Renesas launches safety package to accelerate industrial safety implementations

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has expanded its industrial support with the launch of its RX111 Safety Package, to significantly reduce development time to implement functional safety for industrial equipment and devices, such as sensors, safety controllers and industrial drives.

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Time-Sensitive Networking provides a real-time platform for Industrial IoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) emerges as a force in industrial environments through initiatives such as Industry 4.0, the challenge of integrating real-time industrial systems is becoming clearer.

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Case Study: ThyssenKrupp Elevators uses rich data insight to drive predictive maintenance

CASE STUDY: Using rich data insight to drive proactive, predictive maintenance. ThyssenKrupp Elevator (TKE)  Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, providing and maintaining more than one million elevators around the world.

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Industrial IoT opportunity is behind Intel’s bid to acquire Altera, says IHS

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal (Friday, March 27, 2015) Intel is in talks to buy Altera. Here, Tom Hackenberg, IHS‘s principal analyst, embedded processing, explains that the Industrial Internet of Things is a key motivation for the deal.

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Highly integrated micro PLC aims to enable ‘Factory of the Future’

Munich, Germany. February 10, 2015 – Industry 4.0 is creating new opportunities in the equipment market, as manufacturers transition from traditional programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to Micro PLCs and Embedded PLCs. 

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Silver Spring Networks unveils its fifth generation networking platform, Gen5

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has unveiled the fifth generation of its critical infrastructure networking platform – Gen5. Silver Spring’s groundbreaking new Gen5 networking platform extends its technology and raises the industry bar on what utilities, cities, and other network operators should expect from their smart communications networks.

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SCADA market expected to enjoy strong growth in the future

Compared with the industrial automation hardware business, market for SCADA software automation products is expected to experience higher growth in the future. This is partly because SCADA products are mostly used in large investments in the energy business—such as in oil and gas and power facilities—an area that is performing better than other sectors. SCADA’s

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The Top 5 things that won’t happen in 2015

In 2014, the Internet of Things engaged the imaginations and development strategies of organisations across a range of technology product segments. While its impact is undeniable, there are a number of things that still won’t change in 2015:

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Vodafone expands Integrated Terminals range with USB Connect and MachineLink 3G Plus

Vodafone has launched two new M2M terminals, to make it easier for enterprises to benefit from the Internet of Things (IoT). USB connect is a dongle that’s designed to be tough enough for industrial use; MachineLink 3G Plus is an M2M router with versatile interfaces.

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Exclusive: Internet of Things-related deal-making passes $14bn mark in 2014, says 451 Research

EXCLUSIVE REPORT:  Internet of Things (IoT) deal-making activity rose sharply in 2014. Acquirers spent approximately $14.1bn to acquire 60 companies during the year. That spending sets a high watermark for the IoT industry and is nearly eight times the total spent by acquirers in all of the years prior to 2014.

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New LoRa™ Alliance to enable worldwide mobility for the Internet of Things

An information session hosted by the prospective founding members will be held this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The LoRa™ Alliance mission is to standardise Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), smart city and industrial applications. The

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AT&T continues to fuel growth of the Internet of Things with launch of new developer-friendly managed service

AT&T has announced the commercial availability of the M2X Data Service, its first Internet of Things (IoT) managed service for developers, as well as new design tools aimed at making it easier for Enterprise Developers to create new IoT solutions.

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GreenPeak launches GP691, next generation ZigBee radio chip and GPM6000 modules for Internet of Things and Smart Home networks

GreenPeak Technologies, has launched the new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee Modules for Smart Home and IoT networks and devices.

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The State of the Connected Factory

Products are becoming more complex and unique, requiring significant changes to existing mass  production techniques. Global competition is pressing manufacturers to minimise or eliminate nonvalue – added activities and maximise uptime as well as reduce time-to-market in order to deliver  customised products that appeal to a wider customer base. Most of the advances in efficiency will come

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Kontron: A long history of embedded systems for the future of the Internet of Things

The momentum of the Internet of Things is growing strongly and its transformative power starts to appear clear to many industries. Certainly, there are challenges to be faced in terms of technologies and business models, but the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is committed to unveiling the enormous potential of the IoT vision. Saverio Romeo of Beecham Research

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Exchanging location enhanced data between devices and cloud apps is a fundamental goal of IoT

Thomas Seiler is chief executive of u-blox, a provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The company’s products enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video.

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