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Drive productivity with data insights

We believe that the Industrial IoT Starter Kit (IISK) is the fastest and easiest way to securely link your production line to the cloud. If you are looking for a solution that will get you started quickly and help you grow as you discover new insights, choose the plug-and-play solution that brings together the power of HPE hardware, Softing software, and Microsoft Azure.

How does IISK cloud-enable your business?




Trusted providers

Utilize HPE hardware with software from Softing to link the physical factory floor and the capabilities of Microsoft Azure cloud.

Set up in less than a day

Intuitive setup and connectivity link the production line to the cloud without complicated configuration. Typically have a first end-to-end solution running in less than a day.

Analytics and visualization

Utilize your data to gain valuable business insights immediately and improve operational efficiency.


Securely connect without modifying existing firewalls or security policies.

Industry Standards

Comply with the
interoperability standard for industrial communication and benefit from proven security, extensibility, and investment protection for your solution.

One-time investment

While you may deploy IISK in a lab environment first, it provides all capabilities and strengths for a deployment in your production environment.

The components of IISK


EL20 Intelligent Gateway


HPE GL20 IoT Gateway

Mid-level level ruggedized compute solution designed for light data aggregation and acquisition. Delivers a performance solution that comes optimally configured with an lntel® i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 64 GB SDD Storage and an expansive I/O selection including four-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) plus 1 x 8 bit digital input/output (DIO).

Complete solution out-of-the-box that is easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy including a universal DC and AC power kit (USA, UK, EURO and JPN) as well as a universal mounting kit in support of DIN and wall mount applications.


Softing dataFEED OPC Suite

A proven all-in-one solution for OPC communication and industrial cloud connectivity.
dataFEED OPC Suite easily connects controllers from leading manufacturers and sends process-, machine- and other data reliably to the cloud. dataFEED OPC Suite offers maximum security and complies with the OPC UA interoperability standard for industrial communication.

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Windows 10 IoT Enterprise edition

Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise offers advanced protection against modern security threats, has flexible deployment, update, and support options. It provides comprehensive device and app management and control.

Microsoft Azure IoT Connected Factory Solution Accelerator

Quickly deploy an end-to-end solution accelerator to visualize and analyze your factory data. Connected Factory uses inbuilt Azure services including Azure IoT Hub and Azure Time Series Insights coupled with the OPC Foundation’s cross-platform OPC UA .NET Standard Library reference stack to help speed up the development of your IoT solution.

Technical Support


Centralized technical support is provided for the entire end-to-end solution by Softing and Softing partners.

Contact Us

Once you have seen how the IISK and Connected factory work and you want to expand your solution, HPE Pointnext consultants and specialists are available to help you implement advanced and tailored solutions.

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