What is Smart industry and how can you assure that new technologies do make your business smarter? Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will explain at ISN Conference, Nov 15

Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will speak about “Smart Industry and Intelligent Sensors, a practical approach on how new technologies can make your business more competitive” at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, November 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Continue reading “What is Smart industry and how can you assure that new technologies do make your business smarter? Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will explain at ISN Conference, Nov 15”

IoT is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce. It’s less about the physical things that have a functional purpose, and it’s more about what becomes possible with the data that is produced by the sensors in those things.  This is especially true when you combine the sensor data from one thing with sensor data from other things, such as combining a truck’s location data with weather condition data 100 miles down the road. Continue reading “IoT is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce”

How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity

How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity

Manufacturers have always had to sift through large quantities of data from their production lines in order to understand how their businesses are performing.

But with the increasing use of sensors and instrumentation to monitor, measure and automate the production process, the sheer quantity of information that manufacturers are now faced with has risen dramatically in recent years. Continue reading “How Manufacturers Handle Big Data Is Key to Boosting Productivity”

Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices

Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices

Motion sensors driving light switches used to be state of the art in office buildings, but now startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices that will make building management look a lot more like IT. Continue reading “Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices”

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 City Privacy Debates in the Digital Age of Information

Mia Nyegaard wants her privacy. It’s both a reasonable request and a tall order in this digital age of information.

Nyegaard makes chocolates for a living. She’s also a member of the Copenhagen municipal council where she is active on its projects to create a smart-city infrastructure. Nyegaard is no technologist, but she knows what she wants from technology. Continue reading “Smart City Privacy Debates in the Digital Age of Information”