Connecting operational systems with the higher-level IT or cloud systems is a key challenge facing the next generation of Industrial IoT and Industrie 4.0 systems. IIoT systems represent a convergence between the Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) worlds. Both domains have traditionally deployed technologies specific to their own use-cases with little need for integration between the underlying infrastructures. This is certainly no longer the case and the IIoT is blurring the boundaries between systems.
For companies to leverage the benefits from the huge increase in new data generated by connected assets, information must be able to flow efficiently and in real-time to wherever in a system the applications can extract maximum value from the data, either at the edge of a system or in the cloud. Current approaches typically involve building bespoke interfaces and protocol bridges which are costly to build, costly to maintain, are not portable and have limited re-use. This approach does not scale and is compounded by the vast array of OT protocols (e.g. MODBUS, Profibus, EtherCAT, CANopen, Ethernet/IP, OPC UA etc.) and high level IT protocols (MQTT, HTPP, AMQP, DDS etc.) that may need to interoperate.
Join us as IIoT experts as we discuss the problem, review current approaches and their limitations, and find out how industry leaders are responding to the challenge with a new generation of technologies focused on making seamless OT/IT convergence a reality.
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