Archive for IT/OT

Rail Signaling and Train Control Systems Respond to Global Megatrends

What approach should rail operators adopt to enhance the functionality, safety, and reliability of their train operations? It is the rail signaling and train control systems. Its main purpose is to prevent train collisions, monitor the movement of trains on tracks, divide tracks into segments known as blocks, into several sections. Without signaling systems, far […]

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Iot in Oil and Gas Coming to Houston on September 13th and 14th

For anyone following the industrial-iot.com website they will know that we have been beating a loud and somewhat consistent drum about the real business value that we believe IIoT-enabled solutions can provide companies operating in the oil & gas industry – upstream, midstream and downstream. We also make every effort to make operators and end […]

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Industrial IoT: Looking backward and forward at BLAST 2017 in Rome

At the recent BLAST conference in Rome, Italy, Alessandro Bassi, president of IoT Italy, moderated a panel about IoT in Industry.  Sergio Gusmeroli, Research Coordinator at the Politecnico School of Management in Milano spoke on the importance of IoT for Industry.  I introduced some Industrial IoT applications, and Maurizio Griva, Senior Manager at Reply (a system […]

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IT, OT and IIoT: Is Terminology Dividing Us?

The terms “Information Technology” (IT) and “Operations Technology” (OT) have come into common use as a means of differentiating between the computers, networks and associated devices in manufacturing and operations and those employed for typical business solutions. Although the IT term has been with us for decades, the OT term has become popular much more […]

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Welding Gets Connected with Industrial IoT

Welding. You can’t get much more industrial than that, can you? Likely conjures up images of a blue collar, safety-clad worker earnestly joining pieces of metal together as heat flashes and sparks jump around. (Or if you have a penchant for 1980s’ movies, then maybe a picture of dance-loving Pittsburgh steel-mill welder Jennifer Beals in […]

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