“Everyone struggles with what the convergence of the physical world with the Internet actually means“, comments Rahman Jamal, Global Technology & Marketing Director at National Instruments in a recent 2016 Predictions report. It is the next big thing, made of a multitude of things outfitted with hundreds of thousands of sensors with new levels of embedded intelligence that gather massive amounts of Big Analog Data and transmit that data over hyperfast, wireless networks. And this will boil down to having the right information at the right time to make the right decision.”
Rahman Jamal, Global Technology & Marketing Director, National Instruments — Video by Konradin Industries
Topics of this interview are Big Analog Data and the links to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as well as Industry 4.0 (Industrie 4.0)
Industrial applications lead on IoT, not consumers, says NI expert — Electronics Weekly com UK
Internet of things (IoT) technologies will have the greatest impact on the engineering community when the technologies are applied to industrial applications such as renewable energy and smart factories.
Industrial applications and not consumer applications such as wearables will become the markets with the largest potential for IoT technologies, says Rahman Jamal, global technology and marketing director, National Instruments.
“I believe that 75% of engineers will be impacted by industrial IoT,” said Jamal.
Industrial IoT will include smart power grids, smart factories and smart cities.
“Industrial applications represent the markets with the highest potential for IoT products and services,” said Jamal, speaking at the NIDays technology conference in London last week.
According to Jamal, industrial IoT is emerging as the key area for the global markets in Asia as well as Europe.
“In Germany it is called Industry 4.0 but in Japan for example the same IoT applications are part of the Industry Value Chain Initiative,” said Jamal. (…)
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VIP-Kongress 2015 – Teil 1 – Internet der Dinge — National Instruments, Germany
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IoT & Big Data
Another area that is likely to see a huge amount of development is associated with Big Data. This is the concept of monitoring systems in an almost analogue fashion can lead to some much greater insights than would otherwise be possible. Yes, huge amounts of data are needed and these need to be collected, stored and then processed, but in many instances these can enable much deeper analysis to be performed.
Commenting on this, Rahman Jamal, Global Technology & Marketing Director for National Instruments said: “Everyone struggles with what the convergence of the physical world with the Internet actually means. It is the next big thing, made of a multitude of things outfitted with hundreds of thousands of sensors with new levels of embedded intelligence that gather massive amounts of Big Analog Data and transmit that data over hyperfast, wireless networks. And this will boil down to having the right information at the right time to make the right decision.”
Analysis of Big Data is a key issue. Many companies are able to collect data, but it remains unused. Said Jamal: “Sensors are the sense organs of the Industrial IoT, making best-in-class measurement and analytic solutions a fundamental requirement. In particular, edge analytics and smart enterprise management and analytics become center-stage. And here lies the actual solution for Big Analog Data.”
It is clearly not possible to have hundreds of thousands of sensors connected via wires and therefore wireless connection using the various IoT standards will be essential. Eyes are on 5G to help solve this, but it is necessary to ensure that he 5G standards and various hardware and software elements are fully evaluated and tested before any standards are confirmed and any equipment is launched.
Commenting on the challenges of 5G, Jamal of National Instruments said: “The advancement of 5G does not come without challenges. So how do we begin to solve these challenges? The answer lies in a faster path to prototyping 5G – a platform-based design transcending the expensive, time-consuming traditional approaches, enabling wireless experts to test experimental ideas using real systems in real-world scenarios.”
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