Opto 22’s Matt Newton recently presented the webinar “Update Your Legacy Systems with the IIoT.” Today the director of technical marketing provides a preview of the presentation.
Smart Industry: What are the challenges with actually putting OEE applications into play?
Matt: How to share information between OT and IT systems. A lot of legacy operations technology was never designed to interface to IT systems. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that there are already hardware and software tools available, like Node-RED, RESTful APIs and edge-computing platforms to start connecting these systems. What’s even more interesting is that a lot of these tools are coming out of open-source initiatives, which means it’s easy to get started with them without having to invest a lot of time or money.
Smart Industry: Where are we at with communication/integration standards with the IIoT?Matt: One of the recent developments on the communication/integration standards front is the creation of the EdgeX Foundry, an open-source project hosted by The Linux Foundation, building a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem
Smart Industry: What in the near future most excites you about all of this?