The term IoT generally refers to consumer applications and devices such as with a smart watch for example. However, the Internet of Things does not stop there. It is being increasingly developed for industrial applications and there is ever more talk about the IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, which includes a number of uses. Check out this infographic and learn more about the main applications for IIoT today and in the future.
The Industrial Internet of Things in an infographic
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applies Internet of Things technology to the industrial sector. The industrial internet of things encompasses machine learning (setting up algorithms to obtain predictive analyses) and Big Data by exploiting data sensors and machine to machine communication (between machines without human intervention), which have existed in the industrial sector for many years.
This infographic teaches us that IIoT is now unavoidable and will truly become an integral part of the future. Industries will be able to rely on and use smart objects to improve performance thanks to their numerous functions such as surveillance, control, optimization and autonomy. By integrating this new technology into plants, we will benefit from a plethora of advantages such as increased operational efficiency, improved risk and standard management, access to new economic models or even the possibility to generate new sources of income.
Thus, the Plant 4.0 will be ultra-connected and capable of producing more customized goods more efficiently. The Smart City will be fully developed with urban infrastructures such as subways, stadiums and buildings that communicate amongst themselves and with users. Green Power will propel renewable energies and alternate energy sources to the forefront at the expense of traditional power sources so that everything can communicate via a smart grid. Connected cars will not only provide GPS and music streaming but will also communicate with road infrastructures and other vehicles and become practically independent.
The IIoT phenomenon favors constant communication among all elements with well-distributed rather than purely centralized intelligence that will contribute to social well-being, especially when it comes to public transportation.
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