Nowadays, with so many IIoT concepts in the air, you can't help but breathe it in.
But sometimes it's helpful to take a step back and put all of this in context to understand how we got here, as that might help shed light on what IIoT is and isn't about.
To gain a fundamental understanding of OT-IT integration, I had a conversation with Benson Hougland.
Benson is VP of Product Strategy at Opto 22, a company that has been at the forefront of OT-IT integration for close to 30 years. From being a founding member of OPC to introducing the first Ethernet-based I/O Unit in the nineties, and more recently, introducing the first Edge Programmable Industrial Controller.
Below is an outline of our discussion in the linked video.
✔️ Why Should Manufacturers Care About IIoT?
✔️ Evolution of the IIoT Technology Stack
✔️ Open Technologies in IIoT
✔️ Principal Functions of an IIoT Edge Device
✔️ The Role of SCADA in an IIoT World
✔️ Brownfield and Greenfield Considerations for IIoT
✔️ Best Practices for IIoT Security
✔️ Critical Skills for IIoT System Integration
✔️ Integration of IIoT Solutions into Business Processes