Predictions can be enlightening as we round out the end of the year, and
industry analysts covering the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
have begun forecasting what to expect in 2017. In the ever changing digital
business landscape, companies need to keep a pulse on the technology and
regulatory environments to have direction on where to focus their
efforts. Over the past few years, IIoT has taken on the shared title of
industry 4.0, as new ways of connecting businesses and
consumers impact systems infrastructures and technology integrations
across many, if not all. business lines.
In honor of reigning in 2017 as a strong year for the industrial
internet, we have dedicated this week's round up to highlight some of
the top IIoT analyst predictions in the coming year.
Gartner Predictions: Surviving the Storm Winds of Digital Disruption
By Daryl C. Plummer, Martin ... (more)
Machine-to-machine (M2M) learning is an integral apart of the expanding world
of Industrial IoT. Over the past few months we have given
attention to manufacturing and its current digital disruption, but have
failed to show the direct impact smart M2M and IoT technology is having on
the industry. So, this week we are diving deeper into the term machine
learning and how it connects to manufacturing both today and in the future.
Before we get to our news round up let's start by re-defining M2M, to ensure
we are all on the same page with its purpose and meaning. Gartner has
defined machine-2-machine communications as "something used for automated
data transmission and measurement between mechanical or electronic devices."
Now, that we have defined M2M, its time to check out our top news round up
for the week on how M2M applies to both manufacturing and IoT.
10 ways machi... (more)
Fog Computing is being touted as the data communication solution our
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are asking for by bringing the power of
cloud computing closer to the end user. The fact is, the number of connected
devices is going to continue to grow exponentionally. In fact, Gartner
predicts that by 2020 IoT will include 26 billion connected things. Consider
the impact that amount of data collected and processed will have.The
Naturally, with billions of devices all connected to the cloud for
manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities and enterprise, to name
a few, the data transmission and processing rate is bound to slow down -
especially if the current cloud architecture is upheld.
Some IoT devices use the cloud to store data long term, where other
connected things send data to the cloud to be analyzed and sent back to the
device with... (more)
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M2M Certificate Standard
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution
specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications.
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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.
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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)
The Key to Your Connected Smart Home
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application
of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of
standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and
battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in
the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and
Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple
radios to ensure throughput performance and that all devices can connect with
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Bedrosian, senior director of consumer
IoT at Cypress Semiconductor, will discuss how a well-defined scheme for
medium access and device connection management will be key for the connected
Brian Bedrosian is senior director of consumer I... (more)
Time and again, those keeping a pulse on the Internet of
Things (IoT) space frequently hear about the "rise of the machines."
Humanity is not only discovering fascinating ways to integrate machines into
our daily lives, but also finding new uses for machines as well. How?
Machines are now "internet-connected" just like the smartphones we carry
around in our pockets. And this isn't just on the commercial side with the
likes of smart thermostats or connected vehicles - even tractors and oil and
gas machinery are industrial examples of where new "things" are now on
the digital network.
In fact, there are more M2M or 'machine-to-machine' communication devices on
this planet than humans. As GSMA Intelligence reported in 2014, there are
7.2bn M2M devices versus 7.19bn humans. Stuart Taylor from Cisco also wrote a
prediction that "The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world w... (more)
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)
There's been a seismic shift in monitoring earthquakes via the Industrial
Internet of Things (IIoT) with advanced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology
having reshaped the industrial communication industry. Every device or
machine along the network, even at the outermost edge, now has the
opportunity to be fully-connected for automated collection and delivery of
information. As Sensor-2-Server (S2S) communication technology evolves to
keep up with the demand for this connectivity paradigm, new efficiencies are
created and Big Data is available to drive actionable intelligence.
Seismic Shift Data that Saves Lives
The sheer quantity of available data, combined with the speed of automation,
can support mission-critical applications that are designed to save lives.
Research centers can leverage IoT networks to relay critical data in
real-time from areas where earthquakes ... (more)
Wow, what a year! This post marks the one year anniversary of publishing
Industrial IoT top news, trends and highlights, and we wanted to dedicate a
recap post to our favorite articles throughout the past year. In
particular, a lot of attention has been paid to the happenings
in precision agriculture, oil and gas, unmanned systems, the smart grid,
public utilities, manufacturing, machines and machine learning, fog
computing, big data, sensor technology, wireless technology and
cybersecurity, to name a few.
Read on for the top 10 articles we’ve posted since last August and make
sure to see the special bonus at the end!
1. Precision Ag: Big data is precision agriculture’s best tool to feed the
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“Big data can be the most ... (more)
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, distribution intelligence refers
to the part of the smart grid that addresses utility distribution
systems – meaning the wires, switches and transformers connecting the
utility substation to both the utility company and the end customer. These
systems are designed to drastically improve the demand response times and
overall efficiency of transferring electric power, thus enabling a fully
controllable and flexible distribution system and giving field technicians
the actionable knowledge to troubleshoot problem areas faster. As utility
providers continue to move towards a digital and connected enterprise,
the prospect of a self-healing power distribution system becomes extremely
valuable – especially as electric power consumption continues to rise
globally. That’s way this week’s round up is dedicated to distributing
Production demands of the 21st century change at an extraordinary pace.
Industrial markets, such as energy and oil & gas face challenges going
forward, including the reliable monitoring of assets in the field, dealing
with 24×7 production demands, and managing high costs in terms of both time
and resources to manage assets in remote locations. These market forces have
naturally led to the emergence of the industrial internet of things (IIoT)
and wireless communications technology.
If you're an operator in the field, you're well aware that wireless IoT
technology is changing the level of safety, efficiency and monitoring
available on the rigs. Let's take a moment and look closer at how these
changes are impacting the digital oil field of today. Why? The consequences
of incidents, such as natural gas pipeline explosions, have contributed to
the demand for more safety... (more)