IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) makes available more operational and process data, providing useful, realtime information to whoever needs it, whenever they need it, wherever they are.

Triple I can help you get started on this path towards developing and rolling out your IIoT strategy by:

  • helping to provide the INFORMATION you need
  • utilizing our INNOVATION in the area of collecting and visualising data
  • providing you with INSIGHT to your operations and processes from a different perspective.

We do this by providing the following services:

  • solutions for measurement and monitoring
  • identifying “sources of data” and information architecture audits
  • data structure and standards development
  • data interfaces and communication drivers
  • plant Historian connection and configuration to access historical data
  • report configuration for live and historical data
  • IIoT hardware supply, configuration and testing
  • proof of concept engineering

Sensors

A wide range of sensors are available, most powered by battery (or fixed installation if available) and new battery-less sensors are being developed that work based on sound or motion energy as well as RF. Sensors to measure temperature, humidity, vibration and pressure are readily available and generic input versions are available to allow interface to standard 4-20mA or 1-5VDC devices. They are used in a diverse range of applications including agriculture, heavy industry, water wastewater, city wide power metering, building management and even people movement and product tracking.

Wireless Networks and the Cloud

Wireless networks are a good way to access new devices that maybe widespread and not connected to the existing control or monitoring systems.  Emerging networks such as LoRaWAN are rapidly becoming popular due to their ability to transmit data over long distances, up to 7km in the open and 2-3km in urban areas. This, and the use of simple, battery powered devices, allows you to deploy large numbers of low cost sensors across wide areas without having to build infrastructure. Data is accessed via secure Cloud based services like Amazon Iot, Azure IoT or Google Pub/Sub, allowing visualisation of this information in many ways.

Visualisation

Viewing this sensor data (think of them as assets) in realtime can be achieved in several ways, one of which is by using ARDI (Asset Relationships and Data Integration).

ARDI is an innovation platform enabling rapid development and deployment of real-time, contextual asset information solutions – using IIoT technology to deliver knowledge that is convenient and easily understood. Visualisation can be done in the following ways:

  • Dashboard panels
  • AR (Augmented Reality)
  • 3D (Virtual Environments)
  • 360 degree photography
  • VR (Virtual Reality)