I thought this was a great announcement from DMG/MORI SEIKI. Below is a snippet:
"As of June 1st, 2013, all new DMG/MORI SEIKI machines equipped with MAPPS control come installed with an MTConnect Standard V1.1 compliant MTConnect Adapter. With pre-installed MTConnect Adapters, DMG / MORI SEIKI customers will have a plug-and-play solution that allows easy, real-time monitoring of their machines—from anywhere, at any time. This remote-monitoring capabilityis enabled with MTConnect—a standard, open Web protocol that allows interconnectivity between manufacturing equipment, peripherals and software. For data collection, archiving and reporting, customers have the option of choosing DMG / MORI SEIKI as their single-source remote monitoring vendor, or a third-party vendor."