The IoT and IIoT (Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things) acronyms indicate all those technologies that make it possible to transform any object, be it a sensor, an actuator, a vehicle or an appliance, into a device connected to the Internet, which is in able to send data to the cloud using light and fast protocols such as MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport).
The increasing trend to use cloud applications has pushed SCADA technologies to evolve towards integration with the Internet of Things. In fact, SCADA systems can increase the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things. By integrating the two technologies, you can get a much faster, more detailed and even more safe collection and verification of company data.
These systems, due to their architecture, are especially suited to manage:
remote maintenance, remote diagnosis and remote control
monitoring and control of the working conditions of the machines
monitoring of energy and water consumption and reduction of emissions
quality control at the production system level and related processes.
These systems include the key enabling technologies (Key Enabling Technologies - KET’s) of Industry 4.0 (SCADA, IoT, cloud, big data, cybersecurity).