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What Manufacturers Need to Know About Industry 4.0

June 21, 2017 by Patty Rasmussen

You’ve heard the phrase, right? Industry 4.0

But do you know what it means?

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Filed Under: Technology, Manufacturing, Internet of Things

How IoT is Creating Logistics and Supply Chain Efficiency

June 09, 2017 by Patty Rasmussen

Consumers are a demanding bunch. They want what they want and they want it now! They also want to know where their product is at all times. Think about it: If you can implant a chip in a dog and know where it is when it runs off, why can't you do the same thing with a load of product on a ship, train or truck? Or even a specific product on a pallet or in a box?

The Freightliner Inspiration Truck on a U.S. Highway near Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 5, 2015, Daimler Trucks introduced the Freightliner Inspiration Truck, the world´s first autonomous truck to be granted a license for road use. (Photo courtesy of Daimler)

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Filed Under: Logistics, Technology, Supply Chain Management, Internet of Things, Innovation

How IoT Intersects With HVAC and What It Means to You

May 12, 2017 by Patty Rasmussen

I was at a recent conference where we broke into groups to discuss how technology was disrupting our industries, or was likely to do so in the future. There were six people in my group, all from different industries — health care, logistics, education, real estate, web design and manufacturing. It was fascinating to hear real life stories of the way technology has seeped into everything we do. But it’s even more riveting to hear the stories of boundless potential waiting just around the corner.

Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric/pexels.com 

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Filed Under: Technology, Internet of Things, HVAC

Top Internet of Things Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

December 08, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

The other day a colleague and I sat down with one of the engineers in our office to talk about the Internet of Things (IoT). While we talked, he sketched the picture above. It's one of those things that made sense at the time. It's good for a chuckle, right? 

The IoT is one of those topics that can be tough to pin down. Developments in IoT move fast, and in that spirit we offer this brief list of blogs to bookmark and Twitter handles to follow to stay up to speed with this rapidly changing sector. We invite you to add some of your favorite blogs on this subject in the comment section below.

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Filed Under: Technology, Internet of Things, Innovation

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