Press release 09/05/2017
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TeamViewer and KUNBUS Partner to Make Factories Smarter Through Intelligent Machinery Management

Partnership will provide remote access functionalities and eliminate the “LAN” boundaries without compromising security

 

Tampa, FL, September 5, 2017TeamViewer, a leading global software provider for digital networking and collaboration, today announced its partnership with KUNBUS to provide remote access functionalities on KUNBUS Revolution Pi (RevPi), an open, modular industrial PC based on the established Raspberry Pi Compute Module.

KUNBUS RevPi Core offers a solution for engineering organizations that allows them to upgrade legacy machines in factories, enabling them to become smart and hook up to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). KUNBUS RevPi Core will now integrate with TeamViewer’s remote support solution, providing users with secure and easy-to-use capabilities to remotely access, control and maintain the connected machines. This will enhance the continuous and reliable communication between different industrial networks and systems, arming operators and gateway managers with accurate information to act quickly when issues arise.

Previously,’ KUNBUS customers were restricted to the built-in web server UI of RevPi Core locally. However, the connectivity to browsers running on local PCs is not enough for customers looking to innovate their business models, improve maintenance and monitoring of existing machinery and benefit from new revenue streams.

“With the integration of TeamViewer, our customers can channel the web server UI to any place in the world, giving them the chance to remotely access, monitor and control their machines without sacrificing security”, says Dr. Volker de Haas, Project Manager Revolution Pi, KUNBUS. “This enhances the continuous and reliable communication between different industrial networks and systems. Operators and gateway managers can act more quickly, with the right information, when an issue arises.”


TeamViewer will provide KUNBUS RevPi Core with the following features:

  • Improved visibility of a machine’s current and future states: Manufacturer or maintenance providers will have access to integrated dashboards that provide instant access for control, data capture and support so they can easily intervene directly when something goes wrong from any location and any device.
  • Secure user management, authentication and control: RevPi with TeamViewer offers secure user management, authentication and control features to ensure privacy for businesses and its customers. With the right permissions set, information is only shared with and accessible by the approved user. The solution utilizes public/private key exchange, end-to-end session encryption and access controls via trusted devices as well as black- and whitelists.

“This partnership with KUNBUS showcases our commitment to continuously improving our IoT offering,” said Raffi M. Kassarjian, general manager of Emerging Products Group at TeamViewer. “We understand the manufacturing industry needs to innovate in order to stay competitive in the digital age and we are thrilled to be making strides in helping factories and machines become smarter.”

About Revolution Pi Core
KUNBUS Revolution Pi Core is an open, modular industrial PC based on the established Raspberry Pi Compute Module and composed of open hardware and software meeting the EN61131-2 standard. The RevPi Core can, depending on customer requirements, be expanded and supplemented seamlessly using digital or analogue I/O modules as well as appropriate fieldbus gateways to connect it to an industrial network.

The established Raspbian operating system from Raspberry Pi, including the drivers for the expansion modules, are preinstalled. This ensures that basically any software running on Raspberry Pi will also run on Revolution Pi. By cooperating with various software manufacturers, KUNBUS provides inexpensive and powerful control and SCADA software for users preferring off-the-peg software solutions. For more information on the Revolution Pi, please visit https://revolution.kunbus.com/

 

About TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a leading global provider of software for digital networking and collaboration. Founded in 2005 in Göppingen (Germany), the company employs approximately 700 people from more than 50 countries. Its flagship product, TeamViewer, is an all-in-one solution for remote support, remote access and online meetings. The software actively runs on more than 400 million devices out of which at least 25 million are connected to TeamViewer at any point in time. The company’s product portfolio is complemented by solutions for IT monitoring, data backup, anti-malware and web-conferencing. TeamViewer was acquired by Permira in 2014. Further information is available at: www.teamviewer.com

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