Learn How Wind River's Software-Defined Approach Will Revolutionize Industrial IoT

March 14–16, 2017
Find us at Hall 4, Booth 158

Embedded World Conference 2017
NürnbergMesse, Messezentrum NCC Ost, 90471 Nürnberg, Germany

Visit our booth at Embedded World Conference 2017 to learn how Wind River® is advancing the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) by providing companies with a software-defined infrastructure to achieve digital transformation—reducing hardware dependency, enhancing real-time performance, and paving the way for new business opportunities.

Our innovative solution suite provides industries from manufacturing to healthcare to transportation with the power to increase operational flexibility while dramatically improving efficiency, safety, security, and reliability.

Our Demonstrations

We will be showing demonstrations illustrating how Wind River technologies are enabling a new industrial era through virtualization, real-time performance, and edge-to-cloud connectivity.

Interact with our smart and secure city, showcasing how Wind River customers and partners are implementing our IoT technologies to create more intelligent, connected urban environments.

Wind River Multi-camera Neural Network Acceleration for Automated Driving Systems

Experience the possibilities of current technology in autonomous driving, focusing on multi-camera visual understanding of the environment. It highlights the capabilities of state-of-the-art deep learning technology.

Wind River Hardware Consolidation for Automotive

See how safety-critical vehicle control functions such as drive actuation, digital cluster, heads-up display, driver assistance, or vehicle bus isolation run side-by-side with in-vehicle infotainment and rear seat entertainment on the same uProcessor without risking compromise to the car's safety features.

Industrial Automated Packaging with Titanium Cloud

See how Wind River software can virtualize legacy systems, resulting in less physical hardware on the factory line, as well as the ability to maintain and upgrade existing plant equipment and add new technological features while scaling with existing equipment. With interoperable, scalable, and modular architectures, Wind River has a solution tailored to address the system-level challenges facing the manufacturing sector.

Siemens Smart Manufacturing

See how existing manufacturing facilities can be optimized by retrofitting sensors and an intelligent IoT gateway to gain more transparency of existing bottlenecks—without disrupting the running production. Data is collected via the sensors and analyzed to find optimization potential.

Time-Sensitive Networking with VxWorks

Although industrial sensors and control systems in an IIoT application are not time sensitive, there is mission-critical, time-sensitive data that must be transferred and shared within strict bounds of latency and reliability. See how time-sensitive networking will ensure this mission-critical data is not held up in the increased congestion of the IIoT network.

Intel and Wind River Functional Safety Robotic Arm

Electronic systems are becoming more complex: think industrial robots working collaboratively with their human counterparts, or medical systems automated to assist with surgery or deliver medication. These complex interactions where human lives and the environment are at risk require a higher level of safety than ever before. This demonstration of a robotic arm reacting to a system error illustrates a robust functional safety solution from Wind River and Intel® to meet the evolving safety standards while protecting the environment, people, products, and company brand.

From Design to End-of-Life with Wind River Helix Device Cloud

Remotely manage the device lifecycle of deployed factory robotic arms to reduce development costs, accelerate deployment timelines, and free up resources to work on features specific to your business needs. This demonstration is set in the context of the factory floor, but viewers can easily visualize the types of applications that customers can build across industries to remotely deploy, monitor, service, manage, update, and decommission devices.

Advantech and Wind River Pulsar Linux Smart Building

Observe the benefits of a building automation system with features like solar, air, and power control management and monitoring. The data collected using sensors and solar plates is clustered and used for status monitoring, providing warnings once any unusual index is registered.

Amazon Web Services and Wind River Helix Device Cloud Smart Home

This demonstration of building management with energy monitoring, motion and occupancy sensing, and smart switching with an Amazon Web Services (AWS IoT) based status dashboard and building status monitoring utilizes Alexa voice recognition, as well as cloud-based device management to update the software stack, security profiles, and features over the air.

Wind River Pulsar Linux for Medical Systems

As the healthcare industry becomes more connected, protecting medical devices from ever-shifting cybersecurity threats has become especially challenging. This demonstration showcases how communications between a wearable health sensor and a Wind River Pulsar Linux container-enabled gateway device can be protected from a security breach that affects a part of the system, while the critical health monitor application continues to run unaffected.

