Archive for Network Communications

New Developments Boost Cellular Value in IIoT and I4

Industrial Internet applications rely heavily on wireline network infrastructure, particularly for fixed in-plant installations, but manufacturers should also consider the potential benefits of cellular technology in suitable applications. Fixed industrial cellular routers have been in use for some time in installations where challenging environments can make assets and other equipment difficult to access. Onsite visits […]

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Driving the Next Generation of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

ARC has been blogging for a few years now about its strong belief in the real business value that IIoT-enabled solutions can provide companies in all industries, but most especially in the oil & gas segments of upstream, midstream and downstream. The “lower for longer” oil price environment is finally forcing most of the players […]

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ETCS (European Train Control Systems) Level 3: A new way forward?

ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 3 has experienced a significant growth in recent times. The fully integrated advanced level train control system does not use wayside signals, as all the information is transmitted using wireless communications. The Level 3 concept has a potential to make a significant impact on the train control systems. Although […]

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Solving the Industrial IoT Embedded System Problem

What strikes me personally right now in researching the industrial IoT is a need I see cutting across many segments – that need is for breakthroughs in the deployment and support for embedded systems at scale. Notice that I said deployment and support, not development. One difficulty here is that different parts of the Industrial […]

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Who needs $100 oil? Majors seen making more cash at $50 Is IIoT to Blame (?)

This author has believed that the only thing owner-operators, independent E&P firm, and others in the oil patch today can really control is their costs to find, extract, produce and refine a barrel of oil. ARC has written more than once that the overall impact of lower oil prices on the global economy is a […]

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