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  • 1-Hr Group Session

    💻🏭 Free Industrial IoT Assessment & Consulting Session ◾ Are you concerned about Cyber Security on your production environment? ◾ Do you need assistance getting a digitalisation project off the ground? ◾ Do you need help resolving a technical issue on your production network? These are just a few of the IoT & Industrial Network concerns the Polestar Team can help you with. Access our Specialist Engineers' expertise and industry insights, here are some examples of sessions we have had with our customers: 💾 Digitalisation Projects. 🦾 Industrial Automation & IoT. 🩺 OT Networks Troubleshooting. 🌍 Remote Access to ICS or Remote Commissioning. 🔒 Industrial Cyber Security & Business Resiliency. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📅 1-Hour Group Session, £0.00-Free! 5-10 participants. How does it work? 〄 Send us a short description of your issues / projects to info@polestarinteractive.com, with the subject being: 1-Hr Group Session Booking. 〄 We will arrange a session with other attendees with similar needs and the most qualified and knowledgeable engineer in those subjects. 〄 During the session we will discuss your needs and give you guidance on how to approach some solutions.

  • 2-Hr Customised Session

    💻🏭 Get your digitalisation projects off the ground, resolve technical issues on your production network, or improve the Cyber Security within your production environment in less than 2 hours. ◾ Are you concerned about Cyber Security on your production environment? ◾ Do you need assistance getting a digitalisation project off the ground? ◾ Do you need help resolving a technical issue on your production network? These are just a few of the IoT & Industrial Network concerns the Polestar Team can help you with. Large transformation projects, increasing Cyber Security concerns and dealing with ongoing technical issues on your network can often feel complex and overwhelming when you’re also juggling day-to-day operational activities. Our expert resources can help you break down that complexity and give you guidance on where to start. Access our Specialist Engineers' expertise and industry insights in a session that is customised to your business needs. We will probe your networking issues or projects, have a discussion to give you quick guidance to overcome pitfalls, and draft together the best solutions. Begin to achieve peak production. To help guide the objective of your 2-Hr consultation, here are some examples of sessions we have had with our customers: 💾 Digitalisation Projects: Kick-off your digital transformation projects. We'll guide you through the process from End-to-End. 🩺 Production Network Troubleshooting: We'll assess your network issues together, and give you tips and guidance on solving common pitfalls. 🌍 Remote Production: Discuss with us the security and efficiency requirements for remote commissioning & accessing your ICS. 🔒 Cyber Security Improvement: Let us get a pulse of your security systems and configurations to plan a cyber security upgrade. 💻 Agile Bespoke Consulting: Simply talk to us to get quick access to our experts' knowledge on Digital Transformation and/or Data Management. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📅 2-Hour Customised Session, £350.00 ex VAT. What is the process? 〄 Send us a short description of your issue / project. 〄 We will assign your session to the most qualified and knowledgeable engineer in that subject. 〄 Fill in a questionnaire to enable us to drill down into your requirement further. 〄 Set a date for the session and receive a summary of the consultation, including insights, guidance, additional resources and next steps.

  • Digital Transformation Gold Programme

    Tailored Industry 4.0 Gold Consulting Programme. Digital Transformation Planning Programme & IoT Consulting in the UK: Improve Manufacturing Efficiency through the use of technology in your production process. IoT, Industrial IoT, IoT Technology, IoT Applications, IoT Solutions, Network IoT, Industrial Networks, Cybersecurity for Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, IoT in Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing Technologies, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Implementation of Advanced Analytics & Data Science, Consultancy on the selection and design of scalable IT architectures and platforms, Systems Lifecycle Management, Training and qualification in Industrial IoT Technologies in the UK. Contact us to further discuss: https://www.polestarinteractive.com/contact

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  • Open: Business Development Representative

