Internet of Things

CC-Link IE networking helps biomass plant automation at a different kind of dairy farm

Maximising the use of agricultural by-products to reduce waste and improve sustainability has several positives; including reducing a business’ environmental impact and maximising an important profit opportunity. This is why Italian farm Roana has invested in a biomass plant that utilises livestock manure and other organic waste to generate energy. …

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TDK’s smart multi-sensor wireless module for IoT applications relies on Sensirion’s environmental sensor

TDK is using Sensirion’s state-of-the-art humidity and temperature sensor SHTC3 in its smart multi-sensor wireless module “SmartBug”. The module has been designed for IoT (Internet of Things) applications and enables quick and easy access to reliable and smart sensor data. TDK’s SmartBug (MD-42688-P) is a multi-sensor wireless module that leverages …

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Seeq recognised as a finalist for Energy 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year

Seeq Corporation has been named a finalist for the Energy 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. “We are very pleased to be awarded …

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Secure in the knowledge

They say knowledge is power. This is especially true when managing security remotely. As an unprecedented number of workers are now remotely accessing industrial production systems — in some cases from their own homes and private computers — security must be prioritised. Reinhard Mayr, head of information security and research operations at …

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Advantech gets Gold Award from VDC Research for IoT and Embedded Technology Vendor Satisfaction

Advantech has once again been recognised for its excellence in quality and service provision with a prestigious global industry award. Advantech has received VDC Research’s Gold Award for IoT & Embedded Technology Vendor Satisfaction in the Boards & Modules and Systems & Servers categories. These annual awards are based on …

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AVEVA launches the Insight OMI app which adds predictive artificial intelligence into the AVEVA System Platform

AVEVA has today announced the launch of the AVEVA Insight OMI app, a first in the industry to infuse real-time artificial intelligence into an operator’s decision-making as well as improve overall operational agility. The smart app provides industrial businesses with an accelerated path toward implementing artificial intelligence in the control room or …

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Engineering on the edge

Throughout 2020, the UK will be witnessing the wider rollout of 5G telecommunications networks, allowing for greater speeds and reduced latency. The introduction of these networks will support the development of more advanced computing applications like autonomous vehicles, and it’s got many businesses considering edge computing. For manufacturing businesses, more effective edge computing doesn’t need new telecoms technologies — it just requires consideration of industrial PCs …

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Phoenix Contact, Quectel and Ericsson jointly develop the first industrial 5G router for private networks

Phoenix Contact, Quectel and Ericsson have worked together to develop and deploy the first industrial 5G router for local industrial applications in a private 5G network. With the help of the newly developed 5G Router, industrial applications, such as machines, controls and other equipment, can now be connected to a …

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PTC extends alliance with Rockwell Automation and Microsoft to launch ‘Factory Insights as a Service’

Three of the world’s leading specialists on industrial innovation have joined forces to  launch a new solution that will help manufacturers achieve a 90 per cent reduction in development time and increased speed to market. PTC, Microsoft and Rockwell Automation unveiled ‘Factory Insights as a Service’ this week in front …

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Manage inventory remotely with smart level sensor

Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) are ideal for the safe storage and transportation of liquids – but they raise a number of challenges for level measurement. They’re often located remotely, and several IBCs can be scattered over a wide area. The Micropilot FWR30 radar sensor from Endress+Hauser solves these difficulties by …

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