Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Telefonica Smart Metering
Telefonica Smart Metering
The UK Government is requiring energy companies to install 53 million gas and electricity meters at 30 million domestic and smaller non-domestic properties by 2020.Under the UK Government's Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP), there was a need for a Communications Service Provider (CSP) to provide connectivity services and communication hubs to energy suppliers. Telefonica was chosn to be this CSP.
AirPrime Modules Improves Vehicle Gateway Communication System
AirPrime Modules Improves Vehicle Gateway Communication System
Icomera’s systems have been in daily operation since 2003, enabling thousands of commuters to make efficient use of their traveling time with consistent mobile internet access.To continue improving the bandwidth capabilities and reliability of its products, Icomera decided to incorporate 3G cellular connectivity support to take advantage of the unmatched data transfer speeds and pervasive UMTS network coverage throughout Europe.
A Reliable Power Control Automation System for a Steel Factory
A Reliable Power Control Automation System for a Steel Factory
One of the largest steel factories in China needed proper communication control units for data processing and protocol conversion with the devices at remote field sites. These computers would replace the IPCs and can easily create a distributed system at the front-end site with a centralized management platform at the back-end control center.This stainless steel factory has deployed a power substation system that contains several subsystems. Each subsystem uses smart meters, and needs to optimize resources, centralize management, and enhance efficiency. In addition, all distributed smart meters at the field site need to be centrally monitored and managed by a system called the “CCMS3000 central management system”, located at the control center. Each 35KV/10KV substation communicates with the back-end server via Intranet, and manages the centralized management and monitoring of the 35KV/10KV. The entire system aims to optimize the power network management and maintenance cost, enhance power distribution quality and management, and deliver real-time discovery, analysis, recording, and handling of problems. The CCMS300 central management system is expected to bring reliability to real-time monitoring of the operation status of all devices at the substations. It needs to perform several tasks, such as analyzing historical workload, power consumption, and system balance, as well as enhance system or device operation efficiency. This system includes four subsystems:Factory 1:Main Station: A communication cabinet includes a telecommunication control unit (DA-662), a switch, 2 optical transceivers, and communication units.Station C: A communication cabinet includes a serial device server (NPort 5430), an optical transceiver, and communication units.Station D: A communication cabinet includes a serial device server (NPort 5430), an optical transceiver, and communication units.The telecommunication control unit (DA-662) is responsible for collecting and controlling all data from stations A, B, C, D, E, and the water station from Factory 1.Factory 2:Main Station: A communication cabinet includes a telecommunication control unit (DA-662), and various communication units. This DA-662 is responsible for collecting and controlling all data from stations G, K, and the water station from Factory 1.Hot-rolled Factory:Main Station: A communication cabinet includes a telecommunication control unit (DA-662), a switch, an optical transceiver, and communication units.Substation: A communication cabinet includes a serial device server (NPort 5430), an optical transceiver, and communication units. The DA-662 is responsible for collecting and controlling all data from the hot-rolled factory and the hot-rolled water station.Cold-rolled Factory:Main Station: A communication cabinet includes a telecommunication control unit (DA-662), a switch, an optical transceiver, and communication units.Substation: A communication cabinet includes a serial device server (NPort 5430), an optical transceiver, and communication units. The DA-662 is responsible for collecting and controlling all data from the cold-rolled factory and the cold-rolled water station. The communication between the DA-662 and the back-end server is based on the TCP/IP IEC 106 protocol.System Requirements• Centralized and stable management platform for the distributed system • Front-end data processing for the field site devices• Protocol conversion among Modbus, DLT645, and TCP/IP IEC 104• Redundant network architecture for continuous system operation• Easy integration with other communication system• Long MTBF to enhance system reliability
Number of Hardware8
LED Panel Mount Indicators
LED Panel Mount Indicators
Non-Relampable LED Indicator Lights
Viper Communication Device
Viper Communication Device
The CalAmp Viper SC+ is an intelligent, point-to-multipoint bridge or router for licensed narrowband spectrum holders.
LED Displays Dot Matrix
Numeric Displays Module 35LED Yellow Green Anode Column Cathode Row 12-Pin DIP Module
Number of Software7
IoT AppWANs
NetFoundry’s IoT software is deployed on IoT endpoints (Linux, Windows, Mac), or at IoT WAN edge gateway sites (virtual machine or appliance). The software enables your IoT device or campus to securely and reliably connect to anywhere, from any Internet connection, and can bundle multiple connections into a hybrid IoT WAN. Each of your IoT AppWANs is application micro-segmented and provides superior security and performance.NetFoundry is a certified Dell IoT partner, running on Dell’s 3000 and 5000 IoT gateways.NetFoundry’s IoT software can be embedded directly in your IoT solution via NetFoundry APis. For example, Integron, a managed healthcare provider,partnered with NetFoundry for secure connectivity for healthcare IoT.NetFoundry is a founding member of EdgeXFoundry, an open IoT edge platform managed by the Linux Foundation. NetFoundry functions as a network microservice enabling EdgeX deployments to simply and securely connect to fog, core or cloud.
