#9 Running Sparkplug at home

2021-05-13
2021-02-06
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So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node cost?

This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for home use. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and industrial software license components.

If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, no problem, you only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the base software is allready industrial grade.

Though our library is for the larger part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers excellent value for money. Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided software components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker, home or industrial projects!

So what will it actually cost?

It is recommended to spend a little extra on the optional usb license storage key and activate your runtime and library licenses on it. Wait for your key to arrive, and activate the license on them, plug it in your hardware -> READY!

Benefits of the USB license storage key

  • Protects your license against loss,
  • Enables you to migrate your licenses as the licenses are bound to this USB key and not to the Raspberry Pi

If you choose the soft-container please take in account the following

  • Migration of your license is not possible after activation as soft containers are hardware bound! So if your raspberry pi breaks or you want to migrate, you have to buy a new license.
  • If your SD Card gets corrupted you have a bigger chance of losing the license on which the soft container resides.

There is a procedure for this, but a dongle just makes life easier. The choice is yours.

Conclusion

In the end it all depends on the chosen hardware, but for around 160 Euro we have a very powerful and highly scalable PLC based on Raspberry Pi 3B hardware for home educational and lab purpose. It can act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation and is more then capable of running CODESYS Sparkplug Primary Host node or Edge Node.

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  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-02-06
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     * [ ] Optional USB license storage key (dongle) at 40 (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/codesys-key.html 
    
     Conclusion
    -For about 200 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational purpose. It will act as a programmable gateway for all your wireless Domotica devices in and around your house and is capable of running sparkplug on top!
    +So for about 200 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational purpose. It will act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation (aka domotica) devices in and around your house and is capable of running sparkplug on top!
    
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  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-02-14
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     # So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug Node actually cost?
     This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are based on hardware and software license components. 
    -If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in an industrial environment, you should chose a different hardware platform.
    +If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in an industrial environment, you should chose an alternative hardware platform, meant for industrial usage. 
    
    -Though our library is for the grand part open source, still we make use a Single License (SL) IIoT bundle component which offers a crazy good value for money. Especially if you also consider that you can use all the other components in the IoT Bundle library and the Runtime for your maker projects. 
    +Though our library is for the grand part open source, we still make use a Single License (SL) IIoT bundle component. Luckily that library offers crazy good value for money. Especially if you also take into consideration that you can use all the other components in the IoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker projects.
    
     So what do I need?
    
     
  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-02-14
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     * [x] Every Raspberry needs a runtime license at 60 euro (inc VAT)  https://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html
     * [x] Every Node needs a IIoT bundle license at 60 euro (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/iiot-libraries-sl.html
     * [ ] Optional USB license storage key (dongle) at 40 (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/codesys-key.html 
    +* Note that softlicenses NOT stored on a dongle cannot be transfered between hardware after activation. This can only be achieved if you buy a hardware dongle and activate the license on it. Only licenses placed on a hardware dongle are capable of being migrated.
    
     Conclusion
    -So for about 200 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational purpose. It will act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation (aka domotica) devices in and around your house and is capable of running sparkplug on top!
    +So for about 200 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational purpose. It will act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation (aka domotica) devices in and around your house and is capable of running sparkplug on top! 
    +
    +If you have ordered a dongle and activated the licenses on it, you are able to migrate your licenses to a newer model/make of Raspberry Pi in a future hardware update if you wish. If you chose a soft license, migration of the license is not possible.
    
     
  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-02-14
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     Conclusion
     So for about 200 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational purpose. It will act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation (aka domotica) devices in and around your house and is capable of running sparkplug on top! 
    
    -If you have ordered a dongle and activated the licenses on it, you are able to migrate your licenses to a newer model/make of Raspberry Pi in a future hardware update if you wish. If you chose a soft license, migration of the license is not possible.
    +Though not mandatory, it is highly recommended to order a hardware dongle and activate the licenses on it. Because a hardware dongle protects your license against loss and enables you to migrate your licenses to a newer model/make of Raspberry Pi in a future hardware update if you wish. If you choose a soft license, migration of the license is not possible and you have a bigger chance of losing the license if your SDCard gets corrupt.
    
