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With ctrlX SERVICES, Bosch Rexroth is Expanding Its Wide Range of Support Services For ctrlX AUTOMATION

Bosch Rexroth is expanding its ctrlX AUTOMATION platform by adding new services for users: App Store, Device Portal and online Community. The platform with app technology stands out with its open, modular design and opens up entirely new possibilities in the field of industrial automation. ctrlX SERVICES docks onto the platform and makes life much easier for developers.

Users of ctrlX AUTOMATION can reportedly use apps from Bosch Rexroth, third-party providers, or apps that they have created themselves. As a result, individual solutions could be put in place quickly and easily and new business opportunities can be exploited.

With the ctrlX App Store, Bosch Rexroth offers online access to all available applications and libraries for producing apps. The customer could be given quick access to detailed information, documentation and release notes. By subsequently downloading additional apps, system functionality can easily be expanded.

The ctrlX Device Portal is another new addition to the service portfolio. It reportedly allows significant savings when maintaining and updating device software. All available apps can be assigned to ctrlX CORE and updated.

Via the portal and its cloud technology, control systems across a number of locations can reportedly be managed centrally and secure remote access to the user’s own control systems is possible. Security updates and new functions can be installed, backups can be restored and information about available updates and extensions can be retrieved, all regardless of location.

The ctrlX AUTOMATION Community is also new. Users are given information regarding the automation platform and its app zone, from updates and how-to videos to example applications. Users could also present their own solutions or access others. Questions and discussions regarding the exchanging of knowledge find their place in the forum. A software development kit with NRT/RT library for communication with the ctrlX Data Layer is also provided here.

For more information, visit https://www.boschrexroth.com.

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