Industrial Internet of Things

Groov EPIC >> World’s First Edge Programmable Industrial Computer
program with OPTO 22 FLow Charts or Full IEC 61131 2019

Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers/Computer for Advanced IIOT
The Basic Ignition IIoT Architecture: With Ignition, you can publish data from virtually any device at the network’s edge to an MQTT server located in the cloud or on-premise. The Ignition gateway can then publish or subscribe to any data from the MQTT server and use that data to build and deploy industrial applications across an enterprise.

Node-RED for EPIC and PAC Control
Node-RED is a visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things, by wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.
The Node-RED for PAC Control nodes can read and write values from a PAC Control strategy running in a groov EPIC or SNAP PAC industrial controller.

Edge Computing and Hardware
Ready to go Bluemix IO

Communication Wireless and Comms
Edge Controllers & lots of IO
EPIC changes everything

The European Flavour with CanBUS
IIOT System ready to go out of the box
Boards for IIoT solutions

IIOT Tools for LV
Solutions for smart manufacturing

IIOT
Industrial Internet of Things

This information below is from Inductive Automation that recently highlited the methods of the OPTO 22 EPIC
This page is an on going expansion project at MasTec.

What are the Benefits of IIoT?

The IIoT can greatly improve connectivity, efficiency, scalability, time savings, and cost savings for industrial organizations.

Companies are already benefitting from the IIoT through cost savings due to predictive maintenance, improved safety, and other operational efficiencies. IIoT networks of intelligent devices allow industrial organizations to break open data silos and connect all of their people, data, and processes from the factory floor to the executive offices. Business leaders can use IIoT data to get a full and accurate view of how their enterprise is doing, which will help them make better decisions.

IIoT Protocols

One of the issues encountered in the transition to the IIoT is the fact that different edge-of-network devices have historically used different protocols for sending and receiving data.

While there are a number of different communication protocols currently in use, such as OPC-UA, the Message Queueing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) transfer protocol is quickly emerging as the standard for IIoT, due to its lightweight overhead, publish/subscribe model, and bidirectional capabilities.

Challenges of the IIoT

Interoperability and security are probably the two biggest challenges surrounding the implementation of IIoT.

As technology writer Margaret Rouse observes, “A major concern surrounding the Industrial IoT is interoperability between devices and machines that use different protocols and have different architectures.”

Ignition is an excellent solution for this since it is cross-platform and built on open-source, IT-standard technologies.

Companies need to know that their data is secure. The proliferation of sensors and other smart, connected devices has resulted in a parallel explosion in security vulnerabilities. This is another factor in the rise of MQTT since it is a very secure IIoT protocol.

Ignition IIoT by Inductive Automation

is an end-to-end Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution that combines the amazing efficiency of the MQTT data-transfer protocol with the unlimited data acquisition and development power of the Ignition industrial application platform.

With Ignition, you can easily connect to plant-floor and field devices at the edge of your network, and push data from thousands of devices across numerous sites through a central MQTT infrastructure to both industrial and business applications.

sysWORXX CTR-700 IIOT Controller and Gateway

Artila IBM Watson IO for IIOT


Sealevel IIOT LTE IO

The Future of the IIoT

The IIoT is widely considered to be one of the primary trends affecting industrial businesses today and in the future. It is predicted that the unprecedented growth in IoT communications will accumulate to over 20 billion connected IoT devices, which will generate an estimated global annual revenue of US$8.9 trillion by the year 2020.

Industries are pushing to modernize systems and equipment to meet new regulations, to keep up with increasing market speed and volatility, and to deal with disruptive technologies. Businesses that have embraced the IIoT have seen significant improvements to safety, efficiency, and profitability, and it is expected that this trend will continue as IIoT technologies are more widely adopted.

The Ignition IIoT solution greatly improves connectivity, efficiency, scalability, time savings, and cost savings for industrial organizations. It can unite the people and systems on the plant floor with those at the enterprise level. It can also allow enterprises to get the most value from their system without being constrained by technological and economic limitations. For these reasons and more, Ignition offers the ideal platform for bringing the power of the IIoT into your enterprise.

Process control. Manufacturing automation. Robotics. And more beyond factories like tank farms and agriculture. They’re all environments that require precision and efficiency
Delivered by Digi IoT connectivity.

What could cognitive computing do for you?

