From the Cloud to the Edge for Barcode and RFID Data Capture

In this white paper from KnarrTek,  Peter Green traces the evolution of the BellHawk barcode and RFID job and materials-tracking system. Green recounts the system’s development from its early days, using a client-server architecture, to running at a remote data center in the cloud, to utilizing an Industrial Internet of Things edge-computing architecture. This document looks at each stage of the system’s evolution, the forces that drove change, the advantages and disadvantages of each architecture, and how it now employs a hybrid of cloud and edge computing. (11 pages)

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