Industrial

GeoGestión, the Internet of Mobile Workforces

15 Feb 2017 Published by Maria Marin Lanza

GeoGestión is a solution that streamlines processes that were previously costly for businesses in terms of both money and resources. To illustrate this with some examples this system addresses the paperwork required after a sales force visit, the work sheet filled out by a technical service when visiting a customer – where the technician must report on the tasks carried out and file the signature of the client after the repair has been completed, or package delivery for courier services. Therefore GeoGestión is a sidekick for businesses that require digitising their mobile workforce...Read more

Industry 4.0 is much more than Smart Factories

23 Nov 2016 Published by Alejandro Cadenas

We should start by explaining what Industrial IoT (IIoT) – also known as Industry 4.0 – is. It is undoubtedly as much a revolution as the three previous revolutions were. But this revolution is quieter and trickles from certain businesses to reach the entirety of organizations. In the digital era, changes move faster than in previous periods.

The term Industry 4.0 was coined by the German Academy for Science and Technology (acatech) a association that protects the interests of key players such as Bosch or Siemens. The term chosen by acatech has...Read more

The Internet of Clean Air

10 Nov 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The problem of polluted air is becoming a key concern as big cities have serious problems controlling their emissions and thus jeopardize the health of millions of citizens at a time. As usual, the IoT is recruited as a means to solve – or at least improve – the problem. Read more

Sigfox, digitisation technology for the physical world

18 Oct 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

After the initial disruptive burst, the IoT industry is looking for the best way to land the promise of technological revolution. The best ideas will help the IoT churn forward towards its full potential over the course of the next two or three decades.

Mobile networks have a design limitation which is difficult to overcome: they are designed for human use and their evolution is based on communication streams that grow in volume over time. Initial protocols were designed for voice communications. Further improvements of communication protocols focused on messaging first and...Read more

FIWARE, the standard that the IoT needs

26 Sep 2016 Published by Juanjo Hierro

FIWARE is an open source initiative that works towards building a set of standards to develop Smart applications for different domains such as Smart Cities, Smart Ports, Smart Logistics, Smart Factories and others, by collecting data from different sources about what is going on that is relevant to the application at any moment, what we refer to as “context information”.Read more

Augmented reality, the perfect sidekick for the IoT

22 Sep 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Augmented Reality has captured the attention of everyone thanks to the planetary phenomenon called Pokemon GO. We will consider heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar as a solid use case and take their bulldozers as an example of a successful AR deploymentRead more

The Internet of Water

09 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

We have already covered in detail three core services that improve the wellbeing of citizens in Smart Cities. After talking about Smart Parking, Smart Lighting and Smart Waste Management, we will cover the last of the four key areas Smart Cities are addressing through the use of IoT solutions: Smart Water.Read more

5 ways the IoT is helping the Environment

01 Jun 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Next Sunday will be the World Environment Day. The United Nations uses the date every year to create awareness regarding pressing environmental issues. This year the topic is wildlife. We will see how even in this non technological field, the IoT can be useful for environmental uses. Here are five ways technology is being used to make the world a better place.Read more

How to protect Smart City Cultural Heritage

23 Mar 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

What do the Arc de Triomphe, the Coliseum and the Brandenburg Gate have in common? They are all iconic landmarks that have defined the landscapes of their cities for hundreds of years and their artistic and cultural worth is invaluable. How do we combine the protection these city assets need with the features of a Smart City?Read more