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Open Standards for Industrial Internet of Things

Open Connectivity Foundation Seeks To Unify IoT Companies are still organizing into groups seeking to influence standards, whether formal or industry, developing the Internet of Things. Here is an announcement from one pushed by Intel–who is seeking to be the chip supplier to the Internet of Things. I’m not sure how industrial this will be […]

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Time Sensitive Networking Alliance Adds Members

Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) becomes a critical component of companies’ Internet of Things technology strategy. In the past year, I’ve written about TSN and (mostly) AVnu Alliance, four times. Engineering Software and Industrial Networking Trends ODVA Enhances EtherNet/IP Industrial Networking Specifications OPC Foundation Real-Time And Technology Partners AVnu Alliance Launches Support for Industrial Ethernet Market […]

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Industrial Internet of Things Training

What was once called Information Technology (IT) and then Manufacturing IT (for the IT jobs directly working with the plant such as MES applications) now seems to be falling under the Internet of Things label. Probably part of the reason that there is confusion as to what the IoT term really means. Terminology aside, Rockwell  […]

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The Internet of Things Is Coming–According to MIT Anyway

Everyone is in a rush to get an opinion or observation published about the Internet of Things. Evidently it gets lots of page views. Recently other analysts have been publishing thought pieces on IoT in Industry. It appears they have reached the same conclusion that I first broached a couple of years ago. The IoT […]

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Further Industry Consolidation In Internet of Things

Business around the Industrial Internet of Things must be maturing. I just received news of another acquisition. In the case, the acquired company has also been changing itself in response to changing landscape of industrial networking.  The Advantech CEO called this a merger, but I think that’s a bit disingenuous. When a $1.2 billion company […]

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High Performance Computing Advancements

Anyone who thinks PCs when the company name Dell comes up (“Hey, Dude, You’re getting a Dell.”) has missed the company’s growth over the past decade. I’ve written about its new foray into Internet of Things with a product specifically targeted at manufacturing industries. The company has announced some advances in its High Performance Computing […]

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ODVA Enhances EtherNet/IP Industrial Networking Specifications

ODVA announced several enhancements to its EtherNet/IP and CIP specifications during the SPS IPC Drives Trade Fair in Nuremberg. The first relates to cybersecurity. The second involves time-sensitive networking. ODVA announced that it has achieved a milestone with the pending publication of a new volume in its specifications specifically dedicated to cybersecurity. This body of […]

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Future Workforce Education A Key Strategy

Educating today’s young people both in essential skills required by modern manufacturing as well as on the careers available to them has become a strategic theme for technology suppliers and for manufacturers alike. Phoenix Contact, a global technology supplier with US offices in Middletown, PA, has announced a partnership with a local community college to […]

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