Hosting IoT sensor data on OPCUA Server and presenting AI data

Presenting vision AI data and Hosting IIoT sensor data with OPCUA SERVER

Welcome to the 19th episode of our thrilling AIoT Live Series! We’re not just discussing AIoT – we’re bringing it to life with real-world demonstrations and insights. Witness firsthand how AIoT can amplify your projects.
 
In our latest session, we delved deep into Vision AI techniques. We showcased how AI extracts data from images and the captivating ways in which this data is interpreted and presented.
 
Wondering how the AI engine displays results? Here’s a sneak peek:
 
  1. 🖼 Annotations directly on images/videos.
  2. 📝 Textual descriptions or captions.
  3. 🎧 Audible outputs.
 
These are the basics of AI data representation. As a real-world example, consider a moving vehicle on a road. Curious about identifying the object, its size, or tracking its identity? The AI engine has got it all sorted, once the right model is in place.
 
Whether it’s the nimble AI edge system from Axiomtek or a robust AI server engine in a control room, the choice of computing engine can cater to various needs.
After the AI completes its inferencing, it visually communicates using a ‘bounding box’. Think of it as AI’s way of saying, “Look here!” In our example, the spotlight is on a truck – that’s our identified object.
 
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Live demo on OPCUA SERVER to host the IIOT sensor data

Diving Deeper into IIoT: The Key Instruments & Protocols 🌐

 
In the second segment of our live session, we ventured into the world of process controllers, transmitters, and analyzers pivotal to the industry. These IIoT data points play a central role in strategic decisions for efficient process control plant operations.
 
The communication backbone of these systems often rests on two primary protocols:
 
  1. Modbus (Previously Modicon Bus, now under Schneider Electric)
    • Platforms for Modbus communication include:
      • TCP/IP over Ethernet.
      • Asynchronous serial communication encompassing diverse standards and technologies like EIA/TIA-232-E, EIA-422, EIA/TIA-485-A, and even extending to fiber and radio frequency.
  2. HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer)
    • HART stands out as a hybrid analog+digital open protocol for industrial automation. It shines with its capability to operate over the traditional 4–20 mA analog loops, leveraging the existing wire infrastructure of analog-only systems. With its adaptability, HART finds its place from modest automation tasks to intricate industrial processes.
 
When it comes to integration, Modbus typically offers a smoother transition to IIoT gateways. However, with HART, a bridge is often required – a transceiver or converter that transitions from HART to Modbus, ensuring the captured HART data remains organized and intact.
 
Stay connected for more insights into the ever-evolving realm of IIoT! 🛠
OPC UA Server Demo: A Deep Dive into Data Configuration & Sharing 🌐

We kicked off our demonstration showcasing the setup of an RTD sensor module, integrating it seamlessly with a local embedded SCADA station. Acting as the data nexus, this gateway gathers all data via the Modbus interface. Subsequently, the data finds its way to the OPC UA server, where it’s hosted and configured to be accessible to other OPC UA clients.

For this demonstration, we utilized the ‘Unified Automation OPC UA client’, a renowned third-party client, to connect to the OPC UA server hosted on the Axiomtek Edge gateway.

Eager to see the demonstration in action? Dive deep into our full showcase on our YouTube channel. Join us for an immersive experience! 🎥🚀