Secure industrial IoT specialist MYNXG is partnering with Univar Solutions

Feb/01/2021

Univar Solutions (NYSE:UNVR) has created an unmatched digital supply chain advantage with the help of secure industrial IOT platform specialist MYNXG. The Company will leverage MYNXG’s expertise to connect critical operating technology (OT) to global asset control rooms with a focus on digitizing and automating manual supply chain processes. Through this approach Univar Solutions expects to remove redundancies and inefficiencies, while using data as a strategic asset to create an unmatched digital supply chain advantage for employees, customers, and suppliers across the globe.

"We’re very excited about adding this technology and creating a secure digital platform approach for all our supply chain operations,” said Dirk Goedert, vice-president strategic development for Univar Solutions. "This project is expected to be the catalyst to help further identify simplification opportunities and open up doors to new digital services for our customers and suppliers.”


Bernd Moeller, MYNXG’s CEO and CTO said, "MYNGX’s unique secure industrial OT technology allows customers to bypass the typical automation pyramid, radically reducing deployment cost and time. We can trigger business processes at the customer directly from the devices, for example when a bulk tank is getting filled. Our patented blockchain technology creates audit trails for critical events like machine alarms or assets leaving the site.”

"Our operational teams are very much focused on serving our customers better every single day,” said Folkert Tjebbes, vice president of supply chain and operations EMEA for Univar Solutions. "Using this secure digital supply chain platform allows us to remove paper-based processes and enable real-time decisions from the moment a truck enters our site to the point of delivery at our customers.”

MYNXG and Phoenix Contact launch Secure 4G/5G PLC Connector.

Dec/11/2020

MYNXG and Phoenix Contact announce the launch of the Secure IoT Industry Cloud Connector (SIIC²) for PLCnext Control. This revolutionary technology combines the MYNXG Edge SIIC² PLC Connector and the Phoenix Contact PLCnext Controls AXC F 2152 and 3152. The solution virtualizes and connects any PLC automation setup via 4G or 5G networks at highest cybersecurity standards with the MYNXG Cloud.

The MYNXG Edge SIIC² PLC Connector uses a secure mobile architecture with trusted platform modules (TPM) at the device level and hardware security modules (HSM) at the MYNXG cloud. The Phoenix Contact PLCnext Control is TPM protected and tightly connected with the Edge SIIC² PLC Connector. Together, this creates an end-to-end protection for both devices and their data, capable to meet all cyber security aspects of the ISA/IEC 62443. With this approach, Phoenix Contact PLCnext controls make the ProfiNet and ProfiBus solutions better and highly secure. After the integration and testing in the interoperability test center at MYNXG headquarters, the first Edge SIIC² PLC Connectors have already been successfully implemented at industrial customers in the Netherlands and interacting securely with the MYNXG cloud.


 

"We are extremely pleased to extend the PLCs, based on PLCnext technology, by supporting the secure industrial IOT architecture of MYNXG. The digital ecosystem of PLCnext was designed to expand the use of PLCs, and now the user has additional options with the SIIC2 device of MYNXG to fulfill the security needs in industrial automation. ”, said Hans-Juergen Koch, Executive Vice President of Industry Management and Automation at Phoenix Contact.

"Security continues to be a major hurdle for industrial IoT solutions to connect via the internet. Security in all aspects must be provided to connect the operation technology via 4G or 5G networks. This is the make or break for the entire German automation industry. Together with Phoenix Contact, MYNXG developed the Secure Industry IoT Cloud Connector (SIIC²). With this new product and the MYNXG cloud, we are happy to offer the MYNXG blockchain and security inside the PLC and to make cyber security affordable for any company.”, said Bernd Moeller CEO MYNXG.

PLCnext Technology is the open ecosystem for industrial automation from Phoenix Contact. With a combination of open control technology, modular engineering software, and an online community, this solution allows users to adapt easily to changing demands and to use existing and future software services efficiently. Featuring a digital marketplace for software and systematic cloud integration, PLCnext Technology is well equipped to face the challenges of the IoT world.

Fibocom’s 5G Powers MYNXG Secure Industrial IoT Devices.

Dec/03/2020 
 
Fibocom, a leading global provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solution and communication modules, provides 5G solutions for secure industrial IoT specialist MYNXG. Enabling secure 5G technology from device to the cloud highlights the strategic direction for MYNXG’s secure industrial IoT platform.

