Networking with the company's IT and integrating with overlying processes play an increasingly central role in the planning of operating system platforms for equipment, machines and installations.
The data gathered in the field might, for example, be relevant for sales and product planning, and thus also for the accounting department. Expanding the network beyond the company’s borders can enable the system manufacturer to schedule servicing, or can provide suggestions for ordering depleted raw materials from a supplier. In the other direction, control and configuration data can be sent to the equipment and machines over a wide-area network, as can selective software updates.
emlix develops solutions for the secure vertical integration of embedded devices into the business processes of manufacturers and operators. The solutions take into consideration the high demands on equipment software and security as well as the necessary definition of interfaces to business process systems.