IIoT refers to the application of IoT within Manufacturing and Service companies.

About IIoT - The Industrial Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to collect and exchange data.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is essentially IoT that is aimed at industries. These are systems that will transform the way business work in the future. They are the systems that connect industries Operational Technology (OT) with their Information Technology (IT). They are systems that improve and transform the connectivity of their products and services to both their customers and their suppliers. Behind IIoT is the idea that machines are more accurate and consistent than humans.

For example a typical IoT solution may be a wearable fitness device or an automatic pet feeder. An IIoT solution could be sensors that tell a business if their product needs servicing or information collected automatically from smart labels.

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Our three main areas are:
- The collection of data from your Operational Technology to your Information Technology within your business.
- The collection of data from your products and services through these technologies.
- The systems to embed your products with electronics and sensors.

Information Technology talking to Operational Technology

The Internet of Things (IoT), is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to collect and exchange data.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is essentially IoT that is aimed at industries. These are systems that will transform the way business work in the future. They are the systems that connect industries Operational Technology (OT) with their Information Technology (IT). They are systems that improve and transform the connectivity of their products and services to both their customers and their suppliers. Behind IIoT is the idea that machines are more accurate and consistent than humans.

For example a typical IoT solution may be a wearable fitness device or an automatic pet feeder. An IIoT solution could be sensors that tell a business if their product needs servicing or information collected automatically from smart labels.

How can Industries benefit using IIoT?

Environmental Monitoring
Environmental monitoring applications of the IIoT typically use sensors to assist in environmental protection by monitoring air or water quality, atmospheric or soil conditions, and can even include areas like monitoring the movements of wildlife and their habitats. Development of resource constrained devices connected to the Internet also means that other applications like earthquake or tsunami early-warning systems can also be used by emergency services to provide more effective aid. IIoT devices in this application typically span a large geographic area and can also be mobile.

Infrastructure Management
Monitoring and controlling operations of urban and rural infrastructures like bridges, railway tracks, on- and offshore- wind-farms is a key application of the IIoT. The IIoT infrastructure can be used for monitoring any events or changes in structural conditions that can compromise safety and increase risk. It can also be used for scheduling repair and maintenance activities in an efficient manner, by coordinating tasks between different service providers and users of these facilities. IIoT devices can also be used to control critical infrastructure like bridges to provide access to ships. Usage of IIoT devices for monitoring and operating infrastructure is likely to improve incident management and emergency response coordination, and quality of service, up-times and reduce costs of operation in all infrastructure related areas. Even areas such as waste management stand to benefit from automation and optimization that could be brought in by the IIoT.

Manufacturing
Network control and management of manufacturing equipment, asset and situation management, or manufacturing process control bring the IIoT within the realm on industrial applications and smart manufacturing as well. The IIoT intelligent systems enable rapid manufacturing of new products, dynamic response to product demands, and real-time optimization of manufacturing production and supply chain networks, by networking machinery, sensors and control systems together. Digital control systems to automate process controls, operator tools and service information systems to optimize plant safety and security are within the purview of the IIoT. But it also extends itself to asset management via predictive maintenance, statistical evaluation, and measurements to maximize reliability. Smart industrial management systems can also be integrated with the Smart Grid, thereby enabling real-time energy optimization. Measurements, automated controls, plant optimization, health and safety management, and other functions are provided by a large number of networked sensors.

Energy Management
Integration of sensing and actuation systems, connected to the Internet, is likely to optimize energy consumption as a whole. It is expected that IIoT devices will be integrated into all forms of energy consuming devices (switches, power outlets, bulbs, televisions, etc.) and be able to communicate with the utility supply company in order to effectively balance power generation and energy usage. Such devices would also offer the opportunity for users to remotely control their devices, or centrally manage them via a cloud based interface, and enable advanced functions like scheduling (e.g., remotely powering on or off heating systems, controlling ovens etc.). In fact, a few systems that allow remote control of electric outlets are already available in the market such as Belkin's WeMo and Telkonet's EcoSmart Devices.

Medical and Healthcare Systems
IIoT devices can be used to enable remote health monitoring and emergency notification systems. These can range from heart rate monitors to advanced devices capable of monitoring specialized implants, such as pacemaker. Specialized sensors can also be equipped within living spaces to monitor the health and general well-being of senior citizens, while also ensuring that proper treatment is being administered and assisting people regain lost mobility via therapy as well.

