IoT to be growth driver for smart manufacturing by 2020

ICT deployments in manufacturing industries are currently limited to the use of machine to machine (M2M) communications and cloud solutions. But beyond that, they are also enabling qualitatively different, “smart” manufacturing operations that could transform the way a number of industries makes products, components and materials. The gradual inroads of the Internet of Things (IoT)  in industrial automation, enabled by M2M communications, will allow the development of “smart manufacturing plants” by the end of this decade. Continue reading “IoT to be growth driver for smart manufacturing by 2020”

5 Smart Rings That Are More Useful Than Getting You Engaged

While wearables like fitness trackers and smartwatches edge their way toward the mainstream, smart rings might be next in line. These bits of connected jewelry allow consumers to control gadgets with gestures, and even check smartphone notifications from the same tiny plot of hand real estate that might house a wedding ring. Continue reading “5 Smart Rings That Are More Useful Than Getting You Engaged”

How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you until it was time to sell you another car. The IoT is changing all that. The IoT-enabled “connected car” turns the vehicle itself into a hub for an entire ecosystem of connected services that offer consumers a wealth of benefits including enhanced safety and security, a richer user experience and a new suite of product offerings. Continue reading “How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT”

‘Industry 4.0’ and the next wave of embedded machines

Each year, billions of dollars are spent connecting industrial machines, automating manufacturing operations and coordinating these often disparate automation systems. But connecting these machines to the Internet of Things gives them the ability to join an intelligent network that can help reduce the significant costs associated with automation. Continue reading “‘Industry 4.0’ and the next wave of embedded machines”