Martina Hammer


Connected Things Hub: Optimizing monitoring and management of sensor data

  • Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik has chosen Deutsche Telekom's IoT platform
  • Mouse-click control of data analysis and visualization
  • From idea to IoT pilot project in just days
Connected Things Hub

With the help of Deutsche Telekom’s Connected Things Hub Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik uses sensor data of its production machines for predictive maintenance. ©

Deutsche Telekom's Connected Things Hub is bringing new clarity to the Internet of Things. Connected sensors involved in tasks such as monitoring of cold chains, optimization of finding and managing parking-space and tracking of vehicles collect enormous quantities of data, in real time. Deutsche Telekom's Connected Things Hub supports companies in storing, processing, analyzing and visualizing such data. Connected Things Hub, a cloud-based platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) that is built with Microsoft Azure, provides open, standardized interfaces and maximum scalability. It conforms to strict IT-security standards and the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. And thanks to its flexibility, Connected Things Hub is easy to integrate in existing IT systems. It was developed with Deutsche Telekom’s partner Axonize. With it, companies can develop and implement IoT pilot projects in matters of days.

Deutsche Telekom's IoT platform for special-machinery production

Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik has become one of the first companies to opt for Connected Things Hub. With the new platform, the company, which specializes in sorting and conveying/feeding machinery (especially customized systems), will be able to automatically analyze sensor data from its production machines and use it for predictive maintenance. The company's plans call for millions of measurements to be analyzed via the platform. This will reduce production disruptions for its customers.

"With Deutsche Telekom's Connected Things Hub, we can eliminate problems before they occur. This will give us a significant competitive advantage," noted Claas Curland, Chief Executive Officer Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik. "We will be able to identify any machinery components that are at risk of failure, and then carry out targeted, timely, preventive maintenance. What's more, we will be able to order required parts just in time, without having to keep them constantly in stock."

Low investments, and maximum scalability

Connected Things Hub, which is offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, can be accessed via all established browsers, and on both PCs and mobile devices. 

Companies pay only for their actual use. And they profit from fast set-up and integration, thanks to preconfigured elements and services.

Connected Things Hub is compatible with a wide range of terminal devices, including RFID chips, smartphones, industrial IoT box solutions and special single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi. The system's connectivity offers comparable versatility. In addition to being compatible with Bluetooth, OPC-UA (an Industry 4.0 protocol) and Industrial Ethernet, the system is interoperable with mobile networks and Deutsche Telekom's machine and sensor network (NB-IoT). Full dashboard functionality is provided for definition of rules and alerts.

Further information about Connected Things Hub is available here.

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Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik GmbH
Claas Curland
Friedrich-Seele-Str. 28
38122 Braunschweig
Tel.: 0531-3102007
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