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Apr
19
2018
Dick Slansky — Industry Trends

Smart City Technology Includes IoT

Cities and the infrastructure that connects and moves people are becoming much smarter. Moreover, cities are becoming safer for the people who live in these increasingly dense environments. A range of technologies have emerged to make cities smarter, more connected, and safer. These include both virtual geospatial technologies and geospatial information systems (GIS) that can capture the physical context of cities and infrastructure to create digital “virtual cities”.
Apr
18
2018
Craig Resnick — Industry Trends

IIoT Living on the Edge in Industrial Environments

Given the hype about IIoT, the ARC Advisory Group asks if it is really time to focus on the edge.  The promise of edge computing in industrial environments means getting the right device data in near real-time to drive better decisions, and maybe even control

Apr
17
2018
Pranav Misal — Industry Trends

Evolution of Smart Signaling

When a motorist waits at the red signal to turn green, there involves complex technology that tries to minimize congestion. There are 3-parts that enable the successful operation of a smart signaling system.

Apr
13
2018
Stefan Miksch — Industry Trends

Machine Tools in the Cloud with Siemens’ MindApps

Machine tools manufacturers today are faced with a changing world. They have to face the fact that cloud platforms will play an important role and they have to decide which cloud platforms they want to offer and use with their equipment. One of the challenges is that there are already numerous cloud offerings on the market from automation suppliers as well as from some machine tool builders themselves.
Apr
20
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

TECHgium 2018: Bridging the Industry-Academia Schism

TECHgium is an educational initiative for young engineers that results in proof of concepts in machine learning, video analytics, smart tools, augmented reality, IoT platforms, and other exciting areas. This is a unique initiative to share end user challenges and pain points with students and ask them to come up with innovative solutions. The aim is to provide engineering students with relevant exposure to the challenges and practical insights for Industrie 4.0. TECHgium will create an ecosystem that bridges the industry-academia divide by providing the participants with an opportunity to work on technologies of tomorrow, enhance their career prospects, and simultaneously augment LTTS’ solution development team.
Apr
17
2018
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Digital Technologies are Bringing Global Companies to India

Global companies set their sights on Bengaluru in the 1980s but the pace began accelerating only after 2000. Initially, outsourcing to India was considered a cost-effective option for routine jobs; but that is no longer true.

Apr
13
2018
Rick Rys — Industry Trends

The Business Case for Grid-Scale Batteries

The theme of this blog is grid-scale batteries reduce generation, transmission, and distribution costs while improving grid reliability and resilience. One thing that has not changed is the demand for reliable power, since our lifestyle and economy depend on reliable electric power.

Apr
11
2018
Craig Resnick — Industry Trends

Real-Time Data Represents Disruptive Technology to Help Manage Water/Wastewater Infrastructure

ARC Advisory Group recently collaborated with John Fryer from Stratus Technologies on an article published in Pumps and Systems Magazine to determine if real-time data could be applied as a disruptive technology to more effectively manage water and wastewater infrastructure. Due to tight budgets and a lack of broad public recognition of the problems, needed improvements have been deferred for years or, in some cases, even decades
Apr
19
2018
Thomas Menze — ARCView

Kaspersky Lab Moves Forward with Improved Cybersecurity Solutions

Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity solutions company headquartered in Moscow, Russia is operated by a holding company in the United Kingdom.  The company celebrated its 20th anniversary last year.  Kaspersky Lab’s solutions are designed to transform the company’s threat intelligence and security expertise into cybersecurity solutions and services to help protect businesses, critical infrastructure, industry, governments, and consumers around the globe.
Apr
18
2018
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Cybersecurity Videos from ARC Forum: Part II

The ARC Industry Forum featured a significant amount of cybersecurity content that continues to find its way onto our YouTube channel, both in the form of professional video interviews and recorded presentations and sessions. 
Apr
13
2018
Eric Cosman — ARC Report Abstract

Annual Industry Forum Addresses Major Cybersecurity Themes

In February, ARC Advisory Group hosted its 22nd Annual Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida. The event featured 48 sessions, and 180 executive speakers. As has been the case in recent years, an entire Forum track was dedicated to cybersecurity, with an extended scope that touched upon cybersecurity for smart cities and the need to coordinate risk management across process safety and cybersecurity.
Apr
20
2018
Shin Kai — Company and Product News

Mitsubishi Electric Launches Two New Products

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will launch a real-time data analyzer and four data collectors sequentially from the end of June 2018 as additions to its iQ Edgecross edge-computing software lineup.

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