Industrial IoT/Industry 4.0 Viewpoints

IIoT Viewpoints

Featured here are original and timely articles from ARC analysts and guest writers on topics such as Digitization, New Business Models, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, and Smart Manufacturing.  We dive into technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine learning, asset performance management, device connectivity, IIoT architecture, cybersecurity, augmented reality, and more related to digitization and transformation of industries, infrastructure, and cities.  Our goal is to provide readers with clear and concise analyses, opinions, and discussion of these trends, technologies, and services. Sign up for our weekly IIoT/I4 Viewpoints newsletter

Jun
22
2018
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Nalco Digitizes Water Management for Reduced Cost, Risk, Peak Sustainability

Nalco Water uses digital transformation and the Microsoft Azure cloud to create better solutions for managing water with an eye towards reducing cost and risk while improving sustainability. Microsoft itself used this technology to drastically reduce water usage at one of its own datacenters.
Jun
21
2018
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

Legal Issues in Smart Manufacturing – Part 2

In Part 2 of this article on the legal landscape related to smart manufacturing, we take a look at legal issues surrounding data ownership, data privacy, as well as the implications of artificial intelligence, which is rapidly making inroads to the manufacturing arena. 

Jun
20
2018
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Equinor partners with Microsoft for cloud services, paving way to digital transformation

ARC takes every opportunity to shout from the rooftops when an owner-operator takes action to help them on their path to digital transformation and operational excellence. Equinor (fka Statoil) is the one operator which ARC has pointed to in the past as being the most progressive in terms of adopting digital technologies, IIoT-enabled solutions and testing/proving these new technologies in the field. One cannot overstate the importance of Equinor’s efforts since it most definitely paves the way for other operators who may be more conservative to adopt and deploy IIoT-enabled solutions to help lower cost per boe, increase production and recovery rates, and improve operational synergies and collaboration among their respective ecosystems – both internal and external.
Jun
19
2018
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Edge or Cloud Analytics?

Edge analytics are necessary based simply on the nature of industrial operations. A more thorough explanation of edge or cloud analytics includes a mix of technology and business reasons.
Jun
15
2018
Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

ACHEMA 2018: MTP Facilitates Modular Production

Automation vendors continue to support standardisation efforts initiated by NAMUR, with demonstrators and reports on pilot implementations of Module Type Package (MTP) that facilitates modular production.  The impressive list*) of users, vendors, integrators and associations that participated in the common booth on MTP testifies on the perceived importance of modular production, and predicts significant rates of adoption of the standard.
Jun
15
2018
Pranav Misal — Industry Trends

NGTC (Next Generation Train Control Systems) converges ETCS and CBTC

Despite the implementation of advanced rail control systems, railway accidents, collisions, and derailments are still occurring. The existing architecture of the control systems is largely dependent on the human intervention, which results in the error.

Jun
13
2018
Pranav Misal — Industry Trends

Video Analytics Strengthens Traffic Management Systems

Rapid growth in the Internet of Things (IoT), digitization, analytics, and big data has dramatically changed the operations and strategies in the development of the future of transportation.

Jun
13
2018
Bob Gill — Industry Trends

Legal Issues in Smart Manufacturing

Lawyers are primarily concerned with liability of your organization and can advise on key issues such as: What are you liable for to your customers? What liability needs to be borne by your vendors? What are your liable for to the regulators? What are the different jurisdictions (and their implications) of all the countries in which you are operating?
Jun
10
2018
Chantal Polsonetti — Industry Trends

Could 5G NR + TSN Mean the End of Industrial Ethernet As We Know It?

Industrial manufacturers gearing up for IIoT installations, as well as their suppliers and solutions/service providers, need to recognize that industrial ethernet infrastructures, currently the backbone of IIoT architectures, could be radically disrupted by the combination of the pending 5G NR (N

Jun
07
2018
Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

AWS Hanover debut reveals understanding of IoT in manufacturing

AWS Hanover debut reveals understanding of IoT in manufacturing. Amazon Web Services (AWS) made its first full-blown appearance at the Hanover Fair this year with a large booth that demonstrated the company’s understanding of modern, digital manufacturing processes, and highlighted the its partnerships with key industry players
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