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Jan
04
2019
Ralph Rio — ARC Report Abstract

Effective Supply Chain Track and Trace with Blockchain Must Include MES and WMS Data

Emerging blockchain technology enables members of a consortium to share data in a secure and trusted environment to enable improvements in operational performance. To maximize the effectiveness of a blockchain-enabled supply chain track and trace solution and help ensure that the goals of the consortium members are met, the processing nodes of the supply chain must be included.
Jan
03
2019
Ed O'Brien — Industry Trends

Advancing Digital Transformation: Analytics for Business Users

As today’s companies strive to better understand their businesses, insight from all organizational levels are needed to get a complete view of organizational health and business drivers with the use of analytics. There is an ongoing challenge of making sense of disparate data so it can be interpreted as actionable information.
Jan
02
2019
Harry Forbes — Industry Trends

Industrial Automation and IoT Software: Common Threads

Last month ARC published a report I wrote on the future of software for industrial automation and embedded systems. It was entitled “The End of Industrial Automation (as we know it)”. Here I’ll make some observations about some of the many common threads between future automation software and future software for the Industrial IoT.
Jan
11
2019
Harry Forbes — ARCView

Integrating HART Field Devices Effectively

The vast majority of the tens of millions of field instruments in process plants today support the HART protocol. Though dating from the 1980s, HART can provide a number of important and valuable services for end users if they were Integrating HART Field Devices.
Jan
11
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — Industry Trends

Improve Manufacturing Safety with Analytics

Improving safety continues as a concern in manufacturing companies. Automation has helped alleviate some problems, but also allowed companies to push the boundaries of the safety envelope.  Over the years, the industry’s safety record has improved overall, but when things go wrong, the consequences are often more severe. It's time to improve manufacturing safety with analytics.
Jan
10
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — ARC Report Abstract

Protecting Automation’s Success while Facing Automation's Vulnerability

Automation’s success can be attributed to the value it delivers.  As technology has progressed, manufacturing automation has proliferated from basic control on the plant or factory floor to today’s advanced applications, thus opening the door to automation's vulnerability.  
Jan
09
2019
Larry O'Brien — Company and Product News

Owl Cyber Defense Webinar for New OPDS-Talon Core Software 

Owl Cyber Defense, one of the leading data diode suppliers for secure unidirectional communications, released the latest version of its recently productized core software platform, Version 2.0.2.0 of OPDS, otherwise known as OPDS-Talon.
Jan
08
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Startups and India’s Unicorn Club

The last decade in India belonged to startup companies; and 2018 saw eight startups enter India's unicorn club (private companies valued at over $1 billion), ushering in an era of unprecedented growth.
Dec
21
2018
Chantal Polsonetti — Acquisition or Partnership

The IIC and GlobalPlatform Announce Liaison

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, announce they have agreed to a liaison to advance their shared interests.  Under the agreement, the IIC and GlobalPlatform will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.
Dec
19
2018
Larry O'Brien — ARCView

Emerson Exchange Features Strong Cybersecurity Message

For end users in the process industries, cybersecurity concerns permeate all the way down to the sensor level and throughout many plant work processes and procedures.  Emerson recently had a chance to showcase the company’s cybersecurity knowledge and offerings at the Emerson Exchange end user conference in San Antonio. 
Dec
12
2018
Frank Thomas — Company and Product News

Automation Summit 4.0 on SPS-Fair 2018

Like in the years before the WEKA Media Group organized an Automation Summit 4.0 during the SPS/IPC/Drives fair in Nuremberg, Germany. To cater to the continued interest in topics concerning Industrie 4.0, four sessions were offered on the first two exhibition days: Edge Computing, TSN and OPC UA, IoT Platforms and Smart Sensors. These subjects represented the “hot topics” of the exhibition and all sessions included presentations by well-known companies and industry experts.
Dec
13
2018
Rick Rys — Technology Trends

Transactive Energy for the Electric Grid of the Future

While deregulation of electric utilities has separated generation from distribution in the US and elsewhere, many opportunities remain for future regulations to make our grids provide reliable power at the lowest costs with transactive energy for the electric grid.
Dec
05
2018
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Cybersecurity Implications of IT/OT Convergence in Smart Buildings

Adoption of the IoT in today’s smart buildings has created a new landscape that eliminates barriers between IT and OT technology. All of this advanced technology and capability, however, creates increased cybersecurity concerns and risks. The increased focus on cybersecurity for smart buildings is already manifesting itself in new relationships between smart building technology vendors and leading cybersecurity providers with experience and capabilities in both the IT and OT space.
Nov
27
2018
Eapen Jacob — Industry Trends

Smart Elevators - Six Major Trends for 2019

Six Smart Elevator Market Trends for 2019 - Connectivity, Predictive Maintenance, Cable-Free Smart Elevators, Automated Vehicle Storage and Retrieval Technologies and more...

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Jan
11
2019
Harry Forbes — ARCView

Integrating HART Field Devices Effectively

The vast majority of the tens of millions of field instruments in process plants today support the HART protocol. Though dating from the 1980s, HART can provide a number of important and valuable services for end users if they were Integrating HART Field Devices.
Jan
10
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — ARC Report Abstract

Protecting Automation’s Success while Facing Automation's Vulnerability

Automation’s success can be attributed to the value it delivers.  As technology has progressed, manufacturing automation has proliferated from basic control on the plant or factory floor to today’s advanced applications, thus opening the door to automation's vulnerability.  

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