Introduction to the IPC
Our goal is to develop an industrial process control technology that would reach high levels of abstraction in order to simplify the tasks of programming, deploying and monitoring industrial automatons within complex infrastructures (in the fields of energy, transports etc.) : the IPC solution.
The IPC is our answer to the increasing demand, in the industry, for a means to deploy more flexible and open automatons.
Its Linux kernel (elaborated based on the Yocto project) provides unrivalled flexibility and performance! The range of targets already supporter by the IPC clearly demonstrates these abilities.
The IPC solution
The IPC solution is a combination of the three following components :
The project started in 2012. In June 2013, version 1.0 was released, as a "Home" product. This version of the platform supported only one target, namely the RaspberryPiB board. Version 1.1 was later released, which brought us to address minor problems and improve certain features. These first steps allowed us to collect the information required to build a better product, particularly with respect to its stability. At this stage, the users' comments and proposals helped us plan the next part of the project, leading, in August 2014, the version 2.0, which can now be acquired in its "Enterprise" release. The version 2.1 came out in May 2015. This version adds the new RaspberryPi2B card to supported platforms, and also contains a new driver: IoT, opening the automation world with the Internet Of Things! The version 2.1.1, released in August 2015, then just provide a major upgrade of the workbench, providing an even more stable and user friendly development interface.