PLCnext Technology ranked ‘Best in Class’

29 November 2022

International market analysis and consulting firm, PAC Innovation Radar, has ranked Phoenix Contact’s open PLCnext Technology ecosystem as ‘Best in Class’ with an overall score of 1.91 in the category ‘Open Digital Platforms for Machine-edge-centric Industrial IoT in Europe 2022’.

This result puts Phoenix Contact at the top of the ratings, where the average score was 2.51. The rating system for the study was based on a combination of competence and market strength.

Entrants in the study were ranked as Best in Class (1.0 - 1.9), Leading edge (2.0 - 2.9), and Emerging capability (3.0 - 3.9). Entrants in the Machine-edge-centric Industrial IoT platforms category use container technology for simplified application deployment and real-time processing such as PLCs and IPCs.

PLCnext Technology ecosystem offers an open approach, which allows cloud connections to be used to extend the edge platform for data storage and AI training, and enables connection to an app store. Users can choose from a range of different apps provided by ecosystem partners via the PLCnext store.

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