According to the Advantech presentation “Next Era of Globalization – Globalization 3.0,” the future of manufacturing will move closer to the intended market to create a balance of activity and job opportunities. Courtesy: Advantech
Wireless December 12, 2018

The next era of global manufacturing

Manufacturers are changing the way they do business as globalization is changing the nature of business. Technology and information are working hand-in-hand to make these changes possible.

By Chris Vavra
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Wireless November 26, 2018

Solution developed to connect sensors to existing infrastructure

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced that group members developed to connect sensors to an IT system using existing infrastructure without affecting real-time operations for brownfield facilities.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
The new connection will enable high-speed sharing of massive amounts of data created by modern digital instruments like gene sequencers, powerful microscopes, and the Large Hadron Collider. Courtesy: Eric Rudd, Indiana University
Wireless November 22, 2018

University, industry leaders collaborate to power network for research and education

Indiana University network engineers are collaborating with Ciena, Internet2, and ESnet to power the Monon400 network and will stretch from Chicago to Dallas.

By Ceci Jones
Bosch Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway software V2 is designed to network new and existing machines and networks efficiently with added hardware options, features, and improved device management. Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth
Wireless November 13, 2018

IoT gateway software for machine, networking solutions

Bosch Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway software V2 is designed to network new and existing machines and networks efficiently with added hardware options, features, and improved device management.

By Bosch Rexroth
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Wireless November 13, 2018

Standardization and harmonization activities extended for Ethernet networks

The OPC Foundation has launched an initiative to further enable OPC UA adoption by extending standardization and harmonization activities for OPC UA including TSN-enabled Ethernet networks.

By OPC Foundation
Figure 1: Wireless plant networks (WPNs) often include multiple types of networks supported and coordinated by wireless Ethernet. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions
Wireless November 9, 2018

Wireless for operations: proprietary versus standards; adopters versus laggards

Wireless networks are part and parcel of many process plants with many advantages. Adoption continues to increase and are being used for many applications.

By Shane Hale
Courtesy: CFE Media
Wireless November 8, 2018

How recent IIoT developments are shaping 5G wireless

Addressing the issues behind Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices to help with mobile industrial computing applications.

By Daniel Browning
The ability of edge devices to execute advanced, including preprocessing and compression, helps reduce cloud storage requirements and unnecessary bandwidth utilization. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Wireless November 7, 2018

Advanced algorithms for analytics on the edge

Substantial computing power in modern industrial PCs and cloud bandwidth considerations make the case to analyze machine performance directly on controllers, before the cloud.

By Daymon Thompson
Helping with hybrid operational technology implementations, Stratus’ ztC Edge is a zero-touch, fully virtualized and self-protecting computing platform, specifically designed for industrial edge environments. Courtesy: Stratus Technologies
Wireless November 6, 2018

Why hybrid OT is needed for successful IIoT and control projects

Integrating controls: It is critical to understand differing operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) priorities to achieve collaboration and integration. Without this, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and control projects will fail.

By John Fryer
Dave McCarthy is senior director of products, Bsquare. Courtesy: Bsquare
Wireless November 3, 2018

Using IIoT to simplify automation and control

Integrating information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) organizations is difficult but critical to IIoT success. Five best practices for overcoming these cultural barriers are highlighted.

By Dave McCarthy