Articles & News on Industrial Computers

Next-Gen Industrial Communications As a Tool to Solve Networking Problems

  • June 8, 2018
  • Feature

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22 Traditional industrial networking methods have proved workable but difficult to implement. The next generation of communication technologies may work to ease implementation while addressing security concerns.

How Oil & Gas Operators Are Investing for Innovation

  • May 31, 2018
  • Case Study

By Stephany Romanow, Industry Consultant Because of the ever-changing business environment, O&G operators can no longer thrive, or even survive, by relying solely on yesterday’s technologies. They must reinvent themselves to be competitive within the marketplace and remain attractive to investors.

5 Tips for Choosing Tablet Computers for Industrial Environments

  • May 29, 2018
  • Feature

By Christopher Ealahan, Teguar Computers The factory floor can be an unforgiving place for equipment, especially when it comes to electronics. Very few of these devices make it out of the plant intact or have a long operational life. Here are five factors that any industrial user should look for in their search for the right tablet computer.

Microchip Technology announces 2D Touch Surface library

  • May 21, 2018
  • News

Designed for implementing small touch pads and screens, the 2D Touch Surface library runs on a device’s existing MCU. This removes the need for a dedicated touch controller, giving product designers the flexibility to add finger position tracking and gesture detection, such as swipes, pinch and zoom, to products.

Logic Supply announces collaboration with Amazon Web Services to ensure AWS Greengrass compatibility

  • May 17, 2018
  • News

AWS Greengrass, part of the AWS IoT offering, allows users to run local compute, messaging & data caching for connected IoT devices. With AWS Greengrass, connected devices can run AWS Lambda functions, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices securely

Industry Giants Driving Holistic Cyber Security Architecture for Edge Devices, Enterprise, Cloud

  • May 15, 2018
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com At Hannover Messe 2018, it was clear that many in the computing industry are focused on implementing a holistic cyber security approach, encompassing the entire architecture including cloud, enterprise, and edge devices. This article will explore some of these efforts and explain how they are shaping the future of cybersecurity in industrial automation.

OPC UA over TSN: A Realistic Future for a Unified Industrial Control Network?

  • May 8, 2018
  • Feature

At Hannover Fair 2018, the vision for a seamless architecture from edge devices to enterprise and cloud computing was a prominent theme. Numerous product demonstrations, announcements, and discussions promoted the combination of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN IEEE 802.1) with OPC UA messaging and data models to create a new manufacturing and production architecture

Microsoft highlights several IoT updates for manufacturing at HANNOVER MESSE

  • April 26, 2018
  • News

Microsoft has announced several updates and advancements at Digital Factory Hall at Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s largest annual manufacturing exhibition in Hannover, Germany.

HARTING highlights partner creations based around MICA edge computing system at HANNOVER MESSE

  • April 26, 2018
  • News

The HARTING Technology Group has been cooperating with systems integrators and IT specialists within the MICA.network user organisation since 2016, giving customers access to data-based efficiency improvements for their machinery. The network showcases solutions for machine data pooling and ERP applications based around the MICA Edge Computing System

Festo announces 350,000 sq ft expansion to Mason, Ohio manufacturing center

  • April 20, 2018
  • News

Construction will be conducted in two phases and is expected to be completed by 2024. The company also plans to add 350 jobs in the fields of engineering, mechatronics, purchasing and material management, as well as production and logistics operations, over the next five years.