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Advanced Metering Infrastructural System Advanced Metering Infrastructural System
Unlike the current electric meter, the TOU meter records the total kilowatt-hour consumption, and the meter's computerized clock keeps track of the energy use during different times of the day and year.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS - A system is needed to implement pay-as-you-useSTAKEHOLDERS - Utility usersKEY OBJECTIVES - Improve utility services and visibility- Enhance reliability of utility services- To detect utilities real-time consumption and usage outletsTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES - Smart meters provide real-time utility usage data to centralized systemUSAGE VIEWPOINT - Smart meters can detect the use and feedback the data to central monitoring and billing system - The central system keeps the logs and generates bills as peruseFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT - Sensors: Flow, Current and voltage sensors- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analysis- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces
Asset Efficiency Asset Efficiency
Asset Efficiency refers to the process of analyzing the health of an asset. The health of an asset in itself relates to the asset's utility, its need to be replaced, and its need for maintenance. The Use Case is broken down into three key components:-Monitoring: Tracking the actual health and viability of the asset-Diagnostic Analysis: Comparing new, real-time data to relevant data from the past in order to detect any anomalies-Prognostics: Given past data, algorithms are developed to determine the remaining useful life of an asset
Automatic Fleet Routing (Telematics) Automatic Fleet Routing (Telematics)
Telematics systems monitor the location of fleet vehicles, to increase routing efficiency, driver safety, and fleet communications. Telematics involves tagging inventory and vehicles with RFID readers in order to enable mobile resource management, route optimization, and real-time visibility for delivery operations.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS- Transportation fleets are not taking the most optimal routes- Customers demand visibility on the delivery of their goods- Need to maintain top performance and productivity in competitive market- Less than truckload for fleet operators - how to ensure full truckload (key KPI)STAKEHOLDERS- Logistics providersKEY OBJECTIVES- To achieve reduced delivery time and improved delivery quality- Optimize logistics and delivery systems and save fuel costTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES- Track location in Real-time- Track vehicle parameters like storage compartment temperature, humidity, inventory etc- Reduce fuel costs - Improve route planning- Monitor dispatches- Monitor drivers' condition USAGE VIEWPOINT- Real time location and parameters of the delivery trucks are tracked. This data is fed back to the analytical software tools.- Real time location, destination and delivery points are analysed on map and shortest path is decided for the vehicles. - Delivery points are optimized.FUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT- Sensors: GPS tracking system- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analytics- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces
Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)
The technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meter or energy metering devices (gas, electric) and transferring that data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting, and data analysis.
Autonomous Manufacturing Autonomous Manufacturing
Autonomous systems, which have the ability to learn, adapt and take decisions, have already been labelled as revolutionary technologies of the future in many sectors.
Autonomous Robots Autonomous Robots
Autonomous robots are intelligent machines capable of performing tasks in the world independently, without direct human control. Examples range from autonomous helicopters to industrial production robots.
Autonomous Transportation Autonomous Transportation
Autonomous transportation describes systems that provide unmanned, autonomous transfer of equipment, baggage, people, information or resources from point-to-point with minimal intervention.
Baggage Management Baggage Management
Smart Airline Baggage Management, part of a broader aviation ecosystem vision, is aimed at reducing the instances of delayed, damaged and lost bags leading to lower economic risk exposure to the airlines; increasing the ability to track and report on baggage including location and weight changes to prevent theft and loss; and improve customer satisfaction through better communication including offering new value-added services to frequent flyers.
Building Automation and Controls (BAC) | Building Management System (BMS) Building Automation and Controls (BAC) | Building Management System (BMS)
Building Automation and Controls (BAC) are a combination of hardware and software that control a building’s power systems; lighting and illumination; electric power and control; security, observation and magnetic card access; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC); outdoor controls; lift, elevator and escalator controls; entertainment and BMS (Building Management Systems).
