We are unided! What the Eclipse Unide project is all about

Eclipse Unide is an open source project to develop and test implementations of the Production Performance Management Protocol.

Members of the Unide open source project are continuously refining the Production Performance Management Protocol – the language of Industry 4.0. This protocol facilitates communication between devices (e.g. sensors and machines) and Industry 4.0 software solutions. It can be quickly and easily implemented by users in the plant. Among others, use cases include: condition monitoring and data analytics .

Fun Fact: “Unide” is derived from understand industry devices, because that’s what the project is all about!

Unide for coders

The source code (repository) is provided on Eclipse Unide. This makes it easier for developers to get to grips with the format definition standard. With bindings, they can generate objects and structures in a programming environment (such as Java) from a Production Performance Management Protocol message in JSON format. Test and visualization options are available as well. Developers can thus validate their own implementations against the official ones in the Production Performance Management Protocol early on in the process, and receive visual feedback if needed.

More about Production Performance Management

Learn how Eclipse Unide wants to establish the PPMP as an Industry 4.0 standard. Watch the webcast from the Eclipse virtual IoT meetup.

Want to get a better understanding of the PPMP? We provide you with an explanation in a short video.

You can also take a more in-depth look at Eclipse Unide’s efforts to find a common machine language.

Find out more about the newly launched Eclipse Open IoT Testbed concerning Production Performance Management.


About the author

Henryk Fischer

Henryk Fischer

I have been working at Bosch Software Innovations since 2016. As a Solution Architect, I work on creating new Industry 4.0 solutions close to the customer. Another responsibility of mine is the Unide open source project at the Eclipse Foundation. I joined the German Army in 2004. After I became an officer, I studied mechanical engineering with a specialization in artificial intelligence and automation technologies in Hamburg. Following that, I became a helicopter pilot in the Army Aviation Corps. In 2012, I left the Army and worked as a product owner and team leader for a green energy supplier in Hamburg.