IT and embedded is a core part of modern industrial plants and facilities as microcontrollers and processors are able to control a large portion of manufacturing processes. Industrial IoT - or short IIoT - is the term describing the industrial subset of the Internet of Thing. Many solutions have been around for years to measure and monitor various aspects of manufacturing processes. What’s new for industrial companies is that data and control is not only done locally any more, but also from remote locations such as on-premise data centers or services from cloud providers.
In this post, we’re taken a closer look at boards and modules which are suitable for applications in an industrial setting and we’re trying to give pro’s and con’s for a number of applications.