Arkessa, a leading M2M connectivity service provider, joins the MindSphere Partner Program as a gold partner and extends its support for Siemens’ products by adding encrypted global 4G data IoT connectivity services for MindSphere, the open IoT operating system from Siemens.

Arkessa now provides secure and encrypted 4G data communication for MindConnect, as well as the Ruggedcomm and Scalance product families, to enable remote access, predictive maintenance, asset optimisation and digital twin solutions. The cellular approach is the primary choice for outdoor and mobile assets such as transportation and utility infrastructure, and also enables deployment of MindSphere into manufacturing environments. Secure, resilient, wireless connectivity which does not compromise existing IT or OT infrastructure, enables a rapid and retro-fit capability, suitable for both new and legacy systems.

MindConnect delivers plug–and-play connectivity to the MindSphere operating system and enables machine builders and plant operators to connect their machines and physical infrastructures to a variety of cloud infrastructures. The MindSphere OS lets customers create industrial apps and digital services that can build business insights and help drive the performance and optimisation of assets in the field.

Paul Kaeley, SVP of Global Partner Ecosystem at Siemens PLM Software, says “The global connectivity services provided by Arkessa enhance the security and plug-and-play credentials of MindSphere. This is critical for our customers as it lets them focus on advanced automation solutions and delivering business value through predictive maintenance, energy data management services and asset optimisation of internationally distributed machines.”

Andrew Orrock, CEO at Arkessa says “Siemens has an installed base of more than 100 million devices and we are excited to be working with them to enable customer development of vertical-specific analytical applications and digital twin capabilities which optimise machine performance and maintenance. MindSphere is paving the way to digital services including Manufacturing-as-a-Service, where it is the output of the machine which is purchased rather than the machine itself.”

Note: MindSphere and MindConnect are registered trademarks of Siemens AG.

About Arkessa

Arkessa is a global M2M managed services provider making Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity easier and future-proof. Arkessa connects devices and services to the IoT, regardless of location, network operator or wireless technology. Arkessa is a Gold partner in the MindSphere Partner Program and a certified Siemens Solution Partner Automation Drives in the United Kingdom. www.arkessa.com/euicc

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