     
  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-02-14
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     * [x] Every Node needs a hardware platform of choice. We choose a Raspberry Pi starting at 39 Euro. Search the web for a starterkit.
     * [x] Every Raspberry needs a runtime license at 60 euro (inc VAT)  https://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html
     * [x] Every Node needs a IIoT bundle license at 60 euro (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/iiot-libraries-sl.html
    -* [ ] Optional USB license storage key (dongle) at 40 (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/codesys-key.html 
    -* Note that softlicenses NOT stored on a dongle cannot be transfered between hardware after activation. This can only be achieved if you buy a hardware dongle and activate the license on it. Only licenses placed on a hardware dongle are capable of being migrated.
    +* [ ] Optional USB license storage key (dongle) at 40 (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/codesys-key.html
    
     Conclusion
     So for about 200 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational purpose. It will act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation (aka domotica) devices in and around your house and is capable of running sparkplug on top! 
    
     Though not mandatory, it is highly recommended to order a hardware dongle and activate the licenses on it. Because a hardware dongle protects your license against loss and enables you to migrate your licenses to a newer model/make of Raspberry Pi in a future hardware update if you wish. If you choose a soft license, migration of the license is not possible and you have a bigger chance of losing the license if your SDCard gets corrupt.
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  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-02-27
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    -# So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug Node actually cost?
    +# So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node actually cost?
     This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are based on hardware and software license components. 
    -If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in an industrial environment, you should chose an alternative hardware platform, meant for industrial usage. 
    +If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, you should choose a more suitable hardware platform for running the software.
    
    -Though our library is for the grand part open source, we still make use a Single License (SL) IIoT bundle component. Luckily that library offers crazy good value for money. Especially if you also take into consideration that you can use all the other components in the IoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker projects.
    +Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker projects!
    
    -So what do I need?
    -
    -* [x] Every Node needs a hardware platform of choice. We choose a Raspberry Pi starting at 39 Euro. Search the web for a starterkit.
    -* [x] Every Raspberry needs a runtime license at 60 euro (inc VAT)  https://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html
    -* [x] Every Node needs a IIoT bundle license at 60 euro (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/iiot-libraries-sl.html
    +# So what will it cost?
    +* [x] Every Node needs a hardware platform of choice. We choose a Raspberry Pi as it is very popular and powerful, starting at 39 Euro. Search the web for a starter kit.
    +* [x] Every Raspberry needs a CODESYS Runtime License at 60 euro (inc VAT)  https://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html
    +* [x] Every Node needs a CODESYS IIoT bundle license at 60 euro (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/iiot-libraries-sl.html
     * [ ] Optional USB license storage key (dongle) at 40 (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/codesys-key.html
    
     Conclusion
    -So for about 200 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational purpose. It will act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation (aka domotica) devices in and around your house and is capable of running sparkplug on top! 
    +So for about 160 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational or lab purpose. It can act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation (aka domotica) devices in and around your house and is capable of running CODESYS Sparkplug Primary Host node. This will enable you to concentrate all the data on the Rapsberry Pi CODESYS runtime for your IoT projects.
    
    -Though not mandatory, it is highly recommended to order a hardware dongle and activate the licenses on it. Because a hardware dongle protects your license against loss and enables you to migrate your licenses to a newer model/make of Raspberry Pi in a future hardware update if you wish. If you choose a soft license, migration of the license is not possible and you have a bigger chance of losing the license if your SDCard gets corrupt.
    +Though not mandatory, it is **highly recommended** to spend some extra on the optional hardware dongle to activate the runtime and library licenses on it. This dongle protects your license against loss and enables you to migrate your licenses to a newer model/make of Raspberry Pi in a future hardware update, if you wish.
    +If you choose a soft-container, migration of the license is **not possible** plus you have a bigger chance of losing the license if your SD card gets corrupted.
    +Luckily there is a procedure for this, but a dongle just makes life easier! The choice is yours: https://help.codesys.com/webapp/_rbp_license;product=CODESYS_Control_for_Raspberry_Pi_SL;version=3.5.16.0
    
