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IIoT Solution for an Improved Customer Experience

IIoT Solution for an Improved Customer Experience
IIoT Solution for an Improved Customer Experience
IIoT Solution for an Improved Customer Experience

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ImageIIoT Solution for an Improved Customer ExperienceRemote Monitoring for Environmental ComplianceContinuous Casting Machines in a Steel FactoryImproving Building Comfort and Energy SavingsIIC Precision Crop Management TestbedProviding Proactive Support with Intelligent Smart Services IIC - Water Management TestbedIndustry 4.0 and Smart ManufacturingConvenience Store Energy Saving Application
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SnapshotIIoT Solution for an Improved Customer ExperienceRemote Monitoring for Environmental ComplianceContinuous Casting Machines in a Steel FactoryImproving Building Comfort and Energy SavingsIIC Precision Crop Management TestbedProviding Proactive Support with Intelligent Smart Services IIC - Water Management TestbedIndustry 4.0 and Smart ManufacturingConvenience Store Energy Saving Application
Challenge

A theme park was always looking for ways to enhance the customer experience, and minimizing wait times at attractions and foodservice outlets was one of the key concerns. Tracking and analyzing visitor behavior could potentially let management address it. The first step would be to have the analytics software look at things like advanced ticket sales, weather forecasts and previous attendance records to help management make staffing decisions several days in advance. Collecting and analyzing data could also improve day to day operations. If equipped with the right kinds of information, the control center could make informed decisions about where to place staffing resources. If the line at a water ride was getting too long, management could add staff and launch more boats. If the line at a foodservice station was getting too long, management could send costumed characters to hand out menus and entertain the guests, thus making the wait less painful. To track where visitors were and what they were doing, park management would need to gather data from devices like surveillance cameras, foodservice cash registers, and ticketing machines. But the plan would also require placing some of these devices in locations where trenching and installing new cable connections would be both disruptive and expensive.

Emerson wanted to provide a connected environmental analyzer to their customers. They wanted to leverage IoT technologies to provide a software solution that was easy to use, real-time and centralized. Compliance with pollution control board guidelines and the ability to remotely calibrate and troubleshoot these devices was the primary objective. Requirements - Centralized Remote Monitoring. - IoT Based Smart Environmental Analyzers. - Remote Calibration and Troubleshooting. - User Friendly Application. - Reporting & Dashboards. - Compliance with pollution control board guidelines.

With a very broad range of applications, steel is an important material and has been developed into the most extensive alloy in the engineering world. Since delivering high quality is absolutely crucial for steel plants, ensuring maximum productivity and the best quality production are the keys to competitiveness in the steel industry. Additionally, working conditions in steel factories are not suitable for workers to stay in for long periods of time, so manufactures usually adopt various machines to complete the steel production processes. However, the precision of these machines is often overestimated and the lack of flexibility also makes supervisors unable to adjust operating procedures. A renowned steel factory in Asia planned to improve its Distributed Control System (DCS) of furnaces as well as addressing the problem of insufficient accuracy. However, most well-known international equipment suppliers can not provide a satisfactory solution and local maintenance because the project needed new technologies to more accurately control equipment operations. By implementing Advantech’s automated monitoring and control solution, steel factories can not only improve the manufacturing processes but can also allow users to add additional functions to the existing system so as to make sure the operation runs at high efficiency.

During the energy crisis of the 1970’s there was a sea-change in the building industry when it paid more attention to the idea of conserving energy and introduced the terms Building Management System (BMS) and Building Automation System (BAS). Continuing rising energy prices and carbonreduction issues have also further spurred the development and deployment of BMS in recent years. However, the early systems were bulky, not user friendly, unreliable, and very expensive. With the advent of computerization, BMS analog signals became digitized so as to be communicated over long distance as well as facilitating the building management process these issues became less.Due to the multiple many management functions and wide range of expertise, modern BMS is quite complex. Successful building management not only needs to link to a multitude of devices but also take account of the suitability of the software for the intended application. Equipped with a web browser-based software package for human-machine interfaces (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) which provides automated, centralized and unattended management with a high degree of electronic accuracy, the BMS can fully control the building’s mechanical and electrical equipments and thus effectively monitor energy consumption so that it provides a comfortable, safe and secure environment. Property management is facing various and complex challenges and reducing operating costs have become increasingly important for building owners. As a result, a growing number of new and refitted buildings are being designed to use less energy and focus on the building’s performance. A System Integrator was helping a builder implement advanced BMS for its newest construction project in a creative park in Asia. The construction, a 14-storey building with four underground floors, covers an area of nearly one hundred thousand square meters and contains three distinct sectors - shopping mall, hotel guest room floors and office floors. In order to provide optimal energy management, this BMS needed to be capable of monitoring and controlling a variety of facilities, including air conditioning, power system, plumbing system, fire system, ventilation, elevator, lighting, garden watering and so on. Meanwhile, using one system with an adequate number of nodes in a main control room to manage three different places was a key requirement but each place had to have their own dedicated system and can be controlled independently without mutual interference so as to saving the implementation costs. Due to the need to monitor many areas, there would be tens of thousands of detection points, and the new system also needed to offer remote control capabilities so that building managers or patrol staff can view the status of various facilities in real-time and deal with issues using handheld or mobile devices.

The global population is continuing to grow at a rapid pace placing increasing demands on the global food supply. In addition, impacts from climate change and a yearly reduction of available arable land will require the Agricultural sector to develop better ways of increasing crop yields and reducing costs. GOAL The goal for the Precision Crop Management Testbed is to create an environment where IoT solutions with the potential to impact world hunger can be developed.

“For us to maintain low costs and high customer satisfaction while providing improved response times, we need a better, faster way to resolve issues beyond dispatching onsite technicians,” explains Mark Hessinger, Executive Director of Worldwide Service at Gerber Scientific. Gerber faces a continuous need to train new personnel as they are brought into the service organization. A change in strategy for service allows Gerber to build a stronger technical support organization and a more efficient process to bring new field service engineers up to speed. “We have a lot of tenured employees in North America and Europe,” observes Hessinger. “In seven years, the loss of man years will accelerate, so we need to retain product knowledge before it becomes a greater issue and impacts our customers.” Hessinger and his team realized that they needed a solution to remotely connect to their products and identify, diagnose, and resolve issues. Ideally this would happen before their customers even become aware of a problem, reducing the dispatch of onsite technicians or improving first-time fix rates when onsite visits are required. By collecting data from their products deployed in production, the company could begin addressing the aging workforce issue by capturing and retaining information. Collecting information on consumables and parts could automate consumable resupply, optimize spare parts inventory, and enable Gerber to provide true preventive maintenance. “We do not have mean time between failure data because we don’t know how many hours our customers are actually using our products,” says Hessinger. “Some customers use our products a few hours a day, while others use them 24/7. Obtaining actual usage data will help us better plan our spare parts and the consumables required for run times.” Other capabilities identified to help build a business case for their initiative included minimizing product downtime, automating software patch distribution, offering value-added services, providing engineering with product usage data, and delivering remote training on product capabilities for distributors and new technicians.

