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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_5

5. Designing Industrial Internet Systems

Alasdair Gilchrist

(1)Bangken, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Transducers (sensors and actuators) are the fundamental core of any M2M or IIoT architecture. They are the edge devices of any system and allow us to sense and manipulate our environment. However, transducers are only viable when they can communicate with other devices or a central processing machine and to do that they need to be interconnected.

As we saw earlier, M2M and the Industrial Internet of Things share a common reference and their architecture. Common to both are the area of the proximity network, which hosts the devices. The proximity area is key to the connectivity ...

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