Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Cisco Case Studies Premium Appliance Producer Innovates with Internet of Everything

Premium Appliance Producer Innovates with Internet of Everything

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Premium Appliance Producer Innovates with Internet of Everything
Premium Appliance Producer Innovates with Internet of Everything
Premium Appliance Producer Innovates with Internet of Everything
Premium Appliance Producer Innovates with Internet of Everything
Furniture & Home Appliances
Maintenance
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Real-Time Visibility
Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
IPv6
Wi-Fi

Sub-Zero faced the largest product launch in the company’s history:

It wanted to launch 60 new products as scheduled while simultaneously opening a new “greenfield” production facility, yet still adhering to stringent quality requirements and manage issues from new supply-chain partners. A the same time, it wanted to increase staff productivity time and collaboration while reducing travel and costs.

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Sub-Zero, a family-owned business, pioneered the development of the built-in refrigerator in the 1950s and is still the leading manufacturer of luxury appliances in North America. 

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Sub-Zero turned to an enterprise-grade mobile video collaboration solution that supported its massive new product launch.

This  included Cisco wireless networking infrastructure, Cisco TelePresence, and Librestream Onsight mobile collaboration software and rugged cameras. Manufacturing mobile video capabilities were integrated into daily workflows and processes. Existing wireless networks were upgraded to support mobile devices, video streaming and conferencing within manufacturing facilities. Cisco also integrates the solution into existing video infrastructure and tools.

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IOT
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Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
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Better end-to-end service delivery: deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.

Improved procution uptime installation efficiency: technicians are able to query instruments remotely during commissioning to confirm device functionality.

Faster time-to-market: programming time, collaboration time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.

Sub-Zero estimates they cut 10-20% off the process by immediately connecting teams and speeding decisions.

Sub-Zero estimates an internal cost saving of $2,500 per production line per hour with a direct 5-10% reduction in downtime related to design and manufacturing issues.

Sub-Zero estimates an annual travel savings of more than $40,000.

Hardware
Technologies that enable legacy devices and other systems to connect to the IoT. They integrate technologies and protocols for networking.
Products used by end users that contain IoT technologies. Examples include enabled equipment, wearables, hand-held scanners, and tracking devices.
Software
Horizontal applications are standardized (e.g., asset tracking). Vertical applications are tailored to specific needs (e.g., delivery fleet management).
Visualization solutions use dashboards, alerts, events, maps, and other tools to present easily comprehensible data to end users.
Data management solutions capture, index and store data in traditional database, cloud platforms, and fog systems for future use.
Services
System integrators link IoT component subsystems, customize solutions, and ensure that IoT systems communicate with existing operational systems.
IoT data management consultancies help to make sense of big data, decide which data to maintain and for how long, and troubleshoot IT issues.
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