A few years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) wasn’t even a thing! Today we’ve found a reason to embed a URL into everything from toasters to doorbells, dog collars to running shoes. What’s next? Dental floss! (Oh wait, that’s already happened!)
All kidding aside (okay, there may be a bit more kidding,) let’s take a minute and highlight some of the basics, and what the IoT could do for your manufacturing business.
What is the IoT?
Merriam-Webster: The networking capability that allows information to be sent to and received from objects and devices (such as fixtures and kitchen appliances) using the Internet. The Internet of Things really comes together with the connection of sensors and machines.
Urban Dictionary: In tech world, it stands for “Internet of Things”; literally means physical objects with internet capabilities such as smart watches, cars, buildings, etc.
Does the Internet of Things have a place in Manufacturing?
For companies looking to reduce costs, improve operational efficiencies, get products to market faster and improve safety for their workforce, the answer is YES! It even has its own abbreviation – IIoT, (Industrial Internet of Things.)
Where IIoT Solutions Excel in Manufacturing…
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Speaking of sensors, my FitBit just buzzed. Time to get my hourly steps in!