Published on 05/29/2017 | Use Cases
The term “Internet of Things”, or IoT, has been making waves in the industrial, commercial, manufacturing and consumer markets over the past years since the concept was formerly introduced in 2012 by the The Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things (IoT-GSI). Coined as a term for computing devices that can perceive the world without relying on humans for data input, the Internet of Things (IoT) concept promises a world of seamlessly interconnected devices communicating together to process new insights and autonomous actions.
Along with the Internet of Things; terms such as Internet to Machine, Internet of Everything (IoE), and Machine to Machine (M2M) are also often used to describe the relationships of these interconnected sensors and machines. With all the terms being interchangeably and sometimes misused it can be hard to pinpoint the what it all really means. Essentially the underlying concept of behind the Internet of Things (IoT) is to integrate physical devices to communicate with each other, be controlled remotely through the internet or be programmed for autonomous actions based on predefined triggers or conditions from other connected devices such as sensors.
Although the terms are relatively new, this way of thinking and managing operations have been around much longer.
Enviromon has been manufacturing simple ready-to-use ethernet smart sensor technologies to measure and monitor environmental conditions for alerting and control purposes since 2006; long before the term “the internet of things” (IoT) started to emerge into mainstream thinking, but essentially that is what we have been doing for IT departments, data centers, manufacturers, restaurants, cold storage facilities, laboratories and even residential users.
The Internet of Things (IoT) could not exist without smart sensors; sensors provide the data relative to the physical world which allow machine systems to “sense” and “react” to specific conditions. This data is central to the IoT paradigm: from primary sensor data directly related to the physical world, to processed data that adds insights to processes and autonomous control.
Enviromon provides affordable, easy-to-use, easy-to-configure IoT sensor solutions which can be deployed to make operations management and control significantly easier and more convenient for operators and can also offer significant financial advantages for businesses by reducing time, labour and energy costs of many manufacturing and operations processes.
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