The next-generation IIoT gateway solutions transforming manufacturing

Smart manufacturing and digital transformation, coupled with edge intelligence, are enabling manufacturers to increase productivity, reduce downtime, and increase product quality. A key factor in the success of this transformation is the deployment of intelligent edge-computing solutions that can bridge the gap between the operation technology (OT) and the information technology (IT) worlds by providing a number of benefits.

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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.

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Tips on how to ramp up the security of industrial networks

It is inevitable that the adoption of the Industrial IoT (IIoT) is going to continue to grow, facilitating more and more devices to be connected to networks. The momentum driving this trend is a strong desire from asset owners to enhance operational efficiency. However, achieving enhanced operational efficiency is not without problems. It is forcing asset owners to start to give serious consideration to the dangers posed by cybersecurity threats.

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Smoothing out the interoperability issues in smart factories

Data mining is transforming the face of factory automation. As factory automation is all about faster, smarter, and more efficient production, unlocking the vast, untapped potential of data on shop floors has been the driving force behind factory automation’s transformation for some time now. The most striking change on factory floors is the evolution of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication into system-to-system communication. M2M communication still propels automation significantly when it comes to point-to-point communication between hardware, but it takes a backseat to system-to-system communication when data needs to be transferred from sensors and devices to the cloud. Consequently, establishing connections between subsystems in network architectures adds new communications paths and network platforms, bringing new complexities and challenges.

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