The growing water shortage is regarded as the most crucial global challenge, affecting both developing and developed nations at present. Large amount of water is lost in between the point of production and receipt by end users due to leaky pipes and outdated infrastructure. This results in the loss of millions of dollars and huge wastage of such a key resource. GOAL A substantial opportunity exists to reduce the amount of water lost. As water can be lost at multiple points over a wide geographical area, Internet of Things (IoT) technology is particularly well suited to address this problem. The Smart Water Management Testbed will implement a network of real-time sensors (leakage, moisture, and water -flow detection). These will be deployed at high-risk locations across the testbed water infrastructure to reduce the amount of water being ‘lost’ by: • Rapid detection of leaks • Preemptive detection of potential leaks • Precision irrigation of watered areas

A potent innovator of filtration technology, the company had little experience with information technology, and no in-house expertise for bringing digital products to market. The company needed an information technology partner with deployment experience spanning industrial hardware, protocols, and the cloud to assist in their journey to becoming a connected products solution provider.

Since electricity costs keep on rising, the bills for convenience stores keep on increasing and unfortunately it’s difficult for convenience stores to raise their prices to maintain the same profit margins. Variable overheads are difficult to budget for and give accountants a headache, therefore one convenience store chain in Thailand has decided to redress the balance and put themselves in chargeof power generation by installing solar panels in their stores. Our customer wanted to reduce their energy costs by at least 10 percent and having installed solar panels in their store locations they needed to be able to send the power to where it was needed and when it was needed. Since the stores are open for 24 hours and it’s onlysunny forroughly 12 of those, it was essential that the power distribution to the lighting and refrigeration units was managed efficiently.
Solution

One of B+B’s value-added resellers provided the park operators with B+B Spectre cellular routers, which can provide wireless cellular Internet connections for both local area networks and individual devices. With multiple built-in hardware interfaces, the cellular routers are able to aggregate disparate protocols and technologies that include Wi-Fi, Ethernet, RS232/422/485 and even Modbus, making it possible to give virtually any data networking device a wireless connection. The routers provide plenty of bandwidth for video applications, which was particularly valuable to the theme park. With no need for cabled data connections, a new piece of equipment could be placed virtually anywhere, and it could put to work on the same day that it was delivered.

SenseGrow team worked with their Application Partner, LogicLadderTM, to understand the requirements related to all the legacy hardware. Leveraging the unique architecture of ioEYE, SenseGrow supported these legacy devices on their Cloud Platform, thereby making them plug-n-play. This enabled LogicLadder to focus on Emerson’s business requirements, without spending time or energy on the underlying core IoT infrastructure. LogicLadder used ioEYE to build a custom white-labeled solution for Emerson. Using ioEYE‘s drivers-on-the-cloud technology, SenseGrow provided support for all the devices that needed to be in the solution. By building their application on top of ioEYE platform, LogicLadder is able to provide intelligent insights about stack emissions and wastewater. This helps Emerson’s customers to take corrective actions remotely and in real-time. Integrated Technology: Emerson Rosemount Analyzers: ​1. X2GK ​2. ​MLT1R ​3. ​X-STREAM (X2XF-A-2-07-F23) ​4. ​X-STREAM (X2GP-A-11-F ​5. ​X-STREAM (X2GP-A-11-F29) ​6. ​X-STREAM (X2GP)

The company decided to utilize its own extensive expertise and cooperated with the System Integrator to develop the required subsystems so that enhancing the billet surface quality and dynamic mold level control based on the original framework. Apart from software, the improvement of the continuous casting process needed to come with powerful and robust devices to provide reliable system operation, the models were required to: support Microsoft operating systems to easily develop customized programs; have better CPU performance to run software; offer various I/O interfaces and expandable connections to meet the required functions; have a wide operating temperature range and anti-interference ability to resist harsh industrial and high electromagnetic environments. According to the customer’s requirements, two subsystems needed to be implemented in the continuous casting machine, including the mold level control system and hydraulic cylinder control system. For the first subsystem, Advantech proposed the TPC-1571 Touch Panel Computer, embedded in the electrical cabinet, to be used as the HMI for users to communicate with the APAX-5571XPE Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) and a variety of APAX-5000 I/O modules (APAX-5017H, APAX-5028, APAX-5040 and APAX-5046). The APAX models are to be used as a compensator in order to provide the stabilization of the molten steel in the mold of a continuous casting machine. With an Intel Atom Dual Core processor, the TPC-1571 is a powerful computer and is able to deal with large amounts of data while its panel features and mounting options offer a better user interface and save installation space compared to a desktop PC with monitor. The APAX-5571XPE, with Intel Celeron M grade CPU and built-in Windows XP Embedded operating system, makes it a high performance and application ready platform to shorten user’s development time. By usingthe APAX I/O modules to collect the signals (including pressure, level, sliding gate, motor, temperature, switch and light), this mold level control system can fully monitor various devices and conditions as well as controlling the casting processes. When the original PID controller is unable to deliver enough signals, managers can switch to the new subsystem which provides faster data acquisition (up to 1000 samples) so as to compensate DCS dynamic level control. Furthermore, since they have been designed with isolated protection, Advantech’s APAX serial products are very resistant to field interference. As for the second subsystem, the APAX-5620 RISC-based controller is responsible for executing hydraulic cylinder control tasks by connecting to different APAX-5000 I/O modules (APAX-5017, APAX-5040, APAX-5046 and APAX-5343E). By providing a CAN bus communication interface, the APAX-5620 can control the steel’s thickness via a CANopen sensor. Unlike the competitor's products, to add an extra pipe to cool the system down, Advantech’s controller and modules support wider operating temperatures to ensure that devices would not be damaged by high temperaturessince the control box has to be installed next to the machine and the field temperature is often above 50˚C. The developer can also configure related hardware settings for the I/O modules through built-in utilities and can effortlessly create the related application programs under the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or C/C++ programming environment. Technology Deployed: TPC-1571H: Touch Panel Computer With Intel Atom Dual Core Processor APAX-5571XPE: PACs with Intel Celeron M CPU APAX-5017H: 12-ch high speed analog input module APAX-5028: 8-ch analog output module APAX-5040: 24-ch digital input module APAX-5046: 24-ch digital output module APAX-5620: PAC with Marvel XScale CPU, CAN, WinCE APAX-5017: 12-ch Analog Input Module APAX-5040: 24-ch digital input module APAX-5046: 24-ch digital output module APAX-5343E : Power Supply for APAXExpansion Module

