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Tearing down the silos – collaboration in IoT

Tearing down the silos – collaboration in IoT

By Neil McLellan This past week I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel on the potential impacts of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the wind industry at the American Wind Energy (AWEA) Operation and Maintenance Seminar, in San Diego. I was speaking on the panel as a networking expert and not an expert in wind, renewables, or power…
2nd International Workshop on MILS

2nd International Workshop on MILS

By Paul Parkinson Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd International Workshop on MILS: Architecture and Assurance for Secure Systems in Prague, which was organised by the EURO-MILS consortium​, and was co-hosted with the HiPEAC 2016 conference​​ on computing architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose architecture. I was very interested to…
Simplifying the Development of Industrial Solutions

Simplifying the Development of Industrial Solutions

By Mark Hermeling Embedded virtualization is one of the hot topics in industrial automation and control systems. It involves taking a hardware board, running a virtualization layer on top of it and then consolidating multiple operating systems on top of that. It provides a lot of benefits around reduced complexity in the field, reduced footprint, reduced cost and flexibility in…
Keeping PTC Technology Top of Mind

Keeping PTC Technology Top of Mind

By Victor Abelairas Last week, Wind River had the opportunity to sponsor PTC World Congress in Orlando, FL.  Positive Train Control (PTC) is top of mind for the transportation industry as it works towards a congress-mandated deadline of December 15, 2015 for implementation of PTC technology across most of the U.S. rail network. PTC is a prime example the Internet…
Make Better Decisions with IoT

Make Better Decisions with IoT

By Victor Abelairas Wind River is participating this week with Intel at the Distributech conference in San Diego. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at the show about an energy customer and how they are able to make better decisions with IoT. My session highlighted the challenges they faced, the solution that we implemented, and the benefits that they are…
Where Smart Manufacturing and Utilities Collide

Where Smart Manufacturing and Utilities Collide

By Victor Abelairas I recently had the opportunity to speak at an EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)-hosted webinar for its Advanced Manufacturing Interest Group (AMIG).  For those not familiar with EPRI, it is an independent, non-profit center for public interest energy and environmental research.  It has played a pivotal role in the energy industry since 1973.  During this webinar, I…
Securing Critical Infrastructure…How Can Technology Help?

Securing Critical Infrastructure…How Can Technology Help?

By Victor Abelairas On Thursday, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel that China and a few other countries (as well as criminal organizations acting on behalf of those nations) have the capacity to shut down the nation’s power grid and other critical infrastructure.  With a discernable rise in the number of vulnerabilities per year over…
Simulink Processor-in-the-Loop with Simics-in-the-Loop

Simulink Processor-in-the-Loop with Simics-in-the-Loop

By Jakob Engblom There are many ways to use simulation in model-based design (MBD) of control systems. In a typical MBD workflow, it is common to model a controller (essentially the electronic “brain” of the system) along with the plant it is designed to control ("plant" is the common term for a model of the physical system and its environment).…
Key IoT Takeaways from IDF 2014: Part II

Key IoT Takeaways from IDF 2014: Part II

  By Tom Gibbings In this blog post, I’ll pick up where I left off in my last blog post recapping the hot topics of discussion that came up during my IDF poster chat on IoT deployment and the technology stack delivered with edge management capabilities.  Today’s blog post wraps my IDF recap of the conversations with the IoT community…