The IoT/IIoT is a network of intelligent computers, devices, sensors and objects that collect and share huge amounts of data. The collected data is sent to a central (Cloud or Premise) service where it is aggregated with other data and then shared with end users in a helpful way. The IIoT will revolutionize industries by enabling the acquisition and accessibility of far greater amounts of data, at greater speeds, and more efficiently than before. A number of innovative companies have started to implement the IIoT by leveraging intelligent, connected devices in their factories or plants.
The IIoT can greatly improve connectivity, efficiency, scalability, time savings, and cost savings for industrial organizations. Companies are already benefitting from the IIoT through cost savings due to predictive maintenance, improved safety, and other operational efficiencies.
IIoT networks of intelligent devices allow objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure and allow industrial organizations to integrate and connect all of their people, data, and processes from the factory floor/plant to the executive offices. Business leaders can use IIoT data to get a full and accurate view of how their enterprise is doing, which will help them make better decisions.
Interoperability between devices and machines that use different protocols and have different architectures and its security are probably the two biggest challenges surrounding the implementation of IioT. Implementing IIoT does not necessarly change existing infrastructure. This is where our company years of system integration experiences can help. We can IIoT-enabled existing SCADA or Automation System.