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Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing
The factory of the future will be heavily based on internet and web technologies. A new generation of devices with embedded hardware and software will feature greatly improved storage, computing, and networking capabilities. This will lead to a system landscape of millions of networked devices that is heterogeneous with respect to functionality but features standard interfaces. This new breed of devices will not only be able to store and report information about themselves and their physicaldoi:10.1007/978-1-84996-119-6_14 fatcat:37ueqwmbnvfb7kpxw5kgv27uky