I hope you enjoyed our last roundup covering the latest applications of IoT in manufacturing plants, new standards from the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and more. The IIC was active again this week, releasing a new manufacturing testbed. A new report also states more data scientists are needed in the transportation sector. These and other interesting IIoT stories from the past week are below.


Industrial Internet Consortium announces manufacturing testbed, releases white paper – The IIC announced the recent successes of its Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) Testbed for Flexible Manufacturing, which enables Ethernet to be used for real-time manufacturing automation and control applications. The IIC also announced the publication of its TSN for Flexible Manufacturing Testbed Characteristics of Converged Traffic Types whitepaper. (Source: IoT Journal)

 Transportation & Fleet Management

Why the transportation sector needs data scientists – IoT is revolutionizing many industries and the transportation sector is no exception. IoT can change the way vehicles function for both fleet management and individual drivers, making for a safer driving experience, fewer breakdowns, and reduced traffic and emissions. Learn how data scientists can smooth the IoT implementation process in this article. (Source: VentureBeat)


IoT revolutionizing water management systems – Entire water networks can now be monitored virtually through the use of environmental sensors, energy meters and building automation technology. These devices can relay information on their performance, condition and environment in real time to managers and technicians. (Source: MultiBriefs Exclusive)

 Other IIoT News

5 major IoT challenges executives are grappling with – Are you curious what other executives struggle with when implementing IoT? The organizers of IoT World recently surveyed more than 100 IoT executives across several industries about their companies’ initiatives and found that many of them face challenges when it comes to scalability, implementation, connectivity and security. One interesting discovery re: scalability, nearly half of executives said they can handle up to 1,000 devices while less than 30 percent can accommodate fewer than 100. (Source: CRN)