|Supplier Slogan||Sensor Intelligence.||Ingenuity for Life||We Make Modern Life Possible.||Inspire the Next.|
|HQ Location||Germany||Germany||United States||India||Canada||United States||Japan||Sweden||India|
|Stock Ticker||ETR: SIE||NASDAQ: BBRY; TMX: BB|
|Revenue||$1-10b||> $10b||> $10b||$1-10b||$1-10b||> $10b||> $10b||> $10b||$100m-1b|
|Employees||1,001 - 10,000||> 50,000||> 50,000||> 50,000||1,001 - 10,000||> 50,000||> 50,000||10,001 - 50,000||1,001 - 10,000|
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Founded in 1946, the company now has more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK had more than 7,400 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.3 billion. From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy. Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Digital Factory - Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
Johnson Controls is an American company globally offering products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, automotive batteries, electronics and interior systems for automobiles. Year founded: 1885 Revenue: $42.9 billion (2014)
HCL Technologies Limited is a multinational IT services company, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a subsidiary of HCL Enterprise. Originally the research and development division of HCL Limited, it emerged as an independent company in 1991 when HCL Limited ventured into the software services business. HCL Technologies offers services including IT consulting, enterprise transformation, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D, and business process outsourcing.
BlackBerry provides wireless hardware, software, and services worldwide. Its smartphones handle mobile voice, e-mail, and text messaging, as well as Internet access and multimedia applications. The company also provides software for managing mobile devices across a company and development tools
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) researches, develops, and manufactures high-technology products in aircraft engines, HVAC, fuel cells, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, military technology, and industrial products, and other areas.
Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems. Year founded: 1910 Revenue: $94.0 billion (2014) TYO: 6501
SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. It is focusing on bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems, and its technology platforms serve more than 40 industries. The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle.
L&T Technology Services delivers a range of technologies, services & solutions across transportation, industrial products, telecom and hi-tech, process industry, and medical devices through Imagineering, Engineering & Adjacent Engineering. We have more than 8,000 engineers from nine nationalities serving over 200 customers, including more than 50 Fortune 500 customers. We leverage the strengths of our parent company, Larsen & Toubro, a leading Indian conglomerate in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and finance, which has provided us with a broad engineering and design heritage. We have been recognized as the Company of the Year by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce in July 2016.
The future of industrial production has come to be known as the Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, or cyber-physical systems. The opportunity to use a multitude of data to produce and supply goods in a more efficient and flexible way, while also saving resources and achieving better quality, ultimately depends on the reliability of the data input for the process chain – and the sensors that record real-time situations and convert these into digital signals. SICK started focusing its corporate claim on the future as early as 2004: “Sensor Intelligence.” epitomizes our clear focus on sensor technology as a data provider for the intelligent factory, making it the most fundamental module for providing the highest possible levels of transparency in the supply chain.
In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills. Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance. Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine learning makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling innovation in products, services and solutions that improve building operations and performance. For decades, Johnson Controls has been providing the equipment and systems that communicate in real-time to deliver optimized environments. With a portfolio ranging from sensors, equipment and systems through cloud-based data collection and fault detection, they offer an advanced and robust product line. Johnson Controls smart equipment leverages embedded controls and secured connectivity to reduce the risk of downtime and improve the serviceability while optimizing efficiency and reducing energy costs.
The Internet of Things can transform nearly every industry to change the way one lives and works. Organizations across industries face challenges to build infrastructures that meet the changing requirements of data management, scalability, regulations, and are highly safe and practical. As organizational assets move from being connected assets to smart & connected assets and then to part of asset ecosystem it will create an asset value chain transformation making enterprises a 21st Century Enterprise. This will enable more customer benefits, better service experience and newer business models. As majority of IoT spending will be in HCL’s core competence areas HCL has developed end-to-end IoT offerings for organizations across different IoT adoption levels. They ensure that IoT Works in the business context of their clients as we have the capability to Define, Build and Run IoT ecosystems globally. We help our clients plan the IoT program, develop the IoT solution and ensure that it runs smoothly. At HCL, they have a dedicated IoT team with end-to-end planning to delivery functions, dedicated labs for IoT solution development and mature relationships with IoT partners. HCL’s 36 years of complex engineering heritage, rich experience of working with top R&D companies in smart mobile analytics & cloud technologies, experience centric digital services, thought leading propositions in infrastructure management, distinguished intellectual properties and futuristic solutions across product intelligence, augmented reality, artificial intelligence reinforced by global partnerships help their customers ideate & deploy turnkey IoT solutions faster in an outcome centric smart ecosystem.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly taking shape. Billions of smart devices, from cars and trucks to containers and hospital beds, will create and share data. Data permission security becomes a major concern for enterprises. The BlackBerry IoT Platform can provide the clients that control, providing a cloud-based solution that lets clients build and manage IoT applications and devices in a secure, efficient, and scalable way. The BlackBerry IoT Platform provides a modular architecture to rapidly add BlackBerry and third-party services into your IoT applications and, once built, a backbone for these apps and devices to communicate privately.
