Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are critical for managing operations on the shop floor. For more than a decade, elliTek has been helping manufacturers connect their plant floor machines to IT's databases thereby streamlining their data collection processes.

elliTek is the manufacturer of MES Products and developed the world's first Industrial Internet of Things Appliance, the IIoTA™. We lead the way in Industrial IoT Data Management because of our unique ability to provide genuine solutions that empower the individual to expedite operational decisions to further improve the manufacturing processes.

The inventor of the award-winning Data Commander™ MES Gateway Appliance is also the president of elliTek, Brandon Ellis.  After 20 years in the industrial automation industry, Brandon knew there had to be a better way for plant floor systems (OT) and enterprise-level (IT) networks to communicate.  Read more about Brandon's story and the Golden Mousetrap Award here


With the development of its MES product line, elliTek continues to provide high-level products that focus on the balance of powerful functionality, done with simplicity in order to empower the individual and make an Impact!

The Data Commander™ MES Gateway Appliance is now classified as "Legacy Support Only" and is replaced by elliTek's IIoTA™ (Industrial Internet of Things Appliance) platform.

The IIoTA™ not only incorporates but builds upon all the innovative features the Data Commander™ offers manufacturers.

IIoTA™ - Industrial Internet of Things Appliance



Create custom web-based dashboards with the IIoTA™ drag & drop dashboard builder.


Manage product traceability using elliTek's Workflow Management software tool.

IT Ride-thru

Implement the local database to eliminate network latency or high-level connection concerns.


Continued production despite network connection downtime events.

A high-speed, two-way gateway connection protects data integrity and isolates OT from IT networks.


Click Here to see where the Data Commander sits on the network.


The Data Commander can be leveraged to improve your production processes and equipment ROI.

Manufacturers, are you looking for any of the following?

  • The ability to create custom web-based dashboards

  • Manage product traceability

  • Eliminate network latency or high-level connection concerns

  • Continued production despite network connection downtime events

The IIoTA™ platform gives end-users the ability to do all the above!

The IIoTA ™ platform features a drag & drop dashboard builder, so creating custom web-based dashboards that can be viewed with most standard web browsers on any PC, tablet, or mobile device is easily done.

elliTek’s Workflow Management software tool provides the built-in capability to manage product traceability and can be used as a means of skip check.  This functionality offers a lineside means of confirming the process flow of products through the line.

A complete database server can be implemented allowing users to store data lineside, consequently eliminating network latency or high-level connection concerns.

Because the IIoTA™ platform is lineside and standalone, it is unaffected by situations such as loss of connection to the main database while preserving the ability to store process results data into the main database for historical purposes.   This equates to continued production even when network connection downtime events occur.

elliTek's Industrial IoT Team knows how to connect dissimilar platforms and can help your plant operations move into Industry 4.0!  Call us today for an online demonstration, (865) 409-1555.

elliTek's IIoTA (Industrial Internet of Things Appliance) is truly revolutionary in that the database server is integrated within this appliance.  It can be configured to operate 100% stand-alone.  No enterprise network is required -- IT Ride-thru.


Because the data server is locally integrated, data can be captured without the need for an external storage area.  This allows a stand-alone production line to meet traceability and defect flow-out prevention requirements without implementing a costly network infrastructure.

The IIoTA™ is the same form factor as the Data Commander™ MES Gateway Appliance.  The Data Commander™ and certainly the IIoTA™ can be utilized to provide production engineers with real-time information for:

  • Manufacturing Execution

  • Statistical Process Control

  • Quality Assurance and Control

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Six Sigma feedback

Interested in learning more about the IIoTA™?

The IIoTA™ platform goes above and beyond the Data Commander™ MES Gateway Appliance by delivering:

  • Higher performance (increased from 800MHz to 1GHz CPU)

  • A 3x increase in memory (increased from 4GB to 32GB)

  • The ETH1 RJ45 LAN port is upgraded from 10/100 baseT to 1GB

  • Optional addon's for customized user-configurable dashboards, integrated product traceability & skip check, and a fully functioning SQL Database Server


IIoTA's Built-In Features

Using elliTek's Process Workflow Setup Software, a lineside defect flow-out prevention system can be configured quickly so that the proper processes are completed successfully and in order within a multi-operator assembly line.


The IIoTA delivers lineside reporting in canned and user-configurable dashboards. These dashboards can be viewed on a smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or any viewable device connected to the local network.

IIoTA's Machine Downtime Manager report correlates fault count with resulting downtime to ensure more efficient use of engineering and maintenance resources.

IIoTA's Machine Storyline report analyzes uptime, downtime, shortstop, setup, and changeover of line side machines.

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