According to Mr. Shining Xu, CTO of Fibocom, " the FG 150 and FM150 5G modules empower industrial equipment and gateways, manufacturers can remotely monitor conditions of shop floor equipment, achieve product life cycle and process automation, manage the supply chain and asset, as well as access control to sites, process and data. Fibocom’s 5G module provides a powerful wireless communication basis to the integrated system. Its ability to connect a massive number of devices and to support tremendous data transformation with ultra-low latency is the backbone to support data-intensive applications running simultaneously.”




The arrival of 5G technology promises a powerful high bandwidth network for Industry 4.0. With the benefits of the 5G network, MYNXG offers customers robust end-to-end secure industrial IoT solutions to integrate and manage complex and scattered industrial processes into an intelligent platform. The future of manufacturing lies in intelligence and the ability to manage operational technology like information technology. As the world’s leading supplier of 5G modules, Fibocom will continue to work actively to support the manufacturing industry to drive digital transformation.

According to Bernd Möller, CEO of MYNXG, "Our goal is to be able to offer our industrial customers robust, and certified end-to-end secure industrial IoT solutions, so that they can drive the automation and digitalization of their processes. By integrating 5G modem technology of Fibocom and 5G network technology from Nokia into our platform we are setting the technology benchmark. Our Secure Industrial IOT Cloud Community (SIIC²) initiative provides a low barrier to entry for every industrial company to experience and develop 5G industrial IoT applications and is solid foundation to materialize on this exciting opportunity."

Nokia delivers private 5G network to MYNXG.

Nov/10/2020

Nokia has deployed an industrial-grade private wireless 5G campus network at the Nuremburg development center of secure industrial IoT specialist MYNXG.

MYNXG will use the Nokia 5G network at its new industrial IoT interoperability test center to develop new secure solutions for the industrial Internet of Things, as well as perform real-life testing of equipment and sensors for a range of OEM and customer projects.

MYNXG’s operational technology functions using 5G’s full capability from both a performance and quality of service perspective. MYNXG has integrated the Nokia 5G solution into its end-to-end secure MYNXG IoT Platform. As the deployment progresses, the companies will identify potential opportunities for joint solution development. 

Bernd Möller, CEO of MYNXG, said: "Our goal is to be able to offer our customers robust, and certified end-to-end secure industrial IoT solutions, so that they can drive the automation and digitalization of their processes. By integrating Nokia's 5G technology into our overall industrial IoT technology platform, we have not only found an ideal solution for testing IoT systems, but also the basis for further marketplace development."

Nokia's private 5G campus wireless solution is based on Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC). Scalable according to needs, Nokia DAC is an industrial-grade digital automation platform that provides a reliable, secure, high-performance private wireless network.  Combining edge computing capability and low latency to support data-intensive applications, DAC users can securely collect, process and host all generated proprietary data on site.

 

Thomas Hainzel, Head of EMEA Manufacturing & Logistics, Nokia Enterprise, said: "For industrial companies to realize their Industry 4.0 ambitions, it is crucial that they can test IoT solutions and applications in real-life conditions. This requires not only a proven, resilient IoT platform, but also a powerful and secure high bandwidth network. In this case, Nokia provides MYNXG and its ecosystem with the ideal platform for its testing and development work.”

MYNXG operates a globally unique, real-time and secure IoT platform for industrial solutions. The MYNXG platform is designed to protect devices, physical infrastructures and related data to the highest cybersecurity standards. This is achieved by its consistent hardware-based, end-to-end security architecture. It supports all industrial interfaces at the device level, industry protocols and automation standards.

In addition to scalable cloud services, the MYNXG platform provides straightforward, direct integration into existing business systems and processes. Industrial solutions include condition monitoring for shop floor equipment, product life cycle and process automation, supply chain asset management and access control to sites, processes and data.

Nokia has the most comprehensive portfolio of campus networks on the market, ranging from 4.9G/LTE to 5G non-standalone and 5G standalone. Nokia has more than 220 enterprise customers with private wireless networks worldwide. 5G customers include Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa Technik and Toyota Production Engineering. Customers can choose between the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud with a range of click and deploy applications or they can customize their network to their needs with Nokia Modular Private Wireless.

MYNXG supports the ACHEMA Digital Hub.

May/20/2020
German technology company MYNXG supports the creation of the ACHEMA Digital Hub. The ACHEMA Digital Hub is a great opportunity for everyone in the process manufacturing industry to learn about the digital transformation and how to let people interact securely with things, data and processes.

