We release our EIB® OEM, EIB® Factory and FAST FW™ products together; the following release notes apply to all three products.
October 19, 2021
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What’s new in this release
Timestamp Adjustments for Equipment Events and Alarms
Smart Manufacturing initiatives are evolving with factories introducing analytics for increased productivity and yield; promoting the need for high-precision timestamps on processing data. During high-speed manufacturing, data transactions are rapidly occurring between the physical equipment and factory systems. However, some underlying applications are unable to process sub-second data in real-time leading to inaccurate timestamps. This small time deviation can introduce errors under high resolution analysis with duplicates, incorrect data profiling, and analytical errors. To accommodate these precision requirements, EIB® now provides the ability to trigger timestamp adjustments for collected events and alarms.
In this release of EIB, our customers can take advantage of a new Timestamp Adjustment feature to design advanced algorithms to correct known time deviations on events and alarms to enable high precision manufacturing analytics on processing equipment.
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport) Communications, Version 5.0
Many factories are introducing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for data collection from external sensors and actuators to develop and improve Smart Manufacturing analytics. MQTT is a commonly used connectivity protocol designed to integrate small IIoT devices into equipment without consuming significant network bandwidth.
In this release, EIB has been enhanced to support the latest version of the MQTT protocol, version 5.0. This allows customers to advance their IIoT initiatives using secure, integrated, smart devices compatible with MQTT v5.0. Security for MQTT is provided using the secure Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection option included with EIB.