Browse Definitions :
Definition

MindSphere

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

MindSphere is a cloud-based platform as a service (PaaS) operating system (OS) for IoT devices in industrial and manufacturing sectors used to collect data from sensors in real time. The OS was created by Siemens, an industrial manufacturing company based in Germany.

MindSphere is made for all IoT devices and gathers data from available sensors for cloud analysis to gain more information from a greater amount of data. MindSphere enables the development of apps for IoT devices through open APIs and development tools with an emphasis on ease of use, allowing manufactures to integrate their own technology.

Siemens manufactures a number of devices ready to run MindSphere, including gateways and controllers. MindSphere is easy to install and deploy but requires an installation device, such as a MindConnect Nano controller. The device is mounted to the controlled machine and power is connected. Then, Ethernet is connected to the controlled machine for an internet connection to the cloud. The remaining setup is performed through the OS online through a simple interface.

MindSphere helps ensure security and reliability with predictive maintenance. The OS gathers the telemetry from numerous sensors within IoT devices to get instant feedback, which helps to gain more insights from real-world use rather than limited experiments into how better to configure or redesign a product. While the speed of real-time data collection helps manufacturers optimize products and manufacturing processes, it also allows equipment owners to save time and gather data without going through the manufacturer.

In August 2018, it was announced that MindSphere would be acquired by Mendix, an organization known for its low-code collaborative development platform of the same name.

Watch an introduction to MindSphere below:

This was last updated in October 2018

Continue Reading About MindSphere

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

SearchCompliance

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

SearchSecurity

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other ...

SearchStorage

Close