As well as employing Advantech’s DDC controller and BAS-3000 series remote I/O modules to connect various devices on both the inside and outside of the building, and adopting a 12" industrial panel as an on-site HMI terminal for electromechanical cabinets, the kernel of this solution is HMI/SCADA Software. Advantech WebAccess is a multi-layer networking architecture system and its almost unlimited nodes allow users to link a large number of remote clients to a central server. Based on a unified energy management framework and the area of responsibility concept, the system is divided into three BAS subsystems (each with about 12,000 clients) to manage the shop, hotel and office areas. The building manager can supervise the operational conditions of subsystems from the control center while each of them can operate alone in normal times but support each other when necessary. The dynamic display provides a mechanism for refreshing the state of the graphs, real-time data, historical trends and alarm information. Through a standard web browser or mobile client, users can use tablet PC to view, control and configure the system remotely. To prevent unauthorized data changes, WebAccess supports various privileges torestrict display and data access so as to enhance system security. In addition, this SCADA system can automatically turn on or off the facilities to maintain the best operating conditions with the lowest cost in light of the user’s operating strategy. Conventional periodic maintenance and overhaul (every six months) would also change in accordance with the operating hours of the equipment. Proper maintenance practices can greatly save manpower and improve work efficiency. Alarm or fault notification can be supplied via several methods such as immediately displaying on screen or sending short messages, e-mails and reports to the manager. Therefore, the person in charge can quickly find out the failures so as to quickly troubleshoot the problems and make sure that the building is always operating efficiently.

*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBERS Infosys SUPPORTING COMPANIES Sakata Seed America, Inc. MARKET SEGMENT Agriculture Technology (Agri-Tech) FEATURES • Integration of aerial imagery and multiple sensor technologies to provide a ‘360-degree’ view of the plant environment • Near real-time, 24/7 transmission of data via mesh / cellular network • Ability to analyze data, through the provision and analysis of high-volume sensor data TESTBED INTRODCUTION The Testbed will explore the ability of IoT technology to improve Crop Management, through increased production (yield), lower operational costs plus smarter applications of chemicals and fertilizers. The Testbed will focus on improving crop yield through the analysis of real-time data from a variety of environmental sensors and other sources of truth located in commercial crop fields or throughout the enterprise.

To get to market quicker, Hessinger and his team decided to buy a solution rather than build one. By choosing PTC® Axeda® software, Gerber was able to quickly implement their smart solutions. “We chose PTC Axeda because their Softwareas-a-Service (SaaS) solution would get us to market fast,” says Hessinger. “We felt confident that we could connect to a range of products while ensuring safety, security, and compliance.” Gerber Scientific uses PTC Axeda software to drive its next-generation service delivery model, branded as GERBERconnect™. Gerber Technology is the first to offer the GERBERconnect solution, initially rolling out the offering to customers of their GERBERcutter ® XLc7000 and Z7 automated cutting machines. GERBERconnect enables Hessinger’s team to monitor its customers’ machines and detect problems before they interrupt production. GERBERconnect enables Gerber’s cutters to “call home” when potential errors are sensed. Gerber technicians then remotely and securely access a customer’s system for further proactive fault detection and troubleshooting.

*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBER Infosys SUPPORTING COMPANIES GE, EMC, Sierra Wireless MARKET SEGMENT Local government, public facilities, critical infrastructure, organizations with large campuses, emerging markets FEATURES • Monitor water flows at key places in the infrastructure • Visualize the water flow for different time-lines • Showcase patterns, trends in intuitive ways • Manage irrigation based on the readings from moisture sensors • Offer alarms to improve operations for fixing leakage issues TESTBED INTRODUCTION The growing water shortage is now regarded as the most crucial global challenge, affecting both developing and developed nations (World Economic Forum: The Global Risks Report 2015). Growing water shortages have been driven by a rapid increase in the global population, accelerating climate change, growing industrialization in developing countries, and aging infrastructure. Cities and large organizations are increasingly struggling to meet growing demands for water and will have to take measures for reducing the water losses. The focus of this testbed is reducing water losses through the implementation of IoT technologies across the water infrastructure. It could be a city, large campuses of private organizations or large infrastructure utilities like airports or shopping malls. Infosys, a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium, is leading this testbed, with contribution from consortium members GE, EMC, Sierra Wireless and others. The testbed will be developed from the context of smart city initiative. It will have a platform on which additional testbeds like lighting management, environment management, security, etc. can be developed.