Building and Home Automation
IIoT devices can be used to monitor and control the mechanical, electrical and electronic systems used in various types of buildings (e.g., public and private, industrial, institutions, or residential). Home automation systems, like other building automation systems, are typically used to control lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, appliances, communication systems, entertainment and home security devices to improve convenience, comfort, energy efficiency, and security.

Transportation
The IIoT can assist in integration of communications, control, and information processing across various transportation systems. Application of the IIoT extends to all aspects of transportation systems, i.e. the vehicle, the infrastructure, and the driver or user. Dynamic interaction between these components of a transport system enables inter and intra-vehicular communication, smart traffic control, smart parking, electronic toll collection systems, logistic and fleet management, vehicle control, and safety and road assistance.

Environmental Monitoring
Environmental monitoring applications of the IIoT typically use sensors to assist in environmental protection by monitoring air or water quality, atmospheric or soil conditions, and can even include areas like monitoring the movements of wildlife and their habitats. Development of resource constrained devices connected to the Internet also means that other applications like earthquake or tsunami early-warning systems can also be used by emergency services to provide more effective aid. IIoT devices in this application typically span a large geographic area and can also be mobile.

Infrastructure Management
Monitoring and controlling operations of urban and rural infrastructures like bridges, railway tracks, on- and offshore- wind-farms is a key application of the IIoT. The IIoT infrastructure can be used for monitoring any events or changes in structural conditions that can compromise safety and increase risk. It can also be used for scheduling repair and maintenance activities in an efficient manner, by coordinating tasks between different service providers and users of these facilities. IIoT devices can also be used to control critical infrastructure like bridges to provide access to ships. Usage of IIoT devices for monitoring and operating infrastructure is likely to improve incident management and emergency response coordination, and quality of service, up-times and reduce costs of operation in all infrastructure related areas. Even areas such as waste management stand to benefit from automation and optimization that could be brought in by the IIoT.

Manufacturing
Network control and management of manufacturing equipment, asset and situation management, or manufacturing process control bring the IIoT within the realm on industrial applications and smart manufacturing as well. The IIoT intelligent systems enable rapid manufacturing of new products, dynamic response to product demands, and real-time optimization of manufacturing production and supply chain networks, by networking machinery, sensors and control systems together. Digital control systems to automate process controls, operator tools and service information systems to optimize plant safety and security are within the purview of the IIoT. But it also extends itself to asset management via predictive maintenance, statistical evaluation, and measurements to maximize reliability. Smart industrial management systems can also be integrated with the Smart Grid, thereby enabling real-time energy optimization. Measurements, automated controls, plant optimization, health and safety management, and other functions are provided by a large number of networked sensors.

Energy Management
Integration of sensing and actuation systems, connected to the Internet, is likely to optimize energy consumption as a whole. It is expected that IIoT devices will be integrated into all forms of energy consuming devices (switches, power outlets, bulbs, televisions, etc.) and be able to communicate with the utility supply company in order to effectively balance power generation and energy usage. Such devices would also offer the opportunity for users to remotely control their devices, or centrally manage them via a cloud based interface, and enable advanced functions like scheduling (e.g., remotely powering on or off heating systems, controlling ovens etc.). In fact, a few systems that allow remote control of electric outlets are already available in the market such as Belkin's WeMo and Telkonet's EcoSmart Devices.

Medical and Healthcare Systems
IIoT devices can be used to enable remote health monitoring and emergency notification systems. These can range from heart rate monitors to advanced devices capable of monitoring specialized implants, such as pacemaker. Specialized sensors can also be equipped within living spaces to monitor the health and general well-being of senior citizens, while also ensuring that proper treatment is being administered and assisting people regain lost mobility via therapy as well.

Building and Home Automation
IIoT devices can be used to monitor and control the mechanical, electrical and electronic systems used in various types of buildings (e.g., public and private, industrial, institutions, or residential). Home automation systems, like other building automation systems, are typically used to control lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, appliances, communication systems, entertainment and home security devices to improve convenience, comfort, energy efficiency, and security.

Transportation
The IIoT can assist in integration of communications, control, and information processing across various transportation systems. Application of the IIoT extends to all aspects of transportation systems, i.e. the vehicle, the infrastructure, and the driver or user. Dynamic interaction between these components of a transport system enables inter and intra-vehicular communication, smart traffic control, smart parking, electronic toll collection systems, logistic and fleet management, vehicle control, and safety and road assistance.

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