Greg Jones | August 25, 2017

Enabling and Integrating Constrained and Custom Hardware at the Edge

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It’s becoming increasingly difficult to integrate new sensors and small footprint hardware into broader systems or even the cloud. Under the constant pressure to develop lower cost solutions, there are often tradeoffs that leave devices operating as independent silos with limited compute stacks and interoperability. Examples include simple occupancy sensors, light sensors, equipment monitors with digital or analog I/O, or virtually any device running on extremely small footprint microprocessors. Some of these devices do not even have operating systems. In these situations, loading agents that require Java or other operating environments may not be possible.

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Greg Jones | August 23, 2017

Integrating Remote Device Management into Legacy Applications

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Many modern business applications are now collecting information from physical devices over remote networks. When everything is working well, the data flows easily from those devices to your application. However, it’s not always easy to establish this integration and even when you have – non-IT devices don’t always communicate the way enterprise applications expect. When challenges arise, how do you diagnose the problem? Is it the network? The device itself? Or something in between?

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Michael Campbell | August 18, 2017

Auto Industry Leads the Way with Edge Computing Consortium

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Edge computing is not a niche technology or minor consideration in network and application planning. Edge computing is a strategic element of the technology stack in almost every market segment today. Or it should be.

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Michael Campbell | April 25, 2017

The World May Be Round - But it Has an Edge

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Today is the most exciting day in MachineShop’s history - no really it is. Today marks the launch of our new Edge Computing strategy and platform. It’s not as much a pivot as it is a complete and total focus on something we’ve been doing for more than 2 years.

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Greg Jones | April 24, 2017

Integration Challenges for IoT Devices at the “Edge”

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Recently there has been increasing activity on gathering information from IoT devices that are connected, but not necessarily able to communicate with a cloud service. These “Edge” devices generally live on the Edge of the Network within an enterprise. They are specific hardware sensors, industrial controllers, or other industrial devices residing on private or potentially proprietary networks at a physical location.

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