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Augmented reality (AR) is changing the way we do business by enabling engineers, operators, technicians and customers to experience products in a completely new way. From product design and development to sales, service and training initiatives, AR can make your organization more efficient and effective.
O’Reilly Media explores the impact and promise of AR for business in “Augmented Reality for the Industrial Enterprise.” In this report, they discuss in detail:
- Why AR and why now?
- AR use cases
- Key technologies for building AR experiences
- The best strategy for AR growth
- The future of AR
Download your copy of “Augmented Reality for the Industrial Enterprise” to discover why it’s right time for your business to embrace AR and how to quickly you can begin to see benefits.
Industrial markets are increasingly becoming the target of IoT services. Equipment that is connected and monitored in real time helps production engineers avoid costly downtime. Analytics applied to this same equipment can be disseminated across the operations to not only detect signs of a failure event but plan service to maintain and/or replace without affecting operations. This same set of analytics can be used to create new products based on actual usage.
But industrial companies have been generally slow to adopt many new IoT technologies and services for a variety of reasons. One reason for reluctance has been the perceived security risks that arise when products are connected. Another reason is the complexity of choice across suppliers and technologies. Yet another is lack of internal resources to build or support IoT applications.The supplier community has responded in multiple ways to these challenges, including development of IoT marketplaces and free trial offers. But another way that suppliers are responding is with ready-to-use apps targeting not only specific industrial markets, but also specific functional segments or roles within an organization. But an app is only the beginning of the journey to creating smart, connected operations, products, and solutions.
This white paper will provide insight on the primary industrial market segments seeking IoT solutions today. It will offer an overview of the technologies that are overcoming traditional industrial hurdles to IoT adoption as well as accelerating value. It will highlight the value of pre-built apps for industrial organizations, and conclude with an assessment of key capabilities for organizations to seek to create a long-term, sustainable, and cross-functional IoT operational capability.
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This white paper identifies the essential components of a successful IoT deployment: connectivity, data platform, and security framework.
To deliver an IoT project, there are many components that need to come together, and it can be challenging to integrate specific devices, software, and services with the essential requirements.
When organisations initiate or upgrade an implementation, the process can become disruptive, and the intermediate steps can lead to increased interoperability issues with existing systems. This can have competitive and directional impacts on the overall business model, and hinder the anticipated transformation.
Aeris can be an unbiased technology partner in determining which solution is best—based on coverage, application requirements, connectivity, security, and longevity. This ensures the lowest total cost of ownership and one of the most secure access capabilities in the IoT industry.
Solving the growth challenge for smart, connected devices
The predictions of there being many millions, if not billions, of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020 are soon to be put to the test.
In little more than two years, we’ll know just how accurate the analysts and researchers were but, regardless of how many millions of endpoints are connected, it’s clear that there will be growth in the number of connections to an order of magnitude never seen before.
Even measured predictions, such as Beecham Research’s estimate that the number of endpoints will grow 20-fold in the 2016 to 2022 period, demonstrate a vast increase in scale.
Organisations therefore need to carefully assess the scalability of their connectivity, their processing power, their resources and their budget. All these will need to move in harmony in order to be at the right scale when needed, without wasting money on under-utilised capabilities and capacity.
A guide to transforming the business model through IoT
One of the biggest opportunities that the IoT presents is the possibility of transforming your company’s business model to one offering connected services, instead of selling a physical product.
Typically this means that your business could charge customers on a per usage basis or on delivered value, instead of a single, upfront payment.
There are many obvious benefits to this approach such as attracting new user groups, differentiating yourself from your competition and better, longer relationships with your customers, to name just a few.
Many companies are already embarking on this journey but there are only a few that have completed the whole transformation. Knowledge of how they did this is hard to come by. This guide brings this knowledge to you.
Download today for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to taking companies through this transformation.
If 2016 was the year that the Internet of Things broke into mainstream consciousness, 2017 will be the one where it starts to prove its worth. While consumers are being wowed by virtual assistants that turn on the lights, those in enterprise are discovering how to demonstrate real value to their business.
The initial hype has been overcome, the technology and connectivity is here and sensors are bringing in data that is robust. Now this foundation stage is complete, attention can turn to the more exciting task of rapid experimentation and eventual widespread adoption. Many companies have completed proof of concept ideas and tinkered with small scale tests. But to be truly useful, these projects must mature quickly. It is this challenge that organizations must address as the need to scale rises in prominence.
Download this new paper from Gemalto, which was developed to assist those thinking about how the Internet of Things can aid their organisations. It outlines the opportunity that the new levels of connectivity bring, and helps demonstrate how organisations can quickly deploy reliable connected devices without the need for in house design expertise.
Neil Bosworth, UK manager, Gemalto M2M
The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to mature and organisations across many sectors are facing the challenges of scaling up from small, trial deployments and proof of concepts, to mainstream, high volume consumer deployments.
The demands of this are very different to those of a limited pilot project. Organisations need technology that enables them to flexibly add devices and users and achieve great scale.
This whitepaper includes a number of industrial use cases, demonstrating how companies were able to increase equipment performance, extend service life, differentiate themselves from their competition and increase profit.
Despite a continued lack of standardisation, this paper explains how it is possible to achieve rapid time to market for IoT services, greater flexibility and crucially, the ability to experiment!
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The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has fueled innovation on a massive scale. The value of a connected product or enterprise cannot be underestimated, but the challenges have been enormous.
Presently, the majority of the effort has been around infrastructure-related capabilities put in place to ensure the connectivity is available and the back-end can handle all the necessary interactions. IoT applications and services now are moving from cautious, limited volume trials and pilot projects into mainstream, mass-market deployments. The next set of challenges will revolve around rolling out solutions at scale. Below, five key focus areas are detailed.
Moving to an ever more connected world.
The digital transformation of people’s lives, both at work and outside of work, has become a relentless force. Network connectivity is both extending its geographic reach and multiplying as the number of networks available in any given place continues to grow. The computational power of devices continues to increase, cloud computing has become more cost effective and devices themselves get smaller and smaller. Advances in sensor technology are turning everyday objects into sources of data.
The combination of these trends has led us to a new place. It is now possible for a network of physical objects (vehicles, buildings, infrastructure, equipment of all shapes and types) to collect and exchange data and to work together. This enables devices, sensors and systems to operate autonomously in pursuit of goals and objectives set by the human architects of the system.
This has become known as The Internet of Things (IoT) & will drive radical change in the telecommunications industry.
With analyst firms forecasting exabytes of IoT-related network traffic by the mid-2020s and billions of IoT devices projected to be connected, it’s clear that IoT networks need to be optimised to minimise the impact of IoT traffic on other services using cellular networks and to ensure maximised utilisation of network resources on other types of networks.
The application traffic is only part of the challenge, the number of devices involved in IoT will mean a radical increase in the volume of non-app related traffic as devices send messages in the control plane of networks.
The author,Syed Hosain, is the chief technical officer of Aeris where he is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks, development programmes and technology strategy.