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Industrial Internet Consortium Gaining Momentum With Partners and Testbed

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has been incredibly active over the past month. While I’ve been traveling, news releases and interview opportunities have been pouring in. In brief: IIC and Avnu Alliance Liaison IIC and the EdgeX Foundry Announce Liaison IIC Develops Smart Factory Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance Testbed IIC Publishes Edge Computing Edition […]

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Industrial Software at Siemens Automation Summit

Software platforms that provide specific “apps” for industrial applications was the theme of the week for me. I received a better look at Siemens’ Mindsphere along with a competitor’s app that I’ll discuss in a later post. Tuesday and Wednesday this week found me in Las Vegas at the 2016 Automation Summit—Siemens US users group. […]

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Crowd Funding Industrial Automation Raspberry Pi

I received a Website submission pointing me to an Indiegogo campaign for an industrial automation interface for Raspberry Pi. It is named Monarco HAT: Industrial interface for Raspberry Pi for Monitoring, archiving and control. It offers analog and digital I/O, RS-485 and 1-Wire in compact form. REX Controls from Plzeň/Pilsen, Czech Republic is the developer. […]

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Industrial PC Market Still Growing

The PC market, especially for consumers but also for business, is slowing. Manufacturers are turning to industrial PC market.The New York Times  recently ran an article about Intel cutting jobs due to the continued slowdown in the PC market. Recently I wrote about Dell entering the embedded PC for industrial applications market, most likely due […]

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Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0

Industry Reference Architectures Coming Together

Interoperability among systems spurs economic and technological growth. Two of the leading proponents of new strategies for this next Industrial Revolution that we are beginning recently met. Representatives of Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium met in Zurich, Switzerland to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts – respectively, the Reference […]

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GE Spins Off Embedded Computing Business

This is interesting news. I’ve noticed GE doing much reorganizing around the former automation businesses. I actually thought Bernie Anger was going off in a different direction–perhaps with the software group. Instead, he’s leading the embedded computing business (the old SBS and VMIC businesses, if you remember way back when) off on its own. For […]

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