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maryam@impact
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1/22/2018 | 2:00:03 PM
Connected construction
Its very interesting that something we consider as a tool, not a connected device is getting a rework. I would be very interested know what kind of capabilities the Bluetooth and connected aspects provide to the tools? I had some construction at my home and I was surprised when the gentlemen showed up with a boom box--he indicated it was too expensive to stream on his phone music or news all day. Would these technology enhancements fall victim to the same issues?
kq4ym
kq4ym
1/23/2018 | 9:50:16 AM
Re: Connected construction
Interesting analogy with the boom box vs. phone, which does bring up the questions that will be raised on what IoT can and should be used for in the manufacturing business where as noted a "toolmaking machine with a 30-year lifecycle into the Internet carries a unique set of concerns on the road to IoT." Just how to compliment traditional long lived machinery with fast developing apps and IoT devices and data will be an ongoing process to watch.
Michelle
Michelle
1/23/2018 | 1:46:35 PM
Re: Connected construction
I can only assume industrial IoT is going to change manufacturing a lot in the coming years. Retrofitting dedicated machines with sensors and connecting them to the network will create plenty of problems and hopefully solve some as well. Older machine security will always be a concern for me. I wonder how they'll be protected over the longterm...
Ariella
Ariella
1/24/2018 | 11:57:47 AM
Re: Connected construction
@Michelle yes. Did I understand correctly that the machines are expected to last for 30 years? I suppose in industry it makes sense to want to get that much bang for your investment bucks, but it would be very hard to keep adjusting to the latest sensor and connection technology over such a long period of time. 
maryam@impact
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1/24/2018 | 12:16:06 PM
Re: Connected construction
In the world of anything connected 30 years is an eternity. I would be very interested to see how the technology married to the standards in 30 years. Five years seems to yield enhancements we couldn't dream of or pan for in everyday life.
Michelle
Michelle
1/24/2018 | 1:32:01 PM
Re: Connected construction
I agree. I hadn't considered the lifecycle of sensor technology, but that should be a consideration. I can see where upgrades might be an issue over 30 years. 
maryam@impact
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1/25/2018 | 11:19:18 AM
Re: Connected construction
Michelle absolutely I can't imagine any technology lasting for 30 years and still being applicable, we have achieved so much in the past 10 years I can only imagine what the next 10 will look like!
Michelle
Michelle
1/26/2018 | 8:30:41 PM
Re: Connected construction
I wonder the same. I don't work in these factories to know much about the machines. There must be more to the story here... 
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/26/2018 | 11:37:31 PM
Re: Connected construction
Industries that are embarking themselves in adopting sensors and connectivity into their digital transformation efforts are certainly seeing the potential in investing in IoT and the corresponding network infrastructure required.
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/27/2018 | 12:09:10 AM
Re: Connected construction
I think the issue here and what Gass questions as well, is that some industrial machinery vendors are not providing equipment ready to adopt to being on the Internet, or being connected. An industrial machine with a life-cycle of 30 years may have been good, reliable, and useful quite many decades ago. But today, such life-cycle is pointless when you have sensors and software that needs to be updated almost constantly. The fact is, you can’t run new sensors and new software in old machinery without risking security, and many other issues. At some point in time, the compatibility stops.
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