Complex manufacturing operations depend upon a tangle of software applications to track and monitor the product and equipment. A robust software structure that was industry agnostic would be a tremendous boon to industry. So far, it seems, the solutions require an army of expensive software engineers to implement and maintain ... and generally go live long after the intended date.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.