The Internet of Things will give you more data
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers big value for the outdoor industrial environment. Ever increasing access to productivity, asset health, security and other “things” like onboard applications allows you to adapt more quickly to the changing requirements and conditions of your environment.
More data puts more pressure on your network
In a connected IoT environment, huge amounts of data are collected from devices throughout the network, and brought to a central or cloud based location for analytics and business decisions. The constant data collection and communication required in outdoor industrial environments can rapidly affect the performance of your network and its ability to scale as additional applications are added.
Move from a connected IoT to a smart IoT
A smart IoT allows some, if not most, of the analytics you require to be performed at the edge. Edge computing devices collect the data from locally connected IoT devices and have the ability to run applications locally. Smart IoT systems reduce the massive network requirement of fully connected IoT by reducing both the time and expense required to transmit all the data, all the time, back to the core. Moving from a connected to a smart IoT helps you reduce the pressure put on your wireless network and ensures continuous real-time access to your data. Improving productivity and safety while reducing costs.
Take your computing to the edge
3D-P Intelligent Endpoints (IEP) are highly capable edge-computing devices. Each IEP is an open computing platform with interfaces for communications to all mobile equipment systems and a broad suite of utility applications to manage data flow over the network, trigger actions based on geo-fences and monitor network performance.
Native and third-party applications can be hosted on the IEP, performing edge computing functions, utilizing the available data prior to sending it over the network and reducing the network load and the amount of expensive hardware on the equipment. Uploading of data can be prioritized by application, only allowed in specific geo-fenced areas or times, or allowed to utilize only a portion of the available bandwidth, which all helps to reduce and manage the load on the wireless network.
Are you ready to realize the next generation of Internet of Things? Contact 3D-P today.