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Abhisam participates in the Black & Veatch Technology Conference & Vendor Expo

Abhisam was honored to be among the very few companies that were shortlisted to participate in the Black & Veatch Technology Conference and Vendor Expo in Mumbai on 17th April 2018. Other companies shortlisted were Siemens, AutoDesk , Capgemini, Imaginarium, Simulanis and Idea Forge. This event traditionally is held by the Black & Veatch Head Office in Kansas City every year and this year was the first time that their Mumbai office also decided to hold it concurrently at the same time. Abhisam participated in the Mumbai event.

Abhisam offerings in various areas related to e-learning & training were showcased. The highlight was the Abhisam Industrial IoT Training with working prototypes of a valve simulator and a Water Quality Monitor being displayed. Visitors to the Abhisam booth were from all departments in the Mumbai Black & Veatch office and were impressed by the developments in Industrial IoT and Digitalisation that were showcased. The Water quality monitor was interfaced to a Cloud platform and visitors could see dashboards being updated in Real Time with values of the pH and Turbidity being monitored. These dashboards could be seen on a tablet, smartphone and a regular laptop.

There were several questions about the new Industrial Internet of Things & Digitalisation technology asked by visitors, which were thoroughly answered by Abhisam representatives manning the booth. Participants were eager to learn more about IIoT and how it could be applied to their own upcoming projects, to save costs, drastically improve cyber security of the installation and give real time information views to everybody in the organization as well as outside (such as suppliers and customers) via Digitalisation.

To know more about this technology please enroll in one of our upcoming Industrial IoT Training workshops, where you will learn all about this technology and how you can use it to save costs and get other important benefits, such as cybersecurity upto the field device level and much more!

Black & Veatch is a leading engineering, consulting and construction company that is employee-owned and has more than 100 offices worldwide. BV specializes in:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Data Centers
  • Governments
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Smart Cities
  • Telecommunications
  • Water
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Abhisam Express IIoT Workshop held in Pune

On 7th April, Abhisam held its Express IIoT Workshop at Pune.

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The event took place at the MCCIA Trade Tower on Senapati Bapat Road, which was attended by engineers working in companies like Emerson, Honeywell and others. It was an intensive one day program that squeezed in a large amount of knowledge in one day and was meant for busy professionals, who cannot spare time for the regular two day workshop. All participants will receive the Abhisam IIoT Ninja badge, signifying that they have started their Industrial Internet of Things journey, that will take them places.

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The IIoT Ninja Badge (sample). Note that the actual badge will have an embedded snippet of code that establishes authenticity and can be shared online on places like LinkedIn and Facebook.

The Industrial Internet  is a large part of the much discussed Internet of Things (IoT), which is an enabling technology that connects devices and things to the internet, thereby unlocking a lot of value. The Industrial IoT is also variously described as IIoT, Industrie 4.0 and Digitalisation. They refer to the same phenomenon, which is making dumb devices and machines smarter, connecting them to platforms that can then derive a lot of value out of the humungous amounts of data that is collected.

This workshop covered all the basics right from what is the Industrial IoT, upto designing and making your own IIoT device.A valve simulator that was designed and made inhouse by Abhisam, for the purpose of the training was demonstrated. This was connected to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and the data exchange, monitoring and control was also demonstrated. Similar cloud platforms that enable IIoT were also discussed including using Amazon AWS, Google IoT Cloud and SAP’s Leonardo.

It covered major IoT protocols such as MQTT in depth, its supriority to using simply https and also aspects related to cybersecurity. It helped participants realize that although IEC 62443 is thought to be the main cyber security standard for industrial systems, it is merely the starting point, since the field device communications that use Fieldbus technology or HART or Modbus are not really secure from the ground up. The Industrial IoT architecture can change all that and result in a much stronger industrial cybersecurity enabled architecture, that can be massively scaled up. Some scenarios with regards to streaming analytics and dashboards were also discussed.

Practical Demonstration of an IIoT device and interface to cloud

Practical Demonstration of an IIoT device and interface to cloud

A vibration monitoring device to monitor vibrations of machinery such as motors, compressors and other rotating equipment was also demonstrated, alongwith analytics for it and AI based predictive manintenance.

