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Rockwell Automation Secures Industrial IoT Solution of the Year Award

Rockwell Automation has announced that its FactoryTalk Edge Gateway solution has been selected as the winner of the “Industrial IoT Solution of the Year” award in the sixth annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a market-intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market.

Rockwell Automation is a multiple IoT Breakthrough Award winner, having won “Industrial IoT Innovator of the Year” in 2020 and “Industrial IoT Company of the Year” in 2021.

With FactoryTalk Edge Gateway, manufacturers can easily access, understand and leverage the data needed to make informed decisions. The solution simplifies and automates collection, contextualization and organization of industrial-equipment data across machines, devices and automation assets at the source itself = enabling high data integrity from the outset. It also  provides the right foundation to drive edge-to-cloud IT/OT convergence at the enterprise level, resulting in informed decision-making.

FactoryTalk Edge Gateway software unifies data from industrial sources and control or automation systems. It is able to integrate with a variety of cloud, IIoT and big-data applications. It also uses OPC-DA, the automation industry’s standard for interoperability, to access KEPServer Enterprise data for third-party connectivity. This maximizes operational insights and provides a 360-degree view of a business, simplifying and automating data ingestion in a single integration solution for IT applications.

“Manufacturing processes and machines create tremendous amounts of data that, in the right place, with the right context, and at the right time can unlock new sources of potential value from analytics, machine learning, connected worker experiences, digital twins, and much more,” said Brian Shepherd, vice president of software & control at Rockwell Automation. “FactoryTalk Edge Gateway software simplifies the collection, contextualization and organization of OT data in a way that builds a high-integrity digital foundation for decision making. That foundation and ability to uncover new insights is what can help manufacturers achieve their performance goals.”

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories. This year’s program attracted more than 3,850 nominations from companies all over the world.

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