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Re: Introduction: Understanding the Connected Factory of the Future & Next-Gen Industrial Apps
Embedded Guy   11/26/2012 12:44:47 PM
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We've been aggregating data from smart devices in factories for 10 years.  Ethernet is the dominate protocol, but only for non-time critical (non-deterministic) uses.  The problem is always the protocol for information exchange (not talking about TCP/IP but at the app level), OPC tried to address it in a general way, XML gose a long way too, but none get rid of custom programming.  Until there is a generally accepted way of communicating INFORMATION (not just the bits and bytes) this will be a hard thing to get a grip on.  Not to mention most plant managers couldn't give a fig about the technology, SHIP PRODUCT!

Thanks for the out fo the box thinking though!



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