The first Internet wave constructed the infrastructure that forms the Internet we enjoy today. Hubs, switches and routers were linked together to form the Internet plumbing we now take for granted. Websites, once new and novel, became mandatory. In the second Internet wave, apps and cloud computing became integral to our work and home lives. Global apps like Facebook, Uber, Pandora, Twitter and others became prominent. Now we are on the cusp of a third Internet wave – pervasive, integrated, seamless and secure connectivity that will again change how we work and how we live.
This presentation will examine how that third Internet wave, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) along with Big Data and advanced networking technologies like OPC UA and TNS (Time Sensitive Networking), provide the basis for digital manufacturing. It will examine the changing requirements of manufacturing systems, the third wave technologies that can meet these requirements and how automation end users and integrators can profit from this evolution.