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Industry 4.0 OPC UA over TSN
As the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as Industry 4.0 are probably the most stressed topics of the last couple years we will skip the “there will be billions of connected devices…” part for this article. Smart factories and sophisticated automation require a complex combination of strategy, technology and flexibility addressing needs from the fieldbus level up to the enterprise level. The complexity and concerns regarding costs, future support, flexibility and maintenance prevent many companies from starting to implement new standards and technologies. However, with the marriage of theRead More
The IoT’s impact on the European industry was the topic in three earlier articles. In the first one we have discussed how new demands will alter economic structures. Based on that, we have taken a look at the Industry 4.0 in classic and new production models. Concluding we have tried to answer the question whether and, if so, how well European manufacturers are prepared for the future in terms of the IoT. This article however is meant to take a look at the current state of the digitisation, paying specialRead More
Big Data City
The current state of the industrial IoT (IIoT) is defined by decreasing hardware and component costs as well as unsatisfactory data analytics implementations. Cheap sensors and actuators allow us to have eyes and ears everywhere however most enterprises (SME) struggle to analyse the load of information and to benefit from the flood of data.  Precise and sophisticated big data analytics are the key to success in the future as the intelligence retrieved from data helps companies to increase efficiency, implement customer feedback in products and optimise production. Data became theRead More
Right now we are experiencing the fourth industrial revolution. The introduction of the Internet along with sophisticated semiconductor technology and precise and affordable sensors paved the way for the IoT and big data which are fuelling a radical change often referred to as “Industry 4.0”. We reached a turning point and in order to stay successful we need to predict the future for industrial IoT (IIoT) applications as accurately as possible. Surprisingly when it comes to digitalisation we can learn a lot from the music industry which has already goneRead More
When Gartner revealed its new list of the top 10 technology trends which will be strategic for organisations in 2016 some well-known names like IoT platforms and 3D printing materials made the list a long with a few newcomers like the ambient user experience and Mesh App and Service Architecture. Only technology trends which have the potential for significant impact on the organisation, like high potential for disruption to the business, end users or IT, the need for a major investment, or the risk of being late to adopt makeRead More

Posted On September 28, 2015By Kai SchmidtIn Big Data, Events, Internet of Things

How To Succeed In The IoT In One Day!

The IoT has been the topic of enough blogs, magazines and studies over the last months to make everyone an expert in the field of connectivity and cloud computing. So how to set yourself apart and gain additional knowledge which helps you to make a difference? One chance is the IoT Experience Day which is hosted by Freescale, Noser Engineering and EBV Elektronik in Stuttgart, Germany October 8, 2015. The free one day event concentrates on solutions for the most difficult challenges of sophisticated IoT connectivity and applications, such asRead More
Let’s stress the most used phrase these days: Internet of Things. You want to be truly innovative? Well, then instead it might be time to talk about the “Internet of Services” – or in other words “smart services”. Many companies will state that they aim to be first adopters of Industry 4.0 technology (referring to the inter-connectivity of machines and whole production sites) to stay innovative. However this is just one step of many in order to stay successful. The adoption of data-based services is the next big challenge that has to be tackled. TheseRead More

Posted On December 16, 2014By Kai SchmidtIn Big Data, Cloud, Technology

Cloud Technology – A Crash Course

Cloud technology is a vital part of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) – but what is the cloud? The Cloud is based on data centres, whose data memory, high-performance processors and network technology provide the hardware on which the Cloud provisions are built. Users of Cloud solutions access these resources via the Internet in order to offer their services to end users in the shape of infrastructure, software or platform solutions. A data centre can of course also be used as a solution provider, just like aRead More
There is no doubt that semiconductors and IT are like Romeo and Juliet as non of both works without the other. Therefore it is vitally important for us to keep up-to date with the IT environment around us. To give you a compact and very comprehensive overview about the most important IT trends of 2015 Avnet asked their CIO Steve Phillips to narrow them down. Enjoy this great video!   More videos you could be interested in: – Steve Phillips: Selling to the CIO  – EBV and Texas Instruments talkRead More
It used to be so simple. The Cloud was where everyone stored their digital lives. Then it all changed. In what seems like an impossibly short space of time, the Cloud landscape has evolved from the simple Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) into a matrix of hosted apps and connected components, covering pretty much every imaginable aspect of the Cloud. At the heart of this movement is 43-year-old Hugo Fiennes, formerly of Apple and now CEO of Electric Imp,Read More