Understanding the Basics of IoT


The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more and more popular in manufacturing. It allows businesses to gain information previously unavailable from the machines their users interact with every day. IoT provides extra data that offers unique insights into the business and allows you to make real-time decisions.  

A sensor or piece of equipment by itself is limited in its ability to process any kind of data that it collects. IoT supports two-way communication that allows for a necessary hand-off of data collected to make sense of it. This data drives action from anything to tripping an actuator to initiating a robot to pick and deliver stock from a storage location.

The real benefit of IoT is being able to analyze data that is most important to your business. With the large amount of data a business compiles, IoT gives you the ability to pick and choose the important conditions or fields to analyze. Helping focus your attention where it really belongs. 

The requirements for a business to take advantage of IoT is a sensor or device for registering a measurement, internet access, and a computer system for processing the information.  

In today’s digital transformation and Industry 4.0, IoT is just one part of a digital strategy. Combining that with cloud solutions and industry knowledge can really help modernize your business. Need help navigating your IoT journey, let 2W Tech help. We are a technology solutions provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry.

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