Are UAVs properly tested, or is development rushed?
The market for unmanned aerial vehicles, or simply UAVs, is booming. But with high demand follows the risk of rushed development. A good example is Beyond Line of Sight operations that have opened new possibilities but also implied new risks of both loss of connection, data or even the UAV itself. By Svend Holme Sørensen, Product Manager, GateHouse Telecom
StarlingX 3.0 with the new Distributed Cloud Architecture
The StarlingX project has launched their third release to provide a fully featured cloud for the distributed edge. StarlingX is a pilot project supported by the OpenStack Foundation that provides a complete cloud stack designed specifically for the challenges of deploying clouds at the edge. This includes the far edge or last mile, and such use cases as on premise clouds in factories, Industrial IoT, Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and vir...
Practical applications for AI and ML in embedded systems
Embedded development is often driven by the need to deploy highly optimised and efficient systems. AI is positioned to disrupt businesses either by enabling new approaches to solving complex problems or threatening the status quo for whole business sectors or types of jobs. Guest blog written by Gareth Noyes.
5G will make industrial automation more challenging and powerful
5G is about to lift industrial automation to new heights. Of course the next generation of cellular communications technology will further fuel the trend of connecting a factory’s operational technology (OT) - its machines, control systems, power infrastructure, local and remote control software - with its information technology (IT) systems - the communication network, the enterprise resource planning system, the cloud, and so on...
9 game-changing DevOps and Cloud trends for 2020
Until recently, even installing Kubernetes was a pain. You needed expert knowledge, only a few of the installers worked and only GCP had a half decent managed service. Most organisations had their hands full just getting a cluster up and running. But now there are hundreds of offerings from vendors, many ways to run it locally and all three major cloud providers have a managed service. By: Deepak Ramchandani Vensi, Acco...
An insight into measuring viscosity wirelessly
If precise mixing is a crucial process variable, viscosity measurement may be the most accurate way to ensure optimum performance. But rotating mixers can lead to very tangled wiring, so here Mark Ingham of Sensor Technology looks at wireless options.
Open process automation PoC in the chemical industry
As we enter 2020, it's exciting to think about what technology trends will be gaining traction across the process industries. 2019 was a great year for technology innovation across the industry, so we expect (and hope) we'll be seeing things pick up where they left off on the technology front. Wind River had the privilege of attending the NAMUR annual general meeting late last year in Bad Neuenahr, Germany (NAMUR is a leading international associ...
Current sensing rises to the challenges of embedded systems
The embedded electronics development community is currently experiencing the biggest changes in our industry since the creation of the integrated circuit. From new software-oriented solutions like Artificial Intelligence, to new hardware topologies, to new semiconductor materials, we are in the middle of a disruptive period of demanding growth. By Khagendra Thapa, VP of Business Development of ACEINNA’s Current Sensing business
The promise of 5G is already transforming industries
The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, ubiquitous wireless connectivity, mixed reality, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, the cloud - these and countless other recent developments are changing the way industries operate. The merger of digital and physical systems into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – a vast network of connected devices that generate data that is analysed on the cloud before being somehow acted upon ...
Managing Windows 7 end of life for industrial systems
From oil and gas to heavy equipment and manufacturing, industrial systems rely on embedded devices that run on Windows 7. However, on January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will reach end-of-life and thus will no longer be supported by Microsoft. Running unsupported versions of Windows is incredibly risky because vulnerability to the latest security threats grows exponentially when the operating system is no longer receiving regular patches. Guest blo...