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The American Industrial Revolution: Brief Reads for Visionaries

21 Sep 2018

There are several emerging technologies that look set to enable manufacturers in developing markets to remain competitive: Additive manufacturing is on the cusp of being able to demonstrate its applicability for scale deployment. Generative design promises to reduce wastage, speed design processes, and revolutionize material usage. Virtualization, visualization, and digital twins are set to reduce machine downtime and machine commissioning time as well as improve the efficiency of all aspects of part and product manufacturing, from start to end. Cobots and autonomous material handling robots are set to enable a more efficient and zero touch environment that, not only optimizes the shop floor but also extends beyond the line to both ends of the process in the warehouse and eventually into the logistics supply chain. AI (Artificial Intelligence), sensorization, connectivity, and IoT (Internet of Things) will be key to optimizing productivity. However, they are currently being held back by conservative attitudes toward data management and connecting machines. This will change as the market pressure mounts. Download this whitepaper, “The Next American Industrial Revolution: Key Takeaways from IMTS 2018 and Hannover Messe USA – 4 Brief Reads for Visionaries,” that ABI Research discovered firsthand during the IMTS (International Manufacturing Trade Show) and Hannover Messe USA conferences.

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Executive Summary: Smart Manufacturing Platform Ranking

26 Jul 2018

ABI Research published on July 19, 2018 a 35-page Competitive Assessment Report (CA-1254) that ranks 11 Smart Manufacturing platforms from major vendors. ABI Research ranked these platforms based on their proven innovation and implementation criteria framework.

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The Top Strategic Recommendations for Industrial Technology Visionaries

28 Jun 2018

Manufacturers are increasingly turning to transformative technologies to support growth but also faced with numerous risks. ABI Research has identified several transformative technologies that manufacturers need to integrate into their digitization endeavors. Download our whitepaper to receive a high-level "Executive Overview" for each technology discipline as well as important "Strategic Recommendations."

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Accelerating the Path to 5G with LTE Advanced Pro

25 Jun 2018

Mobile networks are in the middle of a vast transition, one that is more groundbreaking than any other periods of transition in the past 15 years: 5G is expected to bring a much bigger impact to the global economy than 3G and 4G. Mobile service providers transitioned from a voice-centric to a data-driven business model, which not only ushered in the era of the mobile Internet, but is now also creating new business opportunities in adjacent markets, including the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, and many more.

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The Rise & Outlook of Antennas in 5G

11 Jun 2018

The antenna has become a very complex and invaluable segment of the 5G network, and momentum is rapidly building up with 5G, particularly in light of recent announcements in the mobile service provider (MSP) world, on the standardization front, spectrum work and 3GPP, with Releases 15 and 16 making significant contributions. Our whitepaper takes a closer look at how antennas will become an increasingly critical element in the 5G network over the next several years.

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Are Mobile Service Providers Doomed to Marginalization?

11 Jun 2018

Mobile service providers aim to address enterprise verticals, including manufacturing, transport and utilities, but have done little to truly address opportunities in these areas and build internal expertise before 5G achieves mainstream status. However, the discussions must be about solutions, not technologies. Uncover the opportunities available to MSPs, and what the future of the mobile industry holds in this enlightening whitepaper.

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Automated Living: The Merging of Smart Mobility, Smart Cities and Smart Home

11 Jun 2018

This whitepaper focuses on the adjacencies and synergies between smart mobility, smart cities and the smart home. More importantly, how assets and technologies developed and deployed in one market can be leveraged for other markets. This can result in a more holistic and seamless experience and an automated living experience for consumers and citizens alike as well as optimized solutions across the markets.

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Smart Lighting as a Service

30 May 2018

The transition toward energy efficiency LED lighting, in conjunction with the proliferation of advanced lighting control systems, is leading to a huge transformation of the lighting industry. This transformation is further amplified with the emergence of connected or “smart” LED lighting, resulting in significantly reduced energy consumption and the provision of better quality of lighting services. In addition, over the last few years, smart lighting infrastructure has begun to incorporate additional value-added features, such as sensor technologies, location services, and telecommunications networking infrastructure. These innovations can vastly increase the utility of a lighting network, and are increasingly being integrated alongside wider IoT platforms now being deployed across numerous verticals, including commercial building automation, retail spaces, industrial environments, smart homes, and street lighting, among many others.

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Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0

02 May 2018

Hannover Messe was a vibrant and well-attended tradeshow. The impact of technology and pursuit of digitization was evident in full. The appetite for new transformative technological approaches was hearty, yet some confusion within the market continues to impact velocity. From data ownership and management to edge and cloud computing, ABI Research has compiled our observations on these and other transformative technologies covering 8 research services: AR & Mixed Reality; Blockchain & DLT; Digital Security; Intelligent Transportation & eFreight; M2M, IoT & IoE; Robotics, Automation & Intelligent Systems; Smart Manufacturing; and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Wireless Connectivity. Learn more about what we discovered at 2018 Hannover Messe.

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How Blockchain is Impacting Industrial Manufacturing and Supply Chain Logistics

11 Apr 2018

Blockchain is essentially a ledger technology that uses cryptography to provide an authoritative record of secure transactions. By doing away with a trusted centralized middle man responsible for the ledger, blockchain allows for a “trustless trust.” The three primary transformative features are immutability, transparency, and autonomy. The key drivers for blockchain and Industry 4.0 are automation, connectivity, and digitization. Couple that with greater intelligence through analytics and data rationalization, and the implementation of smarter operations can begin. Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) and cyberphysical systems represent the most popular realization of those key drivers. This whitepaper details background information (defining blockchain, smart contracts and DAOs), industrial drivers, Industry 4.0 issues, barriers and challenges to blockchain, and blockchain use cases in industrial manufacturing and supply chain logistics.

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