Overview of the mbEDGE overall system
Easy IoT application development with Node-RED
Node-RED is a web-based development tool for easy development of IoT applications via drag & drop. On the
graphical user interface the user connects several nodes to a flow diagram. Each node represents a
that can either be defined by the user or that bases on the predefined functions and code blocks of the
This allows communication via MQTT (publish/subscribe), OPC-UA or Modbus-TCP, for
example, to be realized with a few mouse clicks - as the connection to mbCONNECT24 or the sending of
via Twitter or e-mail. A large number of cloud platforms are supported for storage and further processing.
Node-RED runs autonomously in a Docker container and has access to all resources of the industrial router
Secure environment thanks to container technology
Docker provides virtual workspaces (containers) to user applications and manages their access to the
system and system resources. The containers and their applications are isolated and can only communicate via
Docker-controlled mechanisms. The node RED environment runs in such a container.
Depending on the variant, the
user can use additional containers and has access to Portainer.io. This is a user interface for configuring
managing the containers.
Security by Design
IT security is the core competence of MB connect line. The products and solutions are developed strictly
according to the principle "Security by Design". As basis we use the standards defined in IEC62443.
industrial routers mbNET are equipped with a secure hardware element (crypto chip) and a secure boot
that devices can only boot with signed and trustworthy firmware. All data stored in the memory or on the
SD card are encrypted. They cannot be read without the key stored in the crypto chip.
Secure systems and devices require a secure development process.
Of course, the development engineers of MB
connect line are certified accordingly: Teletrust T.I.S.P and T.P.S.S.E.
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2019, March 12 - 13