Department Information Management and Production Control (ILT)
The Information Management and Production Control department develops open and secure architectures, software components and solutions for information, control and test systems in application domains of the Internet of Things (IoT).
We implement open, innovative, customized software solutions that drive new paradigms in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and in Industrie 4.0. Building on agile methods in requirement analysis, system design and recognized architectural and communication standards, our work also goes beyond manufacturing, extending to the environment, health, risk management, resource efficiency and security. We design solutions to address specific issues including machine learning methods, efficient search and processing of heterogeneous data sets, semantic annotation and the fusion of sensor data into meaningful technical information to support decision-making. We are also leaders in IT security for industrial production.
Our ProVis 4.0 suite comprises integrated production control systems designed to meet the needs of manufacturing execution systems as well as requirements emerging from IIoT / Industrie 4.0. We are driving forward the development of open62541 and the FROST® server (next page). We develop AI-based thematic components and connect them to environmental information systems such as WaterFrame® and smart city applications. These are built on our ontology-driven information management system WebGenesis®. We offer IT security consulting and training, and play an active role in the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 and other standardization bodies such as the OPC Foundation, AutomationML e.V., Bitkom, VDI/VDE, DIN, IEC, IIC, W3C and OGC.