The advantages of vendor neutrality

Vendor neutrality has the obvious advantages of allowing you to use equipment from different manufacturers seamlessly – but what extended benefits does it offer? Whether you are working in industrial automation or on a research project, a vendor neutral set up can help you work better in a number of ways. Time saving efficienciesHaving a system […]

Five steps to developing the OSH ecosystem

Thoughts on: Open Source Hardware: Opportunities and Challenges, June 2016 Five steps to developing the OSH ecosystem The paper defines five steps required to develop the OSH ecosystem, briefly they are: Encourage individuals to contribute towards platforms and provide necessary design flows Make hardware design practical via easily available EDA tools and development platforms from […]

In action: How OpenIOLabs can improve industrial automation

How can you seamlessly manage industrial automation? To optimise automation, for example in transport or manufacturing, you need accuracy, adaptability and ease of data management. If you can achieve these goals you can see logistical efficiencies, which could ultimately benefit output. Interoperability is a key consideration here, as it will allow you to manage all […]