In the complex, capital intensive world of manufacturing, adopting a new technology means major outlays. But once in a while, a technology comes along that cannot be brushed aside. Steam engines, then electricity, then computing drove the first three industrial revolutions. In the digital transformation of Industry 4.0, manufacturers cannot afford to be left by the wayside. Machine connectivity and the harnessing of data are disrupting every link in the value chain, from sourcing to service; and new revenue models are emerging. However, IoT is complex, and manufacturers’ concerns need addressing.
The developers of plgd, the OCF-compliant open-source cloud implementation, discuss these issues in a new white paper. plgd is available for general use and has been certified to comply with the OCF Device-to-Cloud specifications.
Please read the paper on the plgd website, here.