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Could IoT Have Helped Avoid Grenfell Catastrophe

3 hours 24 minutes ago

Last week, I wrote about the new connected fire detection solutions that are available today. Clearly, plenty of innovation is going on, and we continue to hear about upcoming smart products. Unfortunately, we still witnessed the Grenfell catastrophe that took around 80 lives. The fire at Grenfell Tower shocked us all and made us wonder […]

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Inderpreet Shoker

Capitalizing on the Resourceful Rail Services

1 day 4 hours ago

Rail customers expect superior service at low costs, and rail operators cannot afford to be unprepared by equipment downtime. With the sophisticated maintenance solutions and innovative technologies in the market, rail operators can leverage third party services to deliver a better customer experience and maximize every asset’s ability to produce revenue. Rail is a vital […]

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Pranav Misal

“If It Ain’t Broke, Prevent It From Breaking:” IoT and IoE in Prescriptive Maintenance for Turbines

2 days 4 hours ago

How IoT and IoE are Impacting Power Generation via Prescriptive Maintenance of Turbines From a mechanical standpoint, turbines are engineering marvels. These massive machines have thousands of delicate moving parts, each with precision tolerances necessary to achieve maximum efficiency and complex maintenance routines. Even a minute disturbance in the turbine’s system can trigger a catastrophic […]

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Guest Blogger: Stuart Gillen

Iot in Oil and Gas Coming to Houston on September 13th and 14th

5 days 3 hours ago

For anyone following the industrial-iot.com website they will know that we have been beating a loud and somewhat consistent drum about the real business value that we believe IIoT-enabled solutions can provide companies operating in the oil & gas industry – upstream, midstream and downstream. We also make every effort to make operators and end […]

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Tim Shea

Managing Industrial IoT Edge Devices

6 days 6 hours ago

If you ask end users about factors that impede the Industrial IoT the #1 factor is usually cybersecurity and the second is manageability. Drill down on what they mean by “manageability” and this expands to “remote device management” or “remote system management”. And without saying so they also mean “management at scale”. This is not […]

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Harry Forbes

Who needs $100 oil? Majors seen making more cash at $50 Is IIoT to Blame (?)

1 week 1 day ago

This author has believed that the only thing owner-operators, independent E&P firm, and others in the oil patch today can really control is their costs to find, extract, produce and refine a barrel of oil. ARC has written more than once that the overall impact of lower oil prices on the global economy is a […]

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Tim Shea

Why Did Schneider Electric Acquire nxtControl?

1 week 2 days ago

Last month industry giant Schneider Electric agreed to acquire the venture firm nxtControl. Based in Leobersdorf, Austria, nxtControl develops control software design/deployment products that use the IEC 61499 and IEC 61131 standards. nxtControl had just celebrated its 10th birthday as a company, being founded in 2007 by refugees from the acquisition of an earlier startup […]

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Harry Forbes

IoT and Analytics Can Add Smartness to Fire Detection

1 week 5 days ago

Fire detection is among the various areas that can realize the extraordinary benefits of Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things (IoT) has led to much of the world becoming smarter and more connected. We have various kinds of fire detectors and suppression systems to help prevent against fire. The IoT is helping these […]

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Inderpreet Shoker

IIoT and Analytics Helping Independent E+P Firms to Optimize Oilfield Operations

1 week 6 days ago

ARC has been blogging for a few years now about how IIoT-enabled solutions can help owner-operators, independent E&P players and other oil & gas stakeholders can put them on the path towards digital transformation and operational excellence. Most of these opined blogs have focused on how rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors and turbines can […]

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Tim Shea

Further Thoughts on an IIoT Network Edge Definition

2 weeks ago

Last week’s release of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report V2.0 coincided with renewed discussion on ARC’s Industrial Internet of Things LinkedIn page concerning the definition of the industrial internet edge. After a dutiful search of the new release in hope of floating an “official” definition of this oft-cited term, the only […]

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Chantal Polsonetti

Importance of Culture For (and On) IIoT Adoption

2 weeks 1 day ago

Having had the opportunity to attend the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources conference held in Calgary, Canada and participate in the Digital Transformation track (sponsored by TCS) during the conference, I found there was as much discussion surrounding the topic of culture as there was on the topic of digital transformation, analytics/machine learning, […]

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Tim Shea

Japan and the Industrial IoT

2 weeks 2 days ago

Seventy years ago, in 1947 my favorite poet wrote a satirical and hilarious warning to Americans who fashioned themselves as instant experts on Asian cultures. Regardless of his warning, I will persist. Today I have just returned to ARC’s office in Boston from 3 weeks of working in Japan, and visiting Japanese clients and events. […]

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Harry Forbes

The Oil and Gas Industry “New Normal” Pricing Justifies Greater IIoT Investment

2 weeks 5 days ago

We have all witnessed a number of changing dynamics in the oil & gas industry, most noticeably pricing, over the last several years. Demand and production are both increasing, based on The International Energy Agency (IEA) Oil Market Report forecast that shows a worldwide average demand of nearly 96 million barrels of oil and liquid fuels […]

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Craig Resnick

Machine learning with data overload

2 weeks 6 days ago

Today’s massively increasing collections of data improve the potential value of data analytics applications like machine learning. How can you extract useful answers and conclusions from the data you have? In industry, the “data warehouse” concept has been used to merge operational data with business data. The basic idea is to collect and organize the […]

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Rick Rys

IIoT and the Transformation of Railways

3 weeks ago

The emergence of the industrial internet of things (IIoT) in last few years has set the stage for a digital disruption of railways. The transportation industry has already seen a major impact, with the introduction of autonomous vehicles and improved cargo management, but one area that has seen less coverage is the connected railway. Let’s […]

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Pranav Misal

Two Charts and Moore’s Law

3 weeks 2 days ago

An article last week in the Financial Times alarmed me (Seven charts that show how the developed world is losing its edge – it’s behind a paywall). The article was by Martin Wolf, the FT chief economics commentator, who is a widely-respected economist and (in my view) a “must-read” columnist. Here is what Wolf wrote […]

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Harry Forbes

Siemens Gains IIoT MindSphere at Automation Summit

3 weeks 5 days ago

Siemens held its Automation Summit Users Conference in Boca Raton, FL June 26-29th 2017. The event was very well attended, with over 800 end users, OEMs, system integrators, distributors and media in attendance.  Themes of digitalization, digital twin, digital enterprise, and disruptive technology were heard throughout the event, with MindSphere, Siemens’ cloud-based, open operating system for IIoT […]

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Craig Resnick

Zero-Touch Deployment at the IIoT Edge

3 weeks 6 days ago

This week I’m visiting some ARC clients in Japan as a follow-up to last week’s ARC Tokyo Forum. My main take-away from the Tokyo Forum (before jet-lag incapacitated me) is that you can’t have too many resources in an IIoT edge platform, especially if your installation needs to scale up or support mission-critical functions. Sadly, […]

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Harry Forbes
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