The milling machine asks for a shot of oil by mobile communications, the elevator reports that it needs to be serviced, and the heat meter transmits its numbers automatically to the cloud.
At CeBIT, Telekom is presenting how enterprises and organizations can use the Internet of Things (IoT) ideally for their business. And how data analytics can be used to leverage the full potential of intelligent maintenance in order to initiate repair jobs in good time. Predictive maintenance means companies can replace wear parts before expensive machine outages occur.
Tailored reports and alerts
Roambee offers protection against similarly costly risks and outages. These clever “bees,” which transmit information while being attached to a container and so enable simple tracking of all types of movable goods and deliveries, are barely the size of conventional routers. Whether from on board an aircraft, in a truck or on a ship – all that is done in real time. The bee supplies tailored alerts and reports containing precise information on the cargo’s state (temperature, air pressure, vibrations or humidity, for example) and its exact location. That slashes costs and minimizes delivery risks.
Starter packages at a starter price
Telekom is presenting new starter packages at Hanover to enable a simple introduction to the Internet of Things. In addition to the hardware, these complete offerings also include connectivity over Telekom’s mobile network. Telekom also stores, operates and analyzes the data in a high security data center in Germany and presents it clearly in a portal. These packages support automated maintenance processes, from analysis of damage and wear and tear to initiating a visit by a service technician.
How the Internet of Things works
The sensors capture data, such as on the position, movement, temperature, humidity and vibration of machines. Threshold values can be defined for certain states of the individual items, among other data. If a device passes a defined threshold, the portal automatically sends an alert to a person or group of people.
Even enable the IoT in the factory basement
However, enterprises need powerful networks to enjoy the benefits of all these solutions. That is sometimes difficult in basements at industrial plants, for example. So Telekom is premiering the Narrowband IoT at its booth at the trade show. It’s a wireless network that has been developed specifically for the Internet of Things, with low power consumption and small quantities of data and intended to transfer data over large distances and from deep within buildings.
The network for the “underworld”
Narrowband IoT is used where equipment and machines could not previously be networked either due to technical requirements or an economic rationale. It has a groundbreaking impact here and opens up the Internet of Things for mass use. At the booth, visitors can see how smart meters for heating, water or electricity mean the IoT can be used in just about all parts of a building.
All these applications serve just one purpose: To let enterprises leverage the full potential of the IoT – simply, securely and tailored to their sector.
Deutsche Telekom at CeBIT
We are presenting that and more at this year’s CeBIT under the slogan “Experience the Digital Transformation.” We look forward to seeing you there at booth C38 in hall 4 from March 20 to 24.