IIoT: The Industrial Internet of Things

IIoT: Industrial Internet of Things

An Industry Brief

What is IIoT?

IIoT stands for the Industrial Internet of Things and refers to a network of connected devices in the industrial sector. It is a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT). The defining characteristic of connected devices on IIoT networks is that they transfer data without human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The terms IIoT and IoT refer to proprietary, standalone networks, as well as broader, global networks. Continue Reading IIoT: Industrial Internet of Things

What is the Purpose of IIoT?

IIoT focuses on machine-to-machine communications, enabling processes to be optimized and automated.  These connected devices communicate through gateways, which are physical servers that filter data, and transmit it to other devices and software applications.

IIoT permits Information Technology (IT)/Operational Technology (OT) convergence; enabling more direct control and more complete monitoring, with easier analysis of data from these complex systems, from anywhere in the world. This allows users to do their jobs more efficiently and improves decision-making, as they have access to real-time insights that the data provides.

It is great to have all these devices connected, communicating and transferring data, but understanding the efficiency and effectiveness of these devices and their data in transient requires a comprehensive, top-of-the-line, AI-powered data monitoring and analytics solution. Those manufacturers taking advantage of the advanced analytics and connectivity are gaining a competitive edge. They are leveraging data and analytics from advanced hardware combined with advanced software and data from sensors results in smarter products and processes and an opportunity to increase profitability.

Enter Sightline EDM.

Sightline EDM™ for IIoT & Utilities is used for industrial and manufacturing data collection & intelligence that is unified in one easy to use IIoT 4.0 platform.

Highlights of Sightline EDM include:

Real-Time Predictive Analytics

Live data collection, visualization, monitoring & advanced analytics tools give you live visibility across facilities & production, improving profitability across operations.


Advanced Anomaly Detection

Using historical baselines for production and customized alerting algorithms, the system flags potential issues as they happen & helps determine statistical significance, potentially saving production downtime and labor.


Root Cause Analysis

With live data from production across different facilities, the context of past performance & issues, and drill-down details, resolve issues within minutes and decrease time to fix the problem.


Capacity Planning & Forecasting

Automate the capacity planning process for customized reports & alerts, identify resource bottlenecks, forecast labor or production capacity constraints, and prevent downtime across facilities & systems.


SIAS End-to-End Data Security

Industry 4.0 & smart factories are facing unprecedented security threats; protect against cyber risks and respond faster to threats using a “zero trust” policy with end point device cloaking, cryptographic zoning, data encryption, and dynamic isolation to secure, detect, and respond in real-time.


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