The 10 technologies that support Industrial IoT

When we talk about Industry 4.0 we often just mention automation, Internet of Things and robots, but there are several technologies related to this field

When we talk about Industry 4.0 there are several technologies that are mentioned. From Internet of Things, through artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Without forgetting automation. There are many, in fact, the innovations that will allow the development of the fourth industrial revolution.

The growth of networks in the cloud and the increasingly constant use of Big Data, not to mention the huge amount of data that will generate the so-called Industrial Internet of Things, will lead to the need to update the current Internet Protocol Version. Currently IPv4 allows four billion IP addresses, but with Industry 4.0, IPv6 will be adopted, which allows billions and billions more addresses. So IPv6 will be the new foundational technology for the mass use and management of Internet of Things objects within small and medium-sized businesses. But also for large enterprises.


We already mentioned the cloud, this technology in the coming years will be increasingly efficient. And by efficient we mean that it will be capable of storing, managing and analyzing much more data than now. Also because the branching use of IIoT objects will lead to a huge amount of data to be processed. To enable good protection of companies' information, the cloud will also undergo changes in security.

Cyber Security

And speaking of security, this will be the key aspect for any technology we see with Industry 4.0. Hackers and malware now specialize more and more in targeting SMBs and companies around the world. So for a business to grow, securing its manufacturing systems will not be overlooked. And in the future we may see targeted attacks from rival companies. The danger of cyberespionage will therefore become a widespread problem that needs to be defended against.


When we talk about connection between objects, we should not only think about an Internet connection. Within the same company many short-range machines will communicate and exchange data thanks to Bluetooth. Obviously to support IIoT we will need the latest versions of this technology, and therefore Bluetooth 5.

5G connection

Smart objects in the new industry will create and work with data developed in real time and shared via the cloud. To send this amount of information, the development of the 5G connection will be critical. Currently, 4G allows for data transport in 55 milliseconds. That's a pretty efficient speed, but for full automation, decreasing connection times even further will be critical.

Data Analysis

IIoT systems can collect a lot of data, but it's often fragmented information that needs proper analysis. That's why data analytics systems will undergo continuous developments soon. This will lead to better production quality, preventive maintenance of equipment and better use of resources.

IA and machine learning

When we talk about Industry 4.0, we cannot forget about Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. AI will be used for data analysis and for the interaction between man and machine, while machine learning will allow machines to make their work more efficient according to the context in which they operate.


When we talk about robots and automation within the new industries, we mistakenly think of many single machines connected to each other. In reality, in the future all machines will be managed by a single autonomous platform. This will take care of updating the operating systems and protection packages of the machines. As well as sending information on performance and possible issues.