LocalGrid, RTI and the Industrial Internet

Guest blog by Stan Schneider, CEO of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI) RTI markets the middleware (RTI Connext™ DDS) that underlies LocalGrid’s DataFabric™.  I thought I’d provide a little background on our products and how they work together. First, RTI Connext DDS is based on a standard by the Object Management Group (OMG) called the Data Distribution Service for...

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Duke Believes That Distributed Intelligence is IoT for Utilities

For the past year, Duke Energy has engaged in partnerships with 6 vendors in what they call their "Coalition of the Willing" (COW), a project that is testing utilities current business models to see changes on the edge of the grid. Last month at Greentech Media's Grid Edge Live conference held in San Diego, Jason Handley, director of...

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Is Enterprise Security Moving To The Grid?

I often marvel at the similarities of the enterprise computer network and the evolving smart grid. Over the last 30 years, we have watched the computing industry grow from a market focused on government/military/education to personal computing to the evolution of dial-up, the internet and the now mature-self aware, continually expanding cloud based computing fabric. When we take...

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LocalGrid Out-Take: IESO 2013 Annual Report Review

In the Independent Electricity System Operator's (IESO) 2013 Annual Report released at the beginning of April, the discussion about the past year was focused on new opportunities for the electrical grid to evolve and the changes that we have already seen on the grid. As noted in the report, operating a power system in today's environment depends more...

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More Efficient Project Deployment with LocalGrid’s DataFabric™

Last month LocalGrid brought smart grid technology to National Instrument’s LabVIEW Tools Network with their Power Quality Analyzer (PQA). At DistribuTECH earlier this year, LocalGrid revealed the newly developed PQA based on LocalGrid's DataFabric™ open architecture and NI’s ruggedized CompactRIO 9068 to enable a speedy development process from concept through to deployment. LocalGrid's DataFabric™ platform provides high-powered distributed...

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The DoD May Be Leading The Way Towards Clean Energy

The United States Department of Defense has recognized the strong importance that MicroGrids can play in their sustainability of activities and operations. Currently the DoD places a heavy reliance on fossil fuels used for their energy, which are often imported from regions of the world hostile to the U.S. - moving forward, MicroGrids will decrease the reliance on...

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