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SO WHAT IS INDUSTRIAL IoT? (INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS)

Industrial IoT uses interconnected sensors, devices, and machines to collect and analyze data in industrial environments for better decision-making, process optimization, and efficiency. This technology utilizes advanced tools like cloud computing, AI, and machine learning to offer real-time insights and analytics, enhancing equipment performance, supply chain management, and productivity. Industrial IoT can revolutionize industries, such as manufacturing, energy, transportation, and agriculture, by enabling predictive maintenance, reducing downtime, and increasing efficiency.

iCE's INDUSTRIAL IoT SOLUTION

At iCE, we provide a comprehensive solution for companies looking to adopt industrial and commercial IoT technologies. Our process starts with a detailed assessment of each client's needs and goals. We then collect data through multiple communication channels from our wide array of IoT gateways and sensors. This data is processed in real-time by our advanced iCE-NEO software platform. Our platform features tailor-made dashboards for monitoring live data and employs pre-set algorithms to analyze this information. Should any irregularities surface, our system quickly sends out alerts to facilitate immediate response.

  • Consulting and integration: Offering experienced,  expert advice and support to help businesses plan, design, and implement their IoT solutions, as well as integrate with existing systems.

  • IIoT hardware: Providing a comprehensive range of sensors, gateways, controllers, routers and devices to capture and transmit data from environments machines, equipment, and other assets.

  • IIoT software: Offering a platform to manage, analyze, and visualize the data collected from IoT devices, including dashboards and analytics tools.

  • IIoT connectivity: Providing secure and reliable connectivity solutions to ensure seamless communication between devices and the cloud.

  • SIM Cards & Data Bundles: iCE simplifies the process of acquiring and activating SIM cards. In addition we offer data and SMS management services and bundles where required.

  • Maintenance and support: Providing ongoing maintenance and support to ensure the IoT infrastructure operates effectively and efficiently.

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iCE-NEO is iCE's Cloud-Based Industrial and Commercial IoT software platform

iCE NEO

KEY FEATURES

  • Data management: Manage and store data from iCE IoT gateways securely and efficiently, including real-time and historical data.

  • Data visualization: Visualize and analyze the data collected from our IoT devices, such as dashboards, reports, and analytics.

  • Device management: The ability to manage and monitor IoT devices remotely.

  • Connectivity management: Manage and secure the connectivity between IoT devices and the cloud platform.

  • Integration capabilities: Integration options with other systems and applications, including third-party analytics and alerting tools.

  • Alerting and notification: Configure automated alerts and notifications based on pre-defined thresholds, events, or anomalies.

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  • Scalability: The ability to scale the platform to accommodate large numbers of IoT devices and users, as well as handle high volumes of data.

  • Flexibility: Flexible and customizable to meet the specific needs and requirements of each business.

COMMUNICATION

A reliable communication channel is essential for the success of IoT as it allows devices to send and receive data in a timely and accurate manner. With the large amount of data generated by IoT devices, a stable connection is necessary for efficient real-time analysis, which is crucial for many IoT applications. This is especially important in remote monitoring and control applications where a stable communication channel is essential for sensors to continuously transmit data to a central management system. Any disruptions in communication can result in data loss, delayed decision-making, or system failures, which can have significant consequences in terms of safety, productivity, and overall performance.

​iCE offer a number of communication channel options and services, for redundancy and maintenance :

  • Ethernet: iCE IoT gateways have the option to use Ethernet to connect to local networks and the internet. This is often configured as the primary channel where internet access is available.

  • Cellular: iCE gateways can also use cellular networks to transmit data to the cloud or other systems. This channel can be configured as the primary for "out-of-band" communication or as redundancy where the primary Ethernet channel fails. Dual SIM support is available in certain models where required.

  • LoRaWAN: Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) such as LoRaWAN are optimized for low-bandwidth, low-power communication over long distances, making them ideal and are utilised in iCE, IoT sensors and gateways.

  • MQTT: MQTT's lightweight design, efficient communication, and flexible QoS levels make it the ideal protocol for IoT applications. All iCE gateways utilise MQTT as the primary protocol. 

  • SIM Cards: iCE also supplies IoT SIM cards and management options for the supporting data and SMS bundles.

KEY BENEFITS OF INDUSTRIAL IoT

  • Increased efficiency and productivity: IoT devices can automate various processes, reduce downtime, and increase overall efficiency, which can result in higher productivity.

  • Improved safety: IoT sensors can detect safety hazards, such as gas leaks or fires, and alert workers to potential danger, thus improving safety in the workplace.

  • Enhanced predictive maintenance: IoT devices can monitor equipment performance in real-time and detect potential issues before they become major problems, allowing for proactive maintenance and reducing downtime.

  • Cost savings: IoT devices can reduce energy consumption, optimize resource utilization, and improve supply chain management, resulting in cost savings for businesses.

  • Improved decision-making: IoT data can provide valuable insights and analytics, enabling informed decision-making and optimization of business processes.

  • Increased customer satisfaction: IoT can provide real-time monitoring of products and services, allowing for faster response times and better customer service.

  • Increased security: IoT devices can be used to monitor and secure commercial spaces, protecting against theft, vandalism, and other security threats.

  • Environmental sustainability: IoT devices can help businesses monitor and reduce their environmental impact, such as by tracking energy consumption or reducing waste.

Industrial IoT is an essential technology that enables businesses to streamline operations and optimize processes in industrial environments. The benefits of industrial IoT are vast, and its impact is felt across various industries and applications. As the digital transformation continues to gather pace, industrial IoT is becoming increasingly vital for businesses to remain competitive and drive growth in the future.

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