The High-Speed Network Infrastructure testbed will introduce high-speed fiber optic lines to support Industrial Internet initiatives. The network will transfer data at 100 gigabits per second to support seamless machine-2-machines communications and data transfer across connected control systems, big infrastructure products, and manufacturing plants.
The 100 gigabit capability extends to the wireless edge, allowing the testbed leaders to provide more data and analytical results to mobile users through advanced communication techniques. Industrial Internet Consortium founder, GE, is leading efforts by installing the networking lines at its Global Research Center. Cisco – also a founder of the Consortium – contributed its expertise to the project by providing the infrastructure needed to give the network its national reach. Industrial Internet Consortium members Accenture and Bayshore Networks are currently demonstrating the application of the High-Speed Network Infrastructure for power generation.
Testbed in Action
High-Speed Network Infrastructure and Power Generation
At the July 2015 members meeting at GE Global Research headquarters in Niskayuna, New York, Industrial Internet Consortium members Accenture, Bayshore Networks, and GE demonstrated how the High-Speed Network Infrastructure testbed can be used as a platform for power generation monitoring. For the demonstration, Bayshore Networks IT/OT Gateway provided a secure industrial pipe and transformed the power generation telemetry data into standard IT formats that are ingestible by Accenture’s Insights Platform. Accenture’s platform performs the analytics and delivers insights into transmission performance and risk of transformer failure. The demo provides an outstanding example of big data analytics through the high-speed infrastructure so that transmission data from California was able to be monitored in real-time in Niskayuna, New York.