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The latest news and resources in industrial automation and data connectivity.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Determining the Best Security Strategy for Smart Manufacturing

Posted By Sam Elsner
Data from automation systems used to stay put. It was produced by sensors, PLCs, and recorders; stored on local OPC servers and databases; and accessed by a few skilled operators and engineers. Although highly secure, data access was limited.
 
Smart Manufacturing and IoT are driving a variety of positive business outcomes and data must be shared with new systems, new networks, and a variety of tools for diverse users and roles. Determining the best security strategy for Smart Manufacturing efforts is a struggle, but this article offers a brief review of these key security issues:
  • New applications and data destinations

  • New user roles and expectations

  • Evolving threat landscape 


 
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Friday, July 9, 2021

ThingWorx Kepware Server - Enterprise Wide Connectivity

ThingWorx Kepware Server simplifies and extends industrial connectivity across your enterprise. 
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

ThingWorx Kepware Edge® Version 1.3 is now available. 

ThingWorx Kepware Edge Version 1.3 provided updates to the Configuration, improved the OPCUA and IoT Gateway Interfaces and added new licensing features to the Server Runtime. In addition, continuous improvements were made to the Configuration API and Security Updates we are also made in this latest release. 

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Whitepaper: Next-Gen IT/OT Convergence

Posted By Mindy (Hart) Hayes

Next-Gen IT/OT Convergence: Capitalizing on Determinism, Data Flow & Containerization to Boost Operational Resiliency

Check out the newest whitepaper that showing how these trends from the field are great indicators of the evolution of IIoT and the role of digital transformation in modern manufacturing. Just as technology advances with each shift in the manufacturing industry, so must the industry adapt to technological improvements.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

ThingWorx Kepware Server Wins Plant Engineering 2020 Product of the Year

Posted By Sean Callahan
ThingWorx Kepware Server wins Plant Engineering's 2020 Product of the year Gold award. 
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Monday, April 26, 2021

5 Change Management Challenges of Your Future Plant Floor

With the implementation of new equipment and software, plant floors are constantly changing. For controls engineers,“future-proofing”creates an architecture ready for the potential of expansion and digital transformation.With the implementation of new equipment and software, plant floors are constantly changing.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Connected: The Kepware Podcast Season 1 - Episode 3

It's a Lori and Laurie takeover! In this episode, Lori Beaulieu (Technical Product Owner- Thingworx Kepware Edge, Edge Central) and Laurie Sirois (Director of Quality Assurance) discuss their experiences as Women in the technology field, differences in communication styles, valuable lessons learned, and ways to help support women through sponsorship.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

State of Industrial Digital Transformation 2021 Report

9 out of 10 industrial companies are on a digital transformation (DX) journey, and the success of their journeys depends on several factors, such as leadership and maturity. This report, published by PTC’s Craig Melrose and Dave Immerman, combines survey data, analysis, and lessons learned from real-world DX programs to give us the full scope of its transformational value and impact.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Connected: The Kepware Podcast Season 1 - Episode 2

Posted By Sean Callahan

Kyle Carreau (Partner Enablement Engineer) sits down with Tom Gaudet (Product Management Lead, Kepware Products) to discuss how the industry has adopted OPC UA and MQTT Protocols, as well as what the future of connectivity will look like.

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Connected: The Kepware Podcast Season 1 - Episode 1

Posted By Kyle Carreau

It is extremely difficult to accurately portray what it means to be a part of the Kepware Family; we are a collective group of highly motivated, innovative, intelligent, and unique individuals who hold themselves to a high standard - all while not taking ourselves too seriously. With discussions around protocols, architectures and new technologies, this podcast showcases the Kepware team as thought leaders in the industry and offers a glimpse into the culture that makes the world’s best industrial connectivity software.

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