Industrial IoT is where the action is - but success will need leadership

The consumer applications of Internet of Things (IoT) technology drives many peoples understanding. People equate IoT to the fridge that updates an online shopping list or the smart energy meter that shows electricity usage. These are useful ideas and might save a household some time and money. However, the real power of IoT is in the applications that solve real-world problems and can transform the business models of whole industries or the way that governments deliver public services.

The real action is in...

By Emanuele Angelidis, 05 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

IoT Tech Expo: Bluetooth Mesh is a wise choice for smart buildings

IoT Tech Expo in Amsterdam is just kicking off and there’s already fighting words from low-power networks on why their technology is the best.

In a keynote titled ‘Putting the Smart in Smart Buildings with Bluetooth Mesh’, we heard from Bluetooth SIG Technical Program Manager Martin Woolley on what makes the technology a wise choice for smart building deployments.

“Last year, we introduced something called Bluetooth Mesh,” says Woolley. “That...

By Ryan Daws, 27 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

Software AG announces acquisition of TrendMiner to expand IoT portfolio

Software AG has announced the acquisition of TrendMiner, a firm that delivers discovery, diagnostic and predictive analytics software for the process industry.

With this acquisition Software AG is aiming to strengthen its pole position in the IoT market. The plug-and-play software from TrendMiner will play a crucial role after its deployment in Software AG’s Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio.

According to Karl-Heinz Streibich, the CEO of Software AG, TrendMiner...

By IoT News, 13 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT.

Windows 10 IoT Core Services arrives promising a decade of updates

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 IoT Core Services along with the promise it will be updated for at least the next decade.

The company expects a new release every two to three years. With each one, a further 10 years of support will be guaranteed.

The commitment offers assurance that any ‘Things’ deployed won’t be outdated anytime soon. With large-scale IoT deployments, this is particularly vital to avoid fears of costly replacements and/or downtime.

Microsoft’s existing IoT Core...

By Ryan Daws, 06 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IIoT, IoT, Smart Cities.

Enterprises preparing for IoT enablement – but are vulnerable to older wireless network security threats

802 Secure has outlined the present state of the IoT network security in its new infographic detailing how ‘shadow IoT/IIoT’ devices are exposing enterprise networks and information to security risks.

The key statistics presented in the "IoT Cloud Security Report 2017" infographic explicitly spotlights the greatest IoT risks and threats having a negative impact on enterprises. The report highlighted that all enterprise environments had rogue consumer IoT wireless devices on their...

By IoT News, 29 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Security.

Honeywell partners with AT&T on aircraft and freight IoT solutions

Honeywell is partnering with telecommunications giant AT&T to debut IoT solutions for aircraft and freight deployments around the world.

The companies are debuting the following solutions:

  • Connected Freight – Scalable IoT solution tracks and monitors critical shipments while they are in transit. Sensor tags attached to assets, pallets or individual packages not only provide location information but also measure for shock and tilt, humidity, temperature and pressure changes. Logistics providers access a dashboard to receive status alerts and can react...

By Ryan Daws, 23 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IIoT, IoT.

Hardware meets software: Seven steps to creating new revenue with IoT

Manufacturers used to determine pricing based on a physical item.  Today, Industry 4.0 and the integration of software into products have brought new pricing approaches into the picture.  But it’s not as simple as adding a fee for the software into the price.  Software pricing and licensing is a whole new ballgame, involving licenses, users, renewals and support.  Manufacturers may also have multiple versions of software that need to be tracked and updated.

In addition to new needs,...

By Matthew Dunkley, 22 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IIoT, IoT.

Nvidia’s AI robot learns from observing humans

Nvidia has demonstrated a robot with a groundbreaking AI which learns to complete tasks by observing the actions of a human.

The researchers, led by Stan Birchfield and Jonathan Tremblay, claim their development is a ‘first of its kind’ deep learning-based system.

In their research paper, they state:

“For robots to perform useful tasks in real-world settings, it must be easy to communicate the task to the robot; this includes both the desired result and any hints as to...

By Ryan Daws, 21 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

Eight countries rank ahead of the US in automation readiness

According to the latest Automation Readiness Index, the US is behind eight other countries when it comes to being prepared for advancements such as AI and the IoT.

The study, published last week, ranked 25 of the world’s advanced economies in how well they’re preparing their workforce for automation.

Here are the top 10 rankings:

  • South Korea

  • Germany

  • Singapore

  • Japan

  • Canada

  • Estonia

  • France

  • UK

  • US

  • Australia

The US is often seen as a leader in areas such as AI, so it may be a surprise to see it ranked below many other countries. While it may be ahead in terms of innovation, the study highlights more needs to be done to prepare the workforce.

The researchers broke the study down into three main categories to assess the countries’ overall ranks. They were: Innovation Environment,...

By Ryan Daws, 02 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing, Smart Cities.

Seven lessons for Industrial IoT and data teams: How to forge a path to success

In the Industrial IoT world, we often hear comments like “Let’s make our existing machine or tool connected, and later we will find the way to create value or monetise it”, or “we need more and more data so we can solve business problems”. Is this approach enough? Is it a good idea to start the thinking process from connecting the products and collecting huge amounts of data?

In the Industrial IoT space, data and IoT teams face challenges which have many similarities. This...

By Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, 17 April 2018, 2 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT.