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IIoT for Smart Manufacturing part 3 – A New Digitalization Architecture

Clearly, to enable IIoT in the manufacturing environment and to facilitate the building of digital thread and digital twin, we need some systematic solution: a consistent framework to collect, manage and analyze data from the products, machines and processes and distribute the insights from the analytics instantly to the process applications so they can respond […]

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OT Meets IT at the IoT Solutions World Congress

The worlds of IT and manufacturing have been converging for several years now, and nowhere was this trend more evident than at the IoT Solutions World Congress, held last week in Barcelona, Spain, and attended by ARC analysts. Co-sponsored by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the event took place for the third year and is […]

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Version 1.8 of the IIC’s Industrial Internet Reference Architecture Introduces New and Substantive Ideas

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) core ideas and technologies are broadly applicable to and expected to have great impact across many industrial sectors, such as manufacturing, transportation, energy, agriculture, healthcare, and public infrastructure. IIoT applications in each of these sectors are complex in their implementations and diverse in their usages and requirements. On the […]

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Fog in the Factory

The fog is starting to roll in on the factory floor. 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 […]

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IIoT Enables Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure to Provide “Breaker to Boardroom” Connectivity

Schneider Electric launched its next generation of EcoStruxure, an architecture and platform designed to deliver end-to-end IoT and IIoT enabled scalable solutions for building, grid, industry, and data center customers. The architecture and platform is designed to connect the three core layers of Schneider Electric’s technology stack, from connected products, to edge control, to applications, analytics, and services. […]

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