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Across a wide array of contexts, 5G technology is opening the path for rapid communications and seamless data transfer, powering the shift to a more connected world. There are few arenas, however, where this capability is more essential than in the provision of mission-critical communications (MCX).
The installed base of charging points is set to hit 22.8 million in 2025 according to estimates from research firm Berg Insight, which sees the market in Europe and North America dominated by private charging points. Uptake of electric vehicles is driving trend and the firm expects approximately 1.8 million units to shipped in North America and Europe in 2025, subject to further supply chain delays caused by new variants of Covid-19.
As the automotive industry continues to mature, adding more connected vehicles continuously, it’s important to keep looking ahead. Vehicles, in contrast to many other items of hardware, have long active lifespans so car makers are focused a long way ahead in terms of planning their future products. How to do this effectively was a key focus in a recent Quectel webinar hosted by Manfred Lindacher, VP, Sales Automotive International at Quectel Wireless Solutions.
Many of the most popular commercial applications in IoT have introduced capabilities that are finding applications in conservation and are being used to help to protect and manage marine and wildlife populations. Now-mature technologies such as wireless sensor networks and GPS-enabled monitoring can easily be adopted to track animals and to foster better understanding of animal behaviours. In extreme situations IoT can be a contributor to the securing the safety of endangered species that face threats from poachers.
The goal of this business case is to explain the Supply Chain Monitoring solution that enables the interaction of different IoT technologies to manage, monitor and control the whole delivery process of goods. Starting with the journey from the farm, through all the delivery routes, warehouses and shops onto the customer’s fork.
In a typical manufacturing/supplying product company, both management and working teams face many challenges, ranging from employee safety or security of the equipment, to minimizing the time spent on optimal use of storage space. An important aspect is also the efficiency of work, as well as the possibility of reducing the negative effects of a potential incident on the company’s premises.
Hotel employees are exposed to dangerous situations. In some US states, a law has been introduced that imposes the implementation of technical solutions that allow for locating an employee quickly in case of an emergency. The idea is to introduce ‘panic buttons’ carried by hotel staff. When the safety button is pushed, a system enables real-time location of the person in danger.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly transforming the world, delivering connectivity and new experiences in our daily lives. In addition to changing everyday experiences, IoT also provides organizations with innovative ways to gain and apply data-driven insight. This digital feedback loop is fueling a new wave of improvements to operations, products, and experiences. As the benefits of IoT become more apparent, forward-thinking leaders are turning their attention to the spaces we inhabit. In offices, hospitals, schools, factories, and retail spaces around the world, building owners and their tenants are looking to increase energy efficiency, optimize space utilization, and improve productivity through IoT initiatives. Already, nearly 50% of developers, owners, and occupants believe that a smart building strategy will become a competitive differentiator in the commercial real estate market.1 And as smart buildings and spaces become more ubiquitous and interconnected, they pave the way for entire communities and smart cities built on a foundation of IoT-enabled insights.
Digital transformation in manufacturing requires companies to fundamentally alter their business model and operations. This whitepaper provides hands-on guidance on how manufacturers can implement cloud-native industrial solutions on Microsoft Azure. The approach is based on the adoptions of open standards to innovate and connect the dots between manufacturers’ partners’ systems and their own—within the well-proven requirements of the ISA-95 environment.
Microsoft created the IoT Signals series of reports to give the industry a holistic view of the IoT ecosystem providing insight into adoption rates as well as benefits and challenges. The goal of these reports is to better serve our partners and customers, as well as help business leaders develop their own IoT strategies, and to provide the most up to date research on IoT use across countries and industries.
An intelligent store is not the store of the future. It is the store of tomorrow, the store of next week, or the store of next month: The intelligent store offers a reimagined experience where retailers are afforded the opportunity to be as multi-faceted as shoppers themselves, serving up capabilities that meet these constantly evolving customer and employee expectations. The physical store will remain the heart of retail and as we start to plan for the post-pandemic world, it’s about time we truly reimagine how.
With a multi-directional smart grid, it will become increasingly important to manage load balancing in local nodes to avoid energy loss from sending power generated at the edge of the grid back to the high-level grid. This use case is a prime area of focus for quantum optimization: How can we efficiently determine the best schedule for resources and run these computations at a timescale that’s most relevant to the problem? And longer term, how can we actually control those resources in a coordinated fashion, being responsive to variability in both demand and supply within the power grid?