Technology Brief:  IIoT Breaks the Legacy Language Barrier

Excerpt from Published by Jessica Leigh Brown. September 17th, 2019: 

Volatile global forces are driving manufacturers to find new ways for lowering costs and achieving faster time to market. This requires building out an agile infrastructure that can integrate old and new assets as well as IT and OT systems.

With innovative technologies such as industrial device connectivity, edge computing, data processing, and real-time analytics, companies can make better decisions and quickly respond to market dynamics.

A top-tier manufacturing company in the automotive industry is making this happen by incorporating Industry 4.0 solutions in its factories. But when it was ready to deploy IIoT technology, the company faced a problem. Production machines didn’t speak the same language. Like most other manufacturers, its factories run on varied, isolated legacy equipment.

The company’s goal was to achieve 100 percent Industry 4.0 asset connectivity. It required a solution that could link the data from those machines and preserve its investment. It needed to collect and analyze data to enhance efficiency and a solution that could scale across 40 sites worldwide.

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Litmus Automation bridges the gap between data in the field or factory and business applications for companies looking to implement Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Litmus Automation’s offerings, LoopEdge and LoopEdge Manager, work seamlessly together to allow companies to access and exploit data previously trapped inside enterprise hardware, no matter where or when it was deployed. Working with original equipment manufacturers and other industrial companies, Litmus Automation’s proven IIoT solutions offer data and device management so companies can optimize both how they run their business and how their customers’ businesses operate. Litmus Automation customers include 10+ Fortune 500 Manufacturing companies, while partners like Siemens, HPE, Intel and SNC Lavalin expand the Company’s path to market. For more information, visit


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