     
  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-02-27
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     * [x] Every Node needs a CODESYS IIoT bundle license at 60 euro (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/iiot-libraries-sl.html
     * [ ] Optional USB license storage key (dongle) at 40 (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/codesys-key.html
    
    -Conclusion
    -So for about 160 Euro we have a super powerful PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home and educational or lab purpose. It can act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation (aka domotica) devices in and around your house and is capable of running CODESYS Sparkplug Primary Host node. This will enable you to concentrate all the data on the Rapsberry Pi CODESYS runtime for your IoT projects.
    
    -Though not mandatory, it is **highly recommended** to spend some extra on the optional hardware dongle to activate the runtime and library licenses on it. This dongle protects your license against loss and enables you to migrate your licenses to a newer model/make of Raspberry Pi in a future hardware update, if you wish.
    -If you choose a soft-container, migration of the license is **not possible** plus you have a bigger chance of losing the license if your SD card gets corrupted.
    -Luckily there is a procedure for this, but a dongle just makes life easier! The choice is yours: https://help.codesys.com/webapp/_rbp_license;product=CODESYS_Control_for_Raspberry_Pi_SL;version=3.5.16.0
    +## Optional USB license storage key (dongle) is recommended
    +It is recommended to spend a little extra on the optional usb license storage key and activate your runtime and library licenses on it. Wait for your key to arrive, and activate the license on them, plug it in your hardware -> READY!
    +
    +Benefits of the USB license storage key
    +
    +* Protects your license against loss, 
    +* Enables you to *migrate your licenses* as the licenses are bound to this USB key and not to the Raspberry Pi 
    +
    +If you choose the soft-container please take in account the following
    +
    +* Migration of your license is *not possible* after activation as soft containers are hardware bound! So if your raspberry pi breaks or you want to migrate, you have to buy a new license. 
    +* If your SD Card gets corrupted you have a bigger chance of losing the license on which the soft container resides.
    +
    +There is a [procedure](https://help.codesys.com/webapp/_rbp_license;product=CODESYS_Control_for_Raspberry_Pi_SL;version=3.5.16.0) for this, but a dongle just makes life easier. The choice is yours.
    +
    +## Conclusion
    +So for around 160 Euro we have a very powerful and highly scalable PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home educational and lab purpose. It can act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation and is more then capable of running CODESYS Sparkplug Primary Host node or Edge Node. Your Raspberry Pi based CODESYS runtime will be the heart of all your IIoT projects!
    
     
  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-03-02
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     # So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node actually cost?
     This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are based on hardware and software license components. 
    -If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, you should choose a more suitable hardware platform for running the software.
    +If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, you should opt for a more robust hardware platform for running this software on.
    
     Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker projects!
    
     
  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-03-02
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     # So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node actually cost?
     This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are based on hardware and software license components. 
    -If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, you should opt for a more robust hardware platform for running this software on.
    +If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, you should opt for a more robust hardware platform to run our software on.
    
     Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker projects!
    
     
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    h-hermsen - 2021-03-02
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     # So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node actually cost?
    -This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are based on hardware and software license components. 
    -If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, you should opt for a more robust hardware platform to run our software on.
    +This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and fully industrial software license components. If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, no problem, you only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the software is industrial graded allready.
    
     Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker projects!
    
     
  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-03-02
    • Description has changed:

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     # So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node actually cost?
    -This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and fully industrial software license components. If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, no problem, you only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the software is industrial graded allready.
    +This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and industrial software license components. If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, no problem, you only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the software is allready industrial grade.
    
     Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker projects!
    
     
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    h-hermsen - 2021-03-02
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     # So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node actually cost?
     This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and industrial software license components. If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, no problem, you only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the software is allready industrial grade.
    
