The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
Hazardous Locations are data-rich operations that are most likely to benefit from an IoT strategy. To have a successful IoT deployment – Get a computer to operate in the Hazardous Location. To gain long-term efficiency - Provide a single Windows platform so that when an tablet Intel-based sensor triggers, a mobile worker is connected and can react.
Benefits from implementing mobility in hazardous area:
Real-time Communications: increased employee collaboration, responsiveness, decision-making speed and issue resolution via access to documents, employment portals, email, applications and cloud ERP
Efficiency + Ease of Use: single device for data capture, images, video, Bluetooth and NFC, plus universal user interface to access millions of enterprise applications
Safety + Universal Deployment: unified platform with secure architecture and intrinsically safe or enterprise-class global certifications at reasonable price point for operation-wide deployment
Foundation for IoT: It’s easy to get caught up in the hype and power of the Internet of Things. But the implementation is the hard part. The first step in connecting everything is connecting the people and the Cloud.