Integrated AppWANs
Quickly take new applications from prototype to production by using ready-made, application-integrated networking to eliminate the costs and time of custom infrastructure and network engineering, and not disrupt your entire WAN as you add new applications.Integrated AppWANs optimize network security and performance according to the specific needs of the application, creating a private, app-specific WAN for the application, accessed from your existing broadband Internet connection.AppWAN for IBM Watson Voice enables contact centers and enterprises to instantly and securely connect to Watson Voice, without requiring expensive networking infrastructure and SIP interworking projects.NetFoundry APIs also enable app developers and admins to make your own Integrated AppWANs, embedding networks in your apps which meet the specific performance and security needs of your app, without requiring custom engineering on the enterprise network (private beta; contact us to participate).
Branch Office Internet Connect
Securely and reliably connect your branch offices, cloud sites and IoT sites using your existing network providers in two steps with no custom CPE:Deploy our endpoint software to user devices or in your DMZ as a virtual machine or appliance. The endpoint software connects to the NetFoundry global SDN, via your existing network providers.Use the NetFoundry Console or APIs to instantly spin up your own private networks “AppWANs” across the NetFoundry security-optimized, high-performance fabric.Software clients, adapters and cloud gateways enable you to extend your private network to cloud, IoT, extranet, remote worker and SaaS applications. Without any CPE or Internet provider restrictions.NetFoundry’s dark network, software defined network security and real-time application performance enable the branch offices to avoid hardware deployments and hub-and-spoke backhaul.
Number of Suppliers327
Starhub
Starhub
Starhub is Singapore's first fully integrated info-communications company. Their aim has been, is, and will always be focused on providing every person, every home and every business in Singapore with world-class information, communication and entertainment services.
GAI-Tronics Corporation
GAI-Tronics Corporation
GAI-Tronics, a Hubbell Company, is the world’s largest company focused on the communication needs of the industrial and commercial markets. GAI-Tronics aggressively applies leading edge technology to solve the world’s most challenging communication needs, and is backed by stability, reputation, and financial strength of Hubbell Incorporated, a worldwide leader in electrical and electronic products. GAI-Tronics offers a comprehensive line of communications products designed for those applications where standard telephones are not environmentally suitable. Since our telephones are often installed in the most harsh and hazardous areas, durability and performance are extremely important.
Amphenol RF
Amphenol RF
Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The Company designs, manufactures and markets electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems. The primary end markets for the Company's products are communications and information processing markets, including cable television, cellular telephone and data communication and information processing systems; aerospace and military electronics; and automotive, rail and other transportation and industrial applications.e pin.
Number of Organizations24
LoRA Alliance
LoRA Alliance
LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that believe the internet of things era is now. Their mission to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), and smart city, and industrial applications.LoRaWAN™ is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery operated Things in regional, national or global network. LoRaWAN target key requirements of internet of things such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization services. This standard will provide seamless interoperability among smart Things without the need of complex local installations and gives back the freedom to the user, developer, businesses enabling the roll out of Internet of Things.LoRaWAN network architecture is typically laid out in a star-of-stars topology in which gateways is a transparent bridge relaying messages between end-devices and a central network server in the backend. Gateways are connected to the network server via standard IP connections while end-devices use single-hop wireless communication to one or many gateways. All end-point communication is generally bi-directional, but also supports operation such as multicast enabling software upgrade over the air or other mass distribution messages to reduce the on air communication time.Communication between end-devices and gateways is spread out on different frequency channels and data rates. The selection of the data rate is a trade-off between communication range and message duration. Due to the spread spectrum technology, communications with different data rates do not interfere with each other and create a set of "virtual" channels increasing the capacity of the gateway. LoRaWAN data rates range from 0.3 kbps to 50 kbps. To maximize both battery life of the end-devices and overall network capacity, the LoRaWAN network server is managing the data rate and RF output for each end-device individually by means of an adaptive data rate (ADR) scheme.
