april 2017



Feature Article



Using SCADA Data for IIoT Just Became Much Easier

Bert Baeck, CEO, TrendMiner


At times it seems hard to believe we’re already in the second decade of the 21st century; what is even harder to believe is that the majority of manufacturers are still only using technology that is at least 30 years old.  Many of these systems work wonderfully for what they are meant to do, collect and store data and monitor systems. However, these systems alone cannot help industrial companies meet the challenges of today’s global market.


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  Sponsored Announcement

SCADA Technology Summit Announced

The dates and location for the 2017 SCADA Technology Summit have been announced. This event is focused on the latest advancements in SCADA and its supporting ICS technologies that provide control, connectivity, security and data acquisition to critical infrastructure and industrial environments.


When, Where, Who:

  • October 4-5, 2017
  • Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
  • Co-located with Internet of Things West

With the advent of “smart” SCADA, networking, IoT and security technology, control system designers, managers and operators must improve their systems to enable them to better monitor/control equipment, optimize value, and harness valuable data to optimize processes. With the explosion of smart connectivity, many organizations are going to be forced to change their way of thinking when it comes to SCADA.


To help you navigate these changes, the SCADA Technology Summit will bring together a cross-section of SCADA and ICS end-users to present, educate and analyze the latest advances in the rapidly changing market of control and automation.

  New Products

Seamlessly integrate data from diverse systems, devices and sensors into the IIoT
SmartSwarm 341 from B+B SmartWorx Powered by Advantech offers flexible data acquisition, processing and handoff via an inbuilt Node-RED user applications environment. Node-RED is a powerful, yet simple to use, applications programming environment optimized for processing data streams. Users drag and drop function nodes to acquire process and output data via an internal web server interface provided by the SmartSwarm 341. In addition to offering local data processing, the Node-RED environment is also able to create and serve local dashboards, providing a mechanism to serve summary data to engineers, managers or operational staff. - Learn More


Monnit Pioneers Enterprise IoT With New ALTA Platform

Monnit Corp. has released the enterprise-grade wireless products brand, ALTA. This industry leading Internet of Things (IoT) remote monitoring solution was specifically designed to meet higher-demanding enterprise requirements.  - Learn More


Red Lion RAM Industrial Cellular Products add MQTT Protocol Support

Red Lion Controls has announced that its Sixnet series RAM industrial cellular RTUs support the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) protocol designed for lightweight data transmission and is an important part of Industrial IoT (IIoT) communications.  - Learn More


Anybus Wireless Bridge II Opens Possibilities for Industrial Wireless Solutions

HMS Industrial Networks has introduced an upgraded version of their Anybus Wireless Bridge. The Anybus Wireless Bridge II supports  up to 400 meters of reliable wireless communication, and can communicate via both Bluetooth or WLAN. It is well suited for replacing Ethernet cabling in hard-to-reach or hazardous locations.Cable replacement or access point. - Learn More

  Industry News

Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Energy Market is Expected to Reach USD 26.5 Billion by 2023

Research Nester has announced its latest research on Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Energy Sector Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023. Rapid growth of urbanization across the globe is changing the way of using devices and things present in the technological environment. Internet of Things (IoT) in energy sector includes the devices and software which have connectivity feature with internet. - Learn More


IDEC Acquires APEM

IDEC Corp. has announced the recent acquisition of APEM. Together, IDEC and APEM are now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of human machine interface (HMI) components, panels and systems. With more than $ 500 million USD in total sales, the combined entity has a broad portfolio of industrial automation and HMI products, and access to markets across Europe, North America and Asia. - Learn More


Global Capacity Selected to Join PlanetOne Communications’ Portfolio of Preferred Providers

Global Capacity has been selected by PlanetOne Communications as a Preferred Provider. Members of PlanetOne’s Preferred Provider program rank among the industry’s top providers of cloud and connectivity solutions.  - Learn More


Qualcomm, AT&T and CH2M Collaborate to Improve Water Management in Georgia’s Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources

Qualcomm Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Inc., AT&T, CH2M and Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (Gwinnett County) in Georgia are collaborating to reduce the amount of drinking water lost on its way to customers.  - Learn More



Event Listings


Sensors Expo & Conference is the only event in North America focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For 30+ years, Sensors has brought technical innovation and thought leadership to engineers involved in the development and deployment of sensors and sensing systems. The 3-day program explores cutting-edge trends and applications including Energy Harvesting, Emerging Technologies, Flexible & Wearable, IoT & Wireless, Measurement & Detection, MEMS & Sensors, Novel Sensor Applications, Optical, Sensors & Embedded Systems, and Sensor Data in an information-packed Conference Program and reflects those trends throughout the Exhibit Floor. Register at and use code WEBCOM100 for special discount to attend.




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