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To manage the distribution of power, the customer implemented a building automation system using BASPro software installed on a DDC controller. By using a touch panel computer, with WebAccess installed on a 10.4” touch panel computer, the power can be controlled as necessary. BASPro is a programming software package suitable for building automation application, perfectly integrating with BAS-3500 Series DDC Controller (Direct Digital Controller). BASPro features rich function blocks like mathematical calculation, dataconversion, logic operation, alarm, eventand timer, and control algorithm (PID, Ramp, ON/OFF switch control). Moreover, BASPro also provides many BA domain function blocks, such as scheduler, HVAC calculation and sequential control, which are commonly used in building applications. Developers can benefit from savingdevelopment timeby the function blocks. Engineers can developapplications on their computer. After the application program is complete, it canbe downloaded to the BAS-3500 series through Ethernet. Then BAS-3500 series becomes a standalone controller since it can execute the program by itself. Besides, BASPro delivers simulation function that you can observe the program execution situation before the program is downloaded to the BAS-3500 series. WebAccess is a browser based SCADA software that is used to graphically control and monitor the data from the BAS-3024 and ADAM-4055 remote IO modules attached to the cooling units and the lighting. It is installed on a TPC-1071H touch panel computer. The TPC -1071H is a 10.4” SVGA TFT LED LCDIntel Atom Dual-core D525 that includes WindowsXP embedded and WebAccess. The EKI-2525/2528 supports a Fast Ethernet solution. The power is a 12 ~ 48 VDC redundant input design, and is secured with a double protection mechanism: Power Polarity Reverse Protect and an Overload Current Resetable Fuse. The former tolerates reverse power wiring while the later secures the system from overload currents. Asthe power supply turns normal, EKI-2525/2528 will automatically get back to work. Each port of EKI-2525/2528 has 2 LED’s to show the link status transmission speed and collision status. It also provides a relay output for an eventalarm.In theevent of a power failure,the built-in LED willactivate the alarm to notify administrators. Engineers can simply verify the hardware status by checking the LED, and have troubleshooting easy and quick. EKI-2525/2528 comes with compact metal housing that rates IP30 to help against from dusty industrial environments. BAS-3520 is a standalone programmable controller specially designed for building automation (BA) applications. Designed as a typical DDC(Direct Digital Controller), BAS-3520 delivers various of onboard I/O including universal input, analog output, digital input and digital output, providing flexible options to satisfy versatileapplication requirements. It also features powerful BASPro programming tool for engineers to quickly develop their application. BASPro delivers many function blocks suitable for BA application, such as scheduler, HVAC calculation, sequential control, PID control, alarm, and event. Its compact size makes it an ideal solution tofulfill BA installation environment. Connected to the controller are BAS-3024 Remote IO module and ADAM-4055 modules. The BAS-3024 expansion I/O modules can be stackedonthe DDC controller, or can serve as remotestandalone I/O modules through an RS-485 network. These expansion I/O modules add both scalability and flexibility to Advantech BAS-3000 solutions. Like the DDC, I/O expansion modules can be programmed using the BASPro programming tool.The ADAM-4055 offers 8-ch. isolated digital inputs and 8-ch. isolated digital outputs for critical applications. The inputs accept 10~50 Vvoltage, and the outputs supply 5~40 VDC opencollector. Consideredto be user-friendly. The ADAM-4055 is also builtwith LED indicator for easy status reading.
Customer

A theme park

Emerson Process Management is a Fortune 500 corporation headquartered in Missouri, United States. Emerson manufactures products and provides engineering services for a wide range of industrial and consumer markets. Emerson’s goal with this project was to make their environmental analyzers smart and connected. These analyzers are then deployed for monitoring industrial stack emissions and wastewater at Emerson’s customer sites.

A renowned steel factory in Asia

A creative park in Asia

Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world’s leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, and pre-production and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, aerospace, transportation interiors, furniture, composites, and industrial fabrics.

Despite billions in yearly global revenue, this maker of industrial filtration and fluid management equipment faced losing everything to more nimble competitors in a rapidly changing, more connected world. In order to deliver on the promise of digital transformation, the company needed a partner with deep industrial IoT development and deployment experience to help them realize their vision.

Convenience store chain in Thailand
Solution TypeIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOT
Solution MaturityMature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
Data Collected
Weather data, ticket sales, visitors' previous attendance records, visitor behavior data
Three types of data are collected: 1. Process data (48 air and water parameters such as COS, PH, etc.). 2. Device data (calibration, diagnostics, etc.). 3. Communication data (signal strength, network characteristics, etc.). The system is expandable to add additional parameters.
Asset manufacturing and performance data, temperature, fluid pressure, viscosity, contamination levels
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Use Cases
Use CasesProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)Machine Condition MonitoringBuilding Automation and Controls (BAC)Precision FarmingProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Water Quality and Leakage MonitoringBuilding Automation and Controls (BAC)

Operational Impact
Impact #1

Improved Visitor Experience - By collecting sufficient data, the theme park managed to improve visitors' experience by big data analytics.

Improved environmental compliance. Top management has accurate, real-time visibility into compliance performance and potential issues.

More cost effective in controling and monitoring steel manufacturing process.

Improved crop productivity (yield) through early abnormality detection and corrective actions capability and the identification of optimal (and sub-optimal) crop conditions with actionable insight

Reduced field service visits in Australia, China, Europe, and the United States

A reduction in the amount of water used should result in a monetary saving.

Data from embedded sensors provides insights into fluid loop health with custom intelligent algorithms running in the cloud and at the edge.

Impact #2

Data Analytics - Advantech's solution enables data collection which allows the theme park to do data analytics.

Fewer field maintenance visits due to remote diagnostics and calibration of legacy equipment.

Effectively improve the quality of the steel billet

Improved operational efficiency through optimized aerial sampling and inspections

Resolved issues to avoid downtime before customer is even aware

The ability to anticipate delivery disruptions will likely result in lower maintenance costs.

Total lifecycle management from manufacturing, through the sales chain, installation and performance, and eventual decommissioning of each unit.

Impact #3

Implementation time reduction. Emerson is now able to deliver Smart IoT Solutions within a few months.

Regionalized and reduced overall inventory levels. Ensured next-day part delivery.

Precision irrigation, based on the analysis of soil moisture levels and /or weather patterns, could be expected to improve the overall efficiency of these operational functions.

Mobile and web-based administrative consoles provide the company and customers full control over their systems and workforce.


Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1

100% regulatory compliance reported by Emerson customers.

Operating costs can be reduced and savings of up to 30%

Improved first-time fix rate by 5%

Fewer contamination events due to real-time monitoring of filter health to detect issues before they cause damage.

Benefit #2

60% reduction in field maintenance visits due to remote calibration capability.

Reduced insurance/compliance disputes through complete audit trails of asset authenticity and performance.

Benefit #3

Increased customer loyalty and satisfaction.


Technology
Hardware
SoftwareSenseGrow ioEYEAxeda Machine CloudBright Wolf Strandz Enterprise IoT Application PlatformAWS Cloud
Tech PartnersEmersonIndustrial Internet Consortium (IIC)Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)Sierra WirelessDell EMCGeneral Electric (GE)Amazon Web Services

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Gateways
Devices & Equipment
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Connectivity Protocols
6LoWPAN
AMQP
ANT
Alljoyn
BACnet
Bluetooth
Brillo
Cellular
CoAP
DDS
DNS-SD
DigiMesh
EnOcean
Ethernet
FirstNet
Hypercat
IO-Link
IPSO
IPv6
IoTivity
KNX
LPWAN
LWM2M
LoRaWAN
LonWorks
M-Bus
MQTT
Modbus
NFC
Neul
oneM2M
PROFIBUS
RFID
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Satellite
Sigfox
Thread
UDP
UPnP
Weave
WebSocket
Wi SUN
Wi-Fi
WirelessHart
XMPP
Z-Wave
ZigBee
Other frequency

