Enabling Embedded Devices for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
White Paper Overview
For industrial equipment manufacturers, the market demand to integrate and connect devices within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is growing by the day. The competitive pressures and customer expectations for reliability, maintainability, upgradeability, and secure operations are a few of the primary drivers.
The available enabling technology consists of a few comprehensive cloud platforms with their associated device enablement software development kits (SDKs), plus a dizzying amount of commercial and open-source runtime components and cloud backend applications.
This paper outlines the key architectural considerations required for the successful operation of smart devices within an IIoT infrastructure with a focus on the software that runs on the device.