Building Energy Management System (BEMS) Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computer-based systems that help to manage, control and monitor building technical services (HVAC, lighting etc.) and the energy consumption of devices used by the building. They provide the information and the tools that building managers need both to understand the energy usage of their buildings and to control and improve their buildings’ energy performance.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS- Energy costs are rising due to the depletion of fossil fuels, increasing regulation, and geopolitical instability - Most buildings lack instrumentation to track energy consumption data and software to visualize and analyze energy consumption patterns- Without visibility, stakeholders are unable to take action to address potential problem areas such as air conditioning systems, lighting systems, and ventilatorsSTAKEHOLDERS- Building owners and operators- Residents or employees- Local government KEY OBJECTIVES- Reduce energy consumption by optimizing usage behavior- Develop an ‘energy command center’ to visualize energy consumption - Compare, predict and analyze energy consumption and performance across floors, rooms or working spaces- Govern behavior with alerts and notification TYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES- Monitor the consumption and requirement of the energy in components- Analyze the available consumption data- Control the usage of energy consuming components in the premises by keeping same or improving the user experience- Control power generation, storage, distribution and sharing with other grids according to the requirements USAGE VIEWPOINT- Monitor energy consumption at the macro and micro level, from buildings to floors, to equipment and offices - Visualize energy consumption to identify patterns and trends that can be acted upon- Optimize consumption by planning and controlling usage - Utilize energy optimization algorithms to manage usage during peak periods and low use periods FUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT- Sensors: position, occupancy, motion, light, temperature, humidity- Network: Local Area Network (LAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analytics- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces
Collaborative Robotics Collaborative Robotics
A flexible form of human-machine interaction where the user is in direct contact with the robot while he is guiding and training it.
Condition-based Maintenance (CBM) Condition-based Maintenance (CBM)
Condition-based Maintenance (CBM) or predictive maintenance is the science of maintaining physical assets over time, in order to maximize their return on those assets. It is enabled by sensors and data analytics that provide visibility into the current and future status of assets.
Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
Continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) are used to monitor flue gas for oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide to provide information for combustion control in industrial settings.
3D Printing | Additive Manufacturing (AM) 3D Printing | Additive Manufacturing (AM)
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object from successive layers of material. These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or other data source.
Drone Field Operations Drone Field Operations
Using drones for crop surveillance can drastically increase farm crop yields while minimizing the cost of walking the fields or airplane fly-over filming.
Edge Intelligence Edge Intelligence
Industrial Internet Consortium members Hewlett-Packard and Real-Time Innovation have joined together on the Edge Intelligence Testbed. The primary objective of the Edge Intelligence Testbed is to significantly accelerate the development of edge architectures and algorithms by removing the barriers that many developers face: access to a wide variety of advanced compute hardware and software configurable to directly resemble state-of-the-art edge systems at very low cost to the tester/developer.
Energy Usage and Billing Information Energy Usage and Billing Information
Smart meters are essential to efficient energy consumption and a key part of the smart grid infrastructure. Smart meters help consumers stay fully informed about their daily energy use and eliminate wasteful routines or get rid of inefficient appliances. For utility companies, the real-time visibility into energy consumption process translates into accurate billing data and the ability to balance demand against supply via flexible pricing and other policies.
Enterprise Asset Management Enterprise Asset Management
Asset management systems enable organizations effectively monitor and manage their different types of assets without creating a huge management workload that erodes the bottom line.
Equipment Efficiency Optimization Equipment Efficiency Optimization
Optimizing the efficiency of equipment has a significant impact on profits and shareholder value. It affects productivity an quality.
Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
FOVI is designed to collect sensor data generated on the factory floor, production-equipment logs, production plans and statistics, operator information, and to integrate all this and other related information in the cloud. In this way, it can be used to bring visibility to production facilities, analyze and predict outcomes, and support better decisions for improvements.
Fleet Management (FM) Fleet Management (FM)
Automated Fleet Management solutions to connect vehicles and monitor driver activities, allowing managers to gain an unprecedented level of insight into fleet performance and driver behavior. This enables them to know where vehicles and drivers are at all times, identify potential problems much sooner and mitigate risks before they become larger issues that can jeopardize client satisfaction, impact driver safety or increase costs.
