Blockchain Is Expected to Play a Key Role in Edge Computing and Distributed Intelligence

A new report from Navigant Research examines the drivers behind the evolution of distributed systems management in the Energy Cloud, focusing on the role blockchain plays in creating a framework for device-level trust. As the Energy Cloud transformation progresses and the number of interconnected

WaterSmart Software Launches Integration-as-a-Service Offering to Unlock Data Insights for Water Suppliers

WaterSmart Software has introduced of a new service offering known as Integration-as-a-Service (IaaS). Water utilities make substantial investments in data systems that run their operations. Unfortunately these systems often don’t share information, creating data silos that leave various departments without a holistic view of operations or

Annual Utility Revenue Opportunity in Smart Cities Is Expected to Exceed $100 Billion by 2027

A new report from Navigant Research examines global smart city business opportunities for utilities, providing market forecasts, segmented by region and smart city technology type, through 2027. Utilities around the world are becoming increasingly integrated with smart city deployments, driven by the need to

Inductive Automation and FreeWave Technologies Team Up to Provide Increased Data Visibility and Enhanced Network Reliability

Inductive Automation and FreeWave Technologies are taking charge to advance the true benefits of IIoT networks by providing increased data visibility and a more reliable data network for industrial IoT customers with remote assets. Ignition Edge MQTT, an edge-of-network software solution from

Navigant Research Finds Distributed Energy Storage System Developers Must Ensure Projects Have Guaranteed Revenue to Attract Debt and Equity Companies

A new report from Navigant Research explores the fundamentals and challenges of financing distributed energy storage systems (DESSs). DESSs are inherently flexible, can now be deployed rapidly, can generate multiple value streams, and have the potential to provide multiple grid and customer benefits. In

Opto 22’s groov EPIC System Adds IEC 61131-3 Programming Options

Opto 22 announces the addition of international standard IEC 61131-3 programming options in its groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controller. Adding these new programming options to the existing flowchart and custom user-written options in groov EPIC gives control engineers the ability to program using a variety of languages they already know, whiletaking advantage of the EPIC’s extended capabilities for automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT)