Kanglim and Ridecell partner to create IoT automation and mobility platform

Kanglim Co, Ltd, the 40 year-old global provider of specialty industrial vehicles, announced a strategic alliance with Ridecell Inc., the platform powering digital transformations and IoT automation for fleet-driven businesses.

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Upgrading Industry 4.0 with edge analytics

Research from market insight provider IoT Analytics has revealed that making edge computing systems ‘smart’ by integrating intelligent tools is a key driver of the technology’s continued growth.

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Rail transport accelerates on track to new era of automation

This article first appeared in Transport 360 magazine. Although the pandemic has meant passengers are staying home, the retail supply chain has massively increased its utilisation of rail cargo.

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Rockwell Automation to expand industrial cloud software offering with acquisition of Plex Systems

Rockwell Automation, Inc., the company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, and Plex Systems, the cloud-native smart manufacturing platform operating at scale, announced that Rockwell has entered into an agreement to acquire Plex for $2.22 billion (€1.86 billion) in cash.

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ETSI releases IoT testing specifications for MQTT, CoAP and industrial automation and control systems

The ETSI committee on Methods for Testing and Specifications (TC MTS) has recently completed a set of seven standards addressing the testing of the IoT MQTT and CoAP protocols, and the foundational security IoT-Profile.

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Surf Loch leverages Siemens’ digital enterprise portfolio to create the perfect wave

Surf Loch, a California-based company that has been developing wave-making technology since the 1980s, is using software from Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio and automation technology to create wave pools that deliver ocean-quality waves which can be tailored to each individual surfer.

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Monitoring the next normal for manufacturers to ensure quality of industrial IoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) a major element of Industry 4.0 has been gaining traction for some time now, driven by globalisation, shifting demand for commodities, and fluctuating trade flows, even before COVID-19.

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Samsung and IBM plan to help businesses embrace Industry 4.0 with 5G and edge

Samsung Electronics announced a new plan to collaborate with IBM to develop edge computing, 5G, and hybrid cloud solutions to help businesses across all industries modernise their operations and realise the promise of Industry 4.0. Samsung and IBM intend to work together to provide enterprises with new solutions for mobile edge computing and end-to-end private

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5G and Industry 4.0 are the keys to unlocking Europe’s economy

Economic forecasts across the globe make for grim reading. The coronavirus pandemic when it first hit brought countries to a standstill. In June, the World Bank projected that the global economy was on course to shrink 5.2% over the course of 2020.

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Rockwell Automation to show flexible, smart manufacturing at SPS Connect

Thousands of delegates are expected to join Rockwell Automation and other large industrial organisations at SPS Connect to see the latest in industrial automation technology virtually.

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Connected building automation to total 34.4mn systems in North America and Europe in 2024

According to a new research report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of connected building automation systems in Europe and North America reached an estimated 20.5 million systems in 2019. This include building systems that are connected to the Internet and can send data to a backoffice platform.

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Energy harvesting brings ‘battery that never dies’ claim for IoT applications

Xidas IoT becomes the first to create a cost-effective solution for the Internet of Things (IoT) market’s major issue: battery life. The increasing benefit of wireless sensors in the industrial and automation world is being restricted by the pain of replacing their batteries.

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Cybersecurity pros embrace automation, yet younger staff fear being replaced by tech

Despite 88% of cybersecurity professionals believing automation will make their jobs easier, younger staffers are more concerned than veterans that the technology will replace their roles. This is according to new research by Exabeam.

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Red Lion’s flexEdge intelligent edge automation platform integrates IT and OT

Red Lion’s FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform now combines the scalability of Linux with the power of Crimson 3.2 software into one user-friendly operating system. This fusion enables a single FlexEdge controller to provide advanced networking, security, and automation. By integrating information technology and operational technology, FlexEdge helps customers reduce costs, improve data security, and

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More than half of firms using network automation to handle skills shortage

The travel time it takes to get engineers on site (42%) and a lack of in house skillset (42%) are the two big challenges organisations face in resolving a network outage quickly. This is according to a recent study commissioned by Opengear, a Digi International company.

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Industrial providers identify cloud as single important solution to thriving in the new normal

Industrial organisations are opting for Cloud, Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technologies to address the complexities of today’s challenging macro-economic environment. This is according to AVEVA, a global provider of engineering and industrial software.

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