LONDON, UK, 3 October 2019 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has introduced the 4ZeroBox IIoT (industrial internet of things) unit from Italian manufacturer TOI (Things on Internet).(http://www.thingson
IIoT is both an opportunity and a challenge for large and small enterprises alike. Manufacturers typically need to capture and process data from new and old machines produced by different vendors, while machine developers and system integrators aim to differentiate their designs with diverse IoT communications functionality. Complex interfacing and data management issues have to be overcome to unlock advantages such as full process visibility, lower maintenance costs, and effective integration with ERP (enterprise resource planning) and MES (manufacturing execution systems) software.
4ZeroBox is a versatile modular IIoT unit (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/
The 4ZeroBox includes a Zerynth Virtual Machine premium licence, (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/
Also included with 4ZeroBox is a one-year subscription to TOI’s 4ZeroManager, a cloud-based or on-premises device management service for organising, monitoring and remotely updating connected devices at scale. 4ZeroManager includes a web interface to control connected devices and customise data forwarding to other services such as ERP and MES.
4ZeroBox is expected to find applications in a wide variety of industrial contexts, from production plants to industrial refrigeration, waste management, precision agriculture, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities, retail, and smart homes and buildings.
RS is the only high-service distributor currently offering 4ZeroBox, which is now shipping in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.