Using Edge Automation to Increase Network Efficiency in Wellpad Automation Where Spectrum is Constrained Due to Interference or Licensing Costs – **Silver Scribe 3rd Place Winner**
June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker: Bruce Collins, Cambium Networks
Spectrum continues to be a scarce commodity due to noise floors and licensing restrictions while the need for more data acquisition and SCADA polling continues to increase. One method to address this challenge is to move the polling and intelligence to the edge of the network. Moving the SCADA polling engine to the wellpad enables faster polling cycles and more registers while actually reducing the network load when leveraging MQTT or bulk register reads.
- 1. Present real-world examples of integrating edge logic, edge polling and MQTT transport to increase networking efficiency in areas where spectrum is constrained.
- 2. Attendees will learn the concepts of edge intelligence, MQTT transport and techniques for polling serial, GPIO and IP-based sensors at the edge.
- 3. Discuss MQTT as an alternative standard for doing publish/subscribe vs. centralized polling.
Category: SCADA & Business Analytics
Intended Audience: Network Architects, SCADA Process Control Engineers, Automation teams
Level: All Levels
Bruce Collins has global market responsibility for the planning, development and delivery of Industrial Internet of Things communications solutions for the Industrial and Smart City verticals. He has product responsibilities in SCADA process control narrow-band solutions, IoT Gateway and LPWA solutions. Bruce has experience developing communications solutions for the Industrial, National Defense, Wireless service provider and Tier 1 Wireline carier markets.