QNAP, Motorcon Inc. and IEI Integration Corp. were joined together at the Taipei International Automation Exhibition 2019, held from 8/21-8/24. Their booth, which is located at booth N1308 on the 4th floor of TaiNEX 1, where they will be showcasing industrial automation, AI and IoT related solutions.
QIoT Suite is an application on the QNAP NAS that utilizes the open-source tools, Node-RED and Freeboard, allowing users to freely and easily develop their own IoT systems. Many support forms of data communication protocols (i.e. OPC UA, MQTT, HTTP and CoAP) in conjunction with an easy-to-use dashboard creates the possibility of a quick connection of development boards and multiple sensors. The highlight of QIoT Suite 2.0 at Automation Taipei 2019 is the newly developed support of OPC UA, opening up QIoT Suite to a greater potential in industrial applications.
QIoT Suite has been developed to be the complete package for data collection, data processing and data visualization. In the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the incorporation of a OPC UA Client can greatly simplify the use of a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), a gateway or reading/writing data. As a server, it can easily communicate with MES and SCADA systems. Through this method, it may not be necessary to use a different form of data communication between different machines. Instead, the universal use of UPC UA may also help reducing the cost of purchasing machines of compatible brands.
For data processing, QIoT Suite supports a Rule Engine which allows the users to modify and control the data flow of their system, such as specifying which Thing will collect the data sent by sensors. For data visualization, QIoT Suite supports a dashboard which supports many gadgets, in which users can use to customize how they want their data displayed. With QIoT Suite’s dashboard, data can be visualized as see fit.
Last but not least, if you would like to learn more about QIoT Suite (in Chinese), you can find a complete explanation on our Facebook page.