Zollner Elektronik AG
Zollner Elektronik AG is in need of an IoT solution! Seeking new software to be used as a messaging server that delivers seamless communication between any industrial machine and software interface.
The goal of the challenge is to create a middleware IoT device that facilitates interoperability of various industrial machines, equipment, and workstations on a manufacturing shop floor.
This is to support the industry’s move towards a “smart factory”; the combining of information and communication technology with automation technology allows increasingly higher degrees of networking in and between production facilities, from the suppliers to the customers.
On a factory floor in an industrial environment, receiving and sending information to and from machines via various interfaces, protocols and formats is necessary, complex and expensive.
Written plan for how the solution will work with technical details
One zip file containing the header files and source code that compiles – this must be able to:
Winning teams from Stage 1 must build a working prototype and ship it to Zollner Elektronik AG for final testing
The submission must include the BOM, technical specifications, step by step instructions on how the prototype was built.
Source code for the target must execute properly on the provided hardware. Functional steps must be included so Zollner Elektronik AG can operate device themselves Teams that reach this stage will get instructions on how to ship and how to upload a copy of the code.
Phase 1: Protocol Converter Engineering June 20, 2019
Phase 2: Review and Selection July 4, 2019
Phase 3: Working Prototype August, 1, 2019
Phase 4: Review and Selection August 15, 2019
Prize Pool Total: $45,000
Prize Amount: $5,000
Number of Winners: 5
Top 5 Submission will be chosen by our judges
Number of Winners: 1
Top Submission will be chosen by our judge
*In case of a tie for Stage 2, the prize amount will be evenly split among the finalist*