Articles tagged with: I4.0

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5 months ago
 

Internet of Things: Creating Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturers

We recently posted “Internet of Things: Expanding Into Medical Device Enterprise,” and welcome you to part two of the ongoing discussion about medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Realization

Because field update of software is possible for hardware that is no longer manufactured it is now probable that more than one DMR will be approved for use with the variety of different product configurations (hardware and software variants).  In addition to this an update of the product in the field requires the DHR not be a static lot based document.  It is now time based.

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5 months ago
 

Internet of Things: Expanding into Medical Device Digital Enterprise

What is the definition of the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Gartner defines IoT as the following: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with the internal states or the external environment.”

If a medical device firm is implementing an IoT device, implied in the definition is a set of new product features related to the company ideation, realization and utilization systems. We will begin with a delineation some of the new capabilities and potential features IoT promises to bring to our devices.

This list will be fairly short to illustrate the difficulty in implementing this kind of technology, and the need for a digital model to support the effort not only in creation of the product, but just as critical, in management of the device after deployment.

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7 months ago
 

Current Tech Trends: Connected Products Changing Industrial Landscape

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings connectivity to a wide range of new products, as software disrupts our personal and professional lives.

Good software quality is increasingly important, and has become a critical component for IoT-based solutions. Much of the attention surrounds consumer-based IoT products, but there are growing trends spurring innovation in Industry 4.0 (I4.0) products. As these products get smarter, product development complexity is increasing at a dizzying pace.

Organizations must show appreciation for end-to-end test management in their hunt to deliver new value-added products and features. Software development cycles are faster – with more frantic projects – and your organization must be ready to support short and rapid development sprints. (more…)

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8 months ago
 

Embedded Computing Creating New Business Opportunities

Embedded software is becoming even more important in product development, leading innovation in connected and engineered products.

Although embedded software presents new business opportunities, there are also development and security complexities that must be addressed. More functionality is needed to support new and differentiated products, with demands on price, performance, size, and time to market are accurately discussed.

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9 months ago
 

Current Tech Trends: I4.0 Continues Driving Development

Software is eating the world!” is a phrase that we’ve used in the past, and the technology continues to be extremely disruptive. As organizations try to sort out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sometimes referred to as Industrie 4.0 (I4.0), decision makers shouldn’t be too hasty in deployment plans.

Trying to figure out how to deal with punctuated innovation times, shrinking product lifecycles, and growing complexities is difficult. Customers must find methods to automate systems engineering while developing quality embedded software when consumers expect new and differentiated products. (more…)

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11 months ago
 

ALM-PLM and Good Software: Helping You Transition into the I4.0

Internet connectivity is making drastic changes in your home and workplace, while manufacturers try to keep up with the ongoing software evolution.

Embracing I4.0 presents great benefits, but there are a number of different challenges: risk management, test management, quality assurance, cybersecurity, and other causes for concern.

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11 months ago
 

Polarion Looks Forward to Partnership with OWL University

Polarion Software looks forward to providing professional services and expertise to SmartFactoryOWL, an initiative of the Fraunhofer-Society and the OWL University of Applied Sciences.

Working to support the “DiMan” research program, we will support the project for two years – as researchers look to integrate and adjust hardware and software development processes in the Industry 4.0 era.

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12 months ago
 

Software Eating The World: Is Your Organization Ready?

During Polarion Kick Off 2016, there were numerous references to the realization that “software is eating the world.” It’s true that the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) are disruptive, as customers look for ways to safely adopt IoT.

The application lifecycle management (ALM) [Polarion ALM] and product lifecycle management (PLM) processes are no longer siloed away from one another, with ALM-PLM helping bridge the gap for managing physical components – and the software needed to help create and deliver products.

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1 year ago
 

Polarion QA: Solution for Emerging IoT Growing Pains

The emergence of Product Testing
Interconnected devices are expected to work. Your organization cannot afford to be the victim of a high profile recall, or the failure in the chain of interconnected devices which comprise anything  delivered using the Internet of Things (IoT).

Now add Agile, iterative and extreme programming cycles, creating massive amounts of high frequency change data and you a have perfect storm of QA challenges that requires a  flexible QA process holistically implemented throughout the entire product lifecycle development.

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1 year ago
 

Evolution of DevOps and ALM

There certainly is a continual convergence of industrial products, processes, and embedded software. The explosion of IoT devices has only accelerated a collision between software and quality.

We see more media reports about it, and what is interesting is that even traditional industries are facing a deluge of bad press from product recalls and delays — such as the massive inventory of software defects for the controversial US military F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, bank customers unable to access online accounts, and auto airbag sensor glitches all resulting from software issues. (more…)