Gathering Stranded Data from the Network Edge

Most industrial data originates from devices like PLCs and smart sensors, which can then easily import into Ignition. Frequently, there are additional devices at the network edge that are not instrumented or networked, but still have useful data. Advantech provides a wide variety of solutions to collect this data from devices, regardless of connectivity, and transmit it via wired or wireless connections into the Ignition system.

​​​​​​​With unlimited tags in Ignition, end-users have no need to worry about the cost of this valuable data. Additionally, hardware installed in industrial locations must be able to operate reliably under challenging environmental conditions. With rugged solutions from Advantech, you can simplify extending Ignition to the network edge.

​​​​​​​In this session, we will discuss:

  • The potential of edge computing​​​​​​​

  • Common stranded data challenges

  • Overview of Advantech edge I/O platforms

  • Advantech + Ignition Edge bundles

  • Real-life applications 

  • Ted Phillips

    IIoT Solutions Architect, Advantech IIoT Group / Ted Phillips has extensive industry experience in data communications, industrial process control, and control software design. Phillips started his career repairing audio equipment and CB radios, and then spent 10 years at Western Electric (AT&T) working on data sets, now known as modems. After designing PID controllers for Powers Process Controls, Phillips then worked in the heat-treating industry, plastics and plumbing manufacturing, as well as interoperable communications for government and law enforcement. He has been with Advantech for eight years supporting the company as a Field Applications Engineer and Solutions Architect specializing in industrial IoT, industrial computing, and cellular data solutions.

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