Earlier this week, Imagine Intelligent Materials opened up a new facility in Geelong, Victoria in what it says is a “world first” in production of fit-for-purpose graphene for manufacturing applications. The event was opened by Craig Laundy, the Federal Assistant Minister for Industry. In addition to the support from the government for their efforts, the … Continue reading Imagine IM opens new Geelong facility
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a global organisation who targets transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), an organisation driving edge computing industry development in the Internet of Things (IoT) area, have announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner on shared … Continue reading IIC, ECC sign MoU
Swinburne researchers have joined forces with the Federal government to help determine the future of Smart Cities in Australia after Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, toured the University’s newly-launched Smart Cities’ Research Institute. Mr Frydenberg joined Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, in taking part in a discussion with Institute leaders … Continue reading Collaboration for the future of Smart Cities
Emerson is launching DeltaV Mobile, a new platform that leverages Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies to empower the manufacturing engineer of the future with the most complete access to real-time data, trends and insight to make better-informed, critical operations decisions – securely from anywhere in the world. The DeltaV is part of Emerson’s Plantweb digital … Continue reading IoT anywhere with Emerson’s DeltaV Mobile
Zebra Technologies, producer of rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility, has announced that they are launching the MP 7000 multi-plane 1D/2D imager for grocers, discount chains and warehouse clubs. They also introduced the DataCapture DNA software suite of productivity, management, application development and visibility tools and … Continue reading Zebra launches MP7000 and Data Capture DNA
Tasmania’s Cadbury chocolate factory was forced to halt production when its computer system was struck by a global cyber attack. The company was not able to access its computer files unless it paid a ransom of $300 in Bitcoin. As a result, operations were halted and hundreds of workers were placed on cleaning duty. At … Continue reading Tasmania’s Cadbury factory struck down by cyber attack
Capgemini has released its Smart Factories report, which offers a global snapshot of the adoption of IoT-enabled factories and their impact on the global economy. According to the report, smart factories will deliver a 27 per cent increase in manufacturing efficiency over the next five years, adding $500 billion to the global economy. This increase … Continue reading Smart factories: A global snapshot
Tasman Sinkware has partnered with Australian company Ailytic to deliver improvements in its manufacturing efficiency with automation, artificial intelligence and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The company is investing in the further development of its South Australian manufacturing plant and securing South Australian jobs. Manufacturing under the Oliveri brand name, Tasman Sinkware produces a range … Continue reading Australia’s only sink manufacturer growing through automation
A new study from Deloitte has found that cyber security breaches in manufacturing plants are increasing, with the sector “woefully unprepared” for these threats. Titled Industry 4.0 and Cyber Risk: Security in an age of connected production, the Deloitte study revealed that one-third of all manufacturers sampled admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of … Continue reading Deloitte: Manufacturers “woefully unprepared” for supply chain threats
A new Aruba report, The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow, reveals that by 2019, 77 per cent of Australian organisations will have some form of Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure in place. The study also shows that currently only one in two Australian IoT connected businesses are using this data to improve business processes … Continue reading Almost 4 out of 5 of Australian organisations to adopt IoT by 2019
Getting ahead of the numbers game in manufacturing today means embracing the world of interconnectivity and advanced automation within the value chain. In this whitepaper on disruptive manufacturing, companies like Sage show how these ‘disruptions’ will be beneficial to all in the manufacturing space. To say that the global manufacturing industry is undergoing an era … Continue reading Disruptive Manufacturing Is Now A Good Thing
Industry analyst Frost & Sullivan has projected the total spending on ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) will hit nearly US$79 billion (A$104.2 billion) by the year 2020. Within the Asia Pacific region, the manufacturing industry expected to grow the quickest, with a rapid compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 52.7 percent that started in 2015 and … Continue reading Embracing a new age in connectivity
Semtech has announced that its LoRa wireless platform is being used in Australia’s first Internet of Things (IoT) LPWAN network. The first deployment of the IoT LPWAN network is in Launceston, Tasmania, and is expected to enable a host of smart, innovative applications involving real-time transportation monitoring, inventory control, healthcare, and many other IoT applications. … Continue reading Semtech LoRa chosen for first IoT network in Australia
Software company Cisco Systems has acquired software software start-up AppDynamics for US $3.7 billion (A$4.91 billion). According to Reuters, the acquisition price was double the private market valuation of AppDynamics, which was going to go to an initial public offering (IPO). AppDynamics will become part of Cisco’s IoT and Applications business. The start-up’s software helps … Continue reading Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for US $3.7 billion
Research and Markets has released a report on “smart manufacturing” predicting the segment will more than double in value globally from to 2020.
A team of engineers has designed wearable wireless monitoring systems to measure a child’s diaper condition and temperature, winning first place in the 2016 Sensor Expo’s Design Challenge.
As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to deliver value from connecting plant-floor devices to the enterprise, security remains an ongoing challenge. Therefore, Cisco and Rockwell Automation have collaborated to develop a deep-packet-inspection (DPI) technology for use in industrial security appliances. An industrial firewall with DPI technology extends visibility down to the plant floor, … Continue reading Enhancing security for the Industrial Internet of Things
Autodesk, Inc. has announced Autodesk SeeControl, a comprehensive new platform powering the Internet of Things that allows customers to capture, analyze and use data from remote products.
Rockwell Automation and Microsoft have announced a mobility co-innovation project designed for industrial environments where a wireless network connection is not always reliable.