SIMATIC Industrial Edge Devices (IPC’s, virtual device)
Industrial Edge Devices (IEDs) are placed in the field level where the data generation and acquisition from automation systems take place. Edge Devices can store automation data locally and retrieve it as needed. In addition, Edge Devices can load this data to the cloud infrastructure (e.g. MindSphere) and retrieve it at any time. Once provisioned and connected, the IEM activates the Edge Device through an Edge Device configuration file. Industrial Edge is an open software platform that makes IT and software for the shopfloor simple, scalable and manageable.