Addresses the challenges of Integrating legacy equipment into secure, scalable Internet of Things systems with flexibility for the future
Ottawa, IL – April 23, 2015 – B+B SmartWorx, a manufacturer of technology for intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) edge processing and connectivity, announced that its global product manager for advanced IoT cellular gateways, Tim Taberner, is a featured speaker at the IDTechEx Internet of Things Applications Europe, taking place in Berlin April 27 – 29, 2015.
Taberner was invited to participate in two sessions. During the Masterclass “The Internet of Things, WSN, RTLS and Active RFID” on Monday, 27 April at 2:30pm, Taberner will teach on the “Challenge of Integrating Existing Systems to the IoT.” Dr. Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx, will moderate this Masterclass. Taberner will also present “How Distributed Intelligence at the Network Edge Impacts Industrial Processes: Reduces Total Cost of Ownership, Costs & Complexity; Protects Existing Investment; Speeds Develop & Deploy Cycles” on Wednesday, 29 April at 8:55am during the main conference.
“Machines have talked to machines for decades, but IoT technologies have inserted more intelligence, and complexity, into the conversation,” explained Taberner. “While companies desire the promises the IoT brings, many struggle with and even stop short of adoption due to the complexity of integrating legacy assets into the IoT vision. Languages spoken by OT (operational technology) assets in the field differ from those spoken in the IT world; bridging the gap between them is the challenge.”
Taberner will discuss the role of the edge device in capturing data from legacy OT equipment, and the features needed to transform process data into the enriched, filtered information sets needed by enterprise IT applications. He will explore the notion of Swarm intelligenceTM breaking the relationship between an edge and a single physical device, and the roadmap this provides to more secure, scalable, adaptable systems.
About B+B SmartWorx:
Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx, formerly B&B Electronics, provides intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. The company designs and builds device connectivity and network infrastructure products that deliver intelligent connectivity at the “edge” of networks in remote and demanding environments. Working globally with experienced channel and application partners to deliver complete application solutions, the company is known for building rugged networking products that are easy to deploy and manage. All products are manufactured in the US and European Union with local field applications engineers available worldwide for localized technical support. B+B SmartWorx is headquartered at 707 E Dayton Road, Ottawa, Illinois USA with EMEA operations based in Galway, Ireland. The company has additional engineering sites in California and the Czech Republic. 800-346-3119. http://advantech-bb.com
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