From the sidelines to the action: global industrial ecology panorama of Things Market Watch

At present, such as 5G, networking, edge computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, block chain, additive manufacturing and virtual reality / augmented reality and other technologies are accelerating integration into industrial things (Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT) of fertile soil in, and jointly promote the “fourth industrial revolution” or the arrival of “industry 4.0” in. In this brave new world, because analytical skills on the sensor, data networks and critical node, end to end supply chain will have transparency, and manufacturing, agriculture, mining, energy, transportation and other industries will provide us with an unprecedented clear perspective, to help us continue to improve the production, analysis, forecasting and maintenance level. The key is, under the impetus of IIoT the , have been “silly and crude,” the machinery, equipment and entire physical world will truly achieve integration with data and virtual worlds. To this end, we see the world, and the world’s ways of living together will be completely changed. Recently, ZDNet published a study on the ecological IIoT market had a very detailed analysis covering IIoT market size forecast, compared to the enterprise deployment of IIoT dynamic, collaborative industry alliance of software platforms, companies in the distribution market IIoT , as well as an important aspect of the value of digital twin IIoT other information. Studies have shown that throughout the world, many companies have to action from the sidelines, although many IIoT project is still in the proof of concept or pilot phase, but there are strong indications that it will be widely adopted in full production deployment, and associated the investment will usher in the return. 1.IIoT market in the end how much? In view of the rapid development of IIoT core technology and technical support, as well as a variety of manufacturers to keep up with the digital wave of urgent needs, IIoT market is growing rapidly. So, the size of the market in the end how much , the growth rate in the end how fast? The following are the proposed relevant agencies forecast the next few years: Research & Markets (2018, May 2007), according to Research & Markets in May 2018 forecast, to 2023, IIoT market will reach $ 21.4 billion. It predicted that the main winner in this market may be enoughThe company control of industrial 4.0 platform, that is, those who can get through a variety of joint equipment manufacturers, as well as information and service provider layer of software companies. On its platform, other companies can build their own products or services. Markets & Markets (June 2018) According Markets & Markets predicted in June 2018, and in 2018 IIoT market size of $ 64 billion, by 2023, the market will grow to $ 91.4 billion, a CAGR of 7.34 %. In terms of specific segments, the report notes, related to intelligent beacon technology IIoT market growth between 2018 and 2023; in 2018 the manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share of IIoT market; IIoT agricultural market may in 2018 between 1832 and 2023 grew at the highest annual compound growth rate; from a regional perspective, IIoT market in the Asia-Pacific region will be the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Zion Market Research (July 2018), according to Zion Market Research in July 2018 statistics and forecasts, 2017 IIoT market size of $ 145.8 billion, by 2023, the market will grow to $ 232.1 billion, a CAGR of 8.06%. According to the agency analysis, camera systems division is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the forecast period; in the software field, due to the increased use of transport and logistics in the distribution system, the demand for power distribution system has been in a period of time growth; the use of advanced robotics and cloud robotics in manufacturing practices, the manufacturing sector is expected to IIoT market will moderate growth. IoT Analytics (November 2018) According to IoT Analytics forecast in November 2018, the 2018 IIoT market size of $ 64 billion, by 2023, the market will grow to $ 310 billion, a CAGR of 37%. This prediction made nine kinds of destructive trends that may change the existing industrial network architecture, business models and technology stack fundamentally. 9 kinds of disruptive trends in the three kinds of traditional pyramid of five layers of automation-related. One trend is the I / O and bypass traditional automation hardware PLC pyramid, either directly or via a gateway to the industrialcloud. IDC (2019 month), according to IDC data, 2019 IIoT market will reach $ 329 billion, and forecast in 2019 to solve the most expensive things on the program is the discrete manufacturing industry (US $ 119 billion), Process Manufacturing ( $ 78 billion), transportation ($ 71 billion) and utilities ($ 61 billion) in the above-mentioned institutions, IoT Analytics for detailed forecasts the market size of the global IIoT as follows:
entire IIoT market from 47 billion in 2017 an increase of $ 2023 to $ 310 billion, the annual compound growth rate of 37%. Among them, the IoT Analytics draw of 12 scenarios, the advanced digital product development will be the largest size of the market scenario, while the fastest growth between 2018 and 2023 will be additive manufacturing (3D printing that is on an industrial scale ) and enhanced operations. Lead author
of the report Matthew Wopata said: “The advanced digital product development will be the largest application scenarios Industry 4.0 technology, because companies are using additive manufacturing, AR / VR and digital twin technology to reduce product development costs and shorten time to market. as manufacturers of industrial use 4.0 technology to improve its operational key performance indicators such as OEE (overall equipment Effectiveness), other large application scenarios, such as data-driven quality control, predictive maintenance, data-driven asset / plant performance optimization We will continue to be welcomed. the main suppliers of industrial 4.0 solutions are very concerned about customer pain points / use cases, and to ensure that the data generated from the industry 4.0 solutions-driven insights to bring improvements and tangible return on investment can be measured. ” 2. who deployment IIoT? According to the survey data on industrial things PTC software platform for its customers, the US industrial company employs the highest rate of Things (45%), followed by EMEA (33%) and Asia Pacific (22%). From the industry point of view, the deployment of industry-leading solutions IIoT industrial products (25%), followed by electronics and high tech (23%), as well as the automotive industry (13%).
