ADN Issue 8, July 2014

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Internet of Things: What is the IoT?

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Here’s why the Internet of things just became very interesting
Michael Stiller, Rayner Turley, & Mark Krivis
VentureBeat, July 24, 2014

Experts are heralding the Internet of Things (IoT) computing phase as the next industrial revolution, estimating 50 billion connected devices and IoT solutions reaching $7.1 trillion by 2020.

While we won’t refute these arguments, a focus on shareholder positioning will help us better understand where we are in the IoT cycle and how positioning IoT into a company’s story just became that much more pressing.

Early and trending higher — inviting companies to talk about IoT

Public Market Not Ready for IoT


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What is the Internet of Things?
Alain Louchez
Georgia Institute of Technology
Embedded, July 11, 2014

Yet, the growing number of articles, conferences, workshops, and reports on the topic around the world clearly indicates that something is happening, at least brewing, and invites us to notice and seek some kind of understanding. In short, the societal changes that IoT is on the cusp of bringing about are so broad and deep that we cannot ignore them.

IoT is a concept that has evolved over time

A complete IoT history would have to include early telemetry applications going back to the 19th century. Such a survey would also have to make room for wireless sensor networks first developed for military purposes in the 1950s, and other technologies the likes of packet-based, data-only networks such as Mobitex launched by Ericsson in Sweden in 1986 and particularly suited for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.


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The Industrial IoT isn’t the same as the consumer IoT
Varun Nagaraj
EchelonCorp
O’Reilly Radar, February 25, 2014

Misconception 1: The IIoT is the same as the consumer Internet of Things (IoT), except it’s located on a factory floor somewhere.

This misconception is easy to understand, given that both the IIoT and the consumer IoT have that “Internet of Things” term in common.

The differences between the IIoT and IoT are not just a matter of slight degree or semantics. If your Fitbit or Nest device fails, it might be inconvenient. But if a train braking system fails, it could be a matter of life and death.


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Consumer market will drive industrial Internet of things for manufacturing
Jim Campbell
President of Viewpoint Systems Inc
Control Engineering, June 3, 2014

Engineers in the machine condition monitoring world have been gathering data from machines for decades. Early data collection from remote machines was done over dedicated phone lines and modems. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems archived the data for historical review.

Some examples of the infrastructure being developed are IMI's accelerometer in TO-8 package, wireless capability for traditional accelerometers from Lord MicroStrain, the Imp module for integrating Wi-Fi and the cloud into products from Electric Imp, powerful and fast FPGA-enhanced sbRIO controllers for complex machine monitoring and control from National Instruments, the Zynq-based MicroZed that combines ARM processor technology with FPGA capabilities, and the low-power Waspmote from Libelium with eight options for integrated wireless technologies.


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Behind GE's Vision For The Industrial Internet Of Things
Jon Gertner
Fast Company magazine, June 18, 2014

The GE Evolution series locomotive is a beast of a machine.

Measuring 73 feet long and weighing in at around 436,000 pounds, the Evolution drinks diesel from a 5,300-gallon tank as it chugs around the country hauling enormous loads of iron ore, grain, or whatever else needs to be moved cheaply from point A to point B.


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Internet of Things Poses Big Questions
Ben Rooney
WSJ, July 8, 2013

IoT refers to the idea of connecting literally everything to the Internet. In business it might range from the sensors in a chemical factory to the hand-towel dispenser in the washroom. In the home it might be your car, your kettle, your toaster, the light bulbs in your house, even the mousetraps in your attic. Why do this? Because, claim proponents, it is going to generate a very large amount of money.

“The Internet of Things, I think will be the biggest leverage point for IT in the next 10 years, $14 trillion in profits from that one concept alone,” Cisco Chief Executive Officer John Chambers told the AllThingsD D11 Conference in May. By way of contrast, according to the EU official statistics body, the GDP of the 17 member Euro Zone in 2011 was €9.42 trillion ($12.226 trillion).


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Project of the Future: Industry 4.0
Federal Government’s High Tech strategy, Germany
October 2012

Industry is on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution. Driven by the Internet, the real and virtual worlds are growing closer and closer together to form the Internet of Things. Industrial production of the future will be characterized by the strong individualization of products under the conditions of highly flexible (large series) production, the extensive integration of customers and business partners in business and value-added processes, and the linking of production and high-quality services leading to so-called hybrid products. German industry now has the opportunity to actively shape the fourth industrial revolution. We want to support this process with the “Industry 4.0” forward-looking project.


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