Suddenly dawned that a common theme in all of our products and services and research has been signature detection... whether it is very straightforward in Analytika, or a means for discovery in BACnet or Sunspec, or more nebulous in such detection for identification in Modbus (and other) mapping layouts.
Have been reminded of this by the similar methods we have seen security services companies like Genians use on port layouts to determine the type of system with which they are dealing - printer/PC/IoT, Windows/Linux, and others - and thence the types of issues to expect.
Sypris has new ways of detecting and matching hardware with a sort of silicon signature.
There have been many decades (since the 1980s and before) of physical sensing of signatures in building and industrial automation.
Such signature detection systems can be thought of as the genesis of monitoring via IoT.
This has been reborn recently with the likes of Zensi (and thence Belkin). Even RFID signatures can be thought of this way... not surprising they heralded the inception of IoT courtesy of Kevin Ashton (P&G), David Brock and Sanjay Sarma (MIT) and their kin.
Signature detection was not even new then. The grey beards had long been able to tell a motor or pump was failing simply by listening. Thermal signatures of switchgear, circuit breakers and bearings have long been used to predict their failures. RF signatures are used in RADAR and other systems. Maps and landmarks have always been an option for knowing where you are. The words themselves "signature detection" define the age old method of visually identifying and verifying documents (paintings, writings) and the trust we should endown them. Further witness the "fist" of a telepgraph operator. And the unique sounds of our voices and music.
Comments will be approved before showing up.
JOIN US for a FREE WEBINAR "Reinventing DDC in the Age of Data Analytics" Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 17:00 CST. Live from AHR Expo!
cimetrics.com Legal Terms and Conditions
June 29, 2016
cimetrics.com (the "Site") is owned by Cimetrics Inc. ("Cimetrics").
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
The information herein provided is for general informative purposes only, and no warranties or representations are made with respect thereto. The information may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The information provided is subject to change at any time, and without notice. Changed information may include, but is not limited to, technical specifications and pricing. Binding declarations are only given after detailed enquiries.
BECAUSE THE INFORMATION IS NOT WARRANTED, ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION IS EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED.
If you have been given a Password in order to gain access to certain information on this Site, or any other affiliates’ website, then you agree, as a condition of receiving said Password, that you shall keep the Password confidential. You shall only disclose the Password to your employees or agents who have a need to know. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur using your Password.
If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your Password, you agree to notify Cimetrics immediately. Cimetrics reserves the right to revoke your Password access at any time for any reason whatsoever.
Copyrights and Trademarks
All information provided on the web pages of Cimetrics.com is protected by copyright. It is prohibited to copy, process, modify or commercially distribute this information without the express written permission of Cimetrics.
Analytika, Infometrics, Metermetrics, BACstac, BACstac/DN, and BAS-o-matic are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cimetrics. The Analytika, Cimetrics, Infometrics and Metermetrics logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cimetrics. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
Links to Other Websites