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China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is one of the largest energy companies in the world with operations in 28 countries. In May 2017, CNPC announced it would invest $2 billion in an oil and natural gas block in the southern part of Peru. Beyond the recent investment, CNPC has had a presence in Peru for more than 20 years, including oil fields in the northern portion of the country. To optimize operations in 2009, CNPC ran a pilot test in Piura, Peru to find the ideal communication solution for monitoring, collecting and transporting data. Piura is a coastal city located near the equator where the average temperatures hover around 95 degrees Fahrenheight. To connect the oil fields into the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, CNPC needed a communication technology built to withstand harsh weather, such as high temperatures, large amounts ... (more)

The Evolution of #IoT with @Luxoft | @ThingsExpo #M2M #DigitalTransformation

"What is the next step in the evolution of IoT systems? The answer is data, information, which is a radical shift from assets, from things to input for decision making," stated Michael Minkevich, VP of Technology Services at Luxoft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Internet [email protected], taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with 20th [email protected] and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most pr... (more)

Manufacturing Disruption with #IIoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #API #BigData

Industrial IoT continues to cause disruption; not just in manufacturing, but across many other industries as well. In the last few months we've been keeping a pulse on the state of digital transformation across the business landscape and have been discovering exciting new implementations of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This week we're highlighting the disruption Industrial IoT is instigating as product development and lifecycle management continues to evolve. Overcoming Three Key Barriers to Industrial IoT Industrial IoT has the potential to capture data in real-time, leverage big data analytics and streamline efficiency to name a few. So what's hold back the industry? A major barrier has to do with culture of the operational technology (OT) organizations within the industry. The OT have a risk-averse way of thinking and see change as disruption, "Whereas ... (more)

M2M Certificate Standard | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here M2M Certificate Standard The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Brian Romansky is VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation where he advises the US DOT on V2X security infrastructure. He has over 20 years of experience in embedded security for financial, medical, and industrial applications. He was part of the R&D team that developed the first large-scale deployment of PKI-based financial terminals at Pitney ... (more)

Delivering Breakthrough Performance with 802.11ac

Consumers are continuing to adopt multiple connected devices and video content is expected to reach more than 70 percent of global traffic. This growth and the increased reliance on wireless networks is putting stress on existing 802.11a/b/g/n networks. As a result of this high usage, users are likely to experience deteriorated performance, choppy videos and slower load times. At a time when IT managers report that network users are now averaging more than one Wi-Fi connected device per person, solutions to handle the rapid growth of devices are at a premium. The next generation of the 802.11 standard, or IEEE 802.11ac, promises to finally break the wireless Ethernet gigabit barrier. This technology will deliver higher bandwidth while retaining better quality of experience (QoE) for end users, and is expected to be adopted rapidly into all markets: residential, ent... (more)

Driving at the Speed of 4G

Actually, the only thing 4G won’t accelerate is the driving speed of the LTE-enabled Cadillac, which will hit the market next year in the United States and Canada. In a demo this week in Mobile World Congress’ Connected City in Barcelona, General Motors’ Mark Fry talked me through some of the car’s 4G features. First off, making use of 4G’s superior video-streaming capabilities, with AT&T providing the 4G LTE mobile Internet access, there are four cameras around the car which can send constant updates to your mobile device, showing you exactly what’s happening to your car after you left it. (No more worries about leaving your vehicle in a dodgy neighborhood.) And then inside there’s a 4G-connected camera focused on the back seat so that passengers (not the driver — he or she still has to concentrate on actually driving), can hold a videoconference on the road. You c... (more)

@ThingsExpo Announces "Internet of Things" Sponsorship Opportunities

Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 15th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enter... (more)

A Pandemic Exercise - Telecommuting & Will the Infrastructure Support It?

I attended a pandemic exercise at Northeastern University last year that was really enlightening and timely considering the latest information about the “swine flu”. Although far from a pandemic at this time, the CDC is taking preventative measures by communicating with the general public what they can do to avoid becoming ill. Here are a few tips that can help spread the transmission. Hygiene- Wash your hands, it sounds insignificant but good hygiene can prevent the transmission by touching objects that others who have the influenza have also touched. Avoid any hand to mouth, eye or nose contact and cover your face if you have to sneeze or cough to also prevent the spread of airborne germs. Social Distancing – If you don’t have to attend gatherings with others, then don’t. The fewer people you come in contact with lowers your risk of contracting the flu. If you do... (more)

Interlecta's Mobile Translator in Application Stores

Interlecta are expanding their market at popular on-line mobile applications stores. A company with growing success needs to present and sell its products at more and more places and in the modern IT world the biggest market is the Internet. Interlecta's mobile translators are widely known from handango.com and now they are to be presented at other websites. Interlecta who have been Research In Motion's partner for many years now are to present their Mobile Translator at RIM's on-line store for BlackBerry applications – App World. Interlecta's mobile translator will be offered under the name Interlecta Translator. Company's officials announced that they have successfully submitted their application and are expecting it to be reviewed and published at App World by the end of this week. Interlecta (http://home.interlecta.com/mobile) offers software solutions for the mob... (more)

Tendenci Software Powers New Web Site for Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich., July 28, 2009 - Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) online management software has gained a high profile customer in higher education. Michigan State University's Student Services Advancement Office has launched a new Tendenci-powered Web site, www.spartanpartners.msu.edu. The new site is focused on attracting partners and donations to enhance the University community.  Tendenci is developed and marketed by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com). With Tendenci software, the Spartan Partners Web site enables students, alumni and friends of the MSU community to explore various programs, volunteer their time, reconnect with friends and make donations online. The site utilizes Tendenci's searchable membership management functionality and online calendar and event management capabilities. "As a new office, we are growing and adjusting our inf... (more)

What Could You Do with Your Code in 20 Lines or Less?

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week for the devcentral community, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting in over your head. Here are a few more cool iRules from the forums. This week I’ve included one of the simplest, shortest iRules to ever make the 20LoL. It just struck me as something quite useful that I’m willing to bet several people will look at and say “oh, that’s handy” despite the fact that it’s not complex or long.  Keep the code coming. Multiple Matches with Switch http://devcentral.f5.com/Default.aspx?tabid=53&forumid=5&postid=60678&view=topic Joe answered a plea for help from the forums that showed how to modify an existing iRule that mad use of switch dropping through to multiple match cases.  This is a ... (more)