In the flattening world, global scale services are a must. If your business’s operations rely on heavy machinery; in the dawn of new technology era, there is no doubt that digitalizing industrial assets would bring significant benefits. Especially, when you own thousands of devices located in a wide geographical range.
This digitizing process is done through adopting edge computing which is integrated into an industrial IoT platform. A complete industrial IoT platform includes hardware with integrated connectivity, embedded software and a cloud-based service with a user interface. Most of general IoT platforms can fulfill those elementary roles in prevalent uses. By adopting only general IoT platform, you might not get full benefits of edge computing. Edge computing is the promising future for IoT: edge computing: the perfect technology solution. We see the need for a flexible IIoT platform with integrated edge computing. We also believe in the system of systems architecture where different IoT platforms can be connected. This way shifting from one general platform to another – or even connect to several platforms is possible. Let’s have a closer look at how these applications can manage to improve your companies’ global service.
Firstly, your company needs a globally-accessible information rather than a team of engineers who are always on call for on-site maintenance. This information need can be fulfilled by using an industrial IoT platform which allows cross-border deployment and assets monitoring in different time zone without local representatives. Now you can save a significant amount of money in labor costs and increase maintenance efficiency.
Secondly, in the edge computing solution, the autonomy of machines is higher and only pre-analyzed data is sent to cloud. This can solve the problem of transferring a large amount of data between remote sites and cloud. Consequently, company can save computer resource and data cost.
Finally, providing the real-time actuation, control, and locations helps your company to detect potential failures or unintended misuse situation of the expensive industrial assets. Hence, unplanned downtime can be reduced, and condition management service stream lined. New services are provided remotely on a global scale which results directly in lengthening your industrial assets’ life cycle.
The digital technology is an enabler for new business models on a global scale. This can be done by redistributing on-site and on-line knowhow services by providing 24/7 customer service globally. From the benefits that industrial IoT platforms and edge computing solution are presented above, organizations might have to reframe their focus to maximize the return on investment and discover new opportunities.
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