"The digital transformation in the process manufacturing industry is rapidly accelerating on the back of the 5G developments”, says Mirko Schnitzler, MYNXG’s CSO. "At MYNXG, we believe that digital security and integration between operational and information technology should major focus areas in such transformations”. Security is the most important aspect of digital transformations which typically is not understood. Working digital is about combining loads of business data with millions of distributed devices and letting many people interact with it. This creates inherent cyber security risks. Only integrated digital platforms, with hardware based, end-to-end encryption and secure blockchain transactions, can effectively address these risks.



"The major benefits of digital transformations in the process manufacturing industry are achieved when operational environments are connected to business systems. This allows companies to take every step of their supply chain digital and drive automation without compromises” says Christian Klein, MYNXG’s VP for Sales and Marketing. "It saves time, money, reduces risks in processes and helps companies to discover the true potential of products and assets that they deployed. In addition, it allows them to create amazing, realtime user experiences for any of their customers”.

The ACHEMA Digital Hub creates a new place where people and technology meet. This hotspot brings leaders, experts, enthusiasts, talents and digital solution providers together. "Digital technologies are often recognized as a complex and difficult to understand and the Digital Hub addresses this challenge by allowing experts in process manufacturing and experts in operational and information technology to collaborate”, says Bernd Möller, MYNXG’s founder and CEO. "At MYNXG we are experts in secure industrial IOT and believe that our unique smart, realtime and secure industrial IOT platform and integrated architecture can add significant benefits to the process manufacturing industry and sets a standard for security in this space”. We are looking forward to the first ACHEMA Digital Hub in 2021 and meet other experts within the process manufacturing industry to drive the digital transformation together, securely.

MYNXG industrial blockchain technology is officially US patented.

May/04/2020
German technology company MYNXG was just granted a US patent for its novel blockchain technology. MYNXG developed its blockchain technology for high performance industrial use-cases and recently started using it for secure and privacy compliant transactions with regular smartphones. This technology makes audit trails in a digital connected industry secure and trustable.

"I am happy for the team that our technology is now officially US patented”, says Bernd Moeller, MYNXG’s founder and CEO. "The whole MYNXG development team worked hard to create a blockchain technology which is fast enough to handle the high transaction volumes and strict performance requirements for use in real-time industrial applications. Our blockchain technology is primarily used to create a secure digital audit trail when for example a piece of industrial equipment experiences a critical event or needs to record specific usage parameters that are relevant for maintenance or invoicing. The MYNXG blockchain supports internal and external audit, verification and certification parties and allows for continuous compliancy.”



The MYNXG Blockchain is designed to process large transaction volumes at high speed, which is required for global business operations with millions of connected IOT devices. It can handle the transactions all fixed and mobile devices that operate and transact globally within MYNXG secure IOT platform architecture. The MYNXG Blockchain Technology uses a hardware-based security framework, with trusted platform modules (TPM) in the devices and industrial scale hardware security modules (HSM) in the cloud, which are certified by the German federal office of information security (BSI) and relevant authorities in other key legislations.

"Our technology finally opens the door for industrial scale-up of blockchain applications. This allows original equipment manufacturers to digitize calibration and certification, or even start to move to equipment as a service models.”, says Mirko Schnitzler, MYNXG’s CSO. "With our blockchain we can combine industrial IOT data with business data to drive value creation in supply chains. Imagine all transactions with your suppliers and customers are logged automatically in a trustable digital way. This will allow anyone to be radically more efficient and faster than ever before.”

MYNXG Launches Privacy Compliant Pandemic Tracker For COVID-19.

March/16/2020
"This technology is revolutionary and years ahead of anything else”, says Bernd Moeller, MYNXG’s founder and CEO. "My entire life has been dedicated to developing mobile technology, ranging from smartphone architectures, global 4G standards to secure mobile payments. MYNXG is normally focused on developing industrial solutions, but when the first signs of the COVID 19 pandemic appeared, we checked how we could utilize our technologies to save lives.”

Each smartphone needs to be securely connected to the MYNXG blockchain, which can be done using NFC readers available in our daily lives, like ATM’s and payment terminals. With this technology it is possible to automatically alert people when someone in their recent contact chain has been diagnosed as ‘COVID-19 infected’ by a medical professional and guide them to the nearest test center. Another possibility is to establish pandemic safety zones for medical professionals, which cannot be accessed without the necessary approvals. This reduces the risk of cross-contaminations.



