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Few industries can claim such a foundational impact on the United States as the manufacturing industry. Modern manufacturing began with the birth of the assembly line and the transformational effect it had on the automobile industry. Companies then adopted that approach to product manufacturing and logistics. The early phases of the next generation of manufacturing appeared as machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, a forbearer of the concept behind the Internet of Things (IoT). Eventually, IoT became so broad that specific designations were needed to differentiate between the consumer and industrial side of things, thus paving the way for the Industrial IoT (IIoT). Today, manufacturing companies, while often on the leading edge of automation technology, are still scrambling to adapt to the explosion of sensors, communication platforms, big data and high-speed analyt... (more)

Do Drones Help or Hurt Wildfire Fighting?

Summer wildfire season is in full swing across North America, and the question of the utility of drones is once again in the headlines. The technology has proponents on both sides, but it has also been linked to several incidents, including the grounding of critical aircraft in a firefighting effort in Arizona. A key point of differentiation in this discussion is the use of personal drones, similar to the one mentioned in the article above, and commercial drones designed to serve a specific purpose in operations, similar to military or first responder deployments. The problem that firefighters face is the unauthorized use of personal drones, which can create dangerous situations for support aircraft like helicopters and tanker planes. Because firefighting aircraft fly at such low altitudes, they share the same airspace as commercial or personal drones, and at that ... (more)

2017 #IIoT Predictions | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #AI #DigitalTransformation

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)

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)

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)

IoT Challenge and #FogComputing | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

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 Challenge 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)

Shift in IIoT #Monitoring | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #DigitalTransformation

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)

It Is Time for a Smarter Approach to BYOD Management

Employees today expect that in their professional lives they can work using the types of tools and technologies they prefer in their personal lives, and their personal mobile devices are chief among them. Three quarters of businesses today allow some sort of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) usage for employees, and this number is rapidly growing. This explosion has taken a toll on already strained IT departments as they struggle to manage and secure corporate assets and data in this environment, while also meeting employee demands for autonomy and freedom from corporate control over their personal data and activities. As BYOD becomes a reality for more and more organizations, the challenge is an ongoing tug-of-war between managing corporate risk and manageability concerns while driving employee acceptance and satisfaction. Risk and Manageability With employees bringing... (more)

Making the Internet of Things Real for Business

@ThingsExpo Early Bird Savings here! The physical world holds the key to unlocking unseen business opportunities that expand revenue, optimize operations and delight customers and users. What if you could turn normally hidden bits of information in your business' physical assets into valuable insights that fuel growth and drive intelligent, automated action? By leveraging the Internet of Things, you can realize previously inaccessible value, but for many companies, understanding how to do this is a complete mystery. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chad Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy, LogMeIn's Xively IoT Platform, will reveal how to quickly make the IoT real for your business and accelerate innovation. Explore @ThingsExpo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Chad Jones has eighteen years' experience driving strategic initiatives in IoT, cloud,... (more)

Utilities Powering Tomorrow | @ThingsExpo #IIoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

We're fresh off a great week at DistribuTECH 2016 where we saw a gamut of technologies, thought leaders and trends. With utilities and energy still top-of-mind, our focus this week is on the changing face of the industry. This digital age means we have come to expect that the power will always charge, operate and run our numerous IoT devices. That's why this week's IIoT top news is dedicated to powering our electrical future.  So, it should come as no surprise that, the electric power industry has made it their mission to protect and secure this precious power at all costs. The power initiative has teamed up with federal agencies, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to continue to build its capabilities. Now as you hold tight to your digital devices, take a breath, relax, and enjoy this week's top ... (more)

[session] @CypressSemi to Present at @ThingsExpo | #IoT #M2M #ML #Sensors

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 medium access. 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 home. Speaker Bio Brian Bedrosian is senior director of consumer I... (more)