Information models are created in a decentralized setup and the specific benefits are demonstrated by means of use cases. The aim is to make the Asset Administration Shell a standard as the technical base for Industrial Digital Twins. The Asset Administration Shell (AAS) is the standardized digital representation of the asset, corner stone of the interoperability between the applications managing the manufacturing systems. AAS identifies the Administration Shell and the assets represented by it, holds digital models of various aspects (submodels) and describes technical functionality exposed by the Administration Shell or respective assets. Core elements of AAS are the metamodels and different serializations, APIs and security.
Eclipse AASX Package Explorer provides a set of tools and components with graphical user interface meant for experimenting and demonstrating the potential of Asset Administration Shells targeting tech-savvy and less technically-inclined users.
Eclipse AASX Package Explorer aims at the development and implementation of tools and components based on the Asset Administration Shell specifications. In scope of this project are the development and implementation of modular tools and components such as Graphical User Interface to view and edit AAS. The Eclipse AASX Package Explorer targets the exchange (import and export) of the AAS and AAS submodels in different formats (e.g., AASX files, ECLASS, OPC-UA Nodeset, AutomationML, ..). Eclipse AASX Package Explorer aims at exchanging such information in a secure manner.
Eclipse AASX Package Explorer is a viewer / editor for the Asset Administration Shell. Eclipse AASX Package Explorer is a tool with graphical user interface meant for experimenting and demonstrating the potential of Asset Administration Shells targeting tech-savvy and less technically-inclined users. The Eclipse AASX Package Explorer also includes an internal REST server and OPC UA server for the loaded .AASX.
Eclipse AASX Package Explorer accelerates the development of digital twin technologies based on standards such as the Asset Administration Shell and drives its adoption in the market. As a result, the Eclipse AASX Package Explorer supports that Digital Twins technology can be easily used and deployed into existing solutions and processes with little IT infrastructure investment.
The Eclipse Foundation provides a professional environment (governance, licensing, intellectual property management) for the future development of Eclipse AASX Package Explorer. These advantages facilitate the usage of an open source, extensible ecosystem in which manufacturers and suppliers including the providers of applications, platforms, and infrastructure, can all participate equally.
For this project we use Eclipse AASX Package Explorer instead of AASX Package Explorer at GitHub admin-shell-io (https://github.com/admin-shell-io/aasx-package-explorer).
Eclipse AASX Package Explorer and its involved parties intend to move to Eclipse as soon as possible. We hope to have the initial migration of the existing GitHub repo done until November 2021.
Eclipse AASX Package Explorer wants to build an open source community in Eclipse in order to coordinate the building of an extensible ecosystem in which manufacturers and suppliers, including the providers of applications, platforms and infrastructure, can all participate equally.
There will be close relationships to other activities that also aim for open source approaches, for example GAIA-X, International Data Spaces (IDS), CATENA-X (TRACTUS-X), Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and the Digital Twin Consortium.