Internet of things creates control engineering resources for distributed control

See extensive summary of Internet of things coverage from Control Engineering.

05/21/2014


Control Engineering has covered Internet of things (IoT) developments, especially related to improving industrial networking, communications, and information flow within manufacturing. Because sensing, logic, and actuation (the control loop) are distributed, IoT has potential to bring together information in new ways, improving innovation and efficiency. See related Control Engineering IoT coverage below. 

Manufacturing companies will need to address support issues with the expanding coming Internet of things (IoT) as discussed last month's "Engineering and IT Insight" discussion.

The Industrial Internet of Things - Should industrial users embrace IP networking? It promises convergence of many technologies, but is it necessary or even beneficial? An examination of why and why not, what, and how.

The Industrial Internet of Things - Should industrial users embrace IP networking? It promises convergence of many technologies, but is it necessary or even beneficial? An examination of why and why not, what, and how.

Consumer market will drive industrial Internet of things for manufacturing - Technology Update: The same disruptive activities are at work for the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) as when the personal computer changed the way businesses operated.

Connecting sensors and automation to the Internet of Things - The medical, manufacturing and food industries rely on automation and sensors, and their interconnectivity may result in big changes in a short amount of time.

Remote device connectivity enables the industrial Internet of things - CSIA Executive Conference 2014: Internet of things (IoT) has grown to include all kinds of devices, internal and external to a manufacturing operation, according to a speaker at a CSIA Executive Conference session on April 24. Webcasts provide information on related topics.

Prototyping peer-to-peer applications for the industrial Internet of things - Programming peer-to-peer (machine-to-machine) architecture is challenging for the broad application space of the industrial Internet of things. A unified programming environment provides an intuitive method for publishing and subscribing to data of interest over the network.

Energy harvesting power for the Internet of Things - Energy harvesting wireless technology easily interconnects thousands of individual devices in a system, opening up unlimited processing and monitoring applications.

Overcoming challenges in securing the Internet of things - Vendors are now working together to develop best practices and blueprints for securing things, data generated from those things, and the automation of those things across different industrial environments.

Connectivity of things: Wireless for the last 100 m of IoT - Internet of things (IoT) has huge potential for wireless as 90% of the market will be in the last 100 meters, according to some estimates. Which wireless technologies suit what applications?

For more, search IoT atop www.controleng.com.  

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media, Control Engineering, mhoske@cfemedia.com.

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