Accelerate your Industry 4.0 digital transformation with AI at the Edge
Deliver Industry 4.0
with AI and Edge IoT
ADLINK Edge™ IoT software solutions release the power of your real-time operational data to optimize efficiency and digital transformation by enabling AI at the edge. With our plug and play hardware and software solutions you can connect, process and evaluate your data and take action - whatever equipment, systems, AI technology and cloud platform you use. All in real-time.
Our solutions combine our ADLINK Edge™ IoT software platform based on open standards and open architecture with ADLINK’s extensive range of hardware. Find out more about ADLINK Edge™ IoT smart solutions:
Automated Packing & Palletization for Warehouse Logistics
Arc Welding Defect Detection
Automated Quality Inspection for Manufacturing
Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance for Manufacturing
Machine Vision AI
Develop Solutions from Prototype to Production
Why Choose ADLINK Edge™ Solutions?
Ready for production: Simply connect, stream & control. Based on open standards and open architecture, for easy and secure connection to AI for real-time results and action at the edge.
Quick start & reduce risk: A low code approach with one point of contact for support of your hardware and software infrastructure.
Flexibility: Modular architecture allows for flexibility in deployments and easy upgrading as systems evolve
Extensibility:An ecosystem of connector apps from the ADLINK Marketplace and an SDK to extend your system with additional sensor types, connections to physical machines or cloud systems.
Here’s how ADLINK Edge™ works:
ADLINK Edge™ software is built upon the ADLINK Data River™ which simplifies complex data network programming and enables data to flow freely but securely northbound or southbound, to any cloud analytic platform database and even east to west between devices, databases and the cloud. Data flows freely yet securely within the ADLINK Data River™ maintaining one version of the truth.
ADLINK Edge™ delivers the right data, to the right place, at the right time, enabling the right decision and the right action.
1. Connect the Unconnected
ADLINK Edge™ connects OT assets by tapping into native communication protocols easily to generate and capture machine and vision data from any asset via sensors, edge devices and vision systems. No programming necessary.
2. Process and Evaluate
ADLINK Edge™ supports world leading AI platforms and engines to allow data to be processed before evaluation in rule or machine learning based analytics to create information from raw data. You just need to plug-in your AI model.
3. Stream & Act Anywhere
ADLINK Edge™ uses peer-to-peer data sharing technology to securely move data. Once connected, the raw data or inferenced information can move freely to any cloud, analytic platform, database, or even between devices. Connect once and stream to any person, place, or thing. This releases the potential of operational data to empower intelligent decision-making and to automate action informed by AI.
4. Control the Edge
ADLINK Edge™ bridges IT and OT with a set of integrated apps for end-point monitoring, device management, visualization, analytics, and security which creates intelligent devices that can react to change and the world around them.
5. Extend and Evolve
ADLINK Edge™ is pre-installed on ADLINK hardware and can also run on hardware from other vendors. ADLINK Edge™ offers a fully supported, vendor-neutral, multi-platform ecosystem to meet the requirements of IoT deployments. It also comes with an open SDK enabling solution builders to create apps to take advantage of the existing ADLINK Edge™ tools and best practice. As AIOT systems evolve and more data endpoints are added, ADLINK Edge™ supports this with its modular approach which future-proofs deployed systems by enabling full scalability.
What’s inside ADLINK Edge™?
ADLINK Edge™ includes the ADLINK Marketplace containing an ever-growing number of apps built by ADLINK and our partner ecosystem to create solutions. This include connectors enabling third party services to translate between sensors, devices and applications, or devices and peer devices. Using these apps, solution architects can use best-in-class technologies appropriate to solve the particular business problem they face. ADLINK manages our own apps and their lifecycles, through its close relationships with our partners to ensure all solution builders are up to date with the latest features and assured that commercial support is available.
ADLINK Edge™ Apps
Profile Builder manages the deployment and operation of ADLINK Edge™ Solutions
Connects to OpenCV, Basler and Genicam for vision data capture
Connects to SAS, OpenVINO, DeepStream and Tensorflow and others for AI at the Edge
Facilitates AI inference model deployment by storing models locally for the inference engine to load via the ADLINK Data River™
Facilitates image capture for training AI models
Connects to visualization tools including Node-RED and Grafana
Control operational equipment at the factory floor using a wide range of supported fieldbus protocols, like Modbus, OPC/UA, Ethernet/IP and more.
Connect to any Cloud Service Provider such as AWS and Microsoft Azure and integrate with their platforms.
Connects to InfluxDB and OSISoft Pi to record time series results over long periods of time for inspection and analysis later
Connect to IoT devices using MQTT protocol for example
An ADLINK Digital Experiment is a quick and low risk way to get started with Edge IoT. Test one or many IoT business cases with a combination of preconfigured edge hardware, real-time data streaming software and different Edge IoT applications.