Siemens Gains IIoT MindSphere at Automation Summit

Siemens held its Automation Summit Users Conference in Boca Raton, FL June 26-29th 2017. The event was very well attended, with over 800 end users, OEMs, system integrators, distributors and media in attendance.  Themes of digitalization, digital twin, digital enterprise, and disruptive technology were heard throughout the event, with MindSphere, Siemens’ cloud-based, open operating system for IIoT […]

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Zero-Touch Deployment at the IIoT Edge

This week I’m visiting some ARC clients in Japan as a follow-up to last week’s ARC Tokyo Forum. My main take-away from the Tokyo Forum (before jet-lag incapacitated me) is that you can’t have too many resources in an IIoT edge platform, especially if your installation needs to scale up or support mission-critical functions. Sadly, […]

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Machine Learning Migrates to Production Line

Most of us have smart phones, some may even be addicted to them, but have you given any thought to how these products are manufactured? The average consumer might believe that this technical marvel that has become ubiquitous must certainly be manufactured by high tech equipment. The truth is, that while component assemblies are manufactured […]

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Digital Transformation – The Humanity of It

At the 2017 Honeywell Users Group, I had the opportunity to listen to Scott Klososky with Future Point of View, who spoke on Digital Transformation. However, he addressed it from the point of view of humanity. He opened with the question: “How does technology affect humanity?”  Then he asked, “Are we happier?” Unfortunately, no. To […]

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Hexagon Provides Technology for Smart and Safe Cities

Hexagon held their annual conference, Hexagon Live (HxGN Live), which is their primary user and technology partner event. Intergraph Power, Process, and Marine (PPM) and represents a major player in the Engineering Design Tools market study for plant design. Intergraph was acquired by Hexagon several years ago, and now is known as Hexagon PPM. Hexagon is […]

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