Link between worlds
A few years ago, we had the idea to develop something that would connect the Internet world with the machine world. There was no name for it yet. It was supposed to be a modular and open platform that could handle many programming languages; a link that would connect machines and systems directly to the cloud and thus also to each other. We were looking for something really groundbreaking.
This idea gave rise to the MICA, a modular industrial computer, today also called Edge Gateway or Edge Computer. This revolutionary product won the HERMES Award in 2016. Since then, MICA has evolved into a network with numerous software-based solution packages for industrial applications, focusing on condition monitoring and predictive maintenance via retrofitting.
But there was more to do to build a new, end-to-end infrastructure from the cloud to the field level. We quickly agreed that we needed to go directly to the sensor to achieve an even better data tap and offer the market a simple and resource-friendly implementation of the above use cases.
For decades, I have been inspired by the courage to break new ground, to think ahead, to dare to do something new. Digitalization needs a powerful infrastructure that seamlessly connects data hubs and sensors and actuators at the field level. This is what drives me to this day, and to pursue this idea - detached from the industrialization of MICA - a creative think tank was established, Perinet GmbH.
Entrepreneur & Visionary