quotPlants seek to maximize their return on assets by making sure that their automation investments are scalable futureproof adhere to open standards and can seamlessly integrate to existing assets avoiding having to lsquorip and replacersquo current infrastructurerdquo according to one industrial technology expert

"Plants seek to maximize their return on assets by making sure that their automation investments are scalable, future-proof, adhere to open standards, and can seamlessly integrate to existing assets, avoiding having to ‘rip and replace’ current infrastructure,” according to one industrial technology expert.

Will Connectivity Mean Increased Competitiveness?

Manufacturers need more convincing, and new PLCs, switches, and platforms aim to cut through the fog and making a performance-based case for IIoT 92% of machines disconnected Pluggable micro-services, and more Low-power-wide-area network Fully integrated process software

For all the enthusiastic evaluations of the Industrial Internet of Things coming from high-tech analysts, manufacturers seem to be only tentatively embracing the concept of a universal operating platform: according to Cisco, the architect and developer of network programming and devices, 92% a 64 million manufacturing machines in operation worldwide are not connected to any network.

The IIoT, you may recall, is the virtual network established by tying together individual se

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