As the fourth industrial revolution marches on, digitalization always presents the same recurring challenge – how to combine things that weren’t designed with compatibility in mind. Q-loud GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of QSC AG, has brought a clever approach to solving this problem to CeBIT 2016 in Hannover. Under the banner "Every Thing in Your Digital Ecosystem", the company from Cologne is premiering its "Solucon IoT Databroker" – an end-to-end solution for networking devices, machines and systems in industrial environments – and the "Solucon Industry Gateway" for integrating hardware irrespective of the communication protocols in use.
The Solucon IoT platform is the company’s own invention, and Q-loud believes it could become the absolute linchpin for recording, storing and processing large volumes of data in real time. Visitors are invited to see how Solucon works based on a number of real-life examples. For instance, Hamburg-based energy service provider Urbana uses the system to centrally link various devices such as thermal energy meters, gas and electricity meters and temperature sensors, thus enabling a wide range of monitoring functions that boost its energy efficiency. "Solucon provides a practical means of linking processes and workflows intelligently," explains Frank Thelen, the managing director of Q-loud GmbH. "We anticipate significant demand in logistics, industry and trade. Our approach already offers these sectors a range of ready-to-use system components, which means business don’t have to design everything themselves from scratch."
Q-loud GmbH (50829 Cologne, Germany), Hall 13, Stand E83/1