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industries through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities and networking, market intelligence, and worldwide environmental regulatory compliance.TIA is a member-driven organization. Board members are selected from member companies and formulate policies to be carried out by our policy staff in Washington, D.C. TIA staff also carry out activities through TIA's other departments – Standards and Technology, Market Intelligence, Marketing and Membership, and Events. TIA's product-oriented divisions – User Premises Equipment, Wireless Communications, Fiber Optics, Network, and Satellite Communications – address the legislative and regulatory concerns of product manufacturers. TIA-sponsored committees of experts prepare standards dealing with performance testing and compatibility. In addition to TIA's product-oriented divisions, the association also has a Communications Research Division (CRD). The role of the CRD is to ensure the U.S. communications sector continues to be a world leader in advanced research. The division provides expert advice to the government and to TIA on the status and impact of research and technology to the communications industry and educates the public on the importance of communications research as a foundation for the communications products and services on which they depend.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. On 29 August 2012 five leading global organizations jointly signed an agreement to affirm and adhere to a set of Principles in support of The Modern Paradigm for Standards; an open and collectively empowering model that will help radically improve the way people around the world develop new technologies and innovate for humanity.DESIGN PRINCIPLES: The following design principles guide W3C's work.Web for AllThe social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability. Web on EverythingThe number of different kinds of devices that can access the Web has grown immensely. Mobile phones, smart phones, personal digital assistants, interactive television systems, voice response systems, kiosks and even certain domestic appliances can all access the Web. Web for Rich InteractionThe Web was invented as a communications tool intended to allow anyone, anywhere to share information. For many years, the Web was a "read-only" tool for many. Blogs and wikis brought more authors to the Web, and social networking emerged from the flourishing market for content and personalized Web experiences. W3C standards have supported this evolution thanks to strong architecture and design principles.Web of Data and ServicesSome people view the Web as a giant repository of linked data while others as a giant set of services that exchange messages. The two views are complementary, and which to use often depends on the application. Web of TrustThe Web has transformed the way we communicate with each other. In doing so, it has also modified the nature of our social relationships. People now "meet on the Web" and carry out commercial and personal relationships, in some cases without ever meeting in person. W3C recognizes that trust is a social phenomenon, but technology design can foster trust and confidence. As more activity moves on-line, it will become even more important to support complex interactions among parties around the globe.
Number of Use Cases19
Microgrid
Microgrid
A microgrid is a local energy grid with control capability, which means it can disconnect from the traditional grid and operate autonomously.The Microgrid Communication and Control Testbed of the IIC re-architects the power grid system into a series of distributed microgrids that control smaller areas and support load, generation, and storage.The goal of the Microgrid Communication and Control Testbed is to prove the viability of a real-time, secure databus to faciliate machine-to-machine, machine-to-control center, and machine-to-cloud data communications. It will combine distributed, edge-located processing and control applications with intelligent analytics. It will run in real-world power applications and interface with practical equipment.Three Industrial Internet Consortium member organizations will be lending their expertise to this project:Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is providing the real-time databus software using their DDS standard based RTI Connext communication platform for IIoT; National Instruments is providing the intelligent nodes for edge control and analytics based on their CompactRIO and Grid Automation Systems; and Cisco is providing network equipment and security expertise using their Connected Grid Router. They will also be collaborating with Duke Energy and the Standard Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) to ensure a coordinated, accepted architecture.The testbed is unfolding in three phases. In April 2015, Phase One commenced as a proof-of-concept that ensures basic security and performance. Phase Two - slated for 2016 - will demonstrate the scalability of the Microgrid Communication and Control Framework in a simulated environment. The final phase will demonstrate the testbed in a real-world situation.The first two phases will take place in Westminster, California at Southern California Edison's Controls Lab. The field deployment test will take place at CPS Energy's "Grid-of-the-Future" microgrid test area in San Antonio, Texas.While most microgrids in operation today are combining existing generation and demand with new technology, the majority of new projects are greenfield.Two additional market trends are also apparent in Navigant’s report – a shift toward military microgrids and growing influence of extreme weather threats in new investments for local communities.
High Speed Network Infrastructure
High Speed Network Infrastructure
The High-Speed Network Infrastructure testbed will introduce high-speed fiber optic lines to support Industrial Internet initiatives. The network will transfer data at 100 gigabits per second to support seamless machine-2-machines communications and data transfer across connected control systems, big infrastructure products, and manufacturing plants.The 100 gigabit capability extends to the wireless edge, allowing the testbed leaders to provide more data and analytical results to mobile users through advanced communication techniques. Industrial Internet Consortium founder, GE, is leading efforts by installing the networking lines at its Global Research Center. Cisco - also a founder of the Consortium - contributed its expertise to the project by providing the infrastructure needed to give the network its national reach.Industrial Internet Consortium members Accenture and Bayshore Networks are currently demonstrating the application of the High-Speed Network Infrastructure for power generation.Wave division multiplexing dominates the global optical network hardware market, generating over 81% of the overall revenue. The dominance is primarily driven by China’s investments towards the development of broadband infrastructure, with a focus on 100G fiber-optic internet connections.
Time Sensitive Networks
Time Sensitive Networks
Time-Sensitive Networks (TSN) operate in a manufacturing ecosystem of applications. TSN enable a standard, single, open network infrastructure supporting multi-vendor interoperability and integration.They are used to support real-time control and synchronization of high performance machines over a single, standard Ethernet network, supporting multi-vendor interoperability and integration.Support of fast control applications means the network needs to support communications with low latency and low jitter and to provide mechanisms for distributed coordination or time synchronization. Typically these requirements have resulted in non-standard network infrastructure or unconnected standard networks where devices and data are not accessible throughout the infrastructure.
Number of Terms146
Open Platform Communications (OPC)
Open Platform Communications (OPC)
OPC is a standardized software interface facilitating the exchange of data between different types of devices, control systems and applications of different vendors.
Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM)
Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM)
This is the most widely used digital cellular network and the basis for mobile communication such as phone calls and the short message service (SMS).
AutoSim IoT Simulator
AutoSim IoT Simulator
An IoT simulator developed by Automatski and uses a variety of protocols.
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