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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Blueprint for convergence issued by Wireless Broadband Alliance showing critical role of Wi-Fi 6

Convergence between Wi-Fi and 5G access technologies is critical for enabling new breed of services, applications and experiences such as Industry 4.0, augmented & virtual reality (AR/VR), connected cities and Edge computing. This is according to the latest report from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), developed with input from mobile carriers, Wi-Fi providers, telecom manufacturers, and its own 5G

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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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Robots partner with humans at FPT Industrial through COMAU

What will the factory of the future be like? How will it be organised? To answer these and many other questions about the Industry 4.0 production model, all it takes is a trip to the FPT Industrial Driveline plant in Turin, dedicated to the production of transmissions and axles for heavy equipment.

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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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