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Cloud Service For Internet of Things Ecosystem

The Internet of Things can best be thought of as an ecosystem of interrelated parts. There are smart devices on the edge packed with connectivity, memory, processing power, and sensing ability. Networks connect the devices with each other and with controllers, servers, PCs, and mobile devices. Databases store the data in such a way as […]

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IBM Delivers Engineering Software for ‘Internet of Things’

During NI Week last week in Austin, Texas, IBM representatives discussed some news with me about a new engineering software tool the company has released – called Product Line Engineering (PLE) — designed to help manufacturers deal with the complexity of building smart, connected devices. Users of Internet of Things (IoT) products worldwide have geographic-specific […]

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IoT Testbed For Condition Monitoring to Predictive Maintenance

Representatives of National Instruments (NI) and IBM recently discussed their collaboration on a test bed demonstrating the possibilities for using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for taking companies from Condition Monitoring to Predictive Maintenance. Chris O’Connor, IBM General Manager of IoT who works with divisions such as Maximo told me this is a new business […]

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Cyber Secure Industrial Control System Available for Purchase

Potentially viable start-ups are rare in the industrial automation space. Recently Russ Fadel, Rick Bullotta, and John Richardson did it with ThinkWorx an Internet of Things oriented software they sold to PTC. That was their second effort having previously sold Lighthammer to SAP. Now we have Albert Rooyakkers, CTO and inventor, and Bob Honor, president […]

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Cisco IoT System Simplifies, Accelerates Internet of Things Deployments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not about connectivity. Connecting edge devices to control and information platforms is nothing new to industrial systems, but technology advances attempt to make things easier and faster to deploy. Cisco’s connectivity products and technologies have long been at the core of enterprise networks. Cisco has also partnered […]

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ODVA Process Industry Initiative for EtherNet/IP

I have business related to an angel investment and too much other travel to attend this week’s Honeywell User Group in San Antonio and Siemens Summit in Las Vegas. Trying to get to both events was both expensive and too exhausting to attempt. I had one friend, at least, who was going to both. More […]

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Internet of Things, Fieldbus, and Politicians

There are a couple of interesting notes I’ve picked up recently. Before I get to the first one, I took a long weekend and attended a conference on developing small businesses in developing nations. I met some successful business people who have a passion for helping others survive and thrive in difficult places. We have […]

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Four Automation Trends Reflected At Rockwell Automation TechED

Some old issues were addressed in new ways by Rockwell people at Rockwell Automation TechED in San Diego Monday (June 1). Workforce IT/OT Convergence (or not) Connected Enterprise Mobility (or the breakdown of silos—finally) Workforce We continue to talk about the coming Armageddon of baby boomer retirements and domain expertise walking out the door. This […]

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Google Taking Deep Dive Into Internet of Things

I saw some Google Internet of Things news on a new site called The Information. As the technology media consolidates and fights for page views in a fragmented advertising market, Jessica Lessen developed a digital site that is subscription only. No fighting over getting ads and eyeballs. When I started this site two years ago, […]

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