The stand is intended for research of the most popular industrial protocols, such as Profibus, CAN, Modbus, Ethernet, as well as for studying basics of the controllers programming from the most popular vendors – National Instruments and Siemens.
The “Local Area Network (LAN)” lab is based on the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS II) platform, working in conjunction with a specially developed Network Test Bench board used for practical study of the LAN physical layer. The software is developed in the LabVIEW graphical programming environment.
The purpose of the IIoT kit is to provide software and hardware platform for learning the concepts of the IIoT. This IIoT kit is based on National Instrument’s myRIO embedded device. As a cloud technology the IIoT lab is using ThingWorx from PTC, and IBM Watson platforms.