What is the Primary Host ID functionality of the MQTT Sparkplug Spec?

Feb 10, 2020 11:26:57 AM / by Josh Wolf posted in industry 4.0, Canary Collectors

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Following a meeting with an end user and a question regarding MQTT Primary Host ID, I decided to write up a brief summary on the Sparkplug B Primary Host ID.

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MQTT Sparkplug Working Group Launched Under Eclipse Foundation

Feb 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Shawn Ebersole posted in industry 4.0

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How To Lower Cost for SCADA and Data Historians

Dec 20, 2019 2:16:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0, Canary Historian

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Battling inefficiencies and trying to save money is important to every industrial process. It is frustrating that most companies first have to invest a large amount of capital to equip themselves with SCADA solutions and data historians in order to find ways to run more efficiently.

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Finally, a Buzzword Worth Repeating

Sep 26, 2019 2:23:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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In an industry consumed by buzzwords, could there be room for yet one more?  Of course there is!  But hold your groans because this particular catch phrase has been doing serious, heavy-duty lifting for decades, and deserves your attention. 

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The 5 Layer Model of Automation Explained

Dec 17, 2018 11:51:54 AM / by Shawn Ebersole posted in industry 4.0

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Want to quickly understand the 5 Layer Automation Stack? Watch this quick white board video from Canary partner Walker Reynolds and 4.0 Solutions.

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Artificial Intelligence Explained

Dec 4, 2018 11:42:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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We recently met Dr. Patrick Bangert, CEO of Algorithmica Technologies and discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can benefit process manufacturers. As an expert in advanced analytics, predictive and prescriptive maintenance, and 

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Turn Your Data Into a Self Service Buffet

Oct 5, 2018 8:33:24 AM / by Graeme Welton posted in industry 4.0

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In a data driven world, it’s critical that the people who need the data to make timely, strategic business decisions actually have access to it. Flow Software’s Graeme Welton explains how to get this right.

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Move Beyond the Spreadsheet

Sep 1, 2018 4:42:00 PM / by Graeme Welton posted in industry 4.0

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The only thing worse than too little data, is too much. Big data becomes dumb data very quickly — there is simply so much of it that you can’t see the wood for the trees, and you can’t confidently make decisions using the data unless you’ve collected it into a single, aggregated and contextualized format, in as close to real time as you can get it. To do this, companies need to ditch the spreadsheet.

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Have You Heard of Prescriptive Analytics?

Jul 25, 2018 8:39:12 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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No, it's not a typo. I didn't mean predictive. This morning I was reading an article from SparkCognition, "Changing the World by Way of Oil and Gas", and I came across the term for the first time. After some research, here is what I learned.

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IIoT: Progressing from data connection to data insight

Jul 24, 2018 9:33:02 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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The Industrial Internet of Things is changing the way companies operate. Whether you have already adopted an IIoT strategy or are beginning the planning phases of how/where to begin, there are two key elements that you must first focus on. 

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