Will Blockchain Secure Your Industrial IoT Network?

Posted by Matt Newton on Mar 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Most people relate the term blockchain to an Internet currency or peer-to-peer payment system called Bitcoin.

But there’s way more value to blockchain technology than just a payment system.

And it just might help us solve a lot of problems related to industrial cyber security, particularly in Industrial Internet of Things applications.

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, PACs, Security, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things

OptoNews: Opto 22 partners with IBM Watson IoT

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 15, 2017 4:35:22 PM

What could cognitive computing do for you?

Cognitive computing involves analyzing huge quantities of data and spotting correlations and patterns that are valuable—similar to what a human brain can do. But computers can analyze lots more data, much faster. 

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Topics: Process control, Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, Integrators, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Data acquisition, OptoNews 2017-03-15

OptoNews: New white paper - 2017 State of the IIoT

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 15, 2017 4:34:56 PM

The next industrial revolution, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is happening now.

In March 2016, a Gartner survey reported that 43% of organizations were already using or planned to implement IIoT applications during the year.

But it's not necessarily easy. There are still challenges to be met and a lot of decisions to be made as you move ahead. 

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2017-03-15

Adding Cognitive Computing To Industrial Automation

Posted by Matt Newton on Mar 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There’s a lot of talk these days about artificial intelligence, the cloud, and cognitive computing.

But what the heck do those things have to do with industrial automation, and why should automation professionals be getting up to speed on these technologies?

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Topics: Discrete control, Internet of Things, IoT, Machine builder, PACs, I/O, REST API, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things

An IIoT Standard To Rule Them All!

Posted by Matt Newton on Mar 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Who doesn't love a good Internet standard? I remember when I first got started in the technology world, reading RFCs was a great way to put myself to sleep at night.

But during the day, they did help considerably when trying to solve tech problems with hardware or software that wasn’t quite conforming to a defined technical specification. And that’s a problem we’re seeing with the Industrial Internet of Things today.

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things

OptoNews: New version of Node-RED for groov Box

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 1, 2017 4:02:04 PM

We've just released version 3 of Node-RED for the GROOV-AR1 groov Box. 

Node-RED is an open-source software tool for digitally wiring together hardware devices (like the groov Box), APIs (application program interfaces), and online services.

If you have a GROOV-AR1, Node-RED is included starting with groov Admin 44.

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, Updates, IoT, optonews, Integrators, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Node-RED, OptoNews 2017-03-01

From IoT to IIoT: an industry pivot

Posted by Matt Newton on Feb 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This week Opto 22 is exhibiting at the Open IoT Summit in Portland, Oregon. The IoT Summit is a Linux Foundation event, packed with a ton of technology workshops and product demos.

We also exhibited at the IoT Summit last year. It’s a great chance to connect with the Linux developer community and get their perspective on things, since it’s so much different from what a typical industrial automation professional is exposed to.

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, PACs, API, REST, mobile, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Node-RED, GPIO

Must-have cables and adapters to maximize OEE & connect OT to IT

Posted by Matt Newton on Feb 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Almost everyone in the industrial automation, process control, and factory automation industries is concerned with keeping their equipment up and running.

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a key metric for understanding how the factory is performing.  And part of keeping things running is keeping things communicating. 

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things

OptoNews: Opto 22 helps CAT provide power for the "Big Game"

Posted by Jean Femia on Feb 15, 2017 6:01:16 PM

Did you watch the Big Game on Sunday, February 5?

Not only was it a great game, with the outcome in doubt till a first-ever overtime settled it, but also... power for the Fox Sports television broadcast never failed.

Pretty important, right?

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, Machine builder, optonews, PACs, OEM, Integrators, mobile, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2017-02-15

OptoNews: You're invited to the Open IoT Summit

Posted by Jean Femia on Feb 15, 2017 5:57:11 PM

Join us next week at the Open IoT Summit in Portland, Oregon. 

As the Internet of Things (IoT) gains momentum, this conference brings together system architects, firmware developers, software developers, and application developers.

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, optonews, Events & conferences, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, OptoNews 2017-02-15

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