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Conditions and factors of neo-industrial development shaping the world economy

The article describes the effect of the neo-industrial, or the new industrial revolution on changes in production. The article also examines the impact of the Internet of Things and additive technologies on changes in economy. Particular emphasis is placed on the major trends in the enterprise transformations in neo-industrial conditions. The key directions for improving the management and strategy of companies are discussed based on assessment of the development of a new industrial technology known as Industry 4.0.


Industry explores the Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things is the latest wave of technological changes that will offer unprecedented opportunities – along with new risks – for business and society. The article focuses on the benefits and problems that are in store for the manufacturing companies who have chosen to follow the path of the new management technologies.


New hardware technology – a modular industrial cloud architecture

Modern Industrial enterprises cannot afford to have the equipment that stands idle. However, they need high reliability and flexibility in operation. To address this challenge, a modular industrial cloud architecture has been developed by ADLINK Technology. This new technology offers the distribution of computer resources on demand, and it also meets the key requirements of cloud computing.


Total recall: the state-of-the-art digital data storage technologies

The article is about state-of-the-art methods for storing data in general-purpose and industrial computers. Also included is the comparison of technologies, advantages and disadvantages of hard disk drives (HDD) with solid state drives (SSD). The article gives the examples of the modern storage devices available in our IT market today.


Embedded Systems

FASTWEL embedded computers based on the Russian microprocessors

The article describes the FASTWEL embedded computers employing new Russian processors. Also discussed are the technical features and benefits of the Baikal-T1, a new Russian microprocessor, based on two MIPS processor cores.


Perfectron embedded systems using the PCIe/104 and StackPC standards

The article discusses the industrial embedded systems from Perfectron employing the PCIe/104 and StackPC standards. Also included is an overview of various peripheral modules as well as opportunities for developers to use embedded systems based on this solution.


Development
Astronautics

Use of general-purpose industrial standards for building space computers

The COTS technology actively used in special-purpose foreign and domestic developments is an excellent way to reduce financial and time costs. The article describes the experience of using the COTS technology in building on-board computers for space vehicles.


Marine Equipment

Passenger hovercraft motion control system

In certain cases, hovercrafts have decisive advantages over traditional vehicles, but controlling hovercrafts and providing their operational safety is no easy task. The article covers the design principles and structure of the automated control system for a hovercraft.


Experience in development and implementation of the state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions for marine hydraulics control

The article addresses the issues related to the design and development of the structure of an automated control system for a marine hydraulic system to transport helicopters.


Electric Power Industry

Potential of IoT technology applications in power consumption optimization tasks

The article discusses the potential applications for the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) capabilities to optimize power consumption in industrial equipment. Also included is a rough evaluation of the level of potential use of IoT resources to efficiently handle various optimization problems in production structures of power consumption.


Railway Transport

Virtualization technologies for railways

The article describes how modern computer technologies, particularly virtualization, are becoming a part of the sophisticated control systems for railway transport. The technology discussed in the article helps to improve efficiency and reliability and reduce the cost of such systems. It also significantly decreases time for developing new applications.


Monitoring and Measuring Systems

Handling the problems of computer vision based on heterogeneous platform GRIFON

The article provides information on the efficient application of computational capabilities and organization of parallel-pipeline data processing. This is illustrated by the example of a real-time HD video processing system using the GRIFON platform.


“Paper back” of military electronics

The first article regarding the regulatory support of activities in the field of military electronics was published in our magazine ten years ago. This is the sixth article. It continues a series of reviews on this subject. This article is a summary and subjective interpretation of the new rules of the game on a "military electronics field" observed by the authors in the last two years.