Published on 05/29/2017 | Technology
In many cases, older devices (or simply more basic devices) with limited connection capability need to be integrated into control and monitoring systems. Examples are door switches and fan controls in a building, or flow and valve status in a process, or maybe analytical and temperature values in a laboratory. End users in these cases are looking for results, but may not have the time or budget to install new sensors and integrate comprehensive traditional hardwired solutions. Wireless I/O modules can handle these cases, often in a very cost-competitive manner.
Additionally, getting the data into the hands of those who need it has traditionally been no small challenge. It is true that the ability for users to visualize and manipulate data is a task that has been bolstered in recent years due to the proliferation of portable devices. The ultimate goal would be a system allowing end users to connect to whatever data is available in an easy and flexible manner.
Today there are solutions available that let any end user easily incorporate information from field devices into a powerful data gathering system using an IoT framework. Not only can existing input signals be harnessed, but they can be readily and wirelessly transmitted into the cloud and made available to users over common portable handheld devices. This White Paper will examine how IoT methodologies can be used in conjunction with wireless technology to gether field data, and to publish information to those who need it most.
You can read and download the full report on Advantech here.