Industrial data from the factory floor or any operational process (OT data) is now a significant driver of big data initiatives.  The benefits of sending OT data to big data and enterprise applications range from digital transformation to greater resource management to reducing costs and achieving quick ROI.  However, there are continued challenges in bridging…

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AWS recently announced AWS IoT SiteWise, a managed service that makes it easy to store, organize and monitor data from industrial equipment (OT data).  AWS IoT SiteWise takes OT data and puts it into a standard interface so any third-party application can access the data for immediate AI, predictive maintenance, and other analytics. One of…

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Automatically recreate data models in AWS IoT SiteWise to accelerate Industrial IoT time-to-value 3 November 2020 – Kansas City, KS – Cirrus Link today announced the availability of the IoT Bridge for SiteWise, which connects data from AWS IoT Core to AWS IoT SiteWise.  Cirrus Link developed the IoT Bridge for SiteWise, a software widget…

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AWS Blog Post:  Manufacturing industries only realize 20 to 30 percent of the value of their data. By consistently leveraging the value of their data, manufacturing companies could reduce product development costs by up to 50 percent and operating costs by up to 25 percent, while increasing their gross margins by one third[1]. Industrial IoT…

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Article published in International Society of Automation: “Although there are certainly challenges to improving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and creating real digital transformation, today there are solid tools that can really help us. And some of this work is becoming easier than ever. For example, web browsers and cell phones are very easy…

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Podcast by IoT for All: “In this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, we sit down with the co-creator of MQTT and President of Cirrus Link Solutions, Arlen Nipper, to talk about MQTT and its role in the industrial sector. To kick off the episode, Arlen shared his own background and the road that led…

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Article published in Industrial IoT News: “One of the primary pain points in Industrial IoT (IIoT) is disparate systems with both modern and legacy assets. Companies in any industry ranging from oil and gas to manufacturing can hardly imagine a world where they can choose any vendor’s hardware, plug it into their network, and have…

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Enabling operational data connectivity to AWS IoT Greengrass seamlessly extends AWS to the edge to provide tools to act locally on the OT data, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and durable storage. With AWS IoT Greengrass and the Cirrus Link MQTT Transmission module on the Ignition platform from Inductive Automation, industrial data from PLCs, RTUs and sensors can…

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The MQTT Recorder module receives a block of data from an MQTT Server and enters it as a record into a database table. For years data has been created in PLC’s, RTU’s and HMI’s that represent a record of information such as a ticket for a transaction. With the limitations of register-based communication protocols this…

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Johnathan Hottell, the SCADA Supervisor from EXCO Resources, Inc. prepared this presentation for at the Ignition Oil & GAS Community Conference.  It gives great insight from the benchmark testing he carried out to compare different IIoT communication protocols.  He also details which protocol is best suited for different IIoT applications and backs up his findings…

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Check out the latest Cirrus Link video on “Sending Data to the Cloud”. This video shows how our Injector modules can save money, and still access all the tools that cloud services have to offer.  Click the image to go to the video

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March 14th, 2019 In this video, Cirrus Link’s engineers explain the history, concepts, and reasoning behind the need for and creation of the Sparkplug specification. They cover the technical details of Sparkplug and also how this ultimately lead to the creation of the Eclipse Tahu project. They give a demonstration of Cirrus Link Solutions Sparkplug…

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