The TCG-4 Data & Connectivity Platform
The Connectivity & Data Management module TCG-4 is the latest, highest-performance member of the TCG product family. With its many new communications interfaces and powerful processor, innovative business models are possible in the field of digitalization.
Here 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth and IoT technologies are used amongst other things. The integrated receiver for satellite-supported navigation (GNSS) permits exact positioning of the machine, which can even be refined through calculation correction data to within a few centimeters. All data recorded can be transmitted to authorized users at any time.
FFF Form Fit Function compatibility
The housing, connector and software compatibility within the TCG product family mean high investment security with simultaneous further development of the latest technologies. Therefore, the TCG-4 continues to provide the same practical form factor, and the same pin-compatible connector. The comprehensive range of functions in the fully-developed software libraries as well as the seamless connection to the Cloud serve to enhance the product.
The TCG-4 connects the machine with the Internet via 4G (3G / 2G deviation alternative) mobile phone technology. In this way, the mobile data connection can also be upheld in regions in which no 3G/2G networks are available.
With its comprehensive libraries, the Linux operating and development ecosystem facilitates rapid and independent application development.
Performant data processing
The high-performance processor unit in combination with a high storage capacity permits data preprocessing on the module prior to transmission, and further processing through Cloud services (edge computing).
Remote access & Cloud
MACHINES.x offers comprehensive software solutions for local data analyses, the connection to the “machines.cloud” Cloud solution and remote access to the machine.
With up to four CAN buses, serial, Ethernet, BroadR-Reach interfaces and analog (U/I) inputs, the TCG-4 module is ideally equipped for all types of machine communication.
IoT & M2M
Wireless technologies in royalty-free frequency bands offer the possibility of creating IoT (Internet of Things) applications inexpensively as well as facilitating M2M communications. (LoRaWAN, SigFox, Wireless MBus, WiFi mesh network)
Through the compliance with the standards for conformity in accordance with CE, E1 and RoHS as well as the maintenance of the standards for the automotive, agricultural and construction machine industry, the TCG-4 facilitates application possibilities in extreme environmental conditions (temperatures, vibrations etc.)
A fully developed Connectivity Gateway
With its diverse interfaces and protocols, the TCG-4 is able to manage communications within the machines as well as between the machines (M2M). In addition, it can connect them with the world of the IoT and smart devices, and also offers additional Cloud services.