There are similarities between IoT for general systems and industrial systems, but with respect to scalability, there are also significant differences such as constraints on low latencies, criticality of the systems, requirements for predictability, resilience to failures in the system and cyber security. Hence, there is justification to specifically consider industrial IoT systems (industrial Internet, Industry 4.0).
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Clearly, there are also challenges that need to be addressed to support critical industrial applications in an industrial internet scenario.