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Converging at the Edge

03 May 2019

Why should we be happy to embrace Edge computing so soon after we got used to the cloud, IoT, Industry 4.0 etc…?

The benefits of taking the large amount of repetitive data created by machines and automated systems and processing it locally are huge. Edge computing takes the pressure off existing networks, data storage, potentially costly cloud services and software applications. Data is turned into useful information closer to its point of origin and more importantly, in real time. 
Chris Evans, Marketing & Operations Group Manager for Mitsubishi Electric makes the case for a quick adoption of Edge computing.

Edge computing means that factory floor technology can be used to provide streamlined information that can then become operational intelligence once it is interpreted and displayed by crossover applications sitting in the “Edge” layer. 

The Edge layer provides data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and is the gateway to the higher IT level applications and cloud services that can truly deliver Smart Manufacturing and embrace the principles of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Read the full article in the May issue of DPA

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