Industrial IoT 4.0

While the number of smart and connected devices continues to grow at an expeditious rate, IoT is no longer just about monitoring equipment performance. Increasingly, the value of IoT comes from collecting machine data to distinguish efficiencies that can be made for improvement. In today’s unprecedented global economy, routine visits to check a machine’s status or service can be an unrealistic and costly exercise. Remote monitoring of Industrial IoT devices offers several benefits to manufacturers of all sizes. Connected IoT devices make operational and performance data about machines fully accessible anywhere and at any time. Autonomous manufacturing with IoT allows key decisions on changes in strategy to be made instantaneously to match the data.

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Why are smart buildings important?

What are smart buildings?

Smart technology might appear to be a fairly new term for most people, but it can be traced back to 1966 when the very first home automation platform was invented by Jim Sutherland and named Echo lV. The device was capable of storing recipes, relaying messages, turning appliances on and off and controlling the temperature of the building. (more…)

Simoco Wireless Solutions is proud to be a platinum sponsor of Comms Connect. Comms Connect is at the forefront of exhibitions for the critical communications sector in Australia. It allows industry experts to share ideas and introduce pioneering technology and key trends that are changing the critical communication landscape. Leading professionals from around the world debate where the critical communications industry will be heading in the future.

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What is Edge Computing?

Edge Computing

In recent times our homes and businesses have seen an influx of technology. These have become an essential part of our day-to-day life, taking on simple and more complex tasks in their stride. The general perception is that many people have heard of these buzzwords and phrases that come with the growing amount of technology, but don’t understand what they mean.

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Evacuation and alerting

Emergencies happen every day. Whether it’s natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes, flooding or a security breach that puts employees on your premises at risk, it’s always better to be prepared. Whilst we cannot always predict unforeseen incidents, we can use technology to facilitate and implement efficient emergency processes.

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Data aggregation

I watched a recent video posted to a news network which showed a policeman in the USA discussing with the householder why the parents needed to persuade their daughter to remove inflammatory social media posts. Whilst the content was fascinating from a news perspective, more interesting, (to me anyway), was the fact that the video feed was shot from the in-vehicle CCTV, parked several metres away, but the audio was from the policeman’s vest microphone. The audio was clear, crisp and captured clearly the conversation from all parties gathered near the front door. (more…)

Microwave Radio Networks

What are Microwave networks?

Microwave is a line of sight wireless communication technology that uses high frequency beams of radio waves to provide high speed wireless connections that can send and receive voice, video and data information. Microwave links are widely used for point to point communications because their small wavelength allows conveniently sized antennas to direct them in narrow beams, which can be pointed directly at the receiving antenna.

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