Time and again, those keeping a pulse on the Internet of
Things (IoT) space frequently hear about the "rise of the machines."
Humanity is not only discovering fascinating ways to integrate machines into
our daily lives, but also finding new uses for machines as well. How?
Machines are now "internet-connected" just like the smartphones we carry
around in our pockets. And this isn't just on the commercial side with the
likes of smart thermostats or connected vehicles - even tractors and oil and
gas machinery are industrial examples of where new "things" are now on
the digital network.
In fact, there are more M2M or 'machine-to-machine' communication devices on
this planet than humans. As GSMA Intelligence reported in 2014, there are
7.2bn M2M devices versus 7.19bn humans. Stuart Taylor from Cisco also wrote a
prediction that "The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world w... (more)
Fog Computing is being touted as the data communication solution our
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are asking for by bringing the power of
cloud computing closer to the end user. The fact is, the number of connected
devices is going to continue to grow exponentionally. In fact, Gartner
predicts that by 2020 IoT will include 26 billion connected things. Consider
the impact that amount of data collected and processed will have.The
Naturally, with billions of devices all connected to the cloud for
manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities and enterprise, to... (more)
There's been a seismic shift in monitoring earthquakes via the Industrial
Internet of Things (IIoT) with advanced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology
having reshaped the industrial communication industry. Every device or
machine along the network, even at the outermost edge, now has the
opportunity to be fully-connected for automated collection and delivery of
information. As Sensor-2-Server (S2S) communication technology evolves to
keep up with the demand for this connectivity paradigm, new efficiencies are
created and Big Data is available to drive actionable intelligence.
Machine-to-machine (M2M) learning is an integral apart of the expanding world
of Industrial IoT. Over the past few months we have given
attention to manufacturing and its current digital disruption, but have
failed to show the direct impact smart M2M and IoT technology is having on
the industry. So, this week we are diving deeper into the term machine
learning and how it connects to manufacturing both today and in the future.
Before we get to our news round up let's start by re-defining M2M, to ensure
we are all on the same page with its purpose and meaning. Gartner has
defined ... (more)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is creeping into every aspect of our lives. With
the advent of smart cities, smart manufacturing, precision agriculture,
drones and digital energy, businesses and individuals alike have seen the
influx of IoT technology. For example, a recent report from Gartner,
"suggests that more than 26 billion devices will be connected to the
internet by 2020, with 250,000 of them being vehicles." So, with the billions
of connected things, its only natural this week's top news roundup would
highlight how IoT is maturing and what experts see for the future ahead.
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*This is the first in a series of blogs examining Sensor-2-Server
communications, development and implementation.
Throughout history, industrial revolutions have hinged on the power of
automating processes. While automation today offers many benefits, imagine if
you could automate thousands - or even millions - of processes
simultaneously? This is the next potential wave of innovation, and it's the
organizations that are "geographically dispersed" or "automation heavy" that
will benefit the most.
While long-range communications and connectivity ... (more)