How time-sensitive networking is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry

The world today is witnessing a new age of digital transformation that will also require manufacturers to rethink their existing business models and corresponding industrial automation infrastructures. To remain relevant and competitive in the age of “Industry 4.0”, manufacturers need to do more than simply adopt digital technologies and deploy pre-defined processes in isolated islands of automation as they have done in the past.

Tips for deploying wireless networks for AS/RS and AGV systems

Modern factories are increasingly deploying AS/RS and AGV systems in their facilities worldwide to optimize production efficiency and reliability. This has led to an increase in industrial traffic on factory floors and within their facilities. To be able to monitor and control the AS/RS and AGV systems, as well as other moving equipment, the control centers in these factories need uninterrupted connectivity with the equipment and vehicles.

Challenges of networking the smart oil field

Falling global oil prices continue to have a back-breaking effect on cost-intensive upstream oil operations and the economies that are heavily dependent on oil production. As prices fall below 50% of those experienced in 2014, oil companies are feeling the pressure to finally implement modern cost-cutting networking technologies throughout their operation.

Secure remote access for industrial utility applications: security considerations for water pumping stations

As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) trend continues to gather pace, the demand for extending industrial applications over secure remote connections also continues to increase. Remote access is a necessity for many mission-critical industrial automation systems. However, network operators cannot afford to overlook cybersecurity considerations.