A physical object having a sensor, a connection to the Internet, a database, and a user interface represents a typical unit of the Internet of Things. The contemporary paradigm of the overall automation can hardly be imagined without the IoT. The sustained growth of markets continually pumped with new devices implies the improvement of the security standards that cannot do without the IoT. Thousands of mechanisms can be controlled simultaneously when all units are gathered through a cloud-based solution. When objects can interact directly without human intermediaries the major objective of the IoT is achieved. Thus, both the security and efficiency are improved when the human factor is eliminated.
The first internet-connected appliance appeared in 1982 when a modified Coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University was able to report whether the loaded drinks were cold. However, the more or less comprehensive concept in the form of a D2D (device to device) communication was proposed at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1999. In the same year, the term “Internet for things” was first articulated by Kevin Ashton at MIT where the radio-frequency identification (RFID) was applied for tagging things equipped with identifiers. The most respective observers like Gartner and ABI Research assume about 30 billion devices will be connected to the IoT by 2020.
Indeema is one of the few software development companies in Ukraine that has a practical experience in creating the IoT solutions with the actual in-field implementation. Our branded remote vibration diagnostic systems belong to the industrial internet of things (IIoT). We provided the entire scope of the IIoT product development including the specific software, hardware, and the whole system infrastructure. Besides the IIoT-related visual interfaces and a special software for sensors, we have developed our own algorithms of monitoring and forecasting in order to provide the advanced IIoT analytics. Since our IoT products have been successfully implemented into operation at several industrial enterprises, we can state boldly today that Indeema is a professional IoT software development company capable of creating the IoT apps for both the household and industrial market segments.
In order to provide the seamless and secure monitoring and management process of numerous IoT devices we use the most advanced IoT cloud solutions such as Cloud IoT Core from Google. GCP – Google Cloud Platform allows creating various rich IoT applications integrated with our profound data analytics. The automatic management and high scalability of GCP can help any business to remove risk and data silos by optimizing the production monitored in real time.
Another cloud platform we recommend to our IoT customers is AWS IoT from Amazon. Besides the rich functionality making the IoT devices interaction scalable and secure, this platform offers such service as Amazon Machine Learning which can facilitate both data analyzing and cross-structure communication of the IoT systems of high complexity.
Being convenient foundations for development of the IoT applications, both cloud platforms are aimed at making the IoT management easily accessible for the customers who are relieved of the necessity to build a complicated infrastructure coping with thousands of the IoT devices they may use.
The Industrial Internet of Things requires quite specific development toolkits and solutions among which Predix Industrial IoT Platform occupies a special place. In addition to easy transition of the customized apps from edge to cloud, the system is abundantly enriched with machine learning capabilities. We believe that using AI and machine learning for the IIoT software development will soon be a norm for the efficiently executed monitoring, diagnostics, and automated models of control.
In order to transform any industry with the new IoT business models it is necessary to combine IoT data with cognitive computing. This is what IBM Watson IoT offers to both business owners and the IoT software development companies. Since Indeema focuses on the industrial segment of the IoT, the applicability of IBM Watson IoT for such business zones as building & construction, industrial manufacturing, healthcare, environmental initiatives, and vehicles alignes with our vision of the contemporary IIoT development.
The specific IoT-related hardware includes electronic boards and microcomputers of different manufacturers such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi Foundation, or Google Cloud Platform with their IoT Developer Prototyping Kit. The common feature of all those hardware devices is the adaptability to the IoT solutions. Their IoT-centric design includes embedded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, in-built programmable real-time units, on-board flash memory, and the sufficient number of connection ports among other features. Having the IoT-specific functionality, such hardware offers numerous technical opportunities for the professional IoT development companies such as Indeema.
In order to combine the devices, clouds and users into a holistic IoT system, the specialized IoT software development solutions are needed. We use Qt C/C++ and JS/Python as a programming stack for developing the PLC part of the IoT products. This software development toolkit is sufficiently flexible and highly appropriate for the advanced approach to the IoT software development.
The self-adjusting IoT solutions for the smart home environment can include remotely controlled door locks, self-closing shutters, heating and ventilation systems adjustable in accordance with the ambient temperature, video surveillance systems integrated with mobile apps, etc. Besides, the “self-driving” smart home appliances such as fridges capable of buying food via internet are coming soon.
The urban infrastructure objects requiring continuous monitoring and regular maintenance such as water and gas supply piping systems, bridges and viaducts, highways and railroads, streetlights, buildings, subways, cable lines any many other ones all can be equipped with the relevant sensors and data collecting devices for the round-the-clock surveillance arranged via wireless internet connections. This is where the concept of the smart city meets the most advanced IoT trends.
The security concerns surge various IoT solutions providing safety operation of the remotely controlled devices. The application capable of adjusting the temperature of the heating equipment such as ovens, boilers, and heaters via the internet could be in demand on both the household and industrial equipment sectors.
The fire safety standards can be significantly improved by the complex IoT systems capable of tracing the indoor smoke in real time. Besides, the specific hardware having the fire-fighting capabilities can be integrated with the cloud-based monitoring and management software. Thus, the fully automatic fire alarming and fire-fighting systems can be created under the contemporary IoT development technologies.
As a part of our IoT apps development activity, we have created iReDS – a software-hardware solution for complex monitoring and analyzing the rotating mechanisms at production. The system provides the remote monitoring of various rotating machinery in order to prevent it against defects and emergency shutdowns.
By analyzing the vibration patterns, the system is capable of detecting the early stages of possible failures. This industrial IoT solution combines a profound analytical algorithms and a user-friendly design. Being successfully commissioned at several industrial enterprises our iReDS has brought a significant economic benefit to our clients. Such IIoT solutions can bring out the best in such segments as food production, power generation, industrial manufacturing, and wherever the conveyor transportation is used.
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