elliTek, Inc.

Overview

The Data Commander™ MES gateway appliance implements DeviseWise as dedicated firmware isolating Operational Technology (OT) systems and IT systems.

Partner Description

The Data Commander™ MES Gateway Appliance is designed and manufactured by elliTek, Inc. to simplify data exchange for manufacturing end-users.  Brandon Ellis, the owner and president of elliTek, Inc. based the Data Commander’s design on his experience as a system integrator in industrial automation.

From Tier-1 automotive suppliers to Fortune 500 medical device manufacturers, the Data Commander™ is adopted to fulfill the promise of MES/ERP’s connection to the factory floor without the use of PCs or OPC middleware and their inherent security risks and organizational conflicts.

Members of elliTek’s team speak regularly at educational conferences like ATX/MD&M and The Assembly Show to help manufacturing process managers advance their organizations into an Industry 4.0 era.

Solution Description

The Data Commander™ is an MES gateway appliance opposing PCs and OPC middleware on the factory floor. It is designed as industrial hardened firmware using point-and-click setup to deliver manufacturing intelligence in minutes versus days.

The Data Commander™ eliminates PCs and OPC middleware to connect factory automation with database servers. A high-speed, two-way gateway connection protects data integrity and isolates OT from IT networks. Auto-enumerated Inserts, Updates, Selects, and Stored Procedure calls communicate directly to IT’s database, and native drivers provide easy access to all PLC memory areas and other industrial control systems (ICS).

The stand-alone design provides many options for placement near production.  Two NAT/Firewall NIC ports isolate OT systems from IT systems along with their organizational conflicts, and the cast aluminum enclosure sustains temperatures ranging from -60℃ to +80℃.  Controls Engineers, IT Administrators, and especially Manufacturing Process Managers benefit from the simplicity of the hardware that mirrors the point-and-click set up of the dedicated application, DeviceWise, embedded as firmware in the appliance.

Telit Products Used:

  • deviceWISE for Factory - Enterprise

Partner Products

Data Commander™

Ellitek Data Commander
Ellitek Data Commander

Data Commander is an MES gateway appliance that moves data between plant floor machines and Enterprise/IT Level (ISA-95) databases.  It’s industrialized design, dedicated firmware, and built-in firewall allows manufactures to place the appliance anywhere on their network without compromising machine availability or IT security.

Data Commander Specifications:

CPU:

800 MHZ, x86, Single Core

Network Interfaces:

Two NAT/Firewall NIC ports

Memory:

4GB eMMC Flash on board

Device Connections:

10 or 20 device connections

Power:

5VDC, 115/240 VAC

Case:

Cast aluminum enclosure

Cooling:

Passive

Operating Temperature Range:

-60°C to 80 °C

Dimensions in. (mm):

7.08” x 7.28” x 3” (180mm x 185mm x 76mm)

Hardware Warranty:

24 Months

Certifications:

UL, CE

Power Consumption:

5W

Included in Package:

AC power plug, Quick Start guide.

Top Verticals or Industries

• Agriculture
• Automotive
• Food and Beverage
• Healthcare
• Logistics
• Manufacturing/Industry 4.0
• Oil and Gas
• Pharma
• Security/Surveillance
• Smart Buildings

Top Applications or Functions

  • Asset Tracking
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Energy Management
  • Industrial Automation
  • Predictive Maintenance