Saturday, April 30, 2016

IoT - Internet of Things - Innovative Uses - News Letter - April 2016

IoT is being described as revolution in industry and service sectors. It has applications in agriculture and mining as well. IoT is likely to contribute to 20% growth in World GDP by 2025. It is an important technology to be understood by all to benefit from it in various ways as consumers, producers and advocates of change in the society.

30 Apr 2016

Industry 4.0 Race between  Germany and USA - BCG Infographic

Improving Plant Profitability with IoT

22 April 2016

ABB innovation connects low-voltage networks to the Internet of Things, Services and People
Energy cost savings across industries of up to 30% possible using new cloud-based platform.
Zurich, Switzerland, April 22, 2016

Microsoft’s Nadella taps potential of industrial internet of things
April 22, 2016

7 key areas where Internet of Things impressed us with its usability
Future is here!
Apr 22, 2016

Kepware® Discusses Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity at Top Industry Events
Representatives selected to speak at leading North American industrial automation conferences for Smart Manufacturing and Oil & Gas

Cognitive Computing and IoT - IBM

21 April 2016
Scott Amyx Speaking at the Internet of Things Summit

Scott Amyx upload

20 April 2016
Public trash bins that automatically alert a municipality when they are  full.
IoT use is growing. What are companies are good to invest in IoT space?

19 April 2016
Consumer bodies see benefit in IoT devices and products

• Dell Services placed in Leader category of the overall IoT Services in the NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT)
• Same report places Dell Services in Leader category for IoT Application Services, Secure IoT Infrastructure Management and New Business Model Development
• Dell’s IoT Services helps customers streamline and optimize business with right IoT transformation

Amazon the Echo, the company’s hands-free speaker equipped with personal assistant Alexa. List price $179. You can give voice commands. It will execute the instructions as per the menu of services listed.

17 April 2016
IoT - Automotive health check up application

Tom Siebel's C3IoT
Tom is the person who started and developed Siebel CRM and sold it to Oracle. He is now into IoT.

15 April 2016
Ingenu and the City of Dallas Announce Availability of Machine Network Built Specifically for IoT Traffic

14 April 2016

The Internet Of Things Will Fundamentally Change HR
Patrick Willer
14-April-2016 | Future of Work | Internet Of Things

IoT, a new technology that has magical impact on the way we work is trending. The Human Resources department is in a unique position to prepare the workforce for this new way of working and utilize the Big Data generated by IoT.

HR must enable the workforce to drive innovation using the new technology (IoT). Create your own IoT adaptations by continuously innovating the company’s products and services.

12 April 2016
How to use the Tessel 2 and Node.js to build an IoT device.
By Kevin Sidwar April 12, 2016

11 April 2016

10 Case Studies for the Industrial Internet of Things
Posted by David Oro on April 11, 2016

7 April 2016

GE tests 100 Gbps Industrial Internet of Things network

April 5th, 2016
Libelium - New surface parking device -with LoRaWAN and Sigfox- features smaller size, higher accuracy and faster time of detection facilitating lower installation costs

Today at Intertraffic, Libelium has presented the new version of Waspmote Plug&Sense! Smart Parking, the solution for Smart Cities that allows citizens to detect available parking spots.

The new device is easier and cheaper to deploy as it is mounted on the road surface. Unlike most market versions, it does not need to dig a hole in the ground for installation reducing installation time from 30 to 5 minutes and allowing to be replaced by another unit in case of maintenance in just 10 minutes.

The new device has a smaller size -reduced over 50%-, higher accuracy and reliability, and faster time of detection. Besides, temperature does not affect the behaviour of readings.

28 March 2016

The use cases DataV has established in industrial environments:

A manufacturer of equipment for electric utilities can use DataV to provision and manage an array of software applications embedded in large populations of meters spread over dozens of utilities. As more and more intelligence is pushed into these devices, often over narrowband network connections, IoT device management becomes an exceedingly critical aspect of an IoT system.
A large commercial truck manufacturer can use DataV to improve asset uptime, reduce warranty exposure, drive down service costs, and improve product design. By extracting data from large fleets of trucks, this customer will be able to accurately predict failures before they occur and the repairs required to prevent them. Service technicians can be given precise, data-driven remediation steps and this information can be tied into warranty claims systems ensuring prompt and accurate payments.
A manufacturer of candy and operator of vending machines is able to use DataV to better manage inventory, ensure jurisdictional tax compliance, increase asset uptime, and reduce service costs. In this case, Bsquare partnered with Intel, Microsoft, and Aaeon to deliver an "intelligent vending" solution for a global confectionary company.

internet of things use case

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Smart Transformer - Market Size by 2020

The global distribution smart transformer market is projected to grow from $903.7 Million in 2015 to $2,185.8 Million in 2020, at a CAGR of 19.3%. Major implementation of smart grids happens at the distribution level, with increased consumer communication at the load center. Smart grids with smart transformers have heavy demand in regions with high industrialization urbanization rate such as Asia-Pacific and in the regions with aging power infrastructure such as North America and Europe. Power smart transformers, on the other hand, are used in the transmission networks and integration of the distributed renewable power generators. Monitoring and controlling of the power flow in real-time is achieved through the smart transformers. This aids the development of smart transmission & distribution networks.

The smart transformer market is primarily driven by increasing power demand, expanding power transmission & distribution networks, and the need to improve efficiency of grids along with reduction in wastage of electricity. Smart transformers are an integral part of the smart grid, offering regulated power supply with constant monitoring and feedback for outage prevention.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Smart Transformers

Smart Transformers Market worth $2,185.8 Million in 2020

The report "Smart Transformers Market by Type (Power, Distribution, Specialty, and Instrument), Application (Smart Grid, Traction Locomotive, Electric Vehicle Charging, and Others) & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020” defines and segments the smart transformer market with analysis of value, market share of leading players, and forecast for future trends. It also identifies the driving forces, restraining factors, and challenges for the market, highlighting the latest trends, and identifying opportunities.

Smart transformers combine current competitive technology with data acquisition for monitoring power transformer critical parameters, ultimately maximizing employees’ productivity while minimizing expenses. Additionally, smart transformers integrated into Smart Grid-enabling software systems can reroute power when a transformer is sending out a distress signal or nearing the end of life.

Transformers with inbuilt monitoring functions are being produced.  Also more sophisticated monitoring technology is being developed. Current high-end solutions include multiple intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) covering different aspects of the transformer. Using these, the asset owner can monitor the behavior of the transformer core, windings, oil, tap changer and bushings.

Monitoring improves the reliability of the assets by constantly keeping a watchful eye on the most critical transformer components.

Compared to traditional transformer diagnostic methods, which are performed onsite with the transformer de-energized, monitoring gives the asset owner access to real-time condition information, even from remote locations. When changes in conditions are detected, the operator is notified immediately.

ABB Paper on Smart Transformers

IoT Adoption in Health, Consumer Products, Discrete Manufacturing and Retail - 2016 Status

Report prepared by IDC sponsored by SAP.

In discrete manufacturing, IoT is already mainstream.

In Health  by 2018

In consumer Products by2018

In Retail by 2020.