Archive for Automation

Raspberry Pi meets Industrial Automation

It all started with the first version of a single-board computer called “Raspberry Pi”, developed by a charitable foundation in Great Britain. Since its launch in 2012, originally designed as a low-cost tool for students, the Raspberry Pi has become an incredible success. On its fifth birthday at the end of February, the foundation announced […]

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Lots of IIoT, Analytics and, Yes, Even Some Talk of Drones at ARC Forum

Having just come off the high of attending a record turnout at the 21st ARC Industry Forum I wanted to summarize some of the key highlights on IIoT and analytics that I saw (would be interested to learn what others’ takeaways were) in Orlando during the week of February 6th through 9th. There was just […]

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Prepare for the New Era of Automation Using OPC UA Connectivity

Throughout industry worldwide, technical innovations in networks, sensors and applications, coupled with the advent of “smart machines,” have resulted in a huge diversity of devices generating all kinds of data. Growing adoption of the Industrial Internet, is driving requirements for open and secure connectivity between devices and edge-to-cloud solutions. One of the biggest challenges of […]

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IIoT Technology Trends to Watch for in 2017

The automation industry appears to be evolving at a faster rate right now than at any time in its history, with IIoT being one of the primary drivers of change. IIoT and Digital transformation, enabled in part by the increasing convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), is key for all organizations today, […]

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Siemens Creates a MindSphere of Influence on Operating Systems for IIoT

At the recent Siemens Innovation Day held at its Munich, Germany headquarters, the company showcased MindSphere, its cloud-based, open operating system for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). MindSphere is one of several industrial operating system platforms in the marketplace that end users and OEMs are evaluating looking for differentiated features and technologies to help their […]

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