Saturday, January 29, 2011

An End User's View of MTConnect

This is a 28 minute presentation that I (Dave Edstrom) created as the President and Chairman of the Board for the MTConnect Institute explaining MTConnect in non-technical business terms for end users.

What is MTConnect?   

MTConnect is an easy way for manufacturing technology (machine tools for example) to speak to the rest of the world.  Think of MTConnect as the "Bluetooth for manufacturing technology"  In more technical speak, MTConnect is a lightweight, open, and extensible protocol designed for the exchange of data between shop floor equipment and software applications used for monitoring and data analysis.

Let me know what you think by providing comments!

1 comment:

  1. That is a great overview of MTConnect... how it works and most importantly how it can help users increase their productivity! An excellent investment of 28 minutes! I really like your new graphics and stats that help make the concepts and importance of MTConnect easy to understand... as well as the natural tie-in to Cloud Computing and the combined benefit of data access via MTConnect and data storage/processing via the Cloud! Well done!