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Rockwell Automation Fair Shines Light on IT/OT Convergence

The 2016 version of Rockwell Automation Fair took place in Atlanta the week of November 7. With new CEO Blake Moret leading the way and the Rockwell Automation Connected Enterprise theme on full display, the event was a microcosm of industry in transition. Where Rockwell Automation is headed and why Mr. Moret opened up Automation […]

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Platforms are Important, but Apps Generate the True IIoT Value Proposition

Recent ARC IIoT blogs have highlighted the numerous changes coming to the industrial network edge as a result of the advent of the industrial internet. The Industrial Network Gateways: Beacons into the Future of the Industrial Network Edge blog underlined the functional migration of infrastructure products from simple protocol conversion to sensor-to-cloud integration, while The […]

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Here Comes Cloud Robotics

Earlier this week ARC was invited to the offices of Singtel, the largest telecoms company in Singapore, to witness the first live demonstration of 5G cellular network technology in Southeast Asia. While 5G is still some four to five years away from commercial deployment, intensive development is well under way at companies like Ericsson, Singtel’s […]

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Microgrids as a Proving Ground for the IIoT

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) just published a new white paper about microgrids. It’s entitled “Applying the Industrial Internet Reference Model to a Smart Grid Testbed” This paper represents part of an ongoing IIC collaboration for development of a microgrid testbed. The collaboration includes Cisco, National Instruments, and RTI. This new white paper is a […]

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The Battle for the Industrial Network Edge

Cloud-based industrial enterprise applications, particularly in the important analytics arena, require ongoing data flows from the myriad of sensors, devices, assets, machinery, and other equipment resident in the field.   Increasingly, edge devices are being called upon to translate data from these end devices and serve data up to enterprise clouds and their associated business applications.  […]

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