What is IoT and how we can support
Today, objects and devices are part of an information chain enabled by digital communication in networks and high-performance data analysis. They are used as parts of multi-layered intelligent systems: this is referred to “Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Industry 4.0”.
We can define the “Internet of Things” (IoT) as the access of information on an object through a digital communication channel.
Industry 4.0 uses IoT technology for production, greatly enhancing efficiency, productivity and flexibility.
The IoT information chain elements
Any IoT system comprises the following elements:
- DATA LOGGERS
- DATA ANALYSIS
A sensor senses a parameter of interest related to an object carrying out a useful function. The parameter is related to the environment near the object, to the function of the object, or to its usage conditions. Usage conditions are related to how severely or effectively the component is being used.
The logger powers the transducers and sensors, acquires data, transforms it into a digital signal. The logger can store data locally if the system is isolated for some time.
A gateway will acquire logger data and transmit through a digital telecommunication channel to a database, which is accessed by a “brain”. It can be wired to the brain, or transmit data through a LAN, VPN, or the world-wide web, depending on how sensitive the information is and whether the system works isolated or with other systems.
The brain analyses the data and feeds back key information, relying on a model of the device.
The brain can be a human intelligence analyzing data at regular intervals, an artificial intelligence carrying the same function automatically, or a combination of both. The analysis process leads to an informed decision about actions to perform.
IoT Information transformation model
The Internet of Things is related to the following information transformation model.
Closing the loop
The information chain is closed in a loop when human or machine adapt their behaviour to maximize device life, reduce usage and maintenance costs, or maximize functional performance and safety.
Most of the benefit and performance is secured by closing the information loop.
Create your custom sensing application for IoT !
Depending on your application, HAPTICA can focus on any one segment of the IoT information chain.
We will analyze your requirements and propose effective solutions.
- DEVELOP YOUR IoT PRODUCT
- DEVELOP SENSORS AND TRASDUCERS FOR YOUR PRODUCT
- APPLY OUR SENSORS TO YOUR DEVICE
- PROVIDE AND CUSTOMIZE OUR LOGGERS AND GATEWAYS
- DEVELOP IoT SOFTWARE
Discuss your application for IoT or any new development!
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