Gas and Water Meter Reading Gas and Water Meter Reading
These smart meters will provide a wealth of information that can help utilities and their consumers in many ways – from allowing fully automated billing based on time of use or network status (e.g., with prices rising and falling according to peak and trough usage) to enabling meter-to-appliance communications to help change consumer energy behavior.
Gas Detection predictive maintenance Gas Detection predictive maintenance
Operators use gas detection devices to monitor and prevent gas leaks. Detection of gas levels and leakages in industrial environments, surroundings of chemical factories and inside mines.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS - Equipment failure in the compressor station can lead to loss of revenue- Preventive maintenance at remote sites is costly and sometimes ineffective- A system is needed to monitor the parameters of the setup to predict failuresSTAKEHOLDERS - Gas pipeline owners and operators- Gas usersKEY OBJECTIVES - To provide uninterrupted gas service to the intended users- Quality of service- To optimize the predictive maintenance schedules- Imminent failure alertsTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES - Secure, coordinated machine/device connectivity- Enhanced equipment sensing to generate data for predictive maintenance- Data distribution to predictive analytics algorithms and monitoring applications (local or cloud)- Predictive analytics for any vendor’s equipment- Reporting to pipeline owner/operatorUSAGE VIEWPOINT - Data at compressor stations and other operational points to be monitored continuouslyThese data to be sent to predictive analytics software toolsResult of the analysis to be reported to the user/ownerFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT - Sensors: Pressure, Flow- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Predictive analysis
High Speed Network Infrastructure High Speed Network Infrastructure
The High-Speed Network Infrastructure testbed will introduce high-speed fiber optic lines to support Industrial Internet initiatives. The network will transfer data at 100 gigabits per second to support seamless machine-2-machines communications and data transfer across connected control systems, big infrastructure products, and manufacturing plants.
Indoor Air Quality Monitoring (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality Monitoring (IAQ)
Air quality monitoring (IAQ) is carried out to assess the extent of pollution, ensure compliance with national legislation, evaluate control options, and provide data for air quality modelling. It is particularly important in chemical plants or other facilities with potentially harmful concentrations of pollutants.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS - A system is needed to sense air quality at static and moving locations (on car body) all over the city and feedback the data to the lab over networkSTAKEHOLDERS - City residents- Meteorological labsKEY OBJECTIVES - To have improved air quality in the city- Save environment- To detect air quality at various locations in the city and detect the reasons for its deteriorationTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES - A system can detect air quality at stationary locations, as well as it can also be mounted on car body- It continuously sends data to centralized monitoring system, which can log, analyze and predict the air quality of a particular locationUSAGE VIEWPOINT - Sensors are mounted on stationary as well as on moving car body to detect harmful gases and substances in air all across the city- These sensors send real-time information to the central location- Software analytical tools monitor the real-time data and can find the air quality deteriorating premises in the city as per the density variation and trends in the data logFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT - Sensors: Chemical- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN) - Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Predictive Analytics- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces
Indoor Positioning System (IPS) Indoor Positioning System (IPS)
Indoor Positioning Systems are used to locate persons or objects inside buildings, as opposed to GPS which works outdoors.
Industrial Digital Thread Industrial Digital Thread
To collect information in the design, manufacturing, service, supply-chain setup and provide access to and intelligent analytics for industrial manufacturing and performance data, to identify the root cause easier. Such insights can improve not only service and owner/operator productivity, but also provide critical feedback to the design engineering and manufacturing operations teams for continuous improvement.
Industrial Edge Computing Industrial Edge Computing
Edge (fog) computing shifts computing applications, data, and services away from centralized servers to the extremes of a network. This enables analytics and knowledge generation to occur at the source of the data.
Industrial Wearables Industrial Wearables
Wearable products comprise smart devices equipped with microchips, sensors, and wireless communication capabilities. These devices collect data, track activities, and provide customized experiences to user’s needs and desires.
Infinite Infinite
Completely virtual domains that are able to be connected via mobile networks; A solution that allows multiple virtual domains to securely run via one physical network.