The size of the Digitalization and IIoT market is said to be in the trillions by various different consulting firms, which means it is a great opportunity for Industrial Automation vendors. It will impact all traditional vendors of DCS, PLC, SCADA and even SIS.

All the participants were very happy with the workshop, although a common complaint was the limited time at their disposal (one day). It was however appreciated by them, that the topic is vast and there are other options of attending the two day regular workshop  as well as advanced workshops that will have a deep dive into the technology.

Would you like to know more about Digitalization, the Industrial IoT and Industrie 4.0? Then join us at our next workshop, to be announced soon. Better still, get in touch with us to arrange one in your own city or workplace. Our experts can travel at short notice to any location.

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Abhisam Express Industrial IoT Workshop in Pune in April 2018

Register Here for the Pune Workshop! Download the pdf brochure here.

Abhisam is pleased to announce that it will conduct an Express Industrial Internet of Things workshop on April 7th, 2018 in Pune. This Express training workshop aims to train the participant in the essentials of Industrial IoT technology. It can be attended by anybody with a technical background who wishes to get acquainteAbhisam IIoT Ninja badged with this upcoming new Industrie 4.0 wave. You may be an Electronics, Instrumentation/Control System/Automation engineer, or a Mechanical/Chemical/Mettalurgical engineer, it does not matter! You need to come up to speed with this emerging new IIoT wave or risk getting left behind! Ditto if you are an IT guy! It is not enough now just to know about the platform side of things- many IoT workshops either concentrate only on the platforms or only on the edge and field devices side- we are the only ones who step you through the entire spectrum of the Industrial Internet of Things world, from dumb machines to smart machines to edge devices to the cloud and also on the other way round.

This intensive one day workshop will be conducted by our IIoT Evangelist, Anand Iyer, who is having more than 25 years of experience in various companies and industries all over the world including India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the US.

You will  get an electronic badge on participating- Our IIoT Ninja badge! This Open Badges standard compatible badge can be easily added to your LinkedIn profile or Facebook page and will give you the visibility that you deserve after taking part in this training workshop.

Note: The badge shown here is an image of a “”dumb” badge, the real one can be clicked to reveal authentication information, so that nobody can forge it! It will reveal issued to whom, name, date of issue, criteria of issue and so on. This is the new way to demonstrate your skills.

Here’s what you will learn in this intensive one day training workshop.

 

 

Module 1- Basic Concepts
* Introduction to IoT- Background & History
* How is IIoT different from plain vanilla IoT?
* Challenges facing IIoT due to the I part
* Traditional Data Acquisition & Control Architectures- PLC/DCS/SCADA/SIS
* Changes in legacy architectures due to to IIoT
* Industry 4.0 Concepts

Module 2- Understanding IIoT Architectures
* Understanding Industrial architectures
* Understanding Field Devices
* Understanding Edge Gateways in IIoT
* Connecting legacy I/Os – Analog 4-20 mA, Fieldbus, Wireless devices and Gateways
* Communication Protocol MQTT
* Cybersecurity Considerations

Module 3- IIoT Platforms
* Characteristics of IIoT platforms- Open Source, Third Party or Dedicated
* What is the Cloud? Why use it?
* Fog, Private Cloud & Public Cloud
* Using Microsoft Azure as an IIoT platform & demonstration of capabilities
* Using other IoT platforms such as SAP Leonardo & Amazon Web Services (AWS)
* Analytic Applications & Dashboards

Module 4-Building your IIoT Device & Demo Building an IIoT Device
* Developing Specifications Selecting Field devices & the platform
* Practical Demo of Valve Simulator & interfacing with a cloud platform
* Practical Demo of Vibration Monitoring solution and using AI

Here is a candid image from one of our two day IIoT Workshops held in Mumbai.

Here, you can see Anand Iyer explaining about the valve simulator that was created to demonstrate the new IIoT technology. Video was shot during the two day Mumbai workshop.

 

Interested? Don’t wait now! Register Now while seats are available! Special Discount for students of engineering colleges. Contact us more more details by sending an email to sales@abhisam.com or calling us on +91 22 21732956.

