Factory floor automation systems have used huge amounts of sensor data for decades to improve quality and throughput. Depending on the industry, the sensor data can be related to temperature, humidity, pressure, machine vibration, leakage, and many other things. Now, of course, modern automation systems are internet enabled and these systems can now be called Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving major changes for all companies and industries. One of key change are the technologies required to build IoT solutions, including hardware, networking, messaging, data processing, security, application development, cloud computing and more. Attend the IoT Summit to explore the different aspects of IoT technology and understand how to get started building IoT solutions.
Dr. Joe Kvedar read the letter from his primary care physician with disappointment. Kvedar was taking a statin drug to manage his cholesterol. The letter asked Kvedar to take a blood test before his upcoming appointment so that his doctor could discuss his condition and treatment plan. It made perfect sense—except that the letter arrived two days after the appointment.
It seems every week we see a new smart product joining the hundreds of gadgets among the Internet of Things.
Among those is Ring, the smart doorbell that will allow users to unlock their door from their phone, and check in to see and hear visitors at the doorbell with a webcam set up outside.
But like every other smart product, this also can be hacked, apparently.
For years Information Technology has relentlessly penetrated virtually all of the control and management systems in a building. The list of systems is long and growing and it’s harder to identify a building system without some aspect of IT. Yet despite the industry’s strides in building controls, automation and deployment of IT we’re not close to the potential of fully implementing advanced automation in our buildings.
Around a Christmas tree at iMinds, a group of developers and entrepreneurs share experiences and ideas about FIWARE. One feeling is common to everybody: the urge to contribute. It is not by chance; the main topic of the discussion is the Open Source FIWARE Community, a promising initiative yet to be defined.
The Internet of Things can bring remarkable benefits as well as substantial challenges to today’s ever-changing business environment. No industry will remain untouched, as physical assets are equipped with sensors to create interconnected electronic network systems that record, process and transmit information. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates the IoT will produce $11.1 trillion annually in global economic value.
Fujitsu has announced today that it has developed a new, low cost, Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID tag suitable for fashion apparel, garments, and accessories. The new Fujitsu WT-A522L Fashion tag, which is about the size of a typical shirt collar stay, is virtually imperceptible when installed in the sheerest of garments. Fujitsu will be showing the new WT-A522L Fashion tag at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Annual 2016 Convention & Expo in booth number 3805 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City,
In August, it was reported that 51 percent of marketing executives expect the Internet of Things (IoT) “to revolutionize marketing by 2020,” according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The question is why?
IoT has been couched as a tool for ‘personalization,’ ‘engagement’ and new ‘customer experiences,’ but these characterizations are too vague. IoT may be worthy of all the buzzwords, but what will it actually look like in day-to-day life?
The ‘Internet of Things’ will soon change our everyday lives, whether for private or professional use. From now until 2020, 50 billion connected devices will help improve production processes and efficiently combat against general wastage, including food wastage.