    -Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker projects!
    +Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided software components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker or home projects!
    
     # So what will it cost?
     * [x] Every Node needs a hardware platform of choice. We choose a Raspberry Pi as it is very popular and powerful, starting at 39 Euro. Search the web for a starter kit.
    
     
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    h-hermsen - 2021-03-21
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     # So what will it cost?
     * [x] Every Node needs a hardware platform of choice. We choose a Raspberry Pi as it is very popular and powerful, starting at 39 Euro. Search the web for a starter kit.
    -* [x] Every Raspberry needs a CODESYS Runtime License at 60 euro (inc VAT)  https://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html
    +* [x] Every Raspberry Pi needs a CODESYS Runtime License at 60 euro (inc VAT)  https://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html
     * [x] Every Node needs a CODESYS IIoT bundle license at 60 euro (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/iiot-libraries-sl.html
     * [ ] Optional USB license storage key (dongle) at 40 (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/codesys-key.html
    
     
  • h-hermsen

    h-hermsen - 2021-05-13
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    -# So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node actually cost?
    +# So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node cost?
     This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and industrial software license components. If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, no problem, you only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the software is allready industrial grade.
    
     Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided software components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker or home projects!
    
    -# So what will it cost?
    +# So what will it actually cost?
     * [x] Every Node needs a hardware platform of choice. We choose a Raspberry Pi as it is very popular and powerful, starting at 39 Euro. Search the web for a starter kit.
     * [x] Every Raspberry Pi needs a CODESYS Runtime License at 60 euro (inc VAT)  https://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html
     * [x] Every Node needs a CODESYS IIoT bundle license at 60 euro (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/iiot-libraries-sl.html
    
     
  • h-hermsen

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     # So what does a CODESYS Based Sparkplug B Node cost?
    -This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and industrial software license components. If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, no problem, you only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the software is allready industrial grade.
    +This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for **home use**. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and industrial software license components. 
    
    -Though our library is for the **grand** part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers crazy good value for money! Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided software components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker or home projects!
    +If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real *industrial environment*, no problem, you only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the base software is allready industrial grade.
    +
    +Though our library is for the **larger part** open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component. Luckily this library offers excellent value for money. Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided software components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual maker, home or industrial projects!
    
     # So what will it actually cost?
    -* [x] Every Node needs a hardware platform of choice. We choose a Raspberry Pi as it is very popular and powerful, starting at 39 Euro. Search the web for a starter kit.
    +* [x] Every Node needs a hardware platform of choice. We chose a Raspberry Pi 3B (any model could do) as it is very popular and powerful, starting at 39 Euro. Search the web for a starter kit.
     * [x] Every Raspberry Pi needs a CODESYS Runtime License at 60 euro (inc VAT)  https://store.codesys.com/codesys-control-for-raspberry-pi-sl.html
     * [x] Every Node needs a CODESYS IIoT bundle license at 60 euro (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/iiot-libraries-sl.html
     * [ ] Optional USB license storage key (dongle) at 40 (inc VAT) https://store.codesys.com/codesys-key.html
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     There is a [procedure](https://help.codesys.com/webapp/_rbp_license;product=CODESYS_Control_for_Raspberry_Pi_SL;version=3.5.16.0) for this, but a dongle just makes life easier. The choice is yours.
    
     ## Conclusion
    -So for around 160 Euro we have a very powerful and highly scalable PLC based on Raspberry Pi hardware for home educational and lab purpose. It can act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation and is more then capable of running CODESYS Sparkplug Primary Host node or Edge Node. Your Raspberry Pi based CODESYS runtime will be the heart of all your IIoT projects!
    +In the end it all depends on the chosen hardware, but for around 160 Euro we have a very powerful and highly scalable PLC based on Raspberry Pi 3B hardware for home educational and lab purpose. It can act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation and is more then capable of running CODESYS Sparkplug Primary Host node or Edge Node. 
    
     

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