report says: “The industry leading the realization of networking technology, because they have complex manufacturing and operational processes, as well as high capital equipment, from the object can be networked solutions and data-driven insights inBenefit, so as to promote more sustainable, resilient and efficient process. “The survey found that most companies are using IIoT larger companies (58% of company revenues of more than US $ 500 million), one-third (31%) are smaller companies, income of less than $ 100 million. according to the survey of PTC, IIoT specific application scenarios including manufacturing / operations, services, product design and other aspects of IT, the top 10 accounted for the total number of application scenarios . 70% of the
report said: “the main scenario is the use of things forming manufacturing operations intelligence and operational asset monitoring. These smart connectivity features can help manufacturers improve product quality and production yield and reduce manufacturing costs. “IIoT deployment will generate a lot of data, and therefore need to decide the best location .PTC report storage and analysis of data pointed out that the demand for security and low-latency response, factories and hospitals could support local deployment; and for the wisdom of the city, transport or oil and gas industry, scalable cloud is more important PTC survey data, the number of IIoT local deployment exceeds the number (62% to 38%) cloud deployments summary, PTC said:. “things are no longer We are waiting to see the technology. Enterprises must act immediately or it will fall behind braved the risk “, and pointed out that: 83% of its survey of IIoT adopter program within 12 months of its deployment from proof of concept to expand to full-scale production environments addition, the international Inmarsat Inmarsat in 2018, also issued a research report, focusing on the application IIoT agriculture, energy, marine, mining and transport sectors (with a focus on the role of enabling technologies as satellite connection on). the study interviewed 750 respondents from a number of agencies. According to the survey data, nearly half (46 percent) of companies have deployed IIoT solutions, which fully deployed up to 21 percent to 25 percent in the trial stage. the main deployment IIoT driving factor is to improve resource efficiency, health and safety, as well as monitoring of environmental change.
survey shows that the main barrier to adoption IIoT first of all skills, followed by lack of turnkey / ready-made solutions copyright control Engineering All , and higher than expected and the cost of security issues. wherein, IIoT lack of relevant skills including safety (56%) Analysis / Data Sciences (48%) and technologySupport (42%) and so on. In terms of safety, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of respondents believe that external network attacks, network security and poor employee misuse of data is the biggest challenge, and their IIoT defense needs to become stronger. Data is the key to achieve the transformation IIoT based. Inmarsat respondents will cost saving and efficiency, productivity monitoring, and health and safety improvements as problems associated with the current data. Looking ahead, respondents said, better decision making, higher internal data visibility, as well as more insight into the supply chain is considered an important potential benefits. The survey also showed that the maritime sector the most important satellite communications (Inmarsat’s core business) in its IIoT deployment. In other connection techniques used by respondents, RFID, and Bluetooth LE is ahead. Inmarsat A quarter of respondents expect within the next three years will exceed 10% of the IT budget for IIoT solutions, they also expect to get a good return on their investment: “is expected to 2023, costs will be reduced by 10% , the turnover will increase 5%. ”
In order to assess the level of preparedness IIoT solutions, Inmarsat on six key areas (adoption, security, connectivity, skills, data and investment / ROI) of respondents were scored and classified into different categories (laggards, beginner, progress and leaders). The results showed that maritime transport sector and is a leader in application IIoT preparedness, followed by the energy sector.