    Nottingham, UK (Hybrid & Flexible Work) What's the opportunity? Go prospect searching, bring legitimate sales qualified leads to sales meetings and develop those leads into quotable opportunities. Apply Here What will I be doing? Cold outreach to targets. Lead qualification, scheduling and attending lead development meetings. Feedback questions and requirements from prospects. Collate RFI/RFP requirements by clients for completion with the rest of the Polestar team. Attend conferences and networking and social events in various cities to build awareness with prospective clients and develop relationships with vendors. What are we looking for in you? Growth mindset: You will be driven to grow the business and your career within it. We expect you to be self-driven and to be eager to be out there winning new business. Outgoing: You're the one who makes friends with the person next to you in line for coffee. Curious: We're working with new technologies that solve age-old problems. You'll want to learn how it was done before, what we're doing that's different, and question why (and if!) the way we do it is better. Ability to convey complex cybersecurity and engineering topics in plain English. Caretaking spirit for the leads you generate- going all the way to being closed deals. Strong listening: Most of sales is not pushing a product. It's listening to what problems a client says they have, and coming up with a tailored, clear way to solve their personal problem. Optimistic: Selling can be hard but you will be able to bounce back and go into each opportunity fresh. Willingness to travel: You’ll be travelling to customer sites, conferences and expos. Work well with small teams: As with all tech companies, there's a flat organisation here. Be prepared to get stuck in. What can we offer you? Hybrid/flexible working: WFH or hot desk and collaborate in our purpose designed office. Career progression: We’re growing and we want you grow with us; we have a proven track record of nurturing and growing new talent Be a big part of a small team: Work collaboratively but also stand out and get noticed. Be heard and make an impact: you can influence what we do and how we do it. Variety, flexibility and creativity: We’re working at the cutting edge of technological change, so we’re agile, innovative and open to different ways of doing things. About Polestar Industrial IT We are Polestar Interactive Ltd., an UK-based IT Services company located in Nottingham, and specialising in Industrial Networking Environments, Cybersecurity & IoT. Established in 1997, we help companies to securely connect their machines, industrial systems and workforce, so that they can realise the business benefits of digitalisation. Apply for this Job Click on the link above to apply and send your submission. *Proof of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom is required. Polestar values diversity and is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. Once the form has been completed, more details might be required regarding the application process.

  • Here is how female gamers can turn their passion into a career

    Although gaming is something girls and women, in general, tend not to enjoy or enrol in, this activity has become a massive industry with plenty of opportunities for anyone. The gaming industry is larger than films and music combined, yet few of us are likely to put our Fortnite playing achievements on our CVs. But why not? Businesses are waking up to the skills gamers can bring to the workplace. -Article co-created with Gloria Martinez from WomenLed.Org Even the military is hiring gamers. "The ability to assimilate information, react swiftly and coordinate actions whilst remaining calm under pressure are often attributes of people that are good at gaming", a Royal Air Force spokesperson tells the BBC. If you're playing EVE Online you basically already have an MBA. Often made fun of in gaming circles as a "spreadsheet simulator", the economy of the fictional Eve universe is driven by real market principles. If you want to build a new spaceship, the raw material has to be mined by another player. Manufacturing costs come into effect, and commodities fluctuate in price based on demand and haulage distance. According to Nielsen, gaming has taken over different media types, including Youtube, Twitch and Hitbox, and you're bound to see numerous live streamers playing video games live. These days, you can even build a career out of your love for video games -- and that’s just as true for women as it is for men. Here are some of the most exciting new options you have. Professional Gamer Most people do not understand how serious video game tournaments these days are. SteelSeries notes that professional gaming is perhaps one of the most complex career paths you can take, as being good enough in a game to enter international competitions doesn't happen overnight --it takes years of persistent practice. You will also need to invest in the necessary gear and put in time and effort to reach your professional goals. But once you manage to be part of an international competition, you'll find it incredibly fun and rewarding. Games Designer If you are a highly innovative person