How to add IoT functions to legacy equipment

FREDRIC PAUL | November 14, 2018

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Powerful new Internet of Things (IoT) devices promise to revolutionize everything from farm equipment to satellites. But can those benefits also be added to the enormous installed base of existing, legacy, equipment, and infrastructure? After all, much of that stuff has been in place for decades, if not centuries, and still works just fine. Replacing it all would cost untold trillions, so no matter what the possible profits might be, it’s unlikely to fall out of service any time soon. To find out what reasonably can be done to upgrade legacy gear to take advantage of the IoT, I traded emails with Keith Flynn, senior director of product management at AspenTech, which makes drop-in edge IoT solutions.

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