Overview
ImageIIoT Solution for an Improved Customer ExperienceRemote Monitoring for Environmental ComplianceContinuous Casting Machines in a Steel FactoryImproving Building Comfort and Energy SavingsIIC Precision Crop Management TestbedProviding Proactive Support with Intelligent Smart Services IIC - Water Management TestbedIndustry 4.0 and Smart ManufacturingConvenience Store Energy Saving Application
Verified Vendor
SnapshotIIoT Solution for an Improved Customer ExperienceRemote Monitoring for Environmental ComplianceContinuous Casting Machines in a Steel FactoryImproving Building Comfort and Energy SavingsIIC Precision Crop Management TestbedProviding Proactive Support with Intelligent Smart Services IIC - Water Management TestbedIndustry 4.0 and Smart ManufacturingConvenience Store Energy Saving Application
Challenge

A theme park was always looking for ways to enhance the customer experience, and minimizing wait times at attractions and foodservice outlets was one of the key concerns. Tracking and analyzing visitor behavior could potentially let management address it. The first step would be to have the analytics software look at things like advanced ticket sales, weather forecasts and previous attendance records to help management make staffing decisions several days in advance. Collecting and analyzing data could also improve day to day operations. If equipped with the right kinds of information, the control center could make informed decisions about where to place staffing resources. If the line at a water ride was getting too long, management could add staff and launch more boats. If the line at a foodservice station was getting too long, management could send costumed characters to hand out menus and entertain the guests, thus making the wait less painful. To track where visitors were and what they were doing, park management would need to gather data from devices like surveillance cameras, foodservice cash registers, and ticketing machines. But the plan would also require placing some of these devices in locations where trenching and installing new cable connections would be both disruptive and expensive.

Emerson wanted to provide a connected environmental analyzer to their customers. They wanted to leverage IoT technologies to provide a software solution that was easy to use, real-time and centralized. Compliance with pollution control board guidelines and the ability to remotely calibrate and troubleshoot these devices was the primary objective. Requirements - Centralized Remote Monitoring. - IoT Based Smart Environmental Analyzers. - Remote Calibration and Troubleshooting. - User Friendly Application. - Reporting & Dashboards. - Compliance with pollution control board guidelines.

With a very broad range of applications, steel is an important material and has been developed into the most extensive alloy in the engineering world. Since delivering high quality is absolutely crucial for steel plants, ensuring maximum productivity and the best quality production are the keys to competitiveness in the steel industry. Additionally, working conditions in steel factories are not suitable for workers to stay in for long periods of time, so manufactures usually adopt various machines to complete the steel production processes. However, the precision of these machines is often overestimated and the lack of flexibility also makes supervisors unable to adjust operating procedures. A renowned steel factory in Asia planned to improve its Distributed Control System (DCS) of furnaces as well as addressing the problem of insufficient accuracy. However, most well-known international equipment suppliers can not provide a satisfactory solution and local maintenance because the project needed new technologies to more accurately control equipment operations. By implementing Advantech’s automated monitoring and control solution, steel factories can not only improve the manufacturing processes but can also allow users to add additional functions to the existing system so as to make sure the operation runs at high efficiency.

During the energy crisis of the 1970’s there was a sea-change in the building industry when it paid more attention to the idea of conserving energy and introduced the terms Building Management System (BMS) and Building Automation System (BAS). Continuing rising energy prices and carbonreduction issues have also further spurred the development and deployment of BMS in recent years. However, the early systems were bulky, not user friendly, unreliable, and very expensive. With the advent of computerization, BMS analog signals became digitized so as to be communicated over long distance as well as facilitating the building management process these issues became less.Due to the multiple many management functions and wide range of expertise, modern BMS is quite complex. Successful building management not only needs to link to a multitude of devices but also take account of the suitability of the software for the intended application. Equipped with a web browser-based software package for human-machine interfaces (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) which provides automated, centralized and unattended management with a high degree of electronic accuracy, the BMS can fully control the building’s mechanical and electrical equipments and thus effectively monitor energy consumption so that it provides a comfortable, safe and secure environment. Property management is facing various and complex challenges and reducing operating costs have become increasingly important for building owners. As a result, a growing number of new and refitted buildings are being designed to use less energy and focus on the building’s performance. A System Integrator was helping a builder implement advanced BMS for its newest construction project in a creative park in Asia. The construction, a 14-storey building with four underground floors, covers an area of nearly one hundred thousand square meters and contains three distinct sectors - shopping mall, hotel guest room floors and office floors. In order to provide optimal energy management, this BMS needed to be capable of monitoring and controlling a variety of facilities, including air conditioning, power system, plumbing system, fire system, ventilation, elevator, lighting, garden watering and so on. Meanwhile, using one system with an adequate number of nodes in a main control room to manage three different places was a key requirement but each place had to have their own dedicated system and can be controlled independently without mutual interference so as to saving the implementation costs. Due to the need to monitor many areas, there would be tens of thousands of detection points, and the new system also needed to offer remote control capabilities so that building managers or patrol staff can view the status of various facilities in real-time and deal with issues using handheld or mobile devices.

The global population is continuing to grow at a rapid pace placing increasing demands on the global food supply. In addition, impacts from climate change and a yearly reduction of available arable land will require the Agricultural sector to develop better ways of increasing crop yields and reducing costs. GOAL The goal for the Precision Crop Management Testbed is to create an environment where IoT solutions with the potential to impact world hunger can be developed.

“For us to maintain low costs and high customer satisfaction while providing improved response times, we need a better, faster way to resolve issues beyond dispatching onsite technicians,” explains Mark Hessinger, Executive Director of Worldwide Service at Gerber Scientific. Gerber faces a continuous need to train new personnel as they are brought into the service organization. A change in strategy for service allows Gerber to build a stronger technical support organization and a more efficient process to bring new field service engineers up to speed. “We have a lot of tenured employees in North America and Europe,” observes Hessinger. “In seven years, the loss of man years will accelerate, so we need to retain product knowledge before it becomes a greater issue and impacts our customers.” Hessinger and his team realized that they needed a solution to remotely connect to their products and identify, diagnose, and resolve issues. Ideally this would happen before their customers even become aware of a problem, reducing the dispatch of onsite technicians or improving first-time fix rates when onsite visits are required. By collecting data from their products deployed in production, the company could begin addressing the aging workforce issue by capturing and retaining information. Collecting information on consumables and parts could automate consumable resupply, optimize spare parts inventory, and enable Gerber to provide true preventive maintenance. “We do not have mean time between failure data because we don’t know how many hours our customers are actually using our products,” says Hessinger. “Some customers use our products a few hours a day, while others use them 24/7. Obtaining actual usage data will help us better plan our spare parts and the consumables required for run times.” Other capabilities identified to help build a business case for their initiative included minimizing product downtime, automating software patch distribution, offering value-added services, providing engineering with product usage data, and delivering remote training on product capabilities for distributors and new technicians.

