Originally presented June 20, 2018

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Part 2: How to Choose the Right Connectivity Technology

The smart machine era will be the most disruptive in history. Medical treatment systems, the power grid, manufacturing lines, process control, and transportation systems work today the same way they did 20 years ago. But in the next few years, clever engineers in every industry will find a way to leverage the amazing change in compute power and networking. That feat will threaten everyone and everything that does not respond.

If you are a designer, your challenge is to look beyond today's experience into a future, the future, dominated by intelligent distributed computing…the Robot Overlords.

In this second webinar of the series, we examine the key issue of connectivity. Connectivity is perhaps the most important aspect of the Industrial IoT. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) developed the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) to help designers understand the many standards and choose the right one for their applications.

The IICF analysis found that the Industrial IoT space is so big that the connectivity technologies - DDS, OPC UA, oneM2M, RESTful HTTP, MQTT, and CoAP - essentially do not overlap. Thus, by understanding the use cases, architectures and target end users, it is possible to select a best-candidate connectivity standard for most problems.

This webinar uses the IICF results to present a simple set of yes-or-no questions. Answering them will make it easy for you to choose the right standard for your application. We will also dig deeper. The IICF provides the background you need to understand exactly why this choice will fit. The resulting practical advice should help guide your design.


Dr. Stan Schneider - CEO, RTI