Modular and Scalable Software and Communication Platforms

Modular and Scalable Software and Communication Platforms

In the field of energy management and automation technology, a diverse range of components must be capable of interoperable communication with each other and of carrying out control and measurement functions on heterogeneous communication networks. For years, Fraunhofer IIS has been working on modular and scalable platforms based on embedded systems that can be adapted quickly and individually to different hardware platforms and communication interfaces. The applications are designed to be as independent as possible from particular kinds of hardware – just as apps can be used on all different kinds of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Main Areas of Research

  • Easy integration of new communication interfaces
  • Designs that offer best-possible performance even in embedded systems with limited resources
  • Energy-efficient construction
  • Resource-efficient construction
  • Scalable security mechanisms capable of being integrated
  • Integration of web-based visualization and supporting of visualization on mobile devices

 

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