Automation components consume a large amount of energy during production and can strain industrial networks' ability to run properly.
Turning 5G networks into a wireless power grid for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that need batteries to operate could eliminate them altogether down the road.
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Seeq Corporation received $50 million in Series C funding for product and market expansion from multiple companies.
Oldsmar's cybersecurity attack was due to a lack of defense in depth in the human-machine interface (HMI). A good security by design protocol can help avert this, but it requires a fundamental rethink.