What is the Industrial Internet of Things?

What is the Industrial Internet of Things?

Whilst we have previously written about Internet of Things (IoT), IIoT stands for Industrial Internet of Things. The IoT is a network of devices which are connected to the internet and collect and exchange data to one another. It refers to the devices you and I can buy such as an Amazon Echo or a connected thermostat.

The IIoT meanwhile refers to the application of IoT technology in manufacturing and factory-based work environments, known as Industry 4.0. IIoT products and services are well-suited to the heavy usage environment, as it enables greater storage and usage of data at far superior speeds, efficiency, and most importantly durability.

IIoT can also save industrial organizations considerable expense. Companies can now implement predictive maintenance, ensuring that machinery is serviced only when it needs to be. Faults can be detected immediately which also stops problems getting worse. As a result safety is improved and delays in production are reduced. Also, the improved intelligence IIoT brings can ensure that from the field to the factory floor, any organization’s data can be connected to the boardroom.

This data and synchronicity can produce a clear picture of the organization for business leaders, helping spot inefficiencies and problems faster than the workforce could. In manufacturing specifically, these practices help with quality control, sustainable and green practices, supply chain traceability and overall efficiency.

As a result, the adoption of IIoT is booming. Industry is pushing to modernize their systems to meet new regulation and to keep up with the market and disruptive technologies.

Check out our post to find out more about how IIoT is revolutionizing industry.

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