Oil and gas 4.0: Making excellence operational

Even by recent standards, the rapid pace of change has been enough to give the oil and gas industry whiplash. New geopolitical realities are disrupting common operating practices. Increasingly complex operating conditions threaten already squeezed margins. There’s relentless pressure to cut costs whilst increasing productivity. Hazardous events have induced more rigorous compliance requirements and amplified public scrutiny.

All these factors make the drive for operational excellence critical. The need...

By Scott Lehmann, 14 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Oil & Gas.

Manufacturers embracing the IIoT set to rise dramatically by 2022, new report argues

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to transform manufacturing – and according to a new report from Zebra Technologies, the number of organisations achieving a fully connected factory will rise ‘dramatically’ in the coming five years.

According to the company’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, almost two thirds (64%) of manufacturers say they expect to be fully connected, using a combination of technologies including RFID, wearables and automated systems, by 2022. Half of...

By James Bourne, 08 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Wearables.

IT security professionals expect increase in IIoT security attacks in 2017

The vast majority of IT professionals say they anticipate an increase in cybersecurity attacks on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), according to a new study from Tripwire.

The survey, which quizzed more than 400 participants with responsibility for IT security as a ‘significant’ part of their job, saw more than half (51%) of respondents say they did not feel prepared for security attacks that exploit or abuse insecure IIoT devices, while almost two thirds (64%) say they already recognise...

By IoT News, 27 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Security.

Manufacturing firms investing in IIoT data analytics – even if other areas are slowing down

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The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues apace, but a new piece of research from Honeywell Process Solutions and KRC Research argues that many in the manufacturing industry are pushing ahead with their spending on data analytics – potentially at the expense of other areas.

The research, the findings of which appear in the report ‘Data’s Big Impact on Manufacturing’, found that of the more than 200 North American manufacturing executives...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Realising the full potential of energy harvesting and the IIoT

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The market for industrial wireless devices is exploding, with wireless technology becoming central to a wide range of applications that will be essential to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These applications include AMR/AMI for utility metering, wireless mesh networks, structural sensors, machine to machine (M2M) and system control and data acquisition (SCADA), data loggers, measurement while drilling, oceanographic measurements, and emergency/safety equipment, to name a...

By Sol Jacobs, 10 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

CyberX gets $9 million boost to secure the Industrial IoT

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CyberX, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for the Industrial IoT, has raised $9 million (£6.8m) in a funding round led by Flint Capital.

The funding round included existing investors Glilot Capital Partners, Swarth Group, GlenRock, newly joined ff Venture Capital (ffVC) and additional angel investors. CyberX was founded by Omer Schneider and Nir Giller, both veterans of the Israeli Elite Cyber Security Unit.

With the advent of the Industrial Internet along with a rise in...

By IoT News, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

A guide to how lithium batteries can bring remote wireless power to the IIoT

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Advanced primary lithium batteries will support the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by enabling remote wireless devices to operate maintenance-free for up to 40 years.

Wireless connectivity is key to permitting greater convergence and interoperability between ‘smart’ devices that will soon be connected to the burgeoning IIoT.

Closely tied to the development of low-power communications protocols such as ZigBee, WirelessHART, and LoRa, remote wireless...

By Sol Jacobs, 30 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Development, IIoT, IoT, Standards.

Majority of businesses lack clarity on IIoT adoption strategy, says survey

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The benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are obvious – increased visibility and better insights into the performance of equipment and assets, process improvements, and better quality and productivity among others.

Yet a new study undertaken by the Genpact Research Institute and IndustryWeek, in collaboration with GE Digital and the Industrial Internet Consortium, has as a result found that 81% of business executives believe in the importance of adopting...

By IoT News, 08 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Growth in Industrial IoT driven by cost, efficiency and safety requirements

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Lux Research, in a new report titled “Defining the Industrial Internet of Things” argues that cost, efficiency and safety requirements are driving growth in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) as companies across the globe, across industries, look to boost connectivity at the workplace. The research firm has classified connected assets into four categories – equipment, people, goods, and environments.

Lux Research has given examples of how companies are making use of IIoT. Daimler...

By IoT News, 09 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Analysing the open approach to IIoT app development

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), where heavy machinery is integrated with networked sensors and software, is about adding a little more finesse to something which already does the heavy lifting. Innovative companies in the manufacturing, energy and utilities, automotive and transportation, and healthcare sectors are capitalising on IIoT as a way to unlock new revenue sources by packaging their products with new digital services.

While the argument for digital...

By Mark Armstrong, 25 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.