Two weeks ago, Intuity and partners launched a new initiative called machinetalk. As the name suggest, it’s about making machines talk to each other using web technologies. So what is this all about?
Since the digital revolution found its way in industry not only the number of digitally controlled systems and machines has been risen greatly, but also the number of used programming languages and protocolls for industrial applications increased dramatically. The result is similiar to the story of the tower of babel – there are nummerous languages, so that they may not understand one another’s speech. Of course, there were good reasons for the development of all those programming languages and protocols. Now, the upcomming forth wave of industrial revolution aims to connect machines and manufacturing networks with each other, with business logic, with customer demands, with the (industrial) internet, and so to say – with people.