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Industrial Metaverse Blueprints, Part 3: System Interoperability Requirements - Story

December 06, 2022

The third article in our metaverse series focuses on conceptual and metadata models that enable interoperability among connected digital twins in an industrial metaverse.

The concept of digital twins, taken to its ultimate potential, can create digital representations of nearly everything. Yet, much of the value of digital twins depends on the ability of distributed, heterogeneous systems to interoperate.

Software & OS

Industrial Metaverse Blueprints, Part 2: The Metaverse Runs on Digital Twins - Story

October 27, 2022

The second article in our metaverse series focuses on defining the industrial metaverse, its building blocks, parallels with model-based systems engineering (MBSE), and examples of how modeling and simulation are being used to empower digital twin ecosystems.


Industrial Metaverse Blueprints, Part 1: Definitions & Requirements for the Most Impactful Economic Outcomes, Part 1 - Story

October 01, 2022

Gartner[1] defines the Metaverse as “a collective virtual open space created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality. It’s physically persistent and provides enhanced immersive experiences.” IDC[2] defines the metaverse as an evolution of today’s internet that leverages mobile devices, augmented and virtual reality headsets and next-generation networks to create persistent and continuous user experiences with a strong sense of presence.

Neither are inaccurate. However, neither accurately portrays the depth, scale, and potential of the metaverse beyond its current, nascent form or its value beyond basic human entertainment as a solution to some of the world’s most pressing, complex problems.

Indeed, the metaverse represents a massive paradigm shift that promises to redefine how we approach solving problems through technology. The earliest and biggest opportunities to apply its concepts lie in industry, where leading organizations are already leveraging the building blocks of the metaverse – whether they know it or not – in the deployment of digital twins that will one day form systems of systems that comprise entire virtual worlds.

This is the first article in a series covering the industrial metaverse and digital twin technologies, applications, current industry activities, and the potential for standards. We encourage you to follow this series, comment, and ask questions. Participation and collaboration are critical as we embark on what may be the most significant inflection point in the history of technology.


5G, Edge Computing Fueling a New Factory Floor - Story

November 05, 2021

There has been a groundswell of activity around factory automation and enhancing factory efficiency, maintenance, and safety. IBM has been a flagbearer in utilizing 5G, edge computing, and emerging software architectures to make the smart factory a reality. I talked with Rob High, Vice President, IBM Fellow, CTO IBM Edge Computing about the challenges and opportunities 5G is bringing to the factory floor.

Networking & 5G

Does 5G Hold the Key to Unlocking the Edge? - Blog

September 24, 2021

Edge computing disrupts the classic client/server model by decentralizing and distributing computational tasks closer to the application data sources. This architecture requires compute & storage nodes at the network edge interconnected by a network that can support the application’s connectivity requirements. This may seem easy, but connection requirements can vary dramatically between applications.


NextGen TV Targets Embedded and IoT Applications - Story

May 18, 2021

Broadcast TV is typically associated with a somewhat antiquated, single-purpose, unidirectional network that delivers television audio & video to consumers using an antenna or satellite dish.

Networking & 5G

New Worldwide Mobile Operator Survey Reveals Opportunities, Challenges, and Timelines for 5G Deployment - Story

June 05, 2019

A new 451 Research study commissioned by Vertiv has brought new insight and clarity to how global operators are working toward the deployment of 5G and new edge intelligence environments to support it


Securing the IoT from the Chipset Up - Story

April 15, 2019

In this article, we?ll look at virtualization technologies being adopted and what kinds of features and functions are important for increasing security around IoT endpoints.


Embedded Sensors & Cloud Apps: What about the Connection? - Story

March 29, 2019

We'll be looking at security, connectivity, and scalability aspects and a company that is focusing on solving these connectivity challenges to remove the roadblocks going from concept to production.

Networking & 5G

5G Adds Distributed Cloud Capability for Intelligent Edge - Story

March 22, 2019

Pluribus Networks announced a solution that combines 5G network architecture with an SDN/NFV distributed cloud environment to enable a number of applications requiring intelligent edge capability.

Networking & 5G

MIPS continues network solutions with LTE modems, IoT - Other

October 27, 2017

I talked with Saraj Mudigonda, Director of Segment Marketing, MIPS about the recent announcement about the MIPS LTE/5G modem CPU.


Vodafone joins prpl Foundation with eye on advancing digital home and smart gateways - Other

August 18, 2017

Vodafone?s vision falls very much in line with prpl Foundation initiatives.


Touch controller and display driver integration (TDDI) innovations - Other

March 23, 2017

  Touchscreen performance and efficiency is a make-or-break proposition for embedded devices employing them. And the advancements and options for touchscreens may surprise you. Synaptics has made...


Embedded systems engineers are dropping the ball when it comes to security! - Other

March 23, 2017

  In an eye-opening embedded systems safety and security survey conducted by the Barr Group, 28 percent of respondents said the systems they work on could cause injury or fatalities and 60 percent...


High resolution audio in smartphones, IoT applications - Other

February 21, 2017

More than ever, we're using smartphones and home IoT entertainment systems to consume audio. As capabilities of these devices expands, so has demand f...


Game-changing audio technology brings professional sound to mobile and IoT applications - Other

February 01, 2017

Waves Audio began 25 years ago as an R&D company serving the professional audio industry. They were the first to bring digital equalizer technology to...


2016 takeaways, 2017 trends to watch - Other

January 06, 2017

2016 was another exciting year for the embedded industry highlighted by emerging Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and the sensors, embedded systems,...


Internet of Things platforms, synergies, and key concepts - Other

November 15, 2016

Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and use cases are abounding in key industries like utilities, communications, and retail. Vendors are emerging with...


A holistic approach to IoT - Other

July 01, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) has caught fire and many industries are seeing initial rollouts of these solutions that promise to provide significant va...


Compliance considerations for the medical Internet of Things - Other

May 27, 2016

The medical industry is poised to take a quantum leap in available data from wearable IoT devices as well as advanced systems that can monitor, report...

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