Industrial Internet of Things Forum—Understanding the IIoT
There are various facets to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which is quite different from the Internet of Things. One of the key factors is that the data that’s transmitted on the IIoT is generally critical in terms of keeping a business running. It may have to do with a manufacturing facility, or it may have to do with financial information, or it may be something in between. Because of the potentially sensitive nature of this information, security is paramount.
In this Forum, we will discuss the hardware and software issues surrounding the IIoT and how they can be applied to your specific application. Presenters are experts in their field and will include coverage of wireless technologies, from the personal-area network (PAN) to the local-area network (LAN), to the wide-area network (WAN). This covers everything from RFID and Bluetooth up to WiFi and cellular.
Other topic areas include a look at the current crop of microprocessors being deployed, going through the tradeoffs associated with each. Then, we will look at the industrial real-time operating systems, and how they can be used to implement security protocols to keep your data safe. Finally, we’ll wrap up with a panel session that covers each of the previous three topics. The moderator will be sure to ask the unanswered questions that the presenters were hesitant to answer. But more importantly, they’ll take questions from the audience and will stay until every question is answered.
Program/topics in 2016
- Opening remarks
Why should someone be designing for the Industrial Internet of Things, what concerns they should have, and general housekeeping.
- Which wireless medium is best for your secure IIoT application
There are many choices when it comes to the communications method. You need to base your decision on your long-term plans rather than just your current needs.
- All microprocessors are not created equally
While it may seem that there’s not a big difference between the array of available microprocessors, that’s actually far from the truth. In this session, we’ll look at the various choices and explain the differences amongst them.
For most IIoT applications, data security is paramount. In this session, we’ll address what you need to do to maintain the highest level of security and stay ahead of the hackers.
- Building a Digital Factory
The architecture of industrial systems is likely to change to enable digital manufacturing. Besides producing a product, a modern digital factory is also an information gathering and processing entity. In this presentation, we will look at emerging system architectures for automation systems that enable the digital factory.
- Panel session
Panel with all speakers. Moderated by Rich Nass, Executive Vice President, OpenSystems Media.