarchical names reflecting individually accessible topics on a web-exposed message broker (using MQTT technology).
Data access is secured by a fine grained (per data-endpoint) authentication and authorization system, i.e. the Connectware controls who is allowed to access what parameter in which way. Finally, an entire set of industry protocols, parameter mappings, corresponding authentication and authorization schemes and optionally plugin-like applications for local pre- or postprocessing can be bundled in a so called Service. Once created, services can be deployed to the host running the Connectware in the same simple fashion as Apps can be installed on Smartphones.
The Connectware ships with an intuitive browser-based interface for administering and configuring the entire Cybus ecosystem.