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Connect to the IIoT in Less Than 10 Minutes

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HARTING MICA

The HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) is HARTING's small, robust edge-computing gateway device/Industrial PC for the IIoT and Industry 4.0. The HARTING MICA is built with an open-source, containerized, Linux-based architecture, so it can be easily customizable to any application within Industry 4.0. The HARTING MICA is also extremely robust, making edge computing and connection to the cloud possible in even the harshest environments.

"As practical IIoT products and solutions emerge, users are starting to implement them to learn how they can create value. But with all the buzz about IIoT, where does an industrial engineer start? At the edge, of course!" - David Humphrey at ARC Advisory Group  

See what the experts are saying about the IIoT and how edge devices will get you there.  

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Direct data processing on the machine – with HARTING's MICA computing system

HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) makes it possible to temporarily save, evaluate and process data in the immediate vicinity of machinery and equipment. With its modular open platform, the HARTING MICA can be customized with custom hardware, software and interfaces – to suit your individual requirements for Integrated Industry. MICA can allow you to bring your isolated processing controls into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

  

  

MICA is customizable and compatible

MICA is a modular platform made from open hardware and software components. Unlike single-board computers – such as the Raspberry Pi – this circuit board is divided into three parts. One of these parts can be customized. The form factor and degree of protection remain unchanged after hardware adjustments.

Software applications run in virtual, Linux-based containers (virtual machines) which contain all the necessary libraries and drivers for the respective application So there are no more problems with package dependencies and incompatibilities. 

MICA´s open source approach permits the user to choose the programming language and development environment.

  

  

MICA can multi-task

MICA features a powerful 1 GHz ARM processor, 1GB of RAM and 4 GB eMMC flash memory (additionally up to 32GB on a micro-SD card). HARTING's virtual industry computing technology enables multiple programs to run in parallel within virtual containers. The containers run in individual sandboxes; this isolates and secures the different components and applications from each other.

MICA is easy to use

The touch-optimized interface for end users and administrators is implemented entirely in HTML5 and JavaScript. It can be customized by developers without any special tools.

MICA reduces your costs

The one-time investment for MICA is significantly lower compared to complete industrial PCs. There are no licensing or leasing fees. The open development environment allows inexpensive prototyping and development, even for multiple projects. The power consumption for the base version is less than 5 watts.

  

  

  

  

  

A network full of Industry 4.0 and IoT applications

MICA.network is the user community supporting HARTING’s MICA® open computing platform. MICA.network partners develop innovative concepts and solutions which help companies actively shape the fourth industrial revolution: the digitiZation and networking of processes and objects.

MICA.network partners are distinguished by their outstanding expertise in the application of state-of-the-art software and technologies.

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Live data transmission of the processes on the demonstrator

The Industrial Internet of Things

energy management use case with MICA
Demonstrator’s schematic


Time to come into contact with MICA!

This demonstrator lets you interact online with a MICA and shows its typical usage as an edge device.

The setup here simulates a simple energy management use case by measuring the energy consumption of a consumer, in this case an ordinary lamp. The lamp is connected to one of the MICA’s digital outputs and can be switched on or off via the internet by means of the user interface below. Its actual energy consumption is monitored using an energy measuring device that is also connected to the MICA. The demonstrator’s logic is provided as a container running on the MICA and even the UI you are interacting with is rendered inside that MICA. You can have a real time look at the demonstrator located at our datacentre thanks to a web cam that - you might have guessed - is also controlled by the MICA.

The demonstrator nicely shows the holistic approach behind MICA, the seamless integration of more or less arbitrary sensors or actuators, and its versatility being used as an edge device. And now, try it yourself!

(Remark: For the sake of simplicity, concurrent access of multiple users is not prevented. Keep this in mind if you experience switching actions not initiated by yourself.)

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