Emerson Joins LF Edge

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By Harry Forbes
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LF Edge, an umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation, announced that Emerson has joined as a Premier member. The news comes at the LF Edge ONE Summit, where a series of deployed edge computing LF Edgesolutions spanning the Telco, Retail, Energy, and Manufacturing vertical industries were demonstrated.

As part of its recently announced Boundless Automation vision for a software-defined automation architecture, Emerson is integrating operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) from the field to the edge and cloud. A core element of this vision is a modern industrial edge architecture that will require disruptive innovation for the execution of real-time workloads. Emerson will partner with the LF Edge members to build the infrastructure that will enable this vision.

Harry Forbes, ARC Advisory Group, commented, “Emerson announced the upcoming DeltaV Edge Environment at last month’s Emerson Exchange.  This is the initial product that will result from Emerson’s partnership with (and investment in) ZEDEDA. But Emerson’s longer-term vision is to develop fully software defined automation that will become a successor to the proprietary hardware controller appliances in today’s distributed control system (DCS) products.”

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