Challenges of IIoT with Smart Edge Connectivity
Overcoming the Necessary Evil of Building the Industrial IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) begins with getting the Things connected to the Internet. Connectivity, however, is not always that straightforward in the Industrial IoT, and it is most likely an issue in your organization, where different devices— some maybe as old as 20 years and using different interfaces— make up a considerable part of your communications network. Consequently, most businesses, like yours, have to deal with interoperability and scalability issues, which stand in the way of successfully managing large-scale heterogeneous networks in harsh environments.
Managing a Large-Scale Network
More devices need to be monitored and connected to public networks. Managing a fast-growing number of devices and ensuring interoperability among them are critical issues.
Integrating Heterogeneous Networks
Devices use many different protocols, and they are difficult to configure and integrate.
Troubleshooting wastes valuable time and delivers minimal results.
Overcoming Harsh Environments
Devices are easily damaged by extreme temperatures and other environmental factors.