Are your embedded control systems compatible with the Internet of Things (IoT)?
If not. then maybe you should start considering the commercial advantages of making them compatible. Controlling and monitoring your local systems automatically from a Cloud-based application is definitely the way forward in the move to improve productivity. This may be possible by making modifications to your existing local systems.
For the IoT to work, it is essential that the local system can react to events by pushing information relating to a change status to the Cloud-based server application. Examples may include a vending machine running low on supplies or a boiler needing to report a fault.
Cloud-Based Server Application
When an event is reported a decision can then be made to book an service call by support staff to refill the vending machine or technician to checkout the boiler. This can all be done in the background before the customer is even aware there is an issue.
Great Customer Service
Imagine how impressed your customer will be when his service supplier fixes problems before he is aware of them?
So, what do I do now?
Well, that is entirely up to you. I would recommend you start considering the IoT compatibility of your existing control systems. The Debug Store is now actively expanding its range of Automation Controllers with IoT and M2M capability. Take a look at what we can offer now…