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Pulp and Paper Manufacturer Puts Data to Work with Ignition and MQTT

A large pulp and paper company set out to digitally transform over 50 manufacturing plants across the United States. They wanted to modernize an outdated SCADA system to improve data mobility, data standardization, and data utilization for improved operations. Project Goals and Challenges The customer has been investing in digital technologies to fuel transformation initiatives…

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Secure End-to-End MQTT Tag Writes

Read how you can now use Ignition User Permissions to manage who has authority to send tag writes using MQTT Modules from Cirrus Link.     Datasheet – Secure Tag Writes

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Modernizing Vessel Control Systems with Ignition and MQTT

  A multinational energy corporation is working to adopt technology to increase efficiency and improve data-driven decision making throughout its fleet of vessels. The vessels are equipped with on board systems including navigation, cargo management, vibration monitoring, engine monitoring and more, and the company set out to make better use of data and workflows in…

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What is IIoT ?

Travis Cox from Inductive Automation breaks down IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things). Learn what IIoT is, the problems it solves, what it means for enterprises, as well as how MQTT and Ignition make it easy.

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Creating a Smart Field with 114 Sites in Just Eight Months

Scalable SCADA and MQTT Were Crucial to Achieving Ambitious Goals NGL Energy Partners is a diversified midstream oil & gas company that provides multiple services to producers and end users, including transportation, storage, blending, and marketing of crude oil. To improve its operational efficiency and revenue-generating capabilities, NGL embarked on an ambitious project that created a…

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MQTT and the Purdue Model: IIoT Security Best Practices

The Purdue Model of Computer Integrated Manufacturing was published in 1990 as a reference for enterprise architecture – a hierarchical model for manufacturing automation that defines what type of equipment goes where what actions are supposed to happen at each level, and how machines and processes interact. Almost a decade later, the International Society of…

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Data Ingestion into Azure Time Series Insights for Big Data Applications

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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Cirrus Link Helps Enable Data Ingestion for AWS IoT SiteWise

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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AWS Blog Post: Connected Factory Solution based on AWS IoT for Industry 4.0 success

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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Overcoming challenges to digital transformation

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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IoT for All Podcast: Cirrus Link Solution’s Arlen Nipper on Building MQTT and its Role in IIoT

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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Sparkplug: Open Source Technology to Bridge the OT-IT Gap

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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