Different Devices, Common Connection – [MC]2 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference Draws Manufacturers, Developers, Technology Builders and More
The second edition of [MC]2 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference concluded on April 11, 2013, after bringing together an energetic and inspired group of manufacturers, developers, technology builders, and technology distributors in Cincinnati, Ohio.
MTConnect is a set of open-source communications standards that utilize XML and HTTP to foster greater communication and interconnectivity between manufacturing equipment and devices. Together with the applications utilizing the standard, implementation of MTConnect allows for greater shop floor monitoring capabilities and a better understanding of what’s happening within a user’s manufacturing facility.
An exciting announcement was made regarding the kickoff of the MTConnect Challenge, a DoD-sponsored competition that seeks ideas and applications for MTConnect, with a total of $250,000 in cash prizes for finalists and winners. Those seeking more details about this competition can learn more at MTConnect.challenge.gov.