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The Industrial IoT is not merely a vision of the future, it is here and now as this slideshow demonstrates.
Mass customization has already arrived. Buildings only light rooms when people are present. The farm soil will tell you when it needs water -- in fact, it will water itself. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is exploding with possibilities, and the deployment is now, not is some highly developed future.
Factories can change from one product to another with the simple tap of a touchscreen. If one piece of equipment on the line breaks down, the rest of the line is alerted. Jet engines will tell you when they need maintenance. Highway will alert you when they need snow removal.
Click on this link to check out these applications for the IIoT. They’re happening now, not in a Jetson-esque future.
Note: This article originally appeared on EE Times' sister publication Design News. Clicking on the link above the image will open a new window with the slideshow on that site.
M2M connectivity can offer a wide range of benefits, from alerting a machine down the line that one of the machines has failed, or to switch products on a production line without lengthy set-up.