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GE Forms Internet of Things Partnerships

Watch for continued developments in the Internet of Things and “Industrial Internet” and “Connected Enterprise” space. Things are really heating up—as far as press releases are concerned, anyway. I think the actual benefits from implementations will begin to accelerate, too. Here is a release from GE. GE announced an expanded working relationship with Intel and […]

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20 Years of Profibus Industrial Networking in North America

This week’s edition of the PI North Americs (formerly PTO) annual general meeting in Phoenix celebrates 20 years of Profibus/Profinet/Profisafe industrial networking in North America. Chairman and Executive Director Mike Bryant began the session–the largest gathering so far–recounting the people and experiences that contributed to the growth of the organization and the technology over the […]

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A Tale of Two Manufacturing Industry Events

A Tale of Two Manufacturing Conferences Reaching customers and prospects with a company’s message and involving them in educational and networking events evidently is becoming more difficult. Manufacturing technology trade shows—the staples of the 80s and 90s—are just about extinct. Some still exist, albeit in quite smaller form factors and with different twists. Some vertical […]

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New Platform For Linking Manufacturing and Internet of Things

I talked yesterday with Guido Jouret, general manager of Internet of Things Business Group, at Cisco about a new product/platform that combines networking and computation bringing new capabilities to the support of the Internet of Things. “Cisco is very excited to accelerate innovation in the Internet of Things by delivering IOx, which provides the ability […]

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Automation Perspectives of Rockwell Automation

This is day two of my journey into Rockwell Automation land. I attended parts of the Process Solutions User Group (PSUG) yesterday and had many valuable hallway conversations. Rockwell presents an annual media day on the day before Automation Fair—the huge trade show devoted to Rockwell and its partners. Rockwell executive intend this meeting to […]

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Rockwell Expands Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure

Rockwell Automation has long based its product strategy on “standard, unmodified Ethernet.” This means the company eschews custom silicon with “proprietary” protocols. Everything is based upon common Ethernet TCP/UDP/IP physical layer and protocol stack. It has, through ODVA, developed the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) which forms the foundation of EtherNet/IP. Sticking with this strategy meant […]

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GE Launches Industrial Internet Predictivity Technologies

GE has announced 14 new Industrial Internet Predictivity technologies that will enable global industries to achieve outcomes such as minimal unplanned downtime, increased productivity, preventive maintenance, lower fuel costs and reduced emissions. GE’s solutions will be powered by Predix, a first-of-its-kind industrial strength platform that provides a standard and secure way to connect machines, industrial […]

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Online Community For Industrial Networks Convergence

Cisco, Panduit and Rockwell Automation are sponsoring an online community for engineering and IT professionals to discuss deploying an holistic Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure. I had an early look at the site and registered. I had a long conversation probing the extent at which this site was promotional or gave distrorted views of networks other […]

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PI NA Annual Meeting-Profi Industrial Networks

The 19th annual general annual meeting of PI North America in Phoenix wrapped up on Thursday September 26. Michael Bryant, executive director, remarked that plans for a 20th anniversary celebration next yea are already in the works. In his opening remarks, Bryant pointed to independent analysts who anoint leading market positions in North America to […]

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