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IIoT platforms, not all created equal
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Altron Arrow
Having a state-of-the-art architecture based on the most modern technology will not benefit any company unless it is tied to a specific purpose and business outcome.

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Bringing trust to the Internet of Things
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
Huge amounts of data are generated by and collected from a wide variety of IoT devices. It is then analysed and actions taken, depending on the results of the analysis. However, if you cannot trust the ...

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So, what’s left for us humans after the machines take over?
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
That said, there are some guidelines that can be put in place. An obvious career path exists in being ‘on the other side of the code’, as it were – being the one who writes the code, who trains the machine, ...

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Staying ahead of industrial cyber-security threats
July 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
The consequences of cyber attacks on businesses can be huge, operation downtime, loss of productivity, proprietary information loss, diminished reputation among customers, business partners and investors and disruption of services.

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Comos version 10.3 saves time
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Siemens Digital Industries
Modular engineering with intelligent templates and central data storage.

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Innovation and intelligence for smart manufacturing
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Omron Electronics
Adaptive algorithms offer new ways to optimise production lines.

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Securing the smart factory?
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Throughput Technologies
Secomea provides secure remote access without the need for advanced firewall configuration.

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Digitalisation drives compressed air system development
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Siemens Digital Industries
German company, Otto Boge (Boge), develops compressed air systems for which it offers an extensive portfolio of components, machines and complete plants. To increase the efficiency of its production, ...

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Industrial cybersecurity risk assessment and management
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Proconics
Since the acceptance of the various IEC62443 modules as national standards: SANS62443-2-1/4, SATS62443-1-1 and SATR62443-3-1, there has been confusion about the requirements, methodologies and implementation. ...

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High-performance rackmount computers for Industry 4.0
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, RJ Connect
With more and more companies implementing IIoT applications, the demand to connect hundreds or thousands of devices to industrial automation systems has increased dramatically. Moxa’s DA-720, a high-performance ...

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SHEQ document reporting in real-time
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
While the manual compilation of a Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) documentation report can take up to 20 man hours, Passport 360 can potentially slash this to an astonishing three minutes. This ...

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How the food and beverage industry could benefit from blockchain
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Schneider Electric South Africa
Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and food-borne illnesses cost some $77 billion per annum, including ...

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MiX Telematics supplies fleet management solution
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has announced that its channel partner in East Africa, A&S Electronics, has been awarded a tender to supply a water ...

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Emerson’s digital ecosystem empowers top quartile performance
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Emerson Automation Solutions
Plantweb provides new mobility and decision-support technologies.

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Bridging the gap to the Industrial Internet of Things
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Adroit Technologies
The Adroit Enterprise IIoT platform is a customisable software platform that enables users to deploy and integrate cloud-based sensor data with normal telemetry data using protocols such as MQTT, Sigfox ...

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IT services for manufacturing. Here’s how and why
July 2019
Traditional IT services all follow the same principle, similar types of services are bundled and offered as a single service i.e. infrastructure services that include all your hardware inside (sometimes ...

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Africa must collaborate on 4IR
July 2019
This thought leadership piece was first given as a keynote address by the chairperson of the ICT Sector Council, Andile Tlhoaele, at the International Association of Science Parks and the Areas of Innovation’s Africa Division workshop, hosted by The Innovation Hub.

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Intelligent industrial devices for automation
July 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has introduced Kunbus to its supplier portfolio, a specialist developer of intelligent communications modules, including fieldbus and industrial Ethernet based devices for a range of automation ...

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Open-source cloud IoT in a box
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
biTid has galvanised the IoT software sector by bringing to market a scalable, open-source IoT cloud platform, developed in South Africa. The platform source code is freely available for download from ...

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Endress+Hauser’s IIoT technology masters the mining challenge
June 2019, Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser aims to improve the processes of its customers with regards to efficiency, quality, safety and sustainability.

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