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Industrial Internet of Things
Case Studies (26)
Connected Field Services
Connected Field Services
ThingLogix
McKinley faced several challenges to implement these product improvements: - Which device hardware is best?- How do they connect their products and put them online?- How will their products communicate?- Which sensor protocols work best?- How will they develop the proper visualizations?- How do we integrate it with their field service technology?- How do they set up rules and their associated actions?
IIC Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors
IIC Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors
TE Connectivity
The discrete manufacturing domain is characterized by a strictly hierarchical structure of the automation systems, commonly referred to as the automation pyramid. Data acquired by a sensor typically flows through an IO-module into a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) which manages the local real-time control system. As all process data are concentrated in the PLC, re-programming the PLC and thus, implementing interfaces to access these data appear to be the natural choice to transfer them to the IT system. However, for brownfield installations this choice has proven impracticable for the following two reasons:In brownfield facilities, PLC usually operate within a once-specified environment and are rarely re-programmed. That is why the active staff is often not familiar with the code and lacks of the competence to modify the existing implementation in a reasonable amount of time.Furthermore, for cost reasons, any PLC was selected to exactly match the requirements of the environment within which it was intended to operate. That is why it cannot be assumed that a PLC will be able to support additional tasks such as communicating data through additional interfaces.
Patient Privacy with Added Convenience for Hospital Staff
Patient Privacy with Added Convenience for Hospital Staff
Gemalto
IT department for Fraser Health wanted to implement two-factor authentication to ensure patients' privacy at the new emergency department at Surrey Memorial Hospital. This facility would be unique in that every room would be a private room, including emergency rooms.
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Vendors (48)
Allwinner Technology
Allwinner Technology -
Allwinner Technology is a leading fabless design company dedicated to smart application processor SoCs and smart analog ICs. Its product line includes multi-core application processors for smart devices and smart power management ICs used by brands worldwide. With its focus on cutting edge UHD video processing, high performance multi-core CPU/GPU integration, and ultra-low power consumption, Allwinner Technology is a mainstream solution provider for connected automotive application, Virtual Reality, smart hardware, tablet, internet TV, smart home device, automotive in-dash device, smart power management, and mobile connected device markets. Allwinner Technology is headquartered in Zhuhai, China.
Ombitron
Ombitron -
Ombitron provides a hardware enabled Platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). They provide a programmable cellular gateway, cellular data connectivity, and a back-end cloud platform for building applications and products. Currently it’s expensive and time consuming to bring a new connected product to market. Using the Ombitron hardware enabled Platform, they cut this time and expense by a factor of 20. They are passionate about it because instead of focusing their efforts on one or two niche verticals, they are enabling companies in tens of thousands of verticals to bring new connected products to market. They remove the need for companies to: Develop specialized hardware and software; Submit to expensive and time consuming FCC, PTCRB, and carrier certification; Monitor device cellular connectivity; Develop a back-end infrastructure for managing device data.
Device Solutions
Device Solutions -
All things are created twice. First, there is the mental creation. Then, the concept is prototyped and brought into physical form. Device Solutions, an engineering firm in Research Triangle Park, partners big ideas with years of expertise to bring cutting edge technology into existence. Started in 2003 by wireless engineers Bob Witter and Chris Lamb, Device Solutions has grown from a concept to what it is today - the research and design department for Fortune 500 companies and individuals with extraordinary ideas. Whether conducting a feasibility analysis, developing software, or field testing, Device Solutions prides itself on understanding a client’s vision and bringing products to market in a knowledgeable, personable, systematic way. Device Solutions invents the future.Device Solutions offers feasibility studies, embedded hardware and software design and development, industry and carrier certifications and approvals, manufacturing support, and cellular data services. Device Solutions’ core expertise is in wireless designs, but it also has broad experience in the development of electronic devices across a variety of markets including medical products and consumer devices. The Device Solutions team can assist your company fill the gaps in your engineering expertise, or provide full turnkey service from inception to factory launch. Whatever the idea or problem needing resolution, we will help you bring it to market with speed and efficiency.Device Solutions has served as a CTIA Authorized Test Lab, and an associate member of the Bluetooth SIG. The company is humbled to be the recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Innovation Award, and the CWI Value Chain Award.As we move more fully into the Internet of Things, Device Solutions plays an integral part. An interconnected world will be powered by smart sensors and captured data, the centerpiece of Device Solutions’ offerings. This company is powering the future, one device at a time.
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Organizations (1)
Startupbootcamp IoT
Startupbootcamp IoT
United Kingdom | Accelerator
Startupbootcamp IoT’s mission is to make the journey of building a connected hardware startup clearer, shorter, and more successful for entrepreneurs.
Use Cases (2)
Tamper Detection
Tamper Detection
Tamper detection is the ability of a device to sense that an active attempt to compromise the device integrity or the data associated with the device is in progress; the detection of the threat may enable the device to initiate appropriate defensive actions.
Track and Trace for Industrial Tools
Track and Trace for Industrial Tools
Track and trace for industrial tools refers to systems capable of recognizing and reporting the location and status of tools in a facility. Today's factories require exacting work. Track and trace technology can improve production safety, quality, and productivity. Asset tracking is currently done via barcode and a variety of manual steps in most cases. However, new solutions leveraging smart tags, near-field communication (NFC), and RFID are coming to market to globally track all varieties of objects in real time.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS- Tracking of handheld tools for optimized use- Avoid misuse of tools which can result in serious accident or injury- Precise application of pressure or torque is required in many industries and operator error can cause costly defects- Production of industrial and consumer goods requires exacting workSTAKEHOLDERS- Industrial operations- Equipment manufacturers- Cloud platform providersKEY OBJECTIVES- Factory systems can detect the location of a tool to within a meter or less- More precise use of the tools reduces the likelihood of product defects- Status monitoring and automation can ensure proper tool use to avoid accidents- Equipment utilization can be improved with better asset visibilityTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES- Real-time tracking of location- Monitoring of availability and operational status- Communication to operators via device user interfaces USAGE VIEWPOINT- Tools are continuously monitored for location, use and idle time- Data for every tool is provided to the monitoring software, which monitors for optimal use of the tools to avoid accidents and improve precisionFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT- Sensors: Vibration, torque, heat, energy consumption- Network: WiFi, Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Prescriptive analytics- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-human (M2H) interfaces
Terms (13)
Embedded Firmware
Embedded Firmware
The flash memory chip that stores specialized software running in a chip in an embedded device to control its functions.
Firmware
Firmware
Firmware is a software program or set of instructions programmed on a hardware device.
Controller
Controller
User that interacts across a network to affect a physical entity.
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