Consider for a moment what it takes to deliver critical supplies, such as food and medicine, to a remote village in a country divided by civil unrest. It’s not as simple as flying from A to B. There’s high potential for surprise―everything from an encounter with hostile combatants to a sudden change in approach can occur. Unexpected variables abound, and decisions must be made and executed in real time, without fear or hesitation, to ensure success. In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), the greatest variable in a mission - the human element - can be supported by the same level of rational, high-level decision making. A platform is developed so that it can observe, orient, decide and act on multiple issues simultaneously. UTRC’s autonomy platform is capable of doing just that, allowing for the development of vertical take-off aircraft that thinks on their own. The platform employs advanced sensing technologies, algorithms and human-machine interaction systems to make hundreds of necessary real-time decisions and successfully traverse every obstacle encountered. This platform is not limited to aerospace alone, as it has the potential to address challenges in a variety of civilian and military markets, including building security and robotics for situation evaluation and disaster zone repair.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them. IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security. Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." Companies can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how they leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.
Vibration Sensors With the proper sensor to supply critical operating information, a machine operates in a safer condition for both the machine as well as the personnel operating the machine. Various machine operating conditions concerning temperature extremes, magnetic fields, vibration range, frequency range, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) conditions and the required signal quality necessitate the need for a variety of sensors. Sensor Bearing Units SKF sensor bearing units are used to monitor accurately the status of rotating or linear components and are: compact, robust and reliable, and simple and ready-to-mount. Sensor-integrated solutions engineered by SKF have been well proven in a variety of industrial and automotive applications, such as electric motors, electric vehicles, road rollers, tractors, forklifts and conveyors. Typical uses include: motor management, steering, speed and position sensing, and measurement of angular position. Recent innovations from SKF now enable bearings to communicate their operating conditions in real time, with integrated intelligence including wireless sensors, data acquisition electronics and self-powered solutions. This technology, called SKF Insight, enables operators to see how dynamic operating conditions are affecting bearing health and machine condition in real time. Operators can use this information to adjust operating conditions or make automated interventions, such as lubrication. This can help to prevent bearing damage before it occurs, effectively extending the life of the bearing. Ultimately, this means better maintenance planning and helps to avoid costly unplanned stoppages.
Overview & Value Proposition: L&T Technology Services delivers IoT applications across the lifecycle using home grown and third party frameworks, platforms and accelerators. We engage with our customers to contribute in their IoT and M2M strategies and roadmap; develop, deploy and commission business ready M2M applications; integrate these applications to enterprise or cloud; implement custom or commercially available IoT/M2M platforms; and enable sensing capabilities on their custom or off the shelf hardware. We aim to strengthen our position in digital engineering through investments in IoT, M2M and smart manufacturing technologies or through acquisitions in product software, embedded software and computing. We focus on building a portfolio of solutions-oriented engineering services that can be applied across verticals. As part of this strategy, we closely follow the technology trends in the ER&D industry and have focused on key technology areas that we believe will impact the various verticals in which we operate. These key technology areas include digital engineering, mobile internet, IoT (IIoT, mBIoT), automation of knowledge, advanced robotics, autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles, energy efficiency and imaging and video. We intend to focus on solutions in these areas and build cross-domain solutions that can be applied to the businesses of our existing and prospective customers across verticals that could help drive non-linear revenue growth for the company. In order to execute this strategy, we are also building and strengthening our alliances with technology companies. We aim to develop industry-specific use cases for such solutions and then customise these solutions as per the specific requirements of our customers. We have developed mature IoT solutions such as UbiqWeise™ and iBEMS™ in emerging technology areas to support our customers. For example, one of our construction industry customers, who has various types of construction equipment and machinery spread across global project sites, collects operational data on a near real-time basis, which is then sent to a cloud platform. The data is then processed using applied analytics on our UbiqWeise™ platform to provide insights on information such as operational efficiency and preventive maintenance schedules. For another customer, we provide smart services solutions in process improvement, waste reduction and improvement in yields. Our solutions are aimed at addressing specific problems by introducing advanced sensors and analytics technologies to detect anomalies at an early stage of production. As a result, our solutions enable reduction of the rejection rates of the products. IoT Labs We have entered into alliances with several IoT players. For example, we established a joint IoT lab with a global network solutions provider to explore opportunities in transportation, manufacturing and smart cities. We have set up a smart manufacturing lab has been set up to address difficulties faced by process and discrete manufacturing plants, as well as to develop and integrate intelligent automation solutions for smart manufacturing. These manufacturing areas include process optimization, smart utilities, connectivity and mobility, tracking quality checks, touchless operations, OEM integration, and smart machine controls.
ARUP Laboratories, Digital Realty, University of Michigan
Organichem, Sealed Air, Steelcase, Morgan Stanley, Ericsson, Jaguar Land Rover, Fiserv (Europe) Ltd
Silver Star, Air Canada, Ricoh
Aeroflot, Embraer, Lockheed Martin
BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
IoT Snapshot: Hardware
|Processors & Boards|
|Sensors & Actuators|
IoT Snapshot: Software
|Software as a Service|
|Platform as a Service|
|Infrastructure as a Service|
IoT Snapshot: Service
|Construction & Buildings|
|Equipment & Machinery|
|Logistics & Warehousing|
|Use Cases||Water Quality and Leakage MonitoringManufacturing System AutomationFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM)Predictive Maintenance (PdM)Digital TwinAutonomous RobotsBuilding Energy Management System (BEMS)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)||Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Building Energy Management System (BEMS)Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence||Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Indoor Positioning System (IPS)||Real-Time Location System (RTLS)Track and Trace for Industrial Tools & AssetsProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)||Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Predictive Maintenance (PdM)||Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence|
|Partners||IBMIBM Watson (IBM)Silver Spring NetworksHuaweiCapgeminiSAP||IntelMicrosoftPTCIBM||Honeywell||TELE2IntelNational Instruments|