CloudRail.Box

Plug&Play Industrial Edge Gateway

Truly Connecting OT & IT

The CloudRail.Box acts as an Edge Gateway between the shop floor and the cloud. It works for Brownfield environments using secondary sensors (retrofitting) as well as in Greenfield scenarios with OPC-UA.
Features such as Plug&Play device provisioning, smart data normalization, advanced security functions and edge computing make CloudRail the most advanced edge solution on the market. It lets you realize IIoT pilots extremely fast while being the best choice for large scale installations as well.

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Brownfield & Greenfield — One Solution

The CloudRail.Box offers two powerful ways to connect industrial devices:
OPC-UA for modern industrial equipment and PLCs (greenfield) and Plug&Play support for over 12.000 professional sensors to quickly retrofit old machines (brownfield).

Plug&Play Device Provisioning

The CloudRail.Box makes IIoT deployments fast and easy — no matter if it is just one sensor or millions of devices. Using deep API integrations, it automatically detects and provisions connected sensors or OPC-UA servers to the cloud platform of your choice. This reduces the time to connect an industrial machines to the cloud from weeks to minutes.

Smart Data Normalization

The CloudRail.Box automatically translates complex data coming from industrial sensors into well structured JSON objects. Besides the actual process value, this includes meta data like type, unit or min/max values. This data is normalized into a semantic model, which is automatically translated into any model defined by either the cloud platform or customer. Thanks to a database of over 12.000 industrial sensors, all this happens automatically.

Works With All Cloud Platforms

The CloudRail.Box currently supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud, SAP, Alibaba Cloud, Aveva Insight and local MQTT brokers. CloudRail deeply integrates into the cloud platforms and goes way beyond a simple MQTT connection. It can automatically add and configure new devices on a platform, run edge computing like AWS IoT Greengrass, directly supports cloud applications like Azure IoT Central or uses special functions like device shadows.

Edge Computing

The CloudRail.Box supports powerful Edge Computing to run logic locally. This could be used for example to filter data before uploading it to the cloud or even to run trained machine learning algorithms locally. A powerful 4 core CPU and real time extensions ensure a high performance.
The CloudRail.Box supports the following Edge Computing options:

  • Edge Functions, a native and cloud provider agnostic JavaScript runtime, entirely managed through the CloudRail.DMC.
  • AWS IoT Greengrass, an Edge Computing implementation by AWS.
  • Azure IoT Edge (coming soon)

Industry Grade Security

We designed CloudRail from scratch to be secure. All connection, both to the customer cloud as well as the CloudRail.DMC, are End-to-End encrypted (MQTTs or https). A TPM and individual certificates ensure that each CloudRail.Box can be securely identified and supports encrypted storage of sensitive information. A preconfigured firewall separates IT and OT networks and prevents any access from outside. Moreover the CloudRail software as well as the underlying Debian Linux can be centrally updated through Remote Firmware Updates in case of any vulnerabilities, usually in a matter of just hours. These are only a few examples of how we made the CloudRail.Box one of the most secure Edge Gateways on the market.

Central Device Management

The CloudRail.Box comes with a cloud-based device management solution (CloudRail.DMC). It’s your central place to manage all IoT-enabled devices, even in multi-provider setups. Delegate data streams to your cloud platforms, deploy and manage Edge Computing functionality, monitor attached devices or install remote firmware updates — all from a single place. No matter if you want to realize a quick PoC or manage millions of reliable installations — it just works!

Technical Data

The CloudRail.Box has been specifically designed for industrial environments. The hardware is Made in Germany by the experts of Kunbus.

FAQs

More questions? Read our FAQs or contact us at support@cloudrail.com.