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A New Type of Industrial Automation

A New Type of Industrial Automation

Companies are facing intense pressure to increase productivity, make business processes more efficient and meet sustainability targets. New digital technologies can help them stay ahead of the competition by optimising end-to-end operations and becoming more responsive to customers. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a prime catalyst for this transformation. It combines the most powerful technologies that have been used in the industrial sector for ages: automation, m2m communication, Big Data, Machine Learning, and the IoT.

By digitally transforming their business, companies are not only gaining additional operational efficiencies through intelligence available from the data received from a wide range of machines, they are also increasing loyalty through improved customer satisfaction.

Since IIoT is raising a new set of challenges across the industries in areas such as security, device connectivity and management, data storage, messaging, analytics, and many more, organisations of all sizes are embracing IoT platforms as a foundational component of the next generation of industrial solutions. IoT platforms are powering solutions that connect smart devices, industrial systems, and people.

WolkAbout IoT Platform understands m2m data flow process and serves as a foundation for modern and connected industrial systems. Since it is hardware agnostic, it is easily integrated with a broad variety of sensors, controllers, industrial PCs and device gateways, allowing interoperability between them and enabling secure connection of these assets with company’s operations and business systems. This way, WolkAbout IoT Platform allows remote monitoring, control and automation using smartphones or tablets and is capable of comprehensive process data analytics based on the real-time performance. Finally, an enormous amount of data which is produced and stored on the platform helps in identifying failures and inefficiencies rapidly, which then drives improvements in efficiency, quality, sustainability, more targeted distribution, and supply chain traceability.

There are diverse use cases in which WolkAbout IoT Platform plays a foundational role:

  • New service-based business model

  • Connected operations and asset tracking

  • Real-time asset health monitoring

  • Energy management

  • Predictive analytics

  • Connected operational and business intelligence

Every industry, from manufacturing and transportation to retail and agriculture, is poised to transform. But while this extensive transformation is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. Companies are reluctant to change their core business models due to entropy, tradition, and worry about significant capital outlays. That’s why many traditional companies need help in managing the complexity of options and implementing their transformation. WolkAbout holds its place as a knowledgeable partner who can lead any company through the process of digital transformation.

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