3101 E. President George Bush Hwy, Ste 250, Richardson, TX 75082, United States


Vibhu Bhutani

Vibhu Bhutani

Chief Strategist,

Softweb Solutions

Rajat Modi

Rajat Modi

Lead Analyst,

Softweb Solutions

About Event

It is quite apparent that technologies like IoT and advanced analytics are having a profound impact on how factories operate today. Manufacturers are slowly adopting smart solutions as part of the Industrial IoT initiative that promotes higher machine reliability, reduced operational costs, improved transparency and operational efficiency.

Meet us at the event and learn more about the benefits of implementing a smart factory – as a digital transformational change in your business. Our representatives will show you how you can realize the value of IoT-powered solutions in your business while digitizing production processes and driving performance improvements. You can also discuss your ideas and our experts will address all your queries.

  • Pitfalls of traditional manufacturing processes and how to overcome
  • What Industry 4.0 really is and why it’s a game changer
  • IT/OT convergence: The key mantras in smart manufacturing
  • The role of IoT and data analytics in the manufacturing industry
  • Benefits of bot platform vs readymade solutions
  • Current market trends and value
  • Smart factory: The evolution not revolution
  • Demo and review of smart production line monitoring
  • Q&A session

Questions & Answers

The following are the answers to the questions that were asked during the event.

Question 1: Does the IoT gateway connect via PLCs? How?

Answer 1: An IoT gateway can work as a local data hub which can be connected with PLC or I/O devices, or any local storage. IoT gateways have local and remote connectivity options including LAN, fog network, Zigbee, or wireless.

Question 2: How to deal with data security in transit and how to make sure that the data is not being intercepted, especially with low-power remote sensors?

Answer 2: Data security can be ensured with device provisioning. We can define device layer security via gateways. With a transport layer, we can use secure protocols like TLS and MQTT.

Question 3: How has the manufacturing community accepted the cloud integration?

Answer 3: Today, most manufacturers opt for on-prem solutions and fog computing. However, considering the data security and accessibility at any point of time, Cloud and hybrid models are getting popular day by day as they support any size and velocity of the data. Our IoT solutions can be used on-prem, on edge, or with a hybrid model.

Question 4: How to connect decentralized systems to the cloud? How to achieve general connecting machines to the cloud?

Answer 4: We can very well help you define a data warehousing strategy to connect decentralized and legacy database systems. During this process, we can identify which data needs on a real-time basis vs at a regular interval.

As far as connecting machines are concerned, there are various methods, e.g., via smart I/O devices, smart connectors, and so on. However, we have to look into the matter to suggest specific and relevant connectivity options.

Question 5: Can I connect outdated machines?

Answer 5: Yes. You can embed sensors to outdated machines to enable cloud communication. They must use a custom solution since machines don’t have sensors built in them.

Question 6: What are some examples of IIOT and AI?

Answer 6: There can be a number of use cases and examples how industries are utilizing IIoT solutions and AI technology, e.g., remote asset monitoring, connected factory, smart warehousing, and many more. As far as AI is concerned, businesses are deploying machine learning algorithms on top of the collected data and creating intelligence out of it for smart decision-making and predictions.