Process automation: Protection for digital business models in Industry 4.0

Wibu-Systems will be exhibiting for the first time at the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking industry. The experts for secure software licensing will be demonstrating with the help of a beverage tapping machine how new business models for intelligent production can be created with the aid of networked systems.

Codemeter allows protected business models for Industry 4.0.  (Copyright: Trumpf)

Wibu-Systems will be showing at the trade fair EMO 2017 how connected systems for intelligent production can result in new revenue streams. The digital business platform from Axoom, for instance, is designed for use along the entire production value chain.

Codemeter from Wibu-Systems protects the intellectual property and also provides business-enabling opportunities through versatile and secure software licensing, which are demonstrated in this case with a drinks tapping machine. As the company explains, the producer creates a new drink, whose recipe is encrypted via Codemeter and transferred to the Axoom marketplace. The corresponding license is set as an item in Codemeter License Central, the database-derived license and entitlement application, which automates the process of creating, delivering, and managing software licenses. The consumer, for his part, selects a drink of his or her choice. The order travels through the marketplace, and the license for the creation of this specific drink is then transferred from Codemeter License Central to the mixer.

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