Cognitive computing involves analyzing huge quantities of data and spotting correlations and patterns that are valuable—similar to what a human brain can do. But computers can analyze lots more data, much faster.
So predictive analytics and data analysis through cognitive computing can do things like:

Node-RED for PAC Control Node-RED is a visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things, by wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.

Anticipate part failure and order replacement parts before there’s a problem

Determine safer ways for technicians and operators to work Improve manufacturing efficiency against a standard And much more

The Node-RED for PAC Control nodes can read and write values from a PAC Control strategy running in a groov EPIC or SNAP PAC industrial controller.

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IIOT Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the subset of IoT that aims for connecting machines to other machines/data management among industrial applications.

The IoT is a network of intelligent computers, devices, and objects that collect and share huge amounts of data. The collected data is sent to a central Cloud-based service where it is aggregated with other data and then shared with end users in a helpful way. The IoT will increase automation in homes, schools, stores, and in many industries.

The application of the IoT to the manufacturing industry is called the IIoT (or Industrial Internet or Industry 4.0). The IIoT will revolutionize manufacturing by enabling the acquisition and accessibility of far greater amounts of data, at far greater speeds, and far more efficiently than before. A number of innovative companies have started to implement the IIoT by leveraging intelligent, connected devices in their factories.

The IBM® Watson IoT™ Platform is a great way to get started, providing cloud-based analytics for your data. And since Opto 22 is now an IBM Watson IoT partner, you have an end-to-end toolset to connect your existing equipment to IBM Watson.

Opto 22 SNAP I/O connects directly to your sensors and equipment, converting their electrical signals into the digital data computers understand.

SNAP PAC programmable automation controllers not only provide local I/O control and edge data processing, but also include a RESTful API for exchanging data with cloud services like IBM Watson IoT.

Opto 22’s groov lets you easily visualize and interact with your system from anywhere, using a simple operator interface on your smartphone or tablet. So when Watson IBM IoT spots a problem and a work order is sent out, your technician gets it right away.

Want to see how it works? Watch the video,

Get real-world data into the cloud with IBM Watson IoT.

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ICPDAS UA-2241M
IIoT communication server, 2 Ethernet

MQTT for LabVIEW


Reviewing the literature it shows that LV is well support to become an MQTT server.

Several Libraries are avilable and there is a huge Blod and Forum discussion on this.

This LV MQTT library library seems to be the flavour at present.

Node Red Article


Learn about Node Red

Node Red for LabVIEW


Read this note to get started

IBM Watson with LabVIEW


Read this very good article and set of tools for kinking LV to IBM Watson Cloud

RTI DDS for Real Time LabVIEW Linux


Read this very good article on DDS and there is a heap more if you Google RTI DDS.

LabVIEW Toolkit for Microsoft Azure


Read this very good article on AZure and LV plus a toolkit to get going.

LabVIEW Toolkit amazon Web Services Cloud


Read this very good article on AZure and LV plus a toolkit to get going.

LabVIEW Educational Toolkit for ThinkWorx


Read this very good article on AZure and LV plus a toolkit to get going.

SOM-Series ARM-Based Computing Solutions for AIoT and IIoT Applications

ARM-Based Compact Embedded Solutions with the Rockchip RK3399 and PX30 Processors, and new SOM-series single pin-out design platform

Versatile design suitable for IIoT solutions – SOM-RP301 The SOM-RP301

is powered by the Rockchip PX30 Quad-Core (Cortex-A35) processor that has low-power-consumption and a low thermal requirement. With exceptional performance efficiency and compact design (70x50mm), development on ARBOR’s SOM Platform allows for a variety of interfaces to maximize performance potential.

With the efficient hardware media decoder and processing power, ARBOR’s SOM-RP301 embedded boards is ideal to be implement in retail kiosks such as electronic restaurant menus, automated currency exchange machines, ticketing kiosks and more.

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This information below is a White paper from NI that recently highlited the methods of the IIOT
This page is an on going expansion project at MasTec.

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For LabVIEW and IIOT Programmers

Whitepaper IIOT for LabVIEW link

This Slide Presentation titled

“Practical Considerations for Connecting LabVIEW to the Industrial IoT”

Also well worth the read
Probably the best article to get IIOT orientated

Table of Contents

The IoT Will Change the World

MQTT

AMQP

DDS

Amazon AWS IoT

IBM Watson IoT for Bluemix

PTC ThingWorx

Microsoft Azure IoT Suite