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Edge Computing, Embedded Systems

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Embedded Systems, Edge Computing August 25, 2020

Patching embedded systems aids cybersecurity efforts

Improving the process of patching code in vulnerable embedded systems is a major cybersecurity concern because much of the code currently running is vulnerable to hackers.

By Kelsey Schnieders Lefever
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HMI, OI August 5, 2020

Embedded HMIs excel in automation applications

Delivering the right human-machine interface (HMI) experience is critical whenever people need to interact with automation.

By Bill Dehner
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Embedded Systems, Edge Computing July 29, 2020

Is it time to look at edge computing?

With the rise of 5G in manufacturing, effective edge computing requires consideration of industrial PCs (IPCs) at the edge.

By Stephen Hayes
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PLCs, PACs June 30, 2020

Moving toward self-assembly machine automation systems

Evolving PLC and PAC platforms, networking, and programming methods are leading to self-assembled machine automation systems, reducing risk and user integration efforts.

By Keith McNab
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HMI, OI June 10, 2020

Create value from data: Using HMIs as intelligent edge devices

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are evolving beyond basic visualization devices to become edge-located, data handling, and analytical powerhouses. See 5 modern HMI attributes.

By Marcia Gadbois and Chuck Kelley
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing May 28, 2020

Executive Brand Video Series—Learn How Thought Leaders at Stratus are Responding to COVID-19

Jason Andersen, vice president strategy and product management at Stratus Technologies, discusses how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Jason Andersen
WinCC Unified programming platform can run on different devices, from small to large. Courtesy: Siemens Industry Inc.
Discrete Manufacturing May 6, 2020

Automation controllers, edge computing

Which devices to use? A multi-tasking controller combines functions of a PC-based software controller with visualization, PC applications, and input/output connections. Combining a scalable human-machine interface (HMI) system, supervisory control and data acquisition, and other functions can add edge functionality.

By Jim Wilmot, Bernd Raithel, Siemens Industry Inc.
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PLCs, PACs May 5, 2020

Should I use an edge controller, PLC, or PAC?

Industrial automation end users are finding edge control technologies excel at familiar programmable logic controller (PLC) and programmable automation controller (PAC) applications while delivering future-proof computing and communication options.

By Darrell Halterman
Siemens Industrial Edge devices and systems result in faster innovation, reduced time to market, and higher security compared to traditional devices and systems. Courtesy: Siemens Industry Inc.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 3, 2020

Automation meets edge computing

Combining a scalable human-machine interface (HMI) system and supervisory control and data acquisition with additional edge functionality gives machine and plant designs a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to quickly react to changing market environments and maintain fast innovations cycles.

By Bernd Raithel
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Automation April 18, 2020

Big Data analytics moves right to the edge

The implications of the introduction of the IEEE 802.3cg standard for industrial automation and what it might mean for 4-20mA or HART systems.

By Brendan O’Dowd