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PTC Acquisition Bolsters Internet of Things Offering

Following on to last week’s quick post of PTC’s Internet of Things acquisition of Kepware, I’ve gone a little deeper into the build up to and the strategy of the acquisition. First off, the Internet of Things is a strategy. It isn’t a “thing.” PTC management seems to “get it.” As you’ll read further down, […]

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cybersecurity

Real-Time Cyber Attack Detection for SCADA Devices

SCADA devices and networks remain a prime target for cyber attacks. Everything I’ve written has approached cybersecurity from a different angle. This is the first solution that has come my way that uses a deception approach. Attivo Networks announced Dec. 7, 2015 a release of its deception-based Attivo BOTsink solution that provides continuous threat detection […]

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Bedrock Ethernet I/O

Software Configurable Ethernet IO Module with Embedded Cyber Security

Bedrock Automation extends to the industrial Ethernet domain its commitment to deliver “Simple, Scalable and Secure” automation.  The SIO4.E Ethernet I/O module plugs into the Bedrock pinless electromagnetic backplane to receive Bedrock’s patented Black Fabric cyber security protection. Each of the module’s five I/O channels is independently software configurable. The initial library of Ethernet protocols […]

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Internet of Things Gateways Expedite IoT Adoption

When we wish to bring new technologies into industrial applications–especially connectivity ones, devices known as gateways bridge the gap from old to new. For example, when we were moving toward a variety of industrial wireless protocols and some analysts and engineers were concerned about a multiplicity of connectivity points and networks, I told them that […]

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Connected World Powered by the Cloud

The famous Internet of Things would be just so many useless streams of bits without a place to store them before analysis can be done. Therefore, the importance of the Cloud. Microsoft has jumped in big time with its Azure Cloud. Early last month, Microsoft held AzureCon and announced new solutions spanning containers, security, infrastructure […]

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Workforce and Productivity Discussed At Safety Conference

I’m wrapping up my coverage of the EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference held last week in Greenville, SC. I covered the Technology Track sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Steve Ludwig, safety program manager at Rockwell Automation, presented on the impact of the evolving workforce on safety. Workforce changes “We are facing a shortage of skilled workforce, […]

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Panduit Acquires Industrial Ethernet Networking Tool

Among the earliest conversations I had about using Ethernet in industrial control were with Mark Fondl—then vice president with Modicon, now Schneider Electric. He was a strong advocate long before anyone else (other than Benson Hougland at Opto 22) foreseeing the power of Ethernet as the networking medium of choice. After the Schneider acquisition of […]

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