The goal to create industrial networks that are fully interoperable, completely secure, and cloud connected while communicating in real time poses some major challenges for Industry 4.0
The widespread push to increase network connectivity, machine productivity, and security for interconnected devices on the factory floor has forced hardware companies to adapt to the increasing advancement toward the industrial internet of things (IIoT), better known as Industry 4.0.
In theory, the ultimate goal of Industry 4.0 is to make networks that are fully interoperable, completely secure, cloud connected, and able to communicate in real time. However, these aims pose some major technology challenges for Industry 4.0 in the near term.
How will Industry 4.0 designers address interoperability, security, and the growing trend for IIoT gateways?