How Industrial IoT Devices are Creating Safer Workspaces Within Manufacturing

iot devices for manufacturing safety

The Internet of Things (IoT) is currently revolutionizing practically every industry it is becoming a part of and, as the technologies that enable it have become more advanced, their specific applications within industrial settings have grown significantly. Within the manufacturing industry, one of the biggest areas that IoT devices and technologies have influenced is that …

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Fourth Generation SCADA Systems: Modernizing Remote Industrial Monitoring

Fourth Generation SCADA

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have been around for over 40 years now and have allowed a plethora of industries to enhance and improve their management, monitoring, and control processes with the help of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Industrial PC’s (IPC’s). Modern SCADA systems are currently being transformed by the advent of …

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Industrial PC Applications In Industrial Automation

Industrial automation can be roughly defined as the use of technology and control systems (Industrial PC, PLC, PAC, etc) to automate industrial processes to improve on quality and output without the need for significant human intervention. Control systems are used to dictate the automatic operation of integrated technology and other equipment. In large car factories …

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Ensuring IT/OT Network Security in Critical Infrastructure

Background After a series of high-profile cyber security incidents on critical infrastructures, governments and enterprises of such facilities have taken malwares seriously into considerations. Apparently, the malwares or ransomware over the past couple years, such as Stuxnet, WannaCry and Crash Override, have publically exposed the vulnerability of SCADA Networks or Industrial Control Systems in today’s …

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9 Examples of Smart City Networks

From Smart Grid and intelligent transportation systems to hazard mitigation, air quality monitoring and smart waste, we’ll be looking into 9 smart city networks and see what exactly these technologies do to improve the lives of their communities and how they are helping to build smarter and sustainable population hubs for future. The one thing …

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Delivering In-train Infotainment with Onboard Passenger Information System

  Background Passengers on-the-go always demand real-time schedule updates and infotainment, and this has driven the widespread deployments of in-train/in-bus PIS (Passenger Information System). The automated PIS delivers audio-visual information such as updated arrival and departure times, potential delays, alternative plans, local weather, news and some entertainment and advertising. Meanwhile, the system must be constantly …

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Securing Cash-In-Transit with Access Control, Remote Tracking and Video Monitoring

Background Cash-in-transit vans are frequently exposed to high risks of hijacking, heist and violent attacks. In fact, there have been numerous cases that the vehicle is hijacked and results in the casualty of security guards. Since vehicle security and personnel safety are the primary concerns, modern technologies have been adopted to ensure the safety and …

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Enabling In-vehicle Control and Real-time Surveillance for Theme Park Shuttle Services

  Background Shuttle services in theme parks have been greatly impacted by the advancements in communication technologies. When passengers are boarding the shuttle buses or trams to different park areas or hotels, they want broadcasted entertainment and multimedia to have the ultimate customer experience. For theme parks to stay competitive, their shuttle services must be …

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LEC-7230M: Enabling Successful Procurement Management for Sustainable Business Operation

  Introduction Successful procurement management encompasses identifying corporate needs, finding/qualifying goods/services suppliers, requesting proposals, negotiating terms/condition, contracting, delivery and analyzing results. At their most fundamental level such systematic approaches require the use of physical asset management software, robust SFF hardware appliances and services in order to add values, save time/money and streamline business practices that …

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Integrating Multi-Layer Architectures to Mitigate Cyber Vulnerabilities in Oil and Gas Sectors

Background Nowadays, utility productions, such as oilfield, petroleum refinery, and offshore gas drilling, have become more and more digitalized and connected. Devices deployed such as PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, sensors and embedded computing systems are inter-connected operational technologies (OT) in order to optimize automation and productions. Though digitalization and interconnections of OT devices have increased productivity …

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