The growing water shortage is regarded as the most crucial global challenge, affecting both developing and developed nations at present. Large amount of water is lost in between the point of production and receipt by end users due to leaky pipes and outdated infrastructure. This results in the loss of millions of dollars and huge wastage of such a key resource. GOAL A substantial opportunity exists to reduce the amount of water lost. As water can be lost at multiple points over a wide geographical area, Internet of Things (IoT) technology is particularly well suited to address this problem. The Smart Water Management Testbed will implement a network of real-time sensors (leakage, moisture, and water -flow detection). These will be deployed at high-risk locations across the testbed water infrastructure to reduce the amount of water being ‘lost’ by: • Rapid detection of leaks • Preemptive detection of potential leaks • Precision irrigation of watered areas

A potent innovator of filtration technology, the company had little experience with information technology, and no in-house expertise for bringing digital products to market. The company needed an information technology partner with deployment experience spanning industrial hardware, protocols, and the cloud to assist in their journey to becoming a connected products solution provider.

Since electricity costs keep on rising, the bills for convenience stores keep on increasing and unfortunately it’s difficult for convenience stores to raise their prices to maintain the same profit margins. Variable overheads are difficult to budget for and give accountants a headache, therefore one convenience store chain in Thailand has decided to redress the balance and put themselves in chargeof power generation by installing solar panels in their stores. Our customer wanted to reduce their energy costs by at least 10 percent and having installed solar panels in their store locations they needed to be able to send the power to where it was needed and when it was needed. Since the stores are open for 24 hours and it’s onlysunny forroughly 12 of those, it was essential that the power distribution to the lighting and refrigeration units was managed efficiently.
Solution

One of B+B’s value-added resellers provided the park operators with B+B Spectre cellular routers, which can provide wireless cellular Internet connections for both local area networks and individual devices. With multiple built-in hardware interfaces, the cellular routers are able to aggregate disparate protocols and technologies that include Wi-Fi, Ethernet, RS232/422/485 and even Modbus, making it possible to give virtually any data networking device a wireless connection. The routers provide plenty of bandwidth for video applications, which was particularly valuable to the theme park. With no need for cabled data connections, a new piece of equipment could be placed virtually anywhere, and it could put to work on the same day that it was delivered.

SenseGrow team worked with their Application Partner, LogicLadderTM, to understand the requirements related to all the legacy hardware. Leveraging the unique architecture of ioEYE, SenseGrow supported these legacy devices on their Cloud Platform, thereby making them plug-n-play. This enabled LogicLadder to focus on Emerson’s business requirements, without spending time or energy on the underlying core IoT infrastructure. LogicLadder used ioEYE to build a custom white-labeled solution for Emerson. Using ioEYE‘s drivers-on-the-cloud technology, SenseGrow provided support for all the devices that needed to be in the solution. By building their application on top of ioEYE platform, LogicLadder is able to provide intelligent insights about stack emissions and wastewater. This helps Emerson’s customers to take corrective actions remotely and in real-time. Integrated Technology: Emerson Rosemount Analyzers: ​1. X2GK ​2. ​MLT1R ​3. ​X-STREAM (X2XF-A-2-07-F23) ​4. ​X-STREAM (X2GP-A-11-F ​5. ​X-STREAM (X2GP-A-11-F29) ​6. ​X-STREAM (X2GP)

The company decided to utilize its own extensive expertise and cooperated with the System Integrator to develop the required subsystems so that enhancing the billet surface quality and dynamic mold level control based on the original framework. Apart from software, the improvement of the continuous casting process needed to come with powerful and robust devices to provide reliable system operation, the models were required to: support Microsoft operating systems to easily develop customized programs; have better CPU performance to run software; offer various I/O interfaces and expandable connections to meet the required functions; have a wide operating temperature range and anti-interference ability to resist harsh industrial and high electromagnetic environments. According to the customer’s requirements, two subsystems needed to be implemented in the continuous casting machine, including the mold level control system and hydraulic cylinder control system. For the first subsystem, Advantech proposed the TPC-1571 Touch Panel Computer, embedded in the electrical cabinet, to be used as the HMI for users to communicate with the APAX-5571XPE Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) and a variety of APAX-5000 I/O modules (APAX-5017H, APAX-5028, APAX-5040 and APAX-5046). The APAX models are to be used as a compensator in order to provide the stabilization of the molten steel in the mold of a continuous casting machine. With an Intel Atom Dual Core processor, the TPC-1571 is a powerful computer and is able to deal with large amounts of data while its panel features and mounting options offer a better user interface and save installation space compared to a desktop PC with monitor. The APAX-5571XPE, with Intel Celeron M grade CPU and built-in Windows XP Embedded operating system, makes it a high performance and application ready platform to shorten user’s development time. By usingthe APAX I/O modules to collect the signals (including pressure, level, sliding gate, motor, temperature, switch and light), this mold level control system can fully monitor various devices and conditions as well as controlling the casting processes. When the original PID controller is unable to deliver enough signals, managers can switch to the new subsystem which provides faster data acquisition (up to 1000 samples) so as to compensate DCS dynamic level control. Furthermore, since they have been designed with isolated protection, Advantech’s APAX serial products are very resistant to field interference. As for the second subsystem, the APAX-5620 RISC-based controller is responsible for executing hydraulic cylinder control tasks by connecting to different APAX-5000 I/O modules (APAX-5017, APAX-5040, APAX-5046 and APAX-5343E). By providing a CAN bus communication interface, the APAX-5620 can control the steel’s thickness via a CANopen sensor. Unlike the competitor's products, to add an extra pipe to cool the system down, Advantech’s controller and modules support wider operating temperatures to ensure that devices would not be damaged by high temperaturessince the control box has to be installed next to the machine and the field temperature is often above 50˚C. The developer can also configure related hardware settings for the I/O modules through built-in utilities and can effortlessly create the related application programs under the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or C/C++ programming environment. Technology Deployed: TPC-1571H: Touch Panel Computer With Intel Atom Dual Core Processor APAX-5571XPE: PACs with Intel Celeron M CPU APAX-5017H: 12-ch high speed analog input module APAX-5028: 8-ch analog output module APAX-5040: 24-ch digital input module APAX-5046: 24-ch digital output module APAX-5620: PAC with Marvel XScale CPU, CAN, WinCE APAX-5017: 12-ch Analog Input Module APAX-5040: 24-ch digital input module APAX-5046: 24-ch digital output module APAX-5343E : Power Supply for APAXExpansion Module

