Lynx Software Technologies has announced a partnership with the CODESYS Group, manufacturer of the leading hardware-independent IEC 61131-3 automation suite, to provide a platform that can deploy industrial control automation technology on general purpose compute platforms alongside artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), security and other application workloads.
The LYNX MOSA.ic™ for Industrial product, Lynx’s mission critical edge platform, provides virtual air gapping between the control automation and other workloads. The combination makes it possible for edge use cases that require mixed criticality workloads to be hosted on the same hardware platform.
The foundational building block in the LYNX MOSA.ic for Industrial product is the LynxSecure® Separation Kernel, which provides strong isolation of applications, deterministic real-time performance and management of critical system assets outside operating systems to increase immunity to cybersecurity attacks. In addition, Lynx has developed unique management technologies that allow mission critical edge systems to be deployed at scale and meet the unique requirements of systems that enable Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) convergence.
In the majority of current deployments, IT and OT domains are separated by a demilitarized zone, the platform from Lynx and CODESYS can enable a software programmable logic controller (PLC), an ML/AI model, a human-machine interface (HMI) and an IoT Gateway workload to all run on the same edge system without hampering real-time performance.
“Our partnership with Lynx provides a bridge between the IT and OT worlds so industrial operators can now experience both functions coexisting on the same system while simultaneously meeting security and performance demands across every single edge workload in their mission critical industrial environments,” said Dieter Hess, co-CEO and co-founder of the CODESYS Group.