Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision of a world where almost any kind of object can and many will carry some kind of transmitter to send and receive data from the internet.  Think sensors and smart appliances everywhere, and all able to communicate, both by M2M (machine to machine) and M2H (machine to human).

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How to Leverage IoT to Protect Your Workers

Article | March 20, 2020

Workers in construction, agriculture and manufacturing are reported to have the highest incident rates, according to the 2018 research of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical expenses for work-related injuries are scoring millions of dollars each year. In recent years, businesses have increasingly opted for industrial IoT solutions that offer advanced monitoring capabilities designed to predict and prevent incidents. In many situations, smart monitoring can save lives in the event of equipment misuse or failure, inefficient safety regulations and health-threatening sites.

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IoT Adoption: Before and After COVID-19

Article | March 20, 2020

The survey data I’m referring to comes from a study conducted by the Eclipse Foundation about the adoption of commercial Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The aim of the study was to get a better understanding of the IoT industry landscape by identifying the requirements, priorities, and challenges faced by organizations deploying and using commercial IoT technologies. More than 350 respondents from multiple industries responded, with about a quarter of respondents coming from industrial production businesses. While this survey was not solely focused on the manufacturing and processing industries, its results reflect the general business community’s IoT adoption at the end of 2019. As such, it is a pre-COVID-19 snapshot of IoT adoption.

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New partnership reduces field testing of IoT modules

Article | March 20, 2020

IoT protocol stack features have been specified by 3GPP, an engineering organisation that brings national Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) from around the globe to develop technical specifications for the 3rd generation of mobile, cellular telecommunications, UMTS. IoT devices have to interact with different network configurations worldwide. It is therefore important to ensure that these features are working well in all sorts of configurations, configured by different network operators. To address this challenge, digital identity and security provider Gemalto (a Thales company) and Rohde & Schwarz have teamed up to significantly reducing expensive and time-consuming drive tests of IoT devices.

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Who should lead the push for IoT security?

Article | March 20, 2020

The ease with which internet of things devices can be compromised, coupled with the potentially extreme consequences of breaches, have prompted action from legislatures and regulators, but what group is best to decide? Both the makers of IoT devices and governments are aware of the security issues, but so far they haven’t come up with standardized ways to address them. The challenge of this market is that it’s moving so fast that no regulation is going to be able to keep pace with the devices that are being connected,” said Forrester vice president and research director Merritt Maxim. “Regulations that are definitive are easy to enforce and helpful, but they’ll quickly become outdated.”The latest such effort by a governmental body is a proposed regulation in the U.K. that would impose three major mandates on IoT device manufacturers that would address key security concerns.

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Redbend catalyzes change in the connected world. We have been keeping more than two billion mobile, automotive and IoT devices continuously relevant with over-the-air software updates, and with virtualization and device management services. Our robust technology and solution offerings deliver instant market impact — accelerating business results, optimizing performance and improving people’s lives. Building on nearly two decades of experience, and on our proven track record working with hundreds of leading global brands, we make it easy for customers across all geographies to optimize deployment of change, and reliably enhance any connected device — regardless of size and complexity with ever-increasing value.

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