As well as employing Advantech’s DDC controller and BAS-3000 series remote I/O modules to connect various devices on both the inside and outside of the building, and adopting a 12" industrial panel as an on-site HMI terminal for electromechanical cabinets, the kernel of this solution is HMI/SCADA Software. Advantech WebAccess is a multi-layer networking architecture system and its almost unlimited nodes allow users to link a large number of remote clients to a central server. Based on a unified energy management framework and the area of responsibility concept, the system is divided into three BAS subsystems (each with about 12,000 clients) to manage the shop, hotel and office areas. The building manager can supervise the operational conditions of subsystems from the control center while each of them can operate alone in normal times but support each other when necessary. The dynamic display provides a mechanism for refreshing the state of the graphs, real-time data, historical trends and alarm information. Through a standard web browser or mobile client, users can use tablet PC to view, control and configure the system remotely. To prevent unauthorized data changes, WebAccess supports various privileges torestrict display and data access so as to enhance system security. In addition, this SCADA system can automatically turn on or off the facilities to maintain the best operating conditions with the lowest cost in light of the user’s operating strategy. Conventional periodic maintenance and overhaul (every six months) would also change in accordance with the operating hours of the equipment. Proper maintenance practices can greatly save manpower and improve work efficiency. Alarm or fault notification can be supplied via several methods such as immediately displaying on screen or sending short messages, e-mails and reports to the manager. Therefore, the person in charge can quickly find out the failures so as to quickly troubleshoot the problems and make sure that the building is always operating efficiently.

*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBERS Infosys SUPPORTING COMPANIES Sakata Seed America, Inc. MARKET SEGMENT Agriculture Technology (Agri-Tech) FEATURES • Integration of aerial imagery and multiple sensor technologies to provide a ‘360-degree’ view of the plant environment • Near real-time, 24/7 transmission of data via mesh / cellular network • Ability to analyze data, through the provision and analysis of high-volume sensor data TESTBED INTRODCUTION The Testbed will explore the ability of IoT technology to improve Crop Management, through increased production (yield), lower operational costs plus smarter applications of chemicals and fertilizers. The Testbed will focus on improving crop yield through the analysis of real-time data from a variety of environmental sensors and other sources of truth located in commercial crop fields or throughout the enterprise.

To get to market quicker, Hessinger and his team decided to buy a solution rather than build one. By choosing PTC® Axeda® software, Gerber was able to quickly implement their smart solutions. “We chose PTC Axeda because their Softwareas-a-Service (SaaS) solution would get us to market fast,” says Hessinger. “We felt confident that we could connect to a range of products while ensuring safety, security, and compliance.” Gerber Scientific uses PTC Axeda software to drive its next-generation service delivery model, branded as GERBERconnect™. Gerber Technology is the first to offer the GERBERconnect solution, initially rolling out the offering to customers of their GERBERcutter ® XLc7000 and Z7 automated cutting machines. GERBERconnect enables Hessinger’s team to monitor its customers’ machines and detect problems before they interrupt production. GERBERconnect enables Gerber’s cutters to “call home” when potential errors are sensed. Gerber technicians then remotely and securely access a customer’s system for further proactive fault detection and troubleshooting.

*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBER Infosys SUPPORTING COMPANIES GE, EMC, Sierra Wireless MARKET SEGMENT Local government, public facilities, critical infrastructure, organizations with large campuses, emerging markets FEATURES • Monitor water flows at key places in the infrastructure • Visualize the water flow for different time-lines • Showcase patterns, trends in intuitive ways • Manage irrigation based on the readings from moisture sensors • Offer alarms to improve operations for fixing leakage issues TESTBED INTRODUCTION The growing water shortage is now regarded as the most crucial global challenge, affecting both developing and developed nations (World Economic Forum: The Global Risks Report 2015). Growing water shortages have been driven by a rapid increase in the global population, accelerating climate change, growing industrialization in developing countries, and aging infrastructure. Cities and large organizations are increasingly struggling to meet growing demands for water and will have to take measures for reducing the water losses. The focus of this testbed is reducing water losses through the implementation of IoT technologies across the water infrastructure. It could be a city, large campuses of private organizations or large infrastructure utilities like airports or shopping malls. Infosys, a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium, is leading this testbed, with contribution from consortium members GE, EMC, Sierra Wireless and others. The testbed will be developed from the context of smart city initiative. It will have a platform on which additional testbeds like lighting management, environment management, security, etc. can be developed.

