Category Archives: Connected Industry

Work smarter, not harder: four IIoT predictions for 2017

Digitization, big data analysis, smart technology – they’re not just buzzwords in 2017 (...). Forward thinking manufacturing companies know that the distance between them and their competitors is determined by working smarter, not harder. Thinking about that technology and all the interesting ways it can be used, misused and innovatively combined, JON RABINOWITZ offers four IIoT predictions for 2017. You…
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3 SCADA considerations to optimize your industrial operation

Today’s business climate is putting plants under intense financial pressure, and operations and maintenance budgets are among the first to be cut. Fewer personnel are expected to operate and maintain more equipment, manage larger and often remote systems, process greater volumes of data and supervise increased levels of automation — all at a lower cost. This post…
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The Basics of MQTT-The Messaging Protocol for the IoT

MQTT is a machine-to-machine  (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) open protocol standardized by the OASIS Technical Committee (www.oasis-open.org). The protocol is easy to adopt for a wide variety of IoT devices, platforms, and operating systems. Enterprise cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure expose their IoT PaaS through MQTT. Find out more about the core concepts of…
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The Top Benefits of the Concurrent License Model

Software licensing agreements can be a daunting task for an enterprise. Using a multi-plant organization as an example, I plan to go over the benefits of the concurrent licensing over traditional per devices/user model in terms of cost, flexibility ease of use and administration. Read the full article on Schneider Electric Blog.
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Enable the full potential of the IoT with Fog architecture

Manufacturers who have embraced the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have made gains in performance and operational efficiencies, thanks to connected sensors that measure and manage equipment performance throughout the factory. Tiny sensors stream performance data to the cloud, helping to troubleshoot before equipment fails. In these digital factories, IIoT is exposing the performance gaps…
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Mixed Vendor PLC Coexistence

HomeGrid Forum has released a white paper titled “Coexistence and Interoperability in a mixed vendor PLC environment,” which describes these two different concepts and their role in providing the best possible user experience and avoiding false expectations from users looking to expand their network. The white paper explains the importance of interoperability in networking technologies…
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