 

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Abhisam Industrial IoT Workshop held in Mumbai, India in March 2018

Abhisam held its Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) Training workshop on 9th and 10th March 2018 in Powai, Mumbai, India. The workshop was attended by engineers & professionals from various domains including industrial automation vendors, mechanical machinery manufacturers, end users from chemical industry and enterprise software companies. The workshop was led by our IIoT evangelist, Mr. Anand Iyer. Here is a short video shot on location. You can see that we built our own Industrial IoT valve automation simulation device, hooked it up to a cloud platform (Microsoft Azure) and built some more things on top of it as a demo.

The workshop also covered other aspects of Industrie 4.0 such as Standards development in the area, cybersecurity aspects including encrypting data and using security certificates, various protocols used such as MQTT,  developing simple graphics, using code snippets in Python and much more!

If you would like to join our future workshops, please contact us via email at sales@abhisam.com or by phone on +91 22 21732956

Here is a candid shot from the workshop, where you can see a section of the participants busy in an exercise about an IoT product.

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Abhisam Industrial IoT Workshop announced

Abhisam is pleased to announce that the Abhisam Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) workshop will be held from 9-10 March 2018 in Powai, Mumbai.

Call Now on 7208060349 to get more information & register.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a much talked about technology in the press, yet many of the use cases shown are from the domestic and consumer world such as Fitbits (personal fitness monitors) and smart homes. However the most valuable part of the IoT ecosystem will be what is known as the Industrial IoT. This part will be as much as 70% (by value) of the entire IoT market and it is important for everybody in industry and business to know. The IIoT does not refer to just pure industrial applications of IoT but also those which are a blend of industrial and enterprise applications, such as integrated cold chains, logistics applications, electrical distribution and utilities, just to name a few.

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To enable engineers, technologists and managers to learn about this exciting new technology, Abhisam has organized the Industrial Internet of Things workshop. This intensive two day hands on workshop will cover all aspects of the IIoT and is not just for hobbyists but for practicing engineers and technologists who wish to know about it and participate in this new world.

All participants will get a Certificate of Participation from Abhisam.

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Module 1- Basic Concepts

  • Introduction to Things
  • Introduction to IoT- Background & History
  • How is IIoT different from plain vanilla IoT?
  • Challenges facing IIoT due to the I part
  • Types of Sensors, Transmitters, Control Systems & Actuators
  • Introduction to RFID Technology & its role in IoT
  • Characteristics of Industrial Devices-
  • Traditional Data Acquisition & Control Architectures- PLC/DCS/SCADA/SIS
  • Changes in legacy architectures due to to IIoT
  • Industry 4.0 Concepts

Module 2- IIoT Architectures

  • Understanding Industrial applications
  • Designing viable IIoT Architectures
  • Machine Automation applications versus Process Automation applications
  • Field Devices in IIoT
  • Connecting legacy I/Os – Analog 4-20 mA, Fieldbus, Wireless devices and Gateways
  • Communication Protocols (including OSI Model and TCP/IP, MQTT, HTTP, REST)
  • Cybersecurity Considerations- Authentication, Encryption, Security Certificates, SSL

Module 3- IIoT Platforms

  • Characteristics of IIoT platforms- Open Source, Third Party or Dedicated
  • What is the Cloud? Why use it? Fog, Private Cloud & Public Cloud
  • Digitalization & Virtualization
  • Digital Twin Concept
  • Analytics & Dashboards
  • Practical Exercise- Use Microsoft Azure as an IIoT platform
  • Using other platforms such as Amazon (AWS), SAP Leonardo
  • Using dedicated specialty IoT Cloud platforms

Module 4- IIoT Standards & Interoperability

  • Need for Common Taxonomy & Framework/Rules
  • Developing Standards & Practices
  • CENELEC/ IEC / ISO/ IEEE & ISA status on Standards
  • Challenge of interoperability

Module 5-Practical Demo 1

  • Building an IIoT Device
  • Developing Specifications
  • Selecting Field devices & the platform
  • Configuring programs & parameters
  • System integration & testing

Module 6-Practical Demo 2- Predictive Maintenance
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Module 7-Practical Demo 3- Analytics Application

Q and A session

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