News and Views, Week of July 20

July 23:

TechCrunchThe Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America: The ‘Industrial Internet’ is poised to overhaul the way companies manufacture goods, in turn changing our everyday interactions with products. Read More…

WIBU-Systems Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, a global leader for the protection, licensing and security of digital assets and know how, announced today that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership, international not-for-profit organization that is setting the architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet. Read More…

 

July 22:

Silicon RepublicData Security Will Be Key to Industrial Internet of Things, Says EMC VP: Security and clarity of the data and content being gathered from M2M devices and sensors will be critical, says EMC’s VP in charge of innovation, Dr Orna Berry. Read More…

 

RTI Presents “How to Architect Microgrids for the Industrial Internet of Things” Complimentary Webinar Published: Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity platform company, today announced it is hosting a complimentary webinar, “How to Architect Microgrids for the Industrial Internet of Things” in partnership with fellow Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) member, National Instruments (NI). Read More…

 

 

July 21:

New Cisco IoT Certification Fills Employers, Employees Needs: After identifying where the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) can benefit the organization, the search will be on for staff with the skills to make it happen – and quickly. Particularly within the IIoT, or Industrial Internet of Things, successfully retaining existing staff who are knowledgeable about legacy systems and production practices, and offering them training and certification opportunities, could be the key to getting to market and seeing returns from IoT-related projects. Read More…

 

Automation WorldIs Your Network Ready for the Future? Whether or not you’re fully onboard with the big technology trends sweeping across industry—such as the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data, and cloud computing—your automation technologies are likely in need of an upgrade. Doing so is not just a matter of keeping up with Joneses; it’s about staying relevant in an increasingly digitized industry. Read More…

 

 

Internet of Things: Achieving Business Objectives through Dynamic Case Management: Digitization means disruptive mega-trends in Connectivity, Social, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Cloud, and Mobility. Among these, the most impactful pillar of digitization is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is also identified as other terms: Machine to Machine (M2M), Internet of Everything (IoE), Industrial Internet, Connected & Smart Machines, Connected & Smart Devices. There are still more esoteric terms such as “Enchanted Objects”. These terms have nuances that attempt to capture or emphasize a particular aspect of the (sometimes confusing) IoT landscape. Read More…

 

Manufacturing . netThe Plant of the Future: Seven Key Elements: For decades, manufacturing operations technology (OT) and enterprise information technology (IT) systems developed and evolved into separate physical architectures that remained largely walled off from each other in the industrial and business spaces. Read More…

 

 

 

Big Data’s Power in Construction Machinery: While the construction machinery industry remains by and large a traditional industry – you can still find machines from the 1960s on some job-sites in the region – manufacturers and end users are embracing the opportunities of the digital age, through improved on-board controls, advance diagnostics and machine control. These technologies improve up-time and performance of machines in the field, but OEMs are also looking to improve their predictive abilities by harnessing the power of big data.

This is part of a general focus on the industrial internet and the Internet of Things, which has been estimated to be a market one day worth $19 trillion, encompassing the whole range of activated technology, from smart phones to cars to construction equipment. Read More…

July 20:

AIS

AIS’s Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) White Paper Provides an Overview of IT and OT Convergence, and Enabling Smart HMI Technologies: American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) the leader in open architecture, IP-based HMI panels, Panel Industrial PCs (IPCs), Industrial IoT, M2M and Industry 4.0 touch screen interfaces, has developed a new white paper on the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M), Smart Technologies and Industry 4.0 Technologies. Read More…

 

Sensity SystemsSensity Systems Announces Strategic Investment by Acuity Brands, Cisco Investments, GE Ventures and Simon Property Group: Sensity will use the new funding to expand its cloud-based NetSense LSN platform and IoT applications ecosystem to enable development of value-added applications that allow customers to optimize operations, enhance security, and reduce energy usage by leveraging data and analytics generated by the industrial Internet of Things. Funding will also be used to support rapidly growing sales with our partners for LSN installations worldwide. Read More…

Plant EngineeringData Services, Cloud Platform, Manufacturing Analytics: Increase data flow and analytics while decreasing risk of cyber security intrusions, by using services, according to experts in cloud-based manufacturing services, cyber security, and digital factories. These are building blocks of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things. Read More…

 

GE Unveils High-Speed Network Infrastructure to Connect Machines, Data and People at Light Speed to the Industrial InternetGE Unveils High-Speed Network Infrastructure to Connect Machines, Data and People at Light Speed to the Industrial Internet: GE today announced the installation of some of the world’s fastest, high-speed fiber optic lines to support the company’s Industrial Internet initiative. As a founding member of the Industrial Internet Consortium, GE software scientists and developers created an industry test bed that will transfer data at 100 gigabits per second to support seamless machine-2-machine communications and data transfer across connected control systems, big infrastructure products and manufacturing plants. Read More…

Open Interconnect ConsortiumOpen Interconnect Consortium Announces New Members and Standards Milestone: Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium, Inc. (OIC) announced a number of new member organizations, including IBM and National Instruments. New companies and nonprofits that have joined the consortium hail from regions around the world including Argentina, South Korea, North America and Taiwan. They offer products and services in a variety of sectors ranging from manufacturing to education. Read More…