Ei3 Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

Montvale, NJ (July 15, 2014) –Ei3 announced today that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, an organization created in response to the growing challenges and innovations of the Industrial Internet. The consortium is comprised of firms on the frontier of emerging machine to machine (M2M) technology, which enables for processing of massive datasets between networked machines. Ei3 is a natural fit for the consortium. Over the last 15 years, the company has been on the cutting edge of technology for the connection of machinery and networking centers; enabling advanced remote monitoring as well as data collection, analysis and storage – all with the highest possible digital security and operation on a global scale. While proprietary technological innovations are largely controlled through the use of patents, the Industrial Internet Consortium offers an open forum for industry leaders to jointly explore the frontier of M2M technology. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, Intel, & IBM in […]

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Ei3 Joins Manufacturing Industry Coalition OMAC

Montvale, NJ (March 7, 2014) – Contributing to efforts that help shape the manufacturing industry worldwide, Ei3 Corporation, a global leader in remote monitoring and remote services technology for machine manufacturers, has joined the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC). Company leaders at Ei3 believe that the ISA88 Technical Report developed by OMAC’s packaging workgroup for the PackML standard will enable machines to become more easily integrated into manufacturing lines, and operated and maintained thereafter.  As a member of OMAC, Ei3 plans to participate actively in the development of these standards as they apply to remote monitoring. For the last decade, OMAC has been developing PackML as a standard set of models and procedures designed to improve efficiencies in system performance and programming. Since its inception, PackML has been implemented across a wide variety of control platforms. “OMAC has done amazing work in defining standards that help unify the global manufacturing community,” said Spencer […]

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IoT Opens a Pandora’s Box of Cyber-Attacks

Submitted by Kishore Jethanandani via The Mobility Hub [divider_spacing] M2M devices had an isolated existence in industrial plants, utilities, hospitals, transportation, and smart buildings. Security from cyber-attacks was not a concern. As M2M devices are increasingly exposed to the larger world of the Internet with application programming interfaces, their ubiquity is haunting the IT world with the prospect of pervasive and catastrophic cyber-attacks that will affect sensitive industrial controls and medical devices. A security breach could cause physical harm as large facilities are subverted. The protection of the Internet of Things is fraught with unique challenges, especially because the software is embedded in the hardware device and is wrapped up with the core of the intellectual property. It’s often not possible to patch and update embedded software remotely and continuously to keep it safe without disassembling the hardware — at the risk of downtime and damage to the interconnected software. Some protocols, such as Modbus, are not designed to secure […]

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Web Service connects the Enterprise to Ei3

Ei3 provides developers and IT professionals with web 3.0 tools to access data from its Remote Monitoring Cloud MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Ei3 Corporation announced that a fully featured Web Service is available allowing customers to use their plant floor equipment data in a wide range of computing applications. This Web Service builds upon Ei3’s Software-as-a-Service offering by creating a secure way for companies to reap the benefits of Web 3.0 within the perimeter of their enterprise. It is a richly featured Application Programming Interface (API) that combines a security framework with a library of programming methods making it easy for third party computing platforms to exchange data with Ei3’s Remote Monitoring Cloud. Ei3’s Internet applications are used by manufacturers to gather, processes and analyze large amounts of machine data. Users are provided with mobile apps, web pages, dashboards and reports that show key performance indicators describing the performance, uptime and quality of machine […]

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Industrial Internet is Gaining Momentum

GE released a study today showing that the industrial Internet has the potential to boost the global GDP by as much as $10 to $15 Trillion by 2030. This report comes on the heels of an article published last week in the New York Times that reported on GE’s plans to invest $1 Billion to create a new software center by 2015. This facility is planned to have 400 computer scientists and software engineers developing products that will bring digital intelligence to the physical world of industry at a scale never before seen. From Ei3’s perspective these are welcome developments affirming our efforts over the past 12 years. We know that the Internet of Things is changing the way manufacturers produce their goods and unleash tremendous gains in productivity and sustainability. When one of the largest companies in the world takes concrete steps to address this market opportunity we applaud their efforts and wish them […]

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Printweek Star Product: Bobst Mobile Portal

By Ben Bold Thursday, 27 September 2012 Read the Printweek Article Here [divider_basic] This app provides information 24/7, enabling users to track problems as and when they occur. The manufacturer is calling it a breakthrough What is it and when was it launched? Bobst Mobile Portal was launched at Drupa in May is an app for smart phones and tablets that remotely monitors machines and displays key production data. “It is aimed at production managers, production supervisors, production directors, owners – anyone who needs to see how their plant is performing on a machine by machine basis,” says Mike Rice, Bobst UK regional service manager for Ireland and Scandinavia. What does it do? The app gives access to cloud-based data that is stored on Bobst’s Connect Portal, an internet-based monitoring service. Connect Portal is currently a way in which printers can access in-depth data about machine performance from desktop computers and by which Bobst engineers currently provide […]

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Ei3 Resumes Operations after Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, Ei3 Corporation’s main office in Montvale, New Jersey resumed operations today after being without power for 7 days. During this difficult week all of our production Software-as-a-Service apps were maintained fully functional. Many thanks to the Ei3 technical team who worked remotely in adverse conditions and found creative solutions to find power and internet to monitor our global computing infrastructure. Because of difficulty with the phone systems, we were unable to answer your calls for the past seven days but that is now fixed. If you did try to contact us, we apologize and hope you understand.  Special thanks to those of you who reached out to us to express concern and well wishes, your encouragement was greatly appreciated. [divider_basic]

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The Remote Monitoring Cloud Measures Packaging Machinery Greenhouse Gas Emissions

[slogan_content] This post summarizes what I presented at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition fall 2012 meeting. [/slogan_content] Recently I was asked by a client to investigate how Ei3’s remote monitoring cloud was making degree day calculations.  The client had noticed a change of 17% less heating degree days for a large group of buildings spread out across North America.   This change seemed to be too big to be correct because previous year-on-year changes were only around 2%. Was there a math error?  In response I researched the climate records at NOAA and found that 2012 is on track to be an exceptionally warm year.  This chart reveals a very disturbing fact about the weather in the lower United States. [3_column] click to enlarge   [/3_column] [1_2_column_last] In this graphic published by NOAA, the year-to-date temperature anomalies for the contiguous United States are plotted. In the center of this chart on the y axis, a data […]

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