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MQTT and InduSoft Web Studio – Protocols for IIoT Applications

The Internet of Things requires disparate systems and device-level components to speak to one another seamlessly. However, this level of communication between so many different possible combinations of hardware has been a major challenge to the adoption of Internet of Things (IIoT) architectures. One protocol, MQTT is aiming to become the new standard in IoT and IIoT applications. Let’s look at how MQTT got started: Continue reading

Why System Integrators Who Don’t Embrace IIoT Risk Being Left Behind

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0, and Made in China 2025 are being supported by hardware, software, and government initiatives worldwide. Gartner projects 21 billion devices will be connected to networks by 2020. Hardware manufacturers are increasingly developing products with IIoT capabilities, while software developers like InduSoft are finding ways to connect that hardware to industrial HMI and SCADA systems. Continue reading

How a Focus on the ‘Why’ of IIoT can Improve Connected Systems

It’s impossible to miss the countless articles that discuss the future of the Industrial Internet of Things, treating the idea that all our devices can and should be connected as a foregone conclusion. There is a barrage of figures to support the burgeoning industry – IIoT funding jumped 83% in 2015 (CBInsights)! China plans to invest $800 million into IIoT by 2015 (Accenture Strategy)! Continue reading

Protecting IoT Ecosystems from Malicious Apps and Attacks

In today’s video posted by cybersecurity researchers at the University of Michigan it’s possible to see how hackers can gain direct access to an IoT ecosystem. In this case, they hacked into Samsung’s SmartThings and were able to get access to and reprogram PIN codes used to unlock doors to a smart home. Continue reading

Filling “The Huge Void” In the Internet of Things

Simon Bisson recently (and correctly) pointed out that “There’s a Huge Gap at the Heart of the Internet of Things” in an article that showcases the main reason that the smoothly running interconnected systems promised by the Internet of Things haven’t yet manifested in many industries. Continue reading

Trends in Automation: Forecasts and Trends for Automated Vehicles

This January, President Obama pledged $4B for what he calls a “21st century transportation system.” This new transportation system was revealed, in part, to $4B earmarked specifically for research and development of automated vehicles. As a part of this new budget spend, federal regulators are working hard to clarify the “rule interpretation requests” sent in by manufacturers like BMW. These requests allow governing agencies to determine whether features like automated parking assistance fit into current driving standards and regulations. This opens up a dialog between car manufacturers and agencies like the NHTSA, which will allow rules to be adjusted as technology adapts to automated vehicles. Continue reading

Thursday Podcast – Interview with MSITec on Robotics and the Future of IoT and IIoT

This week we were lucky enough to have an opportunity to sit down with MSITec to talk robotics, IoT, and industrial automation. If you’ve been dying to check out some of the real-world applications of IoT, look no further than … Continue reading