Advantages of Embedded Linux in Industrial Automation and IIoT
The industrial internet of things (IIoT) has been a buzzword in the industrial automation field for a while now. We can see the vision of more productive and profitable ways to manufacture and process …
|Talk Title||Advantages of Embedded Linux in Industrial Automation and IIoT|
|Speakers||Benson Hougland (VP Product, Opto 22)|
|Conference||Open Source Summit + ELC North America|
|Location||San Diego, CA, USA|
|Date||Aug 19-23, 2019|
The industrial internet of things (IIoT) has been a buzzword in the industrial automation field for a while now. We can see the vision of more productive and profitable ways to manufacture and process products, but digitally transforming old business models is hard. Industrial automation and IIoT projects are hamstrung by legacy hardware, industry-specific protocols, and proprietary real-time operating systems.In this presentation, Benson Hougland will review the challenges companies face and demonstrate a path forward using recent advances in embedded Linux, industrialized ARM-based processors, open protocols like MQTT, and standard programming methods. See how these new systems can democratize the data locked in older, proprietary control systems. Explore ways to connect to existing brownfield industrial automation equipment and machines, exchange useful data, and provide human-machine interfaces (HMIs) for new and traditional industrial applications.