Understanding IoT for the Factory Floor

Data “tags” are essential to any industrial process on the factory floor. They rarely leave the factory floor, but when they do, a great deal can be learned from them for operational queries such as: “What was the state of the system when the tank started leaking?”...

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Caravela at IFAT in Munich Germany

Greetings from the other side of the world! The Caravela team is in Europe, where a meeting of the minds has been taking place in Munich, Germany at IFAT, the world’s leading trade fair for people who care about water – like us. As IoT specialists, we see a huge...

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IoT: Driving the Next Industrial Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) has tremendous potential to create real economic value for your business. A McKinsey Global Institute report found that proper linking of the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025!...

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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are small computers that monitor inputs and outputs, making logic-based decisions for automated processes and/or machines, particularly in manufacturing environments. PLCs are robust, reliable – and if implemented correctly – are...

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IoT Database Architecture

Why making the right strategic decisions when setting up your IoT database architecture will pay dividends in the future. Choosing the right back-end infrastructure architecture by making important initial strategic decisions will save a lot of headaches and money...

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Industrial IoT: Getting Started – IoT Architecture

Building the right IoT architecture by making some strategic decisions up front will save a lot of headaches and money down the road. Begin the process by asking yourselves a few questions to decide what types of data you need to collect to achieve your objectives....

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Leveraging IoT for Competitive Advantage

Opponents and proponents of the Internet of Things differ vigorously as to whether its ultimate impact will be positive or negative. Both sides wholeheartedly agree on one thing, though: That the world will be enormously changed by the IoT phenomenon. Our population...

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