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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…
Predictive Maintenance and Adaptive Analytics Raise IoT Value

Predictive Maintenance and Adaptive Analytics Raise IoT Value

One of the most intriguing aspects about the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it can positively impact such a wide range of markets, including industrial, energy, health care, and others. In his thoughtful and rich blog post below, guest blogger Alexander Damisch, Senior Director, IoT Solutions, Wind River, explores how the predictive maintenance and adaptive analytics capabilities of IoT can add…

The Internet of Things: Work Smarter, Get to Market Quicker—Part 2

By guest blogger Valerie Scarsellato Most engineers like to create things from scratch, but when you’re preparing to implement virtualization technology on platforms in a manufacturing setting, it’s helpful to begin the process with a leg up. Fortunately, developers looking to reduce costs and shorten the development time of virtualized, real-time industrial systems can do so with the new Intel® Industrial Solutions…

Smart City Technology Improves Quality of Life

By guest blogger Ton Steenman  Imagine we are sitting at a café in a large, cosmopolitan city, and I ask you to list at least five reasons people like living in cities. You could probably tell me your list in less than a minute. Not surprisingly, it is equally easy to list the many challenges of urban living, and that list includes serious…

The Internet of Things: Work Smarter, Get to Market Quicker—Part 1

By guest blogger Valerie Scarsellato The manufacturing industry is evolving quickly, and it’s always an eye-opening experience to learn firsthand from experts what’s happening on the factory floor. As in many sectors, the Internet of Things (IoT) is providing factories with a wide range of optimization and business transformation opportunities. I recently had the chance to connect with two experts from…

KUKA Robotics and Wind River

By Linda Pirrotta I am excited to kick off our customer blog series.  As part of the customer reference program team, we have the opportunity to meet and speak with customers all over the world.  These customers are creating innovative and game changing solutions using Wind River technology. This blog will share interesting news about our customers, their stories, their…
Intelligent Gateways Require a Robust Software Backbone

Intelligent Gateways Require a Robust Software Backbone

By Amanda Lowe Many organizations that want to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) are looking for efficient ways to connect their existing assets that are already deployed (brown field).  The solution is to build a bridge between these devices and the Internet with what is referred to as a gateway. Even for the new generation of Internet-connected devices, connecting…