and keep coming up with new ideas to improve old games, constantly think of new characters, or of adventurous stories that can be applied to a video game plot, then the perfect career for you may be game designing. This job is ideal for anyone who understands the intricate aspects behind various video game genres and those who love to build up new characters and challenges. You'll likely need to take design courses or university lectures. That way, you get the basic knowledge and learn fundamental skills to develop new games. However, if you already have a fantastic video game idea, you can consider working with a game developer to create your title together right away. Don’t miss the chance! Video Editor Whether it is about editing the cutscenes of a forthcoming game or putting together promotional videos, every developer needs a good video editor. The good thing is you can also find plenty of work available in other industries! In fact, various online job platforms like Upwork are bursting at the seams with video editing services. Programmer Video games are frequently a gateway to an interest in computers and, more importantly, coding. For example, that's the theory behind University of Colorado Boulder computer science professor Alexander Repenning's easy-to-use, accessible Scalable Game Design curriculum, which encourages students to build a Frogger-like game and simultaneously learn coding fundamentals. Some gamers also call video games a "stepping stone" toward their coding career. Some start by looking up cheat codes online. When they find a webpage that contained those codes, they realise that computers are like libraries where you could get anything you wanted. This innate curiosity led people to wonder how computer programs worked. If you're good at video game programming, you might as well enjoy coding computers, software different devices and hardware. This job implies working with a design team to understand and figure out the nuts and bolts of the overall project, ensuring that the game plays well and is smooth for consumers. Careers in IT From Basement to Boardroom, gamers are poised to become the next generation of tech leaders. A desire to constantly improve, for instance optimising gameplay "to be more efficient"—is a trait found invaluable when coding. There are always new techniques and software that can be learned to improve your coding ability. Those who play video or computer games are amassing valuable skills with real-world applications. The Federation of American Scientists touted video games as a way to help people develop sophisticated skills needed in the workforce. The success of complex video games demonstrates that games can teach higher-order thinking skills such as strategic thinking, interpretative analysis, problem-solving, plan formulation and execution, and adaptation to rapid change. As a gamer, your brain has these imaginary skill-lines and abilities to absorb knowledge and adapt to new situations, which makes you a highly valuable IT employee. On the other end of the scale, games can teach us (among other things) other languages and mathematical skills, very much needed in the IT industry. Having been trained to make quick decisions on the fly, you are no stranger to taking charge of the situation when needed or backing off when it is more than you can chew. Gamers will know how to strategize better, be able to make sound judgments quicker, and react accordingly to varying circumstances. Streamer If you'd love to become a renowned personality just by playing video games you enjoy, then streaming is probably the ideal career path for you. You'll need to get top-notch streaming devices and learn how to create high-quality videos. In a Nutshell Games are now more popular than ever, so it's only given that gaming career options have become more numerous and credible for women too. In 2020, women accounted for nearly 41% of all gamers in the United States. And in Asia, which accounts for 48% of the world’s total gaming revenue, women now make up 40-45% of the Asian gaming population, according to Google and Niko Partners. Female gamers are on the rise, and numerous studies have sought to understand if female gamers have specific motivations and gameplay behaviours. Some country-based studies reveal that gaming motivations do differ cross-culturally across genders. In addition to escapism, French female gamers look for competition or to challenge themselves, while French males look to games for coping with stress and for achieving success through competition. A study of Taiwanese gamers reveals females play for achievement and social reasons, while males play to pass the time. In America, it seems female gamers play for achievement and social reasons, to engage socially and maintain relationships. Regarding game playing, a recent study shows that female gamers play all types of game genres (especially popular online games) using different devices and platforms. So don’t miss out on this trend. Find your passion and apply your skills to develop a career! Whether you plan to compete, stream, develop, or program, you can make a name for yourself and become incredibly good at your job with continual practice and patience.

