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Your Industrial Network Needs Intelligence On The Edge

Your Industrial Network Needs Intelligence On The Edge

Industrial networks are the backbone of modern society. They provide us power and water, and are comprised of plants (generating, processing), substations, various conduits (lines, pipes) and more. Yet, how do industrial organizations monitor, manage and control these disparate parts to bring us, the citizen, reliable services?

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Vehicle Area Networks: Moving the App to the Data

Vehicle Area Networks: Moving the App to the Data

Our cities and towns along with our vehicles are becoming more connected every day. There are beacons being added in retail locations and Wi-Fi enabled streetlights being installed. Personal cars can increasing do more things with their connection to the internet and themselves. It is no different for workforce vehicles. The vehicle area networks can collect vast amounts of data. But what happens to all that information? How do we use it?

The power is in being able to process and apply it quickly to a situation.

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Stronger Security For Your Narrowband Router

Stronger Security For Your Narrowband Router

Keeping networks secure is a hot topic these days. It almost seems like a weekly news story – another organization has their network hacked. While no system is a 100% “hack-proof,” you can make your company and systems a harder target. If you utilize (licensed, UHF, or VHF) narrowband routers for communications, one way to limit access is having devices with secure remote logins.

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With Great Scale Must Come Great Flexibility

With Great Scale Must Come Great Flexibility

The world is embracing the Internet of Things in a big way. Telematics and remote control are everywhere. Distributed intelligence and decision-making at the edge are the watchwords of the day.

To make a long story short: everything is connected.

Now you know where your trucks are; you can monitor every pole-top and every unit of industrial equipment; your dispatchers, drivers and first responders are sharing data. With real-time data at your fingertips, you’re optimizing operations and making better business decisions. It’s a wonderful world.

So what’s the problem?

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The 2G Sunset: A Good Thing?

The 2G Sunset: A Good Thing?

Most machine to machine (M2M) communication is still hosted on 2G cellular networks. As you might know, 2G networks are shutting down and carriers are re-using the radio spectrum for faster 4G networks.

And this is a good thing for anyone who has an M2M or SCADA deployment.

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