Glowbuzzer is building an advanced machine control platform based upon a heterogenous mix of technologies to allow users to build automation systems at a lower overall cost. The Glowbuzzer platform is specifically designed to make it easy to mix and match components from different manufactures to enable significant cost savings. Uniquely the Glowbuzzer platform offers different development environments which appeal to both the traditional PLC programmer/engineer and also the modern software developer. By using modern Internet technologies, the Glowbuzzer platform is designed ground-up to support Industrie 4.0. The aim of Glowbuzzer is “to make beautifully designed motion controls that are easy to use, built for the future and affordable for everyone”.