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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
Book Image

Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Cognitive and mixed reality HMIs and deep learning

Over the past decade, HMIs evolved for many edge devices, from simple digital displays to dashboards rendered by business intelligence tools. The data gathered can be presented at the device on mobile devices that are connected via networks or transmitted to a central location. In some implementations, automated actions are initiated based on certain thresholds being reached.

The interfaces are becoming more varied as cognitive APIs are deployed as part of the HMI. Cognitive APIs deliver interfaces that can be used to speed searching, critical for use in many industrial-oriented applications where technicians must deal with mountains of engineering plans, circuit diagrams, and maintenance instructions. Cognitive APIs can also enable vision and speech recognition and language translation. The APIs are used in the construction of new knowledge-based applications (such as those making recommendations based on responses to questions, using the...