Logistics in the OEM Spare Parts Supply Chain Is Changed by the IoT

Suppose you’re in logistics for an equipment manufacturer or a maintenance manager in an operating plant, and a geek in your office keeps talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). Here is why you should listen:

The underlying technologies are available with no needed breakthroughs

Major companies such as IBM, Cisco, GE have IoT programs with product development and marketing campaigns
The potential business benefits for OEMs and end users are strong. Continue reading “Logistics in the OEM Spare Parts Supply Chain Is Changed by the IoT”

Use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home, report shows

New report contends that use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home.
Despite undeniable excitement about the connected home, its promise remains largely unfulfilled. The connected home industry is still in search of compelling use cases to drive adoption, according to a new report from Michael Wolf at NextMarket Insights. Continue reading “Use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home, report shows”

Smart City of Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations (Video)

Smart City Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations. Once the largest port of the whole world, Rotterdam is now reinventing itself as an innovative and up-and-coming hotspot of Western Europe. You couldn’t have missed awesome buildings like the Markthal, the massive ‘De Rotterdam‘ and its grand futuristic Central Station. Buildings like these are only part of the vibe that propelled Rotterdam to the top of listicles by the likes of the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide. Continue reading “Smart City of Rotterdam – Three Marvellous Innovations (Video)”

Katarzyna Ławniczuk, JePPIX, Will Be Keynote Speaker at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference

Katarzyna Ławniczuk, JePPIX, Will Be Keynote Speaker at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference. She will speak about “Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits”

Photonic integrated circuits offer radical miniaturization, cost reduction and performance enhancement in sectors ranging from fiber optical communications and antenna systems through to metrology and sensing. The implementation of a pioneering generic technology in photonics now allows shared development costs across many sectors and accelerates the design cycle. The use of fewer photonic chips inherently simplifies assembly. In integrated form, photonic chips become compatible with MEMS, integrated electronics and a range of micro-optical systems, creating a roadmap for further smart systems integration. Continue reading “Katarzyna Ławniczuk, JePPIX, Will Be Keynote Speaker at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference”

Smart going-on: When Social Innovation meets the IoT

The Internet of Things

When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), we tend to think of connected homes and smart devices making our lives easier and more efficient through technology. However when the IoT is applied to manufacturing, the potential for improvements are immense. By connecting multiple machines, a manufacturer can create an intelligent network reducing the need for intervention by operators. This transformation in manufacturing, through the application of IoT sensors, system logic and big data, is known as Industry 4.0 and has even been dubbed ‘the fourth industrial revolution’, says Klaus Dieter Rennert of Hitachi. Continue reading “Smart going-on: When Social Innovation meets the IoT”

“Towards a Sensing Stadium”, Presented by Dimitri Hehanussa, TNO

“Towards a Sensing Stadium”, Presented by Dimitri Hehanussa, TNO

Almost twenty years ago the Amsterdam ArenA was the first multifunctional stadium in the world. It played a major role in the economic and societal development of Amsterdam South East. Now it reached a major point in its existence. The stadium will be rebuild and transformed into a next generation stadium.

The Amsterdam ArenA Innovation Center has been opened on June 6th 2015. The Innovation Center includes a close collaboration between the strategic partners: Amsterdam ArenA, KPN, TNO, KPMG, Huawei, Municipality of Amsterdam and Microsoft. Continue reading ““Towards a Sensing Stadium”, Presented by Dimitri Hehanussa, TNO”

“Disrupt or be disrupted within manufacturing”, Presented by Peter Dijkstra, Cisco

“Disrupt or be disrupted within manufacturing”, Presented by Peter Dijkstra, Cisco at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference

The internet of everything changes the way we live, work and play. Business transitions in combination with technology transitions are driving the Internet of everything within the manufacturing space. Break digital silos to go ahead. Continue reading ““Disrupt or be disrupted within manufacturing”, Presented by Peter Dijkstra, Cisco”

“Industrial Internet Use Cases” – Presented by Marcel Hartgerink, Wibu-Systems

“Industrial Internet Use Cases” – Presented by Marcel Hartgerink, Wibu-Systems

The Industrial Internet Consortium brings together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices. Wibu-Systems contributes as member to the Security and Business Solutions Enablement groups. Continue reading ““Industrial Internet Use Cases” – Presented by Marcel Hartgerink, Wibu-Systems”