Closer to the edge: How edge computing will drive Industry 4.0

We’ve been in the process of transitioning to Industry 4.0 (aka the fourth industrial revolution) ever since the German government coined the term in 2011. It’s proven to be a long and complex journey, and by 2025, the World Economic Forum has estimated that the worldwide impact of Industry 4.0 will reach UK£2.7 trillion(€2.9 trillion)

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IoT & Industry 4.0 Online Conference & Exhibition– June 16th, 2020

In simple terms, the Internet of Things (IoT) covers all devices, ranging from basic sensors to smartphones and wearables, that are connected to the internet and which can ‘talk’ to each other. IoT allows devices to communicate not only within closed silos but across different networks, so creating a more connected IT environment.

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10-week IoT ‘Bootcamp’ tackles demand for smart devices and workforce to create them

What is the Internet of Things? It’s an umbrella phrase that covers all smart devices—from thermostats to fitness trackers to security systems to manufacturing equipment—that collect data and then share that data over a network with the interest of making everything more efficient (be that energy consumption, your physical health, manufacturing, etc.).

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HFS ranks Accenture the topmost service provider for Industry 4.0 and IoT

Accenture was ranked topmost in two recent reports by industry analyst firm HFS Research. The first report covers services providers for Industry 4.0; the second assesses service providers for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Small manufacturers looking to be acquired must have IIoT

Small manufacturers, many of whom have been in business for decades and consistently generate $2 million (€1.8 million) to $20 million (€18.1 million) in annual revenue, are seeking an exit strategy. The founders of these companies are often critical suppliers in the industry sector supply chain including aerospace, aviation, automation, machining, and food production.

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The smart factory pipe dream

In early 2019, the UK’s first smart factory was created, using the newly launched 5G communications network to facilitate quick data transfer speeds.

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Telit’s deviceWISE Asset Gateway software accelerates industrial Edge and IoT solutions

The Telit deviceWISE Asset Gateway software has been validated by Dell Technologies for use on Dell Edge Gateway 3000 series and the software is now available as an integrated Cloud-ready industrial IoT solution.

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Maintenance in the digital world

For manufacturers operating in today’s highly competitive global marketplace, unforeseen downtime presents a significant challenge, often leading to higher costs, missed order deadlines and even reputational issues.

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Festo technical paper demonstrates how to maintain network security while applying Industry 4.0 techniques

Industrial automation provider Festo has published a new technical paper entitled Using the Festo IoT Gateway in Enterprise Networks. Network security is paramount to ensure the integrity of data when implementing Industy 4.0 principles in the manufacturing industry.

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Italy’s national research council CNR and Italtel enter ICT framework agreement

A new framework agreement to promote research, knowledge exchange and innovation within the Information and Communication Technologies sector has been signed by Italtel and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy’s national research council.

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Festo white paper offers practical tips for Industry 4.0 implementation

Companies are beginning to appreciate and embrace the concept of industrial digitalisation and the potential it offers to improve production efficiencies, reduce cost and be more responsive to customer demands.However, many businesses struggle to understand how to begin the transformation.

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Cybeats raises seed round of investment led by iNovia Capital to create ‘immune system’ for IoT devices

Cybersecurity company Cybeats, which provides continuous cyber defence solution for Enterprise IoT infrastructure, announced it has raised a seed round of investment from iNovia Capital, Maple Leaf Angels (MLA48 II), and cybersecurity industry insiders Dr. Richard Reiner, Brian O’Higgins, and Brian Bourne.

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Nucleus of a revolution: Photoelectric sensors are playing a big part in speeding up industrial automation

From packaging to manufacturing and from pharmaceuticals to the food and beverages sector, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in collaboration with big data is boosting operations in nearly every industry vertical. However, it all begins with small data from smart sensors,

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HARTING features efficiency improvements in manufacturing logistics based on Integrated Industry 4.0 and IoT

At Smart Factory Expo, HARTING is demonstrating its range of automation solutions for improving the efficiency of manufacturing logistic processes based on the concepts of Integrated Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) (Stand SO17).

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Deloitte, the AMRC and PTC launch the Connected Factory at the AMRC Factory 2050

PTC, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Deloitte announced the opening of the Connected Factory, an Industry 4.0 exploration facility, located at the AMRC’s Factory 2050, Sheffield.

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Canvass Analytics partners with OSIsoft to deliver predictive insights for industrial companies

Canvass Analytics, a provider of AI-enabled predictive analytics for Industrial IoT, and OSIsoft, a provider in operational intelligence, announced a new partnership that will enable Industrial companies to accelerate the return on investment of their IoT initiatives.

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