  • Event Highlights: FANUC's Automation Open House (2021)

    To answer some of the most common questions regarding automation in UK manufacturing, FANUC hosted its second Manufacturing, Automation, and Digital Transformation Open House. Taking place at its state-of-the-art UK headquarters between the 01st and the 05th of November 2021, the event was open to the UK industry to understand how automation improves productivity across manufacturing. At the Open House, FANUC displayed a number of demonstrations and hosted different industry debates for manufacturers to attend. One of these was our IoT Edge in a Box system demo. Have you ever thought of getting all of your machinery and field devices data in a single place? Don’t you want to try to also plug them onto an IIoT service to access advanced analytics and management apps? With our IoT Edge in a Box solution, you can secure all your machinery and field device data in one place. See below a brief video of what the IoT Edge in a Box consists of and a display of some of FANUC's Apps available through the FIELD System platform. FIELD System With this system and the apps, you can target improvements in productivity, quality and efficiency. Also, through our Industrial Networking Services, we can help you to securely and efficiently connect entire production lines to the FIELD System, stream data in real-time, and collaborate in improving plant performance. FIELD system allows users to connect any production machine or device, regardless of brand or generation - in a single, unified and powerful system. It grants manufacturers secure Edge access to their production data, and Cloud access to hundreds of third-party apps, tailored to every management need. Learn more at https://www.polestarinteractive.com/field-system-fanuc-iiot Recent figures suggest that UK automation is falling behind other leading manufacturing countries, impacting the industry's ability to keep pace in terms of productivity. To illustrate the point: there are just 71 industrial robots per 10,000 workers in the UK, positioning it behind 14 other European countries. In contrast, Germany has 309 units, contributing to a production rate that is 30% higher per hour than the UK's. Tom Bouchier comments: “Many in UK manufacturing remain suspicious of automation, with a common misconception being that it equates to a high up-front cost. However, automation solutions are accessible to everyone – from family-run subcontracting businesses to multi-national organisations. FANUC’s inaugural Open House showcase a range of technologies, seeking to address this misunderstanding within the UK industry, and highlight how turning to automation can drive significant and tangible productivity.” One area of automation which was demonstrated at the event was collaborative robotics (cobots). With built-in sensors and vision systems, cobots are capable of working alongside human operators in a variety of different operations. Check out in the video below some of the most impressive robots and industrial apps that we found at FANUC's Open House 2021. Cobots Cobots are already in use in a number of processes in the UK, across a range of industries. Three distinct models were exhibited at the Open House, including the CR-35iA, which is the only cobot in the world with a 35kg payload. FANUC’s production equipment series: the ROBODRILL, ROBOSHOT, and ROBOCUT, were also displayed, offering visitors the chance to see these state-of-the-art machines in action. The ROBODRILL – a compact yet powerful 5-axis drilling machine – was represented by the α-D21MiA with Mechatronic iTend machine-tending solution, alongside the α-D21LiB5 complete with DDR Tl-iB additional axis control. To highlight how automating injection moulding can drive further productivity gains, FANUC displayed α-S50iA injection moulding ROBOSHOT as part of a Hi-Tech Automation pick-and-place-to-conveyor application. The ROBOCUT wire-cutting machine exhibits will be an aerospace application for precision machining on the C-400iB. The C -600iB and C -800iB will also be showcased. FANUC’s & Partners' software offering was also exhibited, including the ROBOGUIDE software, Zero Downtime (ZDT) technology, and the newly launched (in the UK) FIELD (FANUC Intelligent Edge Link & Drive) system, which is being implemented by Polestar Industrial IT. There was also a team of experts on hand that talk visitors through how these various pieces of technology can improve factory productivity, highlighting how the manufacturing process can be optimised. Open House Event Agenda Monday and Friday provided guests with open opportunities to explore the facility and engage with those exhibiting. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday featured a series of themed talks, panel discussions and interviews tackling UK manufacturing’s most pressing challenges, with some of the leading lights in British Industry: Tuesday –The automation outlook for UK manufacturers Wednesday – Training & Education Thursday – Digital transformation & IIoT Watch below Polestar's Panel Discussion on Automation and Connectivity, and our Presentation on Industrial IT, Industrial IoT and how they drive efficiency gains in manufacturing. Panel Discussion VIDEO Presentation VIDEO #ManufacturingHour #ukmfg #manufacturing #robots #industrialautomation #automation

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  • Press | Polestar IIoT

    Polestar IIoT in the News Polestar IIoT Sep 24, 2021 5 min The Manufacturer: FIELD & Polestar, an Edge-IIoT System. 89 Post not marked as liked Polestar IIoT Jul 16, 2021 2 min PBSI: FIELD System, an Edge-IIoT Platform 47 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Polestar IIoT Jul 7, 2021 2 min IoT North Marketplace: Polestar's IoT Use Cases for the Industry in the UK 30 Post not marked as liked Polestar IIoT Mar 12, 2021 1 min IoT2market: Polestar Industrial IT company profile 49 Post not marked as liked Polestar IIoT Jul 3, 2017 1 min East Midlands Business Link: Nottingham's Polestar Industrial IT to relocate 19 Post not marked as liked

  • Industrial IT & IIoT Whitepapers | Polestar Industrial IT | UK

    Industrial IT & IIoT Whitepapers The Industrial Data Space: A Cloud-based Approach On-premise OT systems are extremely proprietary in nature, with little to no compatibility between different manufacturers. The same approach is also being adopted on Cloud platforms. Using the IDS reference architecture would allow for standardised approaches towards data sharing, enabling access to data created by machines from different manufacturers. Read the Whitepaper Here our next Whitepaper Hold on tight, 'cause our next whitepaper is gonna be rad! Read the Whitepaper Out of gallery

  • IIoT Dictionary | Polestar IIoT | UK

    Polestar's Industrial IoT Dictionary PLC & DCS Polestar IIoT Jul 29, 2021 3 min 25 Post not marked as liked Industrial Networks Polestar IIoT Jul 28, 2021 3 min 27 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 Firewalls Polestar IIoT Nov 20, 2020 3 min 43 3 likes. Post not marked as liked 3 MES: Manufacturing Execution Systems Polestar IIoT Nov 1, 2020 2 min 94 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 SD-WAN Polestar IIoT Sep 14, 2020 1 min 47 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 UCS: Unified Computing Systems Polestar IIoT Sep 14, 2020 1 min 61 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1

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