Wireless

Wireless mobile solutions sensors are compact, energy-efficient and designed to work with a variety of mobile device to provide a simple solution for portable and diagnostic applications. Courtesy: Parker Hannifin Corp.
Wireless August 14, 2019

Take baby steps on IIoT

Collect usable data as the first step toward effective analysis.

By Tim Faillo
Figure 1: Long-life lithium batteries serve to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by enabling some low-power devices to operate maintenance-free for up to 40 years. Courtesy: Tadiran Batteries
Wireless August 9, 2019

Achieving long battery life with remote wireless devices

A lower self-discharge rate leads to longer operating life for batteries and a lower cost of ownership for remote wireless devices.

By Sol Jacobs
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Wireless August 7, 2019

Industrial cybersecurity strategies need a new approach

While Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is enhancing the digital and connectivity capabilities of industrial control systems (ICSs) it has also opened the floodgates to serious cybersecurity risks.

By Suzanne Gill
The results from the IIoT Readiness Survey regarding the biggest challenges that organizations face with implementing IIoT indicates lack of knowledge and workplace culture are among the biggest challenges. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Wireless August 3, 2019

IIoT’s effects on the motor industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies realize a greater return on investment (ROI) for plant-floor motors, but companies need to know what they seek and want.

By Ivan Campos
Courtesy: Ondas Networks
Wireless July 28, 2019

The network the oil & gas industry needs

The case for private wireless, mission-critical communications networks.

By Kathy Nelson, P.E.
Courtesy: Daniel E. Capano
Wireless July 11, 2019

Understand the cyber-attack lifecycle

A cyber kill chain provides a model for understanding the lifecycle of a cyber attack and helps those involved with critical infrastructure improve cybersecurity policies, technologies, training, and industrial control system (ICS) design. Learn 8 steps of one model.

By Daniel E. Capano
Figure 3: Three eXtended Reality (XR) technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR), and digital twin models can add value to manufacturer applications. Courtesy: Industrial Internet Consortium
Wireless July 10, 2019

Benefits of digitizing reality for workers in manufacturing

Digitizing reality is now possible for workers thanks to technology advances such as the Internet of Things (IoT). This new reality allows workers to benefit from augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) to solve old problems in new and better ways.

By Michael D. Thomas
Figure 3: An HTTP instruction, such as this HTTPCMD block in an AutomationDirect BRX PLC, enables a PLC to initiate a request to an internet website API to obtain data. AutomationDirect Do-more Designer Software has the necessary instructions. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Wireless July 1, 2019

Benefits of connecting a PLC to the internet

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are now gaining information technology (IT) abilities to interact directly with the internet, creating new automation and information possibilities.

By Bill Dehner
In industrial automation, the edge is found where the action is, at or near the industrial process. Courtesy: CFE Media
Wireless June 26, 2019

Your questions answered: IIoT/Cloud series, Part 2: Edge, Fog and Cloud

Webinar participants outline evolving nature of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) elements and how users are applying the edge, fog and cloud in their manufacturing operations.

By Charles (Chuck) C. Byers, Ed Kuzemchak, and Steve Hilton
“Fiat Cryptography,” a system developed by MIT researchers, automatically generates — and simultaneously verifies — cryptographic algorithms optimized across all hardware platforms. Courtesy: Chelsea Turner, MIT
Wireless June 22, 2019

Automated cryptocode generator developed to secure web browsers

An MIT-developed cryptographic system, Fiat Cryptography, is helping better protect a user's data and better secure websites by automatically generating optimized cryptography code that’s usually written by hand.

By Rob Matheson