Using push technology for industrial automation: new ways of conceiving Internet / Intranet for industries [chapter]

Andrea Molinari, Luigi Colazzo
1998 Globalization of Manufacturing in the Digital Communications Era of the 21st Century  
The paper presents a prototype that allows shop-floor personnel to perform operations on remote computers using Internet, from controlling intelligent devices to instructing remote personnel about manufacturing processes. The communication protocols and software are typical of a Internet I Intranet environment, but the ubiquitous WWW paradigm is not used. A new approach representing an evolution of the ernerging push technology paradigm is presented. This allows new forms of interaction between
more » ... industrial intelligent devices and remote operators, or among remote operators that must interact in some way. As an example of this approach, an on-line distance learning environment is presented where a hypermedia can be piloted remotely from a master station, in order to instruct shop-floor personnel on specific procedures.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35351-7_53 fatcat:mroc5zciobcnxa7jpuxtlqzzzu