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Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things by Alasdair Gilchrist

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© Alasdair Gilchrist 2016

Alasdair Gilchrist, Industry 4.0, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2047-4_1

1. Introduction to the Industrial Internet

Alasdair Gilchrist

(1)Bangken, Nonthaburi, Thailand

GE (General Electric) coined the name “Industrial Internet ” as their term for the Industrial Internet of Things, and others such as Cisco termed it the Internet of Everything and others called it Internet 4.0 or other variants. However, it is important to differentiate the vertical IoT strategies (see Figure 1-1), such as the consumer, commercial, and industrial forms of the Internet from the broader horizontal concept of the Internet of Things (IoT ) , as they have very different target audiences, technical requirements, and strategies. For example, the consumer market ...

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