Internet of Thingsgateway2017-09-06T01:52:31+00:00
“The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. The IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention.” – according to Wikipedia.
The Scope of IoT
If you have trouble thinking outside-the-box and abstraction, integration, mixed protocols and reverse engineering put a puzzled look on your face, then this isn’t your fight. IoT and especially IIoT is a mixture of science, technology, hacks, cracks and black magic and it’s fantastic!
Project Management & Softskills 80%
Programming Skills 75%
Basic Electronics 50%
Creative, Experienced, Technology Generalist 95%
It all begins with intelligent sensors for flow rate, power consumption, temperature, moisture, counting, encoders and readers, barcode and RFID readers. There are, however, occasions when you will need to MacGyver your own. It’s still early in the IIoT game.
Frameworks, Networking & Security
Secure LAN/WAN communications and networking should be mandatory whether you plan to route signals around the corner or across the globe..
Dashboards & HMI & Predictive Analytics
If it starts with the sensor then it ends with a well laid out HMI or Analytics and Control Dashboard. The secured dashboards should also be available on any device, anywhere and at any time.