Automation World Focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things

July 24, 2014
A new quarterly print supplement, companion e-book and newsletter dedicated to the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things set to debut this fall from Automation World.

While many of the concepts, technologies and devices that comprise the Internet of Things have been in existence for some time, advancements in interoperability, cloud computing and Big Data are bringing the practical benefits into clearer focus for industrial customers. Coming this November, Summit Media Group’s Automation World publishing team will produce a quarterly print supplement and companion e-book and newsletter dedicated to the topic, called "The Industrial Internet of Things: Ethernet, Sensors, Control, Communication and Intelligence".

"The Industrial Internet of Things"print supplement will be edited for and distributed to 30,000 qualified print subscribers in industrial automation, including IT and operations professionals. An e-book edition and IIoT product newsletter will be sent to AW’s full database. Content will appeal to readers from a broad range of markets including discrete, batch, and continuous process industries.

Topics to be covered include interoperability, mobility, cloud computing, Big Data, analytics, internet services, applications, software and control systems. Via feature stories and product reviews, "The Industrial Internet of Things" will explore wired and wireless networks, HMIs, mobile computing, sensors, instrumentation, test, measurement and other devices that can share data between the field, the factory floor and upper level management.

Comments David Greenfield, Automation World Director of Content and Editor-in-Chief, “Our new 'Industrial Internet of Things'print and digital publications will enable us to focus on some of the most exciting developments in manufacturing today. Information gathered and accessed via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises to transform industry with optimized processes, increased efficiencies and greater innovation.”

Automation World’s November launch will feature the results of a comprehensive IIoT research study conducted with analyst firm ARC Advisory Group. The study will gauge manufacturers’ current and future assessment of IIoT applications. Advertising space reservations for the November supplement are due October 13th. Details are available at or by calling 1-800-355-5595.

About Summit Media Group, Inc.
Chicago-based Summit Media Group, Inc. is the leading B2B media publisher for professionals in packaging and manufacturing automation. Media properties include Packaging World, Automation World, Packaging World’s PACK EXPO Showcase, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging. In addition to producing Playbooks and other digital resources, Summit also owns The Automation Conference and

For more information:
Susan DaMario, Director of Marketing
Summit Media Group, Inc.
Phone 312-222-1010, ext. 171