June 2017



Feature Article



MQTT: Winning the War of IIoT Protocols

Colin Geis, Director of Product Management, IIoT
Red Lion Controls


The IIoT revolution is in full swing, but there are several contenders in the protocol market for communicating plant floor data to IIoT cloud platforms. While the leader of this race to connectivity appears to be MQTT, alternatives like AMQP, STOMP and REST APIs (among others) provide a variety of benefits that make a choice less than straightforward. Even within the MQTT universe, despite its status as a standard, varied interpretations and implementation practices cause difficulties for those crafting a solution.


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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. Call for papers Open


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

SKF Multilog IMx-8 on-line Technology for Monitoring the Condition of Industrial Rotating Machinery

The SKF Multilog IMx-8 on-line system introduces compact and cost-effective technology for monitoring the condition of industrial rotating machinery. - Learn More


Trojan Battery Launches Solar AGM Line of True Deep-Cycle Batteries to Power Remote Oil & Gas Well Equipment

Trojan Battery Co., LLC has launched a line of maintenance-free, true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications used in powering remote oil and gas well site equipment.  The Trojan Solar AGM line is manufactured in the US. - Learn More


Honeywell Introduces Real-Time SCADA as a Secure and Scalable Service

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched Experion Elevate, a real-time process supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution delivered as a secure and scalable service. Experion Elevate allows for predictable costs, easy upgrades, and continual support. - Learn More


AW-Lake Company Collaborates with SignalFire Wireless Telemetry to Introduce New Intrinsically Safe Wireless Flow Transmitter

AW-Lake Company in collaboration with SignalFire Wireless Telemetry has introduced an Intrinsically Safe Wireless Flow Transmitter that wirelessly forwards flow data anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. - Learn More

  Industry News

Multi-Part Study Reveals Significant Growth Likely for Advanced DMS Systems and Applications

The Newton-Evans Research Company continues to assess its findings from the firm’s comprehensive 2017 study of EMS, SCADA, DMS and OMS usage patterns among utilities from more than 30 countries. - Learn More


Water Utilities Must Embrace Innovation or Risk Losing Sustainability Dividends

More than half of water utility leaders globally have yet to embrace innovation and risk missing out on important “sustainability dividends,” according to a new Arcadis report, Empowering Water Utility Innovation. - Learn More


Aclara Provides Next-Generation AMI Network and Installation Services to DC Water

Aclara has been engaged by DC Water to provide a next-generation advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network and will also install smart water meters in connection with a major city-wide system upgrade. In all, more than 85,000 meters in homes and some smaller multi-unit buildings served by DC Water will be replaced. The project is expected to be completed in 2018. - Learn More


B-Scada Grants Exclusive Resale Rights for SCADA and IoT Technology in Spanish and Portuguese Olive Oil Markets

B-Scada, Inc. has reached an agreement to provide exclusive reseller rights to ANSOTEC as a Sectorial Integrator Specialist in the Spanish and Portuguese olive oil markets. The terms of the agreement ensure that ANSOTEC will be granted exclusive rights to sell B-Scada’s products to end users in these markets, and that ANSOTEC is committed to using only B-Scada products in the technological solutions they develop for this purpose. - Learn More



Event Listings


IoT West 2017 Dates Announced

The dates for the IoT West Conference have been announced. Already in its 4th year, IoT West will pick up and head to Denver, Colorado for 2017. The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations, an interactive exhibit hall, and pre-conference technical workshops.


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New for 2017 - The Low Power Networking Summit
IoT West will host a new event covering all manners of low power wide area networking. LPWAN is taking the IoT market by storm, enabling a wide range of IoT and M2M applications with low-bandwidth connectivity. The applications are as endless as the technologies rush to gain dominance in the marketplace. Attend to learn more about: LoRa, zigbee, Bluetooth, RPMA, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ultra Narrow Band, LTE-MTC, Narrowband IoT and more. Learn More




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