FITMAN REFERENCE PLATFORMS
FITMAN REFERENCE PLATFORMS
After several months of work on the selection, integration, assessment and validation of 14 FIWARE Generic Enablers, FITMAN has developed 15 additional specific software components called Specific Enablers (SE), which on the one side customise FIWARE for the Manufacturing Business Processes considered, on the other side complement FIWARE enablers with additional functions.
The interconnection between the above 29 components (14 FIWARE GEs and 15 FITMAN SEs) is conceptually depicted in three reference platforms, each of them focusing on a specific Factory of the Future (FoF) scenario: Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories of the Future.
The FITMAN Smart Factory platform is the composition of a set of FIWARE Generic Enablers (GEs) and Specific Enablers (SEs) which is concretized in a functional platform for the Smart Factory domain and deals with the optimization of the production processes (in terms of production costs reduction, efficient energy usage, improvement in production reliability, production machines usage, etc.) via the monitoring and management of the production process and of its components. In this sense, it aims to collect information form the shop floor to support the real time decision making exploiting data collected and to improve predictive maintenance by monitoring the machinery.
The Digital Factory Reference Platform is composed by a set of Generic Enablers (GEs) and Specific Enablers (SEs) arranged through suitable open interfaces (Open APIs) in order to facilitate the development of advanced functionalities to the user.
The reference platform is intended to facilitate the fast and cost effective development of innovative services and applications that connect people (blue collar workers, engineers, production engineers, white collar workers) with the information required to perform their tasks. The reference platform is specially intended to provide support in the development of advanced & 3D data visualization services and applications.
The Virtual Factory Platform is composed by a set of 6 Generic Enablers (GEs) and 7 Specific Enablers (SEs) collaborating together in order to offer advanced functionalities to the user.
The platform can be seen as a Business Collaboration Platform where actors of the Virtual Enterprise can collaborate among them in order to achieve business goals. Major functionalities provided regards: tangible and intangible assets management and collaborative business process execution.
How to access the FITMAN Platforms
The FITMAN reference platforms are conceptual architectures which implement business-driven interconnections between FIWARE GEs and FITMAN SEs, all delivered along Open Source licenses. Currently, FIWARE GEs are accessible through http://catalogue.fi-ware.org/enablers, while FITMAN SEs through the FITMAN Catalogue available at http://catalogue.fitman.atosresearch.eu/. The expected convergence between all the sources of FIWARE technologies (being them generic or specific) is one of the major objectives of FI PPP Phase III. Therefore, also the components repositories are expected to be unified and integrated in the short term.