Low-consumption Edge Computing, key of success for the IIoT for mobile assets
The monitoring of critical mobile assets deployed in harsh environments – those that require monitoring and increased maintenance – offer the most difficult challenges. Still, these systems are those whose operations require the greatest control and the greatest vigilance.
It is now possible to generate the missing information for the needs of operations and maintenance in difficult environments. These appliances offer the benefits of wireless technologies, combined with the energy autonomy to bring computing and processing power, to the field, closer to the source of the data and the operational need. Low power and wireless edge computing opens the door to a multitude of new applications.
While Cloud Computing, the primary vector of this transformation, has become commonplace in all organizations, Edge Computing is emerging as the key enabler to realize the full potential of the Internet of Things. Cloud and Edge computing are gradually emerging as complementary tiers to provide an optimal level of data processing and storage, according to their purpose and degree of sensitivity.
Accurate, lightweight, systems based on new generation, miniature wireless smart sensors, can be placed as closer as possible to critical points, on assets or subjects, mobile or in motion, to capture previously unattainable data. They pave the way for the development of innovative applications.
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