Through this, governments and medical professionals will get real-time insights into the pandemic spread, as well as the effectiveness of the alerts that were issued. At any time, the MYNXG blockchain takes care that the individual’s data is secure, and their privacy stays protected, and no personal data or movement information will be shared.

"Of course, we do understand that you can get detailed movements data through mobile operators but warning people and tracking movements will not be without significant privacy compromises”, says Mirko Schnitzler, MYNXG’s CSO. "With our technology we can create an effective warning and tracking systems without compromising privacy. We will now start working closely with selected governments and NFC infrastructure operators to accelerate the deployment of this critical infrastructure.”

MYNXG Teams Up With DroneUp. Bulk Tank Surveys.

August/07/2019
MYNXG needed a rapid bulk chemical tank surveying methodology to support its customers with capturing dimensional and engineering parameters on bulk chemicals tanks. Parameters that are typically gathered through conventional methods, e.g. engineers inspecting tanks, which requires working at heights and is therewith intrinsically unsafe and slow to execute.

Looking at the operating conditions in a typical chemical tank infrastructure, there are many possible restrictions or complications including hazardous or atmosphere explosive (ATEX) classified materials. DroneUp has managed to handle these different operating conditions effectively and capture aerial analysis on chemical tanks at 50 different locations through the USA.



Apart from the basic parameters, DroneUp developed and refined the data capture process, including rendered video footage, which helps to prepare the actual engineering work that the MYNXG team has to execute on each site when installing their secure IoT technology. In addition, they created a process that could be quickly replicated across their extensive pilot network.

DroneUp provides end-to-end aerial data solutions to commercial industries and public sector organizations, leveraging our patent-pending platform, Mission Match™️. Through the Mission Match™️ platform, we can locate, qualify, and deploy a single-pilot or multi-pilot crew according to our client requirements. DroneUp is committed to providing a comprehensive network of pilots while maintaining a steadfast commitment to efficient client services and safety. DroneUp is located in 50 states with its headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA. For more information log on to droneup.com.

Reduced taxes for ethical hackers. Europe to rethink cybersecurity.

July/29/2019
The attacks on industrial IoT systems (IIoT) used manufacturing, energy and chemical operations doubled in 2018 and an estimated of more than one-third get unreported. By targeting industrial systems attackers can do vast amounts of damage, ranging from stealing sensitive data, network shut downs leading to dangerous situations, to industrial systems break downs, causing physical damage.

Many control systems still run on old or bespoke operating systems making them vulnerable, and the main attack vector for these systems is unsurprisingly via the internet through unsecured ports and systems to can gain access to. The comment "protect our fortress with pull-up bridges” methods are outdated. Western Europe, specifically Germany, shows the largest growth in numbers of attacks.

Organizations like the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO), focused on cybersecurity strategic research and European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) supporting policy development and implementation, are a good start, but Europe is insufficiently prepared.

The United States setup USCYBERCOM which plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities direct the operations and defense of all domains and ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace. A new NATO command center is meant to host a 70-strong team fed with military intelligence and real-time inform to deter cyber-attacks and should be operational in 2023.



Mass-scale deployments of industrial IoT systems (IIoT) is essential for European businesses to radically increase productivity and remain competitive in the global economy. This will only materialize if more energy is spent on preventing attacks from happening in the first place and creating a real-time response when an attack takes place to defer the attackers.

A three-prong approach seems the most effective way of addressing this. Firstly, upgrading the infrastructures using secure platforms with advanced end-to-end encryption technology, secondly setting up a centralized monitoring body where all attacks and system weaknesses get mandatorily reported and thirdly a rapid response teams with cyber security experts to fend off the attackers.

We believe layering this structured method with an independent distributed incentive approach, using white hat or ethical hackers (as already institutionalized by companies like google recently) to proactively improve current setups. By providing them tax breaks directly correlated to the issues found, we improve security faster and get more experts capacity behind this.

MYNXG Awarded. Industrial and Logistic Innovation.

April/12/2018
German "Initiative Mittelstand" has announced the winners of the "Innovation Prize IT 2018" for Industry and Logistics. In the category "Industry & Logistics" MyOmega Systems GmbH, Nuremberg, was named the winner.



The winning solution, the "MYNXG TracoBin®" system sets completely new standards for the supply of small parts in the manufacturing industry: An intelligent camera module integrated into a kanban container autonomously monitors the inventory inside the container and automatically triggers an order or picking as soon as a preset stock threshold is reached , This automates the logistical process at the crucial point and increases the security of supply, both in terms of in-plant logistics and supplier-side parts supply. Read full article.