For some time now, automation vendors have been promoting anytime, anywhere access to your process data, but delivering on the promise has been technically and commercially challenging to scale. Now that this actually is within reach, you may be suspect.
But don’t be deterred, as the future is now with open and secure IIoT solutions finally available.
The core ideas that make it real include:
- Maturing and convergence of IT/OT open standards in software, applications, and connectivity, collapsing the cost of both engineering and deployment.
- The Internet as the Zero Trust OT backbone, vetted and secured by e-commerce. When this model is applied in automation systems and sensors, innovation and user value is boundless.
- A new generation of OT devices at the edge, built upon new secure digital computing components and supply chain.
With these elements, anytime, anywhere access to process data is affordable and real, be it producing oil or gas, distributing water or power, or any other activity that must be physically detached from a central command-and-control point.
From any mobile device or platform, your supervisors and operators can participate in decentralized monitoring, control and maintenance. Huge volumes of data can be available as it is needed – in the plant, at the edge, or in the cloud.
By leveraging public networks, communication costs are low-to-zero, and your critical data and processes are safe because your automation is secure.
The greatest return on operations depends on your data access and data analytics model, which is no longer hampered by limited access to data.
This article is from a white paper provided by Bedrock Automation.