• Posts Tagged ‘IoT’

    Sigfox, Qowisio, LoRa by Objenious, Matooma, RPMA by Ingenu. These IoT networks are engaged in a tech battle. With the IoT sector expected to reach 21 billion connected objects in 2020 according to IT research firm Gartner, the need for efficient connectivity is huge. But between narrow-band, spread spectrum and...

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    The IT industry has been promoting big data for years. But some companies have found the data they needed was closer to home…dormant. And exploiting those dark data could be worth millions.   For at least 10 years, the IT industry promoted the concept of big data: the idea that huge volumes of external data will be...

    Given the growing importance of custom products and shorter product life-cycle, the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) could optimize manufacturing environments.   According to the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, smart robots offer new, customer-oriented solutions that improve...

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    Cloud ERP is one of the most sweeping upgrades in manufacturing technology. At a time when on-site systems often have trouble dealing with sensor data and the new challenges of the IoT, the cloud offers a solution.   Cloud ERP has become one of the most radical, sweeping upgrades in manufacturing technology. For Pat...

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    From connected cows to vegetables that stay fresh for weeks, Fujitsu is developing a cloud-based platform that uses IoT technology to increase efficiency and modernize agriculture.   Agriculture used to be guesswork. Once crops were sown, fertilizer was spread and fingers were crossed for a good harvest. Cue the smart...

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    Going digital still remains out of reach for many manufacturers. In an effort to accelerate the move to Industry 4.0, Siemens presented its new MindSphere IoT platform at SPS.     For all the talk and hype surrounding the digitization of manufacturing, the speed of this transformation has often seemed painfully slow....

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    Winters are freezing in Finland and any disruption of heating systems is more than troublesome. But that’s just what happened last November when two apartment buildings in the city of Lappeenranta were victims of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This type of hacking targets networks, disabling them...

    KUKA Toledo Production Operations (KTPO) has built every Jeep Wrangler to the body-in-white stage for Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) since it began operations in 2006. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to Larry A. Drake, President and CEO of KUKA System Group about digital supply chain and Industry 4.0.   DirectIndustry...

    The cloud is already shaping the way business will use IT infrastructure and computing power in decades to come. But the burgeoning Industrial Internet of Things is about to supercharge the cloud.   The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) isn’t new, nor is enterprise’s adoption of the public cloud infrastructure. But...

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    After years existing on supercomputers, cognitive computing platforms are being made available on the cloud. The consequences for embedded systems and the Industrial Internet of Things could be huge.   The cloud has been making raw computing power available in virtual environments for some years, but how about on-tap...

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