According to the Industry 4.0 working group, Smart Factories and the Internet of Things will be reality by 2025. B&R will be presenting their innovative range of products at the Hannover Messe in Hall 8, Booth D28. An important step into the future for the company is the Scalability+ concept, advanced technology that maximizes the overall modularity and flexibility of machines and systems and allows machine manufacturers to select a hardware and software solution that best fits their automation needs - all without having to enter into any kind of commitment. The modular Panel PC platform is an important component of Scalability+. The newest system in this platform, the Panel PC 2100, will be presented to the public for the first time. All 2nd generation Automation Panels - both the rack-mounted and support arm variants - can be upgraded to a powerful Panel PC system simply by installing the PC module. Taking advantage of innovative Bay Trail architecture from Intel, the PC module is as compact as a DVI/SDL receiver. At the same time, the computing power is fully scalable, with single-core, dual-core or quad-core processors available depending on the actual requirements of the user.