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Solving Critical Business Challenges for “Industry 4.0”

Solving Critical Business Challenges for “Industry 4.0”

By Charlie Ashton When you ask executives in the manufacturing or industrial control sectors about “Industry 4.0”, their responses typically fall into one of two categories. Those that haven’t yet spent much time exploring the concept are likely to dismiss the term as Marketing hype, or a gross over-simplification like “Web 2.0”. But companies who have investigated the principles behind…
Time-Sensitive Networking:  Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

Time-Sensitive Networking: Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

By Ka Kay Achacoso Today’s industrial manufacturing cell can include several robot arms, some cameras, position sensors, and some controllers connected together in a network.  The cameras and sensors send data to the controllers.  The controllers send commands to the robot arms.  What happens when a command from the controller arrives at the robot arm a tenth of a second…
No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

By Charlie Ashton As long as you select the right software platform, virtualization will bring a wide range of benefits to your industrial control application without compromising on the level of security delivered by traditional physical infrastructure. Moreover, virtualization will enhance your system-level security by enabling dynamic updates in response to emerging threats. In industries such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare…
VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

By Stephen Olsen The growing demand for highly complex aircraft systems is placing increased pressure on suppliers to deliver aircraft with far greater capabilities while complying with a growing demand for safety certification, as most advanced cockpits require software that is considered safety-critical. One way to address this complexity is to use more commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software technologies that come with…
Java on VxWorks using Micro Runtime

Java on VxWorks using Micro Runtime

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks Micro Runtime (MRT) is a Java engine that runs Java byte code on VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).   For applications that run on multiple platforms, the same application code that runs on VxWorks can also run on Linux, Android, iOS, and Windows. VxWorks Micro Runtime is developed by Intel’s Software and Services Group (SSG)…
Wind River Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2017 American Business Awards

Wind River Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2017 American Business Awards

The Wind River Titanium Control on-premise cloud infrastructure platform was today named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year in the Software - Cloud Infrastructure category in the 15th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are…
It’s all About Industrial IoT at Embedded World 2017

It’s all About Industrial IoT at Embedded World 2017

By Gareth Noyes Wind River is excited to be here this week at Embedded World 2017 and the theme top of mind for most is overwhelmingly Industrial IoT. Very fitting given we introduced on day one a breakthrough software platform for control systems we believe will transform the future of Industrial IoT. Wind River Titanium Control is an on-premise cloud-scale…
Building the Infrastructure for Digital Transformation in Industrial Automation

Building the Infrastructure for Digital Transformation in Industrial Automation

By Gareth Noyes I’ve discussed in my recent blog posts (“Software-Defined Infrastructure Sparks Digital Transformation of Industrial Automation” and “Software-Defined Infrastructure in Industrial IoT: How it Works”) how a software-defined infrastructure approach and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are driving the digital transformation of industrial automation, replacing today’s custom-built, proprietary solutions with a more flexible alternative built on commercial-off-the-shelf…
Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

By Chip Downing With the accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is increasingly important to identify and implement safety-related systems for smart grids, connected vehicles, robotics, industrial control systems, smart factories, and more. And when it comes to ensuring the reliability of these can't-fail systems, Wind River has a proven track record of success across critical infrastructure…
Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

By Chip Downing For almost two decades, Wind River has supplied commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence to hundreds of programs, accelerating our customers’ path to achieving FAA RTCA DO-178B / DO-178C, EUROCAE ED-12B / ED-12C, MIL STD, and driving a variety of industrial designs using IEC 61508 as a baseline certification standard. I’m excited to announce that one of these safety…