FA³ST Service

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The Fraunhofer Advanced Asset Administration Shell Tools (FA³ST) Service implements the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) specification by Plattform Industrie 4.0 and provides an easy-to-use re-active AAS (Type 2) hosting custom AAS models.

Implemented AAS Specifications



Details of the Asset Administration Shell - Part 1
The exchange of information between partners in the value chain of Industrie 4.0

Version 3.0RC01
(based on admin-shell-io/java-model)

Details of the Asset Administration Shell - Part 2
Interoperability at Runtime – Exchanging Information via Application Programming Interfaces

Version 1.0RC02


  • supports several dataformats for the Asset Administration Shell Environment: json, json-ld, xml, aml, rdf, opcua nodeset

  • easy configuration via JSON file

  • easily expandable with 3rd party implementations for endpoint, messagebus, persistence, assetconnection

  • uses existing open source implementation of AAS datamodel and de-/serializers admin-shell-io java serializer and admin-shell-io java model

  • synchronization between multiple endpoints

  • connecting to assets using arbitrary communication protocols

  • can be used via command-line interface (CLI), as docker container or embedded library