Greenwave Systems AXON Predict Analytics and VxWorks Wind Farm Demo

See how using Greenwave Systems' predictive analytics with the VxWorks® RTOS can process information in real time on individual wind turbines to understand health and performance. Anomalies discovered can then trigger actions including dispatching repair personnel, taking a turbine offline, and even real-time optimizations such as tuning windmill blade angles and direction for peak power generation.

CoreAVI Touchscreen Avionics User Interface Using VxWorks

Featuring a next-generation, safety-certifiable, gesture-based touch-activated user interface from CoreAVI, this demonstration showcases photorealistic 3D graphics clarity in the cockpit, improving responsiveness and situational awareness for pilots and UAV operators. It enhances pilots' understanding of flying environments in real time to improve overall safety.

Wind River technology is demonstrated in collaboration with the Partners below and many others.

Our Embedded World Speaking Sessions

Software-Defined Architecture: The Key to Industrial IoT

Dr. Gareth Noyes, Chief Strategy Officer
Tuesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Many of today's industrial automation solutions are overly expensive and inflexible, partly due to proprietary solutions that do not interoperate well with other products in the market. This has the effect of locking-in industrial companies, which prevents end-users from selecting their preferred components along the entire stack, including digital controllers, PLCs/DCSs, SCADA software, HMI, process historians, application servers, and more. In another market, telecommunications service providers also faced a predominance of proprietary equipment, and over a dozen of the world's largest providers collaborated to propose a transition to interoperable solutions based on industry-standard servers—an approach called Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Telecom equipment vendors now offer software-based network functions that can run on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers, enabling economies of scale, wide vendor choice, and interoperability.

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This session will examine how in Industrial IoT a comparable transformation is emerging within industrial companies with software-defined architecture, which consolidates operations and control functions onto standard, high-volume servers, creating an alternative to proprietary industrial solutions while enabling up to 99.9999% system uptime. It will also cover the benefits of SDA such as lower CapEx and OpEx, built-in security, flexibility, and accelerated innovation. Lastly, attendees will learn about the requirements for a software-defined architecture infrastructure, such as low-latency virtualization, deterministic networking, high availability, and robust security.

Autonomous Driving: End-to-End Security Architecture

Andrei Kholodnyi, Senior Architect, CTO Office
Thursday, March 16, 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

In order for successful autonomy, autonomous vehicles must intelligently connect and communicate not only within their own complex vehicle systems but with the external world as well. In this session we will take a close look at the system architectures related to security for autonomous driving, with a particular focus on the use case of semi-autonomous highway driving. We'll investigate security objectives for this use case and conduct a threat analysis. The session will also include a discussion of high-level security requirements, as well as possible security solutions to meet industry objectives.

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In recent years, connected or network-driven multimedia applications have gained more and more popularity in automotive environments, especially as autonomous driving advances within the industry. It will be important to consider security threats, such as the potential exploit of a car's multimedia network.

For example, one of the predominant protocols for streaming of audio and video data in Ethernet-based networks is Audio-Video-Bridging. The AVB protocol stack was initially designed to simplify the cabling of production trucks of television networks without paying much attention to security. A thorough security analysis is necessary to prevent AVB from compromising the security of the entire vehicle. A portion of the session will take a look at a security analysis of OpenAVB, an open source implementation of the IEEE1722, IEEE1588, and associated protocols, and describes found vulnerabilities as well as penetration techniques that can be used to attack recent versions of the AVB stack.

Our Exhibitor Forum Sessions

Session Title Presenter Date and Time
Wind River VxWorks RTOS: Delivering Critical Infrastructure Software for Rail Alex Wilson Tuesday, March 14
1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
How High Availability Virtualization Will Change the World for Industrial Ricky Watts Tuesday, March 14
3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Unlocking IoT Success with Wind River Helix Device Cloud Tom Gibbings Wednesday, March 15
2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Building Functional Safety Products with the Wind River VxWorks RTOS Stephen Olsen Thursday, March 16
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.