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To manage the distribution of power, the customer implemented a building automation system using BASPro software installed on a DDC controller. By using a touch panel computer, with WebAccess installed on a 10.4” touch panel computer, the power can be controlled as necessary. BASPro is a programming software package suitable for building automation application, perfectly integrating with BAS-3500 Series DDC Controller (Direct Digital Controller). BASPro features rich function blocks like mathematical calculation, dataconversion, logic operation, alarm, eventand timer, and control algorithm (PID, Ramp, ON/OFF switch control). Moreover, BASPro also provides many BA domain function blocks, such as scheduler, HVAC calculation and sequential control, which are commonly used in building applications. Developers can benefit from savingdevelopment timeby the function blocks. Engineers can developapplications on their computer. After the application program is complete, it canbe downloaded to the BAS-3500 series through Ethernet. Then BAS-3500 series becomes a standalone controller since it can execute the program by itself. Besides, BASPro delivers simulation function that you can observe the program execution situation before the program is downloaded to the BAS-3500 series. WebAccess is a browser based SCADA software that is used to graphically control and monitor the data from the BAS-3024 and ADAM-4055 remote IO modules attached to the cooling units and the lighting. It is installed on a TPC-1071H touch panel computer. The TPC -1071H is a 10.4” SVGA TFT LED LCDIntel Atom Dual-core D525 that includes WindowsXP embedded and WebAccess. The EKI-2525/2528 supports a Fast Ethernet solution. The power is a 12 ~ 48 VDC redundant input design, and is secured with a double protection mechanism: Power Polarity Reverse Protect and an Overload Current Resetable Fuse. The former tolerates reverse power wiring while the later secures the system from overload currents. Asthe power supply turns normal, EKI-2525/2528 will automatically get back to work. Each port of EKI-2525/2528 has 2 LED’s to show the link status transmission speed and collision status. It also provides a relay output for an eventalarm.In theevent of a power failure,the built-in LED willactivate the alarm to notify administrators. Engineers can simply verify the hardware status by checking the LED, and have troubleshooting easy and quick. EKI-2525/2528 comes with compact metal housing that rates IP30 to help against from dusty industrial environments. BAS-3520 is a standalone programmable controller specially designed for building automation (BA) applications. Designed as a typical DDC(Direct Digital Controller), BAS-3520 delivers various of onboard I/O including universal input, analog output, digital input and digital output, providing flexible options to satisfy versatileapplication requirements. It also features powerful BASPro programming tool for engineers to quickly develop their application. BASPro delivers many function blocks suitable for BA application, such as scheduler, HVAC calculation, sequential control, PID control, alarm, and event. Its compact size makes it an ideal solution tofulfill BA installation environment. Connected to the controller are BAS-3024 Remote IO module and ADAM-4055 modules. The BAS-3024 expansion I/O modules can be stackedonthe DDC controller, or can serve as remotestandalone I/O modules through an RS-485 network. These expansion I/O modules add both scalability and flexibility to Advantech BAS-3000 solutions. Like the DDC, I/O expansion modules can be programmed using the BASPro programming tool.The ADAM-4055 offers 8-ch. isolated digital inputs and 8-ch. isolated digital outputs for critical applications. The inputs accept 10~50 Vvoltage, and the outputs supply 5~40 VDC opencollector. Consideredto be user-friendly. The ADAM-4055 is also builtwith LED indicator for easy status reading.
Customer

A theme park

Emerson Process Management is a Fortune 500 corporation headquartered in Missouri, United States. Emerson manufactures products and provides engineering services for a wide range of industrial and consumer markets. Emerson’s goal with this project was to make their environmental analyzers smart and connected. These analyzers are then deployed for monitoring industrial stack emissions and wastewater at Emerson’s customer sites.

A renowned steel factory in Asia

A creative park in Asia

Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world’s leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, and pre-production and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, aerospace, transportation interiors, furniture, composites, and industrial fabrics.

Despite billions in yearly global revenue, this maker of industrial filtration and fluid management equipment faced losing everything to more nimble competitors in a rapidly changing, more connected world. In order to deliver on the promise of digital transformation, the company needed a partner with deep industrial IoT development and deployment experience to help them realize their vision.

Convenience store chain in Thailand
Solution TypeIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOT
Solution MaturityMature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
Data Collected
Weather data, ticket sales, visitors' previous attendance records, visitor behavior data
Three types of data are collected: 1. Process data (48 air and water parameters such as COS, PH, etc.). 2. Device data (calibration, diagnostics, etc.). 3. Communication data (signal strength, network characteristics, etc.). The system is expandable to add additional parameters.
Asset manufacturing and performance data, temperature, fluid pressure, viscosity, contamination levels
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Use Cases
Use CasesProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)Machine Condition MonitoringBuilding Automation and Controls (BAC)Precision FarmingProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Water Quality and Leakage MonitoringBuilding Automation and Controls (BAC)

Operational Impact
Impact #1

Improved Visitor Experience - By collecting sufficient data, the theme park managed to improve visitors' experience by big data analytics.

Improved environmental compliance. Top management has accurate, real-time visibility into compliance performance and potential issues.

More cost effective in controling and monitoring steel manufacturing process.

Improved crop productivity (yield) through early abnormality detection and corrective actions capability and the identification of optimal (and sub-optimal) crop conditions with actionable insight

Reduced field service visits in Australia, China, Europe, and the United States

A reduction in the amount of water used should result in a monetary saving.

Data from embedded sensors provides insights into fluid loop health with custom intelligent algorithms running in the cloud and at the edge.

Impact #2

Data Analytics - Advantech's solution enables data collection which allows the theme park to do data analytics.

Fewer field maintenance visits due to remote diagnostics and calibration of legacy equipment.

Effectively improve the quality of the steel billet

Improved operational efficiency through optimized aerial sampling and inspections

Resolved issues to avoid downtime before customer is even aware

The ability to anticipate delivery disruptions will likely result in lower maintenance costs.

Total lifecycle management from manufacturing, through the sales chain, installation and performance, and eventual decommissioning of each unit.

Impact #3

Implementation time reduction. Emerson is now able to deliver Smart IoT Solutions within a few months.

Regionalized and reduced overall inventory levels. Ensured next-day part delivery.

Precision irrigation, based on the analysis of soil moisture levels and /or weather patterns, could be expected to improve the overall efficiency of these operational functions.

Mobile and web-based administrative consoles provide the company and customers full control over their systems and workforce.


Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1

100% regulatory compliance reported by Emerson customers.

Operating costs can be reduced and savings of up to 30%

Improved first-time fix rate by 5%

Fewer contamination events due to real-time monitoring of filter health to detect issues before they cause damage.

Benefit #2

60% reduction in field maintenance visits due to remote calibration capability.

Reduced insurance/compliance disputes through complete audit trails of asset authenticity and performance.

Benefit #3

Increased customer loyalty and satisfaction.


Technology
Hardware
SoftwareSenseGrow ioEYEAxeda Machine CloudBright Wolf Strandz Enterprise IoT Application PlatformAWS Cloud
Tech PartnersEmersonIndustrial Internet Consortium (IIC)Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)Sierra WirelessDell EMCGeneral Electric (GE)Amazon Web Services

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Gateways
Devices & Equipment
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Connectivity Protocols
6LoWPAN
AMQP
ANT
Alljoyn
BACnet
Bluetooth
Brillo
Cellular
CoAP
DDS
DNS-SD
DigiMesh
EnOcean
Ethernet
FirstNet
Hypercat
IO-Link
IPSO
IPv6
IoTivity
KNX
LPWAN
LWM2M
LoRaWAN
LonWorks
M-Bus
MQTT
Modbus
NFC
Neul
oneM2M
PROFIBUS
RFID
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Satellite
Sigfox
Thread
UDP
UPnP
Weave
WebSocket
Wi SUN
Wi-Fi
WirelessHart
XMPP
Z-Wave
ZigBee
Other frequency