Below you’ll find information about the configuration components that are required to provide interconnectivity between fab devices and IT systems with SMARTUNIFIER.
About Information Models:An Information Model describes the communication related data that is available for a device or IT system. One device or one IT system therefore is represented by one Information Model.
About Communication Channels:Communication Channel or simply Channel refers to a transmission medium. A Channel is used to convey information from one or several senders (or transmitters). Communicating data from one location to another requires a pathway or medium. These pathways are called Communication Channels, and the information is transmitted with the help of communication protocols.
About Mappings:Mappings represent the configuration component that define when and how to exchange/transform data between two or multiple Information Models.
About Device Types:With Device Types it is possible to have multiple Communication Instances, which share common configuration parameters.
About Communication Instances:A Communication Instance is a dynamically created application that can be deployed to any suitable IT resource (e.g., Equipment PC, Server, Cloud), and which provides the connectivity between IT-systems and devices.