IIoT requires synthesis of data from multiple types of hardware and software systems. Proprietary standards will stifle communication and will greatly increase the cost of interoperability. Standards such as MTConnect are perfect for this application. MTConnect is already a web-enabled standard and is increasingly being adopted by factories.
Vijayaraghavan noted, “Chief among these new capabilities is the growing emphasis on collecting and using data from the shop floor. While data has always been used to make decisions in complex manufacturing systems, it has been applied either in the aggregate form or under transient conditions. IIoT opens up a lot of shop floor data sources, which can be applied in both real-time and historical decision making. Analysts estimate almost $2 trillion of value will be generated by these technologies in the coming years.”
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