Recently, Inmarsat announced a cooperation agreement with Microsoft, the cloud-based Azure IoT Central platform combining the former with the latter’s satellite communications network. Wherever, IIoT infrastructure resulting data will be transmitted via satellite to Azure IoT Central for analysis. Inmarsat said that this collaboration will initially focus on agriculture, mining, transportation and logistics industry IIoT solutions. Fit with the convergence of the two major alliances 3. The current technology, to promote the development of IIoT and floor applications, many companies set up IIoT related industry organizations. Among the most famous is the industry Web Consortium (IIC) and open fog Union (OpenFog Consortium). Target Internet Industry Alliance (IIC) is in fiveAccelerate the development of the Internet industry aspects: (1) use of existing and new use cases and test platform created for practical application; (2) providing best practices, reference architectures, case studies and standards; (3) impact of the Internet and the development of global standards of industrial systems; (4) the promotion of ideas, practices, lessons learned and insights to share and exchange open forum; (5) the establishment of confidence around the new and innovative approach to security. And the establishment of an open fog fog alliance aimed at advancing computing, to solve the IoT, 5G and AI applications related to bandwidth, delay, and communication challenges, the goal is: “Our efforts will define the distributed computing, networking, storage, and control of resources architecture to support intelligent edge of things, including autonomy and self-perception of machinery, equipment and intelligence entities. Union members will also identify and develop new business model. in the end, our work will contribute to and promote the next generation Internet of things. “in the January 31, 2019, announced the merger of the two alliances. Under the merger declaration Union, “organized in the framework of the IIC will work together to promote the development of the Internet industry, including the development and promotion of industry guidelines and best practices fog and edge computing.” We can say that the merger of the two leagues marks the confluence of a number of technical and common development in the field of IIoT. IoT Anaytics also lists other things were important and relevant agencies, including: Plattform Industrie 4.0, Labs Network Industrie 4.0, OPC Foundation, the industry association data space, CyberValley of Baden Württemberg, development and application of networking technology centers, as well as Manufacturing USA. 4.IIoT strong software platform Which? IIoT represent operational technology (OT) and enterprise IT systems integration, its potential benefit is improved asset management and operations visualization. IIoT software platform needs to be connected to enterprise systems, in order to realize these benefits, also need to ensure safe operation. So, IIoT software platform also has a kind of competition, the manufacturers which also has its own advantages? In the first IIoT Gartner Magic Quadrant for May 2018 release, it presented “The product must also IIoT as a cloud platform and deploy local” requirements. This has led to people’Attention because a few have “significant brand equity associated with IIoT,” the companies, including Bosch, GE Digital, Microsoft, Schneider Electric and Siemens, due to lack of local deployment components are excluded from consideration. Gartner explained: “Local deployment IIoT platform is the origin of the formation of trust.” In addition, the Gartner report also presents strategic planning assumptions: 2020, combined with the local edge computing Things (IoT) platform in the industry was networking (IIoT) analysis technology plays in the proportion of up to 60%, now this ratio is less than 10%. Because of this, in the Magic Quadrant, lack of “Challenger” and “leader”, and PTC, SAP and Hitachi are classified as “visionaries”, IBM, Software AG and other eight were owned suppliers class “niche business.”
