5 Platform Features Required for Industrial IoT Architectures

Mrunmayee Honrao | July 14, 2022 | 376 views | Read time: 02:19 min
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Projects must be carefully planned to reflect your company's opportunities and needs, and they must be structured so that projects can quickly generate enough value to justify scaling up. However, planning is pointless without an Ilot platform to carry out the strategy.


Industrial Connectivity:

An Ilot platform with standardized connectivity significantly simplifies this process, allowing businesses to focus on IoT architectures and solutions that provide the most value. A true enterprise Ilot platform will also bridge the often-occurring gap between IT and OT data, enabling workflows and solutions that span the entire organization, from engineering and production to sales, fulfilment, and service.


Application Building:

With few exceptions, industrial manufacturers are not in the software development business. An Ilot platform must provide a setting that reduces the technical expertise required to develop applications. True loT platforms will also enable advanced developers to create and integrate more personalized applications.


Managing and Orchestration:

Connecting to industrial assets has been a barrier to industrial IoT architectures, but administration, automation, and management of these assets can be just as difficult. An Ilot platform must support a high level of management for various roles and responsibilities, such as control engineers and factory managers, as well as DevOps and service technicians.


Data Analytics:

In the absence of strong analytics capabilities, the architecture of IoT lacks the ability to provide meaningful data and insights. With data volumes measured in petabytes at times, analytics is critical for extracting meaningful data and performing data-driven trend analysis. These capabilities, in turn, enable waste and scrap reduction, increased available uptime, and the prevention of unplanned downtime.


Optimized Experiences:

Humans are ultimately called upon to provide critical thinking and frontline action for all of the automation and analytics that are performed. With the ability to overlay step-by-step instructions and guidance onto physical equipment in the plant and on the field, industrial augmented reality (AR) is already transforming manufacturing and service. True enterprise Ilot platforms offer seamless support for AR solutions, supplying these augmented views with real-time performance and status data to further enhance the user experience.

Selecting a Lot Platform on the Basis of Capabilities:

Not all Ilot platforms are created equal. Many platforms prioritize certain capabilities over others, with only a few addressing the full range of functionality. IoT platforms are also a significant investment; their success can determine the pace and direction of an IoT strategy for many years. A good decision can result in millions of dollars in bottom-line savings and top-line growth; a bad decision can result in stalled pilots and scrapped plans.

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