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Modernizing your industrial control system? Here are six critical requirements you need to address

Modernizing your industrial control system? Here are six critical requirements you need to address

By Jeff Gowan Digital Transformation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Next Generation Industrial Control. Industry 4.0. Enough buzzwords for ya? They all include one common element: moving control functions from dedicated hardware into software. Why? Because you can reduce your operating expenses, introduce new flexibility and optimization to your processes, and potentially discover new ways to monetize your data. But let’s…
ARC Advisory Group Highlights Titanium Control as Disruptor for Industrial Automation Market

ARC Advisory Group Highlights Titanium Control as Disruptor for Industrial Automation Market

By Charlie Ashton Just in time to assist industrial automation companies who are reviewing and refining their strategies at the start of 2018, ARC Advisory Group has released a fascinating paper titled “Virtualization and Industrial Control”. If you’re in the industrial control business, this paper should be high on your New Year reading list. Written by Harry Forbes, Research Director…
Contela Selects Wind River Titanium Cloud Based on Successful Long Range Radio NFV Proof-of-Concept

Contela Selects Wind River Titanium Cloud Based on Successful Long Range Radio NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton With its mix of long range reach and low power consumption, Long Range Radio (LoRa) IoT networks are fueling the rise of smart, connected cities around the world. Innovative IoT applications are addressing key challenges faced by cities such as transportation, security and pollution to deliver new value and convenience. Expanding reliable wireless network service in the…
China Telecom and Wind River Collaborate on Titanium Cloud-based vBRAS Proof of Concept

China Telecom and Wind River Collaborate on Titanium Cloud-based vBRAS Proof of Concept

By Charlie Ashton Building on previous Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiatives with China Telecom, Wind River is excited to have recently completed a virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vBRAS) proof-of-concept (POC) with China Telecom, the largest integrated communications service provider in the world. To get China Telecom’s perspective on the project, we spoke with Dr. Ou Liang, Head of NFV…
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton Wind River has long been working with major service providers on innovative NFV projects. The Wind River Titanium Cloud portfolio provides virtualization platforms that meet the intensive performance, reliability and security requirements of the world’s most demanding communications networks. One of our more recent projects included a proof-of-concept with Chunghwa Telecom Lab, the development center of Taiwan’s…
“Euphrates in December?” Sounds Perfect…

“Euphrates in December?” Sounds Perfect…

By Charlie Ashton Half listening to a phone call over a lousy cellphone connection, while munching on a snack and trying to finish an overdue presentation, it sounded like a trip that was too good to miss. Something about “Euphrates in December” seemed like the ideal business trip even if it promised a few visa challenges. But then I started…
China Mobile Zhejiang Company Completes Successful NovoNet Phase I Project with Wind River Titanium Cloud

China Mobile Zhejiang Company Completes Successful NovoNet Phase I Project with Wind River Titanium Cloud

By Charlie Ashton China Mobile Zhejiang Company recently conducted a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with Wind River. Wind River Titanium Cloud was selected as the NFVI / VIM platform in the China Mobile Zhejiang Company NovoNet project, and Phase I testing was successfully completed with other VNF vendors and hardware manufacturers. China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world, created…
Debugging VxWorks Semaphores – give them a name!

Debugging VxWorks Semaphores – give them a name!

By Brian Kuhl Debugging semaphore interactions can be a tricky problem. When there is a deadlock or weird delay because of excessive priority inheritance, it is never just one mutex semaphore, but often the unintended interaction of several semaphores in multiple tasks. Some of the semaphores are part of the VxWorks I/O services, and some are in your application. Your…
Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

By Jeff Gowan The “Digital Transformation” which is happening in the industrial world is largely driven by moving industrial control to “software defined” functions, and there are many benefits to making this move. Some of the benefits include: Opportunities to improve operations through process optimization and improvements of quality and yield Cost reductions from the ability to utilize standard products…
Is it Dog Food or is it Fine Cuisine?

Is it Dog Food or is it Fine Cuisine?

By Ron Breault According to Wikipedia, one of the first uses in the tech industry of the term “Eating your own dog food” was at Microsoft, circa 1988.   Today in the industry, we’ve taken the concept and have evolved it into a new verb –“Dogfooding”!  Regardless of how you refer to it, the idea of a great company using its…