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Friday, February 12, 2016

Monitoring Machine Operation

Recall I mentioned Thingworx   In SiliconAngle: 

" ... Machine-generated data returned to the agenda last week after industrial heavyweight PTC Inc. and ServiceMax Inc. combined forces to give organizations much-needed visibility into the growing number of connected devices finding use throughout their operations. The duo is kicking off the effort with the introduction of a jointly-created tool that enables technicians to monitor for signs of equipment deterioration via the latter’s industrial automation platform.

The aptly-named Connected Field Service displays error warnings from malfunctioning hardware in real-time along with a wealth of diagnostic information that is meant to simplify troubleshooting. Most of the work involved in handling the data is carried out by PTC’s device automation platform, ThingWorx, one of the more popular options for manufacturers seeking to tap the sensory output of their gear. The software is complemented by an analytics toolkit that makes it possible to scan the raw telemetry for insights using machine learning, which became a central talking point in its own right last week thanks a new open-source contribution from Yahoo Inc’s research division. ... " 

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