Phoenix Contact and aicas Unlock Turnkey Industrial IoT with First All-In-One Controller and Software Offer

KARLSRUHE and BLOMBERG GERMANY – aicas GmbH and Phoenix Contact Group are reducing the barriers to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployment with the addition of aicas’ JamaicaAMS embedded software for PLCnext Controls in the PLCnext Store at

The companies announced that aicas’ embedded software product for realtime performance for critical IoT applications will be available for download at Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Store as a turnkey solution for deploying IoT applications, such as predictive maintenance or anomaly detection using Phoenix Contact PLCnext hardware. aicas’ software will initially be available on demand for use with the AXC F 2152 controller for the Axioline I/O system, which supports device-to-cloud connectivity for maximum performance, easy management and reliable use even in harsh industrial environments. 

PLCnext Technology is the open ecosystem for industrial automation. With a combination of open control technology, modular engineering software, a digital software marketplace and an online community, this solution allows users to adapt easily to changing demands and to use existing and future software services efficiently.

aicas has a 20-year track record of proven performance with more than 23 million devices connected to date. As a go-to-resource for flexibility, reducing the time spent developing, and day-to-day management of embedded systems, aicas’ software ensures higher application availability and reduced lifecycle costs. Developers who use Phoenix Contact PLCs will be able to write native, Java-based code using aicas’ IoT framework, and further, will have access to aicas’ Edge Suite for advanced device and app management, such as adding more IoT with the ability to manage them in groups.

“The availability of our embedded software solutions in a digital marketplace is enabling systematic integration that companies need to stay ahead,” said Dr. James J. Hunt, CTO of aicas. “This partnership is creating a simplified path to the tools for efficient, effective and successful embedded software deployment, and enables customers to meet the market demands for efficiency, quality, and compatibility to get their IoT application development off the ground.”

Customers can anticipate licenses for aicas software in the PLCnext Store since October 2021.

About aicas 

aicas helps customers to get the maximum benefit out of their data. aicas does this by providing an open platform for data collection and software management on devices. By connecting everything everywhere anytime, aicas ensures the right data gets to the right place at the right time. This is achieved with aicas’ cloud-to-edge-products. These simplify development, deployment and operations for embedded software and data. This reduces time-to-market for our customers while providing rapid over-the-air updates, low latency and fast response time for products built on aicas’ platforms. The aicas team has been working with customers in industrial, automotive, and other embedded software segments for two decades now. Originating from the high-tech and academic environment in Karlsruhe, Germany, aicas has grown into a global high-tech firm in recent years, with European and American branches serving global customers. Some of the largest suppliers in automotive and industrial segments use aicas software solutions and build on aicas expertise to empower millions of devices and vehicles. 

About the Phoenix Contact Group 

Phoenix Contact is a worldwide market leader for components, systems, and solutions in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, and automation. Today, the family-owned company employs around 17,100 people worldwide, and had a turnover of € 2.4 billion in 2020. The company headquarters are in Blomberg, Germany. The Phoenix Contact Group is made up of 15 German and four international companies, as well as 55 sales subsidiaries throughout the world.

Internationally, Phoenix Contact is represented in more than 100 countries. Phoenix Contact supports the digital transformation with products, systems, and solutions. Thanks to the experience gained from in-house machine building, the company is familiar with the requirements of digitalization and continuous data flow, from engineering, through production, all the way to installation and maintenance, throughout the entire product life cycle.

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Jennifer Bortchen