- Why PKI Matters for the IIoT
Published May 2017
The Industrial Internet of Things can transform manufacturing, transportation, power generation and other industries with greater automation, new services and more efficient resource allocation. These advancements depend on data generated by IIoT devices now being built and deployed. But the potential cannot be realized if the data produced by the devices cannot be trusted, and that requires stronger security. Icon Labs' Alan Grau and Dave West discuss the role of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), a set of technologies and services for managing the authentication of computer systems. (6 pages)
- Device Security for the Industrial Internet of Things
Published August 2016
The Industrial Internet of Things is driving investment in new technologies and manufacturing methodologies as companies rush to capitalize on a predicted $14 trillion economic gain. A wave of new connected devices is the result, many of which are small endpoint devices running real-time operating systems. In this white paper, Renesas' Carl Stenquist and Wil Florentino and Icon Labs' Alan Grau describe security requirements for IIoT devices and the solutions currently available for securing them.
- What Is SHaaS? And Why Should You Care?
Published June 2016
Qorvo Low Power Wireless' Cees Links discusses how U.S. consumers are interested in smart-home services, the features they want and how they plan to use such technologies. (6 pages)
- Barcodes vs. RFID and the Internet of Things for Work-in-Process Tracking
Published May 2016
BellHawk Systems examines the pros and cons of using bar codes versus RFID scanning technology for tracking work-in-process in industrial organizations. This document also outlines the issues of how automated data capture, whether using bar codes or RFID, becomes part of an Industrial Internet of Things systems architecture for making operational data available in real time regarding the status of customer orders, inventory and WIP.
- Connect, Talk, Think, Act: Developing Internet of Things and Industrial Internet Opportunities
Published September 2015
The Internet of Things is just scratching the surface of what will become possible in this age of customer service innovation. An instrumented, interconnected and intelligent world not only creates tremendous opportunity to make, transport and operate "things," but also leads to better products based on real-time insight into how they are used. To that end, Sogeti examines several compelling IoT use cases, ranging from industrial to consumer markets. This document is designed to help companies focus on "things" from their own perspective, and to develop solutions that will enhance their competitive edge. (36 pages)
- Networking for Industrial Machine Building
Published July 2015
Companies creating industrial machinery for fabrication, assembly and testing constantly upgrade the capabilities of their machines, requiring free-flowing data within the machines, as well as between those devices and the headquarters of their builders. This enables new business models focused on monetization of consumables or service, reduces customization costs, increases machine availability and provides end users with simpler integration into their facility and logistics systems. This free flow of information has been called the Industrial Internet of Things. National Instruments' Todd Walter explains how the IEEE and the AVnu Alliance are working to create updates to standard Ethernet to support the converged network needs for high-speed, reliable closed-loop control, and remote data access over standard IT infrastructure. (6 pages)
- Messaging Technologies for the Industrial Internet and the Internet of Things
Published June 2015
The most important messaging technologies proposed as the foundation of the next generation of Internet of Things (and, more specifically, Industrial Internet) applications are reviewed in this white paper from PrismTech, which offers a comparison between DDS, AMQP, MQTT, JMS, REST, CoAP and XMPP. An understanding of both the architecture and the message- and data-sharing requirements of each target system is an important prerequisite for choosing the most appropriate messaging solution. (26 pages)