The close integration of operational technology with information technology
I don’t believe that a smart metals plant in the modern era can exist in isolation - in Industry 4.0, operations are closely integrated with IT, enabling a smart factory where interconnected devices and systems work together without boundaries. The need for this convergence has led to open systems where communication protocols are no longer a barrier, even when data formats vary between automation platforms. IIoT frameworks are increasingly supporting interoperability and enabling big data analytics for diverse uses.
Smart IIoT architecture is the effective and seamless integration of sensors, gateways, smart devices and data centres