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The Deutsche commercial internet exchange (DE-CIX) set a world record with more than 9 terabits per second data throughput at Frankfurt internet exchange.
Expand industrial data access and get more out of it with tools such as message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT), which can help manufacturers realize Industry 4.0’s benefits.
Standards update: Integrated systems and standards help support advanced information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) collaboration and optimization in three key ways. Also see four advantages of future process automation facilities.
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced the Long Term Evolution (LTE) for Metro Testbed, which shows the feasibility of adapting LTE for Metro technologies for the urban rail sector.
Case-use examples illustrate the point
A plant’s supervisory control and data acquistion (SCADA) system could benefit from mobile broadband on 5G with cost reductions for enhanced capabilities being applied to plant asset management.
Microsoft Windows 7 expired on Jan. 14, and manufacturers’ human-machine interface (HMI) software may still need help migrating to a supported operating system. System integrators can provide migration assistance to lower cybersecurity risk.
Water and wastewater operations improved with an industrial radio with messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) for faster communication and new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software. A system integrator used the wireless system to help improve reliability and reporting and reduce risk.
The manufacturing industry is adopting methodologies that will help make operations faster and more efficient than ever before, but companies need to collaborate and collect as much data as possible.