Internet of Things

Digital solutions increase the efficiency of paper production

More than 40 papermakers from numerous mills and representing six countries attended a lunch and learn event hosted by the technology company Voith during the MIAC exhibition in Lucca, Italy. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the digital future of the paper industry and innovative technologies. During the session, …

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Being versatile with IoT

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains how the IoT is impacting consumer-facing businesses and what manufacturers can learn from that. IHS Markit predicts that there will be around 75.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the world by 2025. In a few years …

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Smart buildings – from smart light management to the connected Internet of Things

In this article, Armin Anders, vice president business development at EnOcean, explains how wireless and self-powered sensors are the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) and innovative buildings. The eyes and ears of a building—these are electronic sensors that already enable classic building automation systems to control the lighting, …

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IoT Beyond PoC: A shift in mindset

In this article, Jason Kay, IMS Evolve, discusses how in many cases the goal of an IoT implementation is dictated by the technology, but just because the technology can provide a solution for the business, it does not necessarily mean it is the right one. The Internet of Things (IoT) …

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Kudelski Group and Voith announce strategic partnership

The Kudelski Group and Voith are to cooperate to provide a range of new services and solutions to secure connected technologies leveraged in industrial markets. The convergence of IT and OT environments enables operational efficiencies, new business models and data intelligence to drive predictive maintenance and better decision making. However, …

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5G, data centres and IIoT spur demand for gigabit Ethernet test

The buzz around 5th Generation (5G),  cloud computing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is getting louder as customers become aware of the benefits to be had from the use of these advanced technologies. These technologies require intensive R&D spending, high-speed network testing and broad bandwidth infrastructure, which soars up the demand …

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Manufacturing industry is at risk of increased cyberattacks due to IIoT devices and Industry 4.0 initiatives

Vectra has announced that the manufacturing industry exhibits higher-than-normal rates of cyberattack-related reconnaissance and lateral movement activity. This is due to the rapid convergence of enterprise information technology and operational technology networks in manufacturing organisations. As part of key findings in the new 2018 Spotlight Report on Manufacturing, Vectra revealed …

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Seeq secures $23 million Series B funding to fuel IIoT analytics

Seeq has secured $23 million in Series B funding enabling it to significantly expand its development, sales and marketing resources, and also increase its presence in international markets. “Seeq leverages innovations in big data, machine learning, and open source technologies to enable plant operations, engineering and management personnel to find …

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5G is coming: What to expect and why

5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G), says the optimist, will revolutionise our life as the 3G/4G systems did. While the majority are still waiting to link to the 4G network, the top telecoms have started the war for the next generation of mobile communication. 5G is expected to finally bring the autonomous …

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