Gartner believes, PTC’s strength lies in its product lifecycle management (PLM), computer-aided design (CAD) and service lifecycle management (SLM) core applications; SAP’s Leonardo best suited to those who wish to IT / OT and SAP’s internet application, intelligent network assets and application of traditional industries combine SAP customers; Hitachi Vantara of Lumada platform is most suitable for Hitachi equipment involved in industrial environments. Another research firm Forrester Research reported in the third quarter of 2018 and the aforementioned study different. Forrester believes, IIoT software platform must do five things: (1) establish a link between industrial machinery and digital systems; (2) protection of Things devices and data from attack; (3) control equipment configuration of things, maintenance and operation; (4) the data into timely, relevant insight and action; (5) to create applications and integration with enterprise systems. Forrester also said, IIOT public cloud is the future: “Practical considerations on the provision of connection to a remote location, as well as start-up cloud computing security, functionality and trustworthiness of the provider of universal suspicion, leading to early to enter the field of industrial Things to invest to build their own data center networks those days are gone all the evaluated vendors have retained the ability to deploy in a private data center, but the future direction is clear: they and their customers will goCloud. “Since 2016, Forrester other changes since the first assessment of Things platform include: API supports modern user interface; analysis, combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence as a core component; other enterprise systems (ERP, CRM, help desk) of data traffic increases; digital twin, combined with augmented reality; focus on predictive maintenance solutions such cases with Forrester to 15 suppliers were assessed, including Amazon web services, Atos, Bosch, C3 IoT, Cisco, GE digital, Hitachi. , IBM, Microsoft, Oracle CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , PTC, SAP, Schneider electric, Siemens and Software AG. according to the currently available products, strategy and market share, Forrester will IBM, C3 IoT, Microsoft, SAP and PTC things as industrial software platform leader
according to Forrester’s analysis, IBM’s Watson of things platform can provide “extensive analysis, with specific expertise in industry and services”;. C3 IoT will be left for transaction management partner, and distinguish the analysis area; micro More features of Azure IoT cloud infrastructure support, and development tools, advanced analytics, augmented reality (HoloLens) and edge computing; SAP’s Leonardo things around, and both machine learning and other digital blocks and large chain data innovative technologies; PTC connection strength is the integration of augmented reality visual equipment and eco 5. IIoT crowded broad-based scenarios and strong growth potential, IIoT nature has become a crowded market at the same time, many companies in competition with. collaboration participate in the ecosystem to build the entire IIoT in the “intelligent manufacturing and industry 4.0 2018-2023” report IoT Analytics of the agency to tease out more than 300 industrial areas of things products and services company. these reports the company is divided into “building blocks connected industry” suppliers and “other industrial technology supports 4.0” vendors in two categories. number
wherein analyzing and connecting hardware company in the “building blocks” categoryMaximum, respectively, 50 and 44; and additive manufacturing (3D printing industry) and the number of AR / VR technology service provider in the “Technical Support” category in the number of lead.
In each of the segments, the representative companies include: Microsoft (hosting); Microsoft, General Electric, Siemens, and the PTC (IIoT internet); the addition of Uptake (analysis); Nvidia (microchip); Festo (sensor); HMS (connecting hardware); Claroty (network security); Accenture (system integration); General electric (manufactured by timber); Upskill (augmented reality and virtual reality); ABB (collaborative robot); Cognex (connected machine vision); PINC (no HMI); Clearpath robot (autopilot [material handling] vehicle). 6. Digital Twins: important emerging technologies as described above, comprising. 5G, the edge calculation, and analysis of the AI, the robot, block chains, additive manufacturing and VR / AR and many other emerging technologies are employed to create IIoT solutions suitable conditions of. In addition to the above techniques, particularly worth mentioning is the digital twin, which can be defined as a virtual or real-world entity representation of the process. With digital twin, through the actual “things” in the software modeling and real-time sensor data, engineers can avoid potential problems, and the use of simulation technology to optimize performance. In recent years, no matter the industry or the media sector, attention to digital twins are constantly improving. In 2018, emerging technologies hype cycle curve Gartner, the digital twin already in the “peak of inflated expectations.” British innovation organization Catapult the investigation of 150 engineers, issued a report on the twins digital technology, to explore the feasibility of value and immersive digital twin may bring. According to the survey, the respondents believe that the former engineer of several key components of the digital twin of physical assets, real-time and offline data set, 3D representation and real-time simulation.
When it comes to twins in the value of digital product lifecycle, engineers believe the technology in maintenance, repair, operations and manufacturing processes in the value of the most important, followed by simulation and quality control sectors.
Reboot Online conducted further analysis of the data reported, Naomi Aharony its managing director, said: “IWe are in the era of rapid development of a technology Control Engineering Copyright , and the rise and development at the forefront of what digital twin. “Aharony added:” Because the technology can cover physical system, the entire life cycle of a process or product that gives businesses a powerful analytical tool that can comprehensively evaluate key performance indicators, and provides information about where to be enhanced opinion. In the long run, experience and recommendations obtained from the digital twin will bring innovation and growth opportunities. ”

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