FITS enhancements include cloud-based enterprise data access, mobility apps and the use of augmented reality, while device-specific information from DTMs will be available via an FDT/OPC UA information model.
A record-breaking renewables uptake makes the latest in digital process optimisation all the more important.
Wireless networks have been creeping into process plants, factories and utilities for some time now, the convenience and efficiencies they provide being obvious, but the cybersecurity risks must be managed well.
Innovation is, of course, partly about technology. But it is also about massive improvements in productivity through the empowerment of a business's only uncapped resource: its people.
In an increasingly digitally connected world, the potential for efficient manufacturing is limited only by the ability to comprehend and utilise innovative applications and technologies.
Wireless networks are showing up more commonly in industrial environments but have the drawback of more complex network design challenges, not the least of which are concerns about cybersecurity. Perhaps the latest research into light-based wireless networks offers a solution.
The Edge Intelligence Server is designed to accelerate IoT implementation by providing integrated solutions that include an edge computer, WISE-PaaS software packages, IoT development tools, preconfigured cloud services and the flexibility to add more software modules from the WISE-PaaS marketplace.
The Hirschmann BAT867-R offers only the essential interfaces — one radio, one Ethernet port and one power supply — for industrial applications in need of a compactly designed, cost-effective wireless access point.
The Stratix 5950 security appliance uses Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall and FirePOWER technology to create a security boundary between cell/area zones or to help protect a single machine, line or skid.
Antaira Technologies has expanded its industrial PoE networking infrastructure family with the LNP-0500G and LNP-0500G-24 series of Ethernet switches.