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July 12, 2012

Tridium’s Niagara Framework: Marvel of connectivity illustrates new cyber risks – The Washington Post

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 10:54 am

Matt McClain/For The Washington Post – Tridium’s Niagara Framework allows various devices and services to be controlled remotely at 575 WaWa convenience stores nationwide. The software connects oven doors, gasoline pumps, exterior lights, freezers and security cameras, all controlled or monitored from a WaWa command center.

John Sublett and his colleagues had an audacious, digital-age plan. They wanted to use the Internet to enable businesses to manage any kind of electronic device, anywhere on the planet, through the computer equivalent of a universal remote control. In 1996, nothing like it had been seen before.

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