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The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification

The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification


By Bill Lydon
Achieving the benefits of digitalization requires organizations to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) concepts, technology, and architecture with open standards.

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FDT Group and ODVA announce addition of FDT 3.0 support to Common Industrial Protocol

FDT Group and ODVA announce addition of FDT 3.0 support to Common Industrial Protocol


FDT and ODVA share a common core mission that includes advancing open, interoperable information and communication exchange for the industrial automation marketplace.

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Prosys OPC announces acceptance as member of Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

Prosys OPC announces acceptance as member of Open Industry 4.0 Alliance


The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, which was launched at that time, currently has 55 members. In the meantime, four working groups have come together to develop concrete use cases for each of the industry segments and technologies.

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The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification

By Bill Lydon
Achieving the benefits of digitalization requires organizations to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) concepts, technology, and architecture with open standards.

FDT Group and ODVA announce addition of FDT 3.0 support to Common Industrial Protocol

FDT and ODVA share a common core mission that includes advancing open, interoperable information and communication exchange for the industrial automation marketplace.

Prosys OPC announces acceptance as member of Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, which was launched at that time, currently has 55 members. In the meantime, four working groups have come together to develop concrete use cases for each of the industry segments and technologies.

Industrial-Grade Secure Remote Access in a World of Physical Risks

By Honeywell Cybersecurity
Although a part of disaster planning and recovery in increasing resilience, industrial-grade secure remote access also represents a strategic investment that can help grow a company’s operational excellence and capabilities.

Westermo helps Max Bögl enhance data communication for urban transport

High levels of network availability required specialized wireless technology designed specifically for transportation applications. Westermo was selected by Max Bögl to provide the data communication network technology. 

Crisis Further Highlights Importance of Connected Human Workers Across Industrial World

Connected work and connected worker technology make it possible for humans on the frontlines to perform at their safest, most productive best. As the current global situation clearly indicates, humans will always be essential in manufacturing and production – and they deserve to be supported and empowered by technology.

5G-Industry Campus Europe network goes live in Aachen, Germany

The 5G-Industry Campus Europe is being developed in a research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and is directly focused on the introduction of the new mobile communications standard in the manufacturing industry.

5G with an Edge: How factories of the future are staying ahead of the competition

By Jim Kilmer
Combining 5G and edge computing can give manufacturers more from their technology—simply put, better factories and better products

Overcoming the Challenges and Taking Advantage of Hybrid Cloud Environments

By Neil Miles
Whether it’s increased flexibility, scalability or cost efficiency - the advantages of a hybrid cloud approach are many. However, companies can only benefit from a truly hybrid IT approach, if they prepare for the inherent complexity.

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

ABI Research Report: Commercial rollout of industrial 5G delayed by pandemic disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a delay in the crucial standardization work that would make 5G available for enterprise use cases. The relevant standardization body, 3GPP, has formally announced a deferral of this standardization until at least June 2020, which would delay commercial rollout of industrial 5G until at least 2022.

HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

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