“The latest industrial Intel® Atom™ processors are empowering new, small form factor systems—as IIoT hardware optimization using a bottom-up approach gathers momentum.”
Much has been written recently about the difficulties with current IIoT implementations, as IIoT continues to expand into the far reaches of the industrial and commercial environment. In many of these environments (think smart grid, wind farms, oil and gas, autonomous vehicles, etc.) reliable connectivity to the cloud is plagued by intermittent connectivity, latency and security issues. Add to that the fragmented reality of trying to build a cohesive IIoT cloud solution from the vast array of legacy and modern equipment, machinery, control software, and disparate databases, and the task begins to take on monumental costs and time proportions.