Mobility

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Mobility April 10, 2020

Bluetooth smartphone signals could automate COVID-19 contact tracing

MIT researchers have developed a system that enables smartphones to transmit “chirps” to nearby devices could notify people if they have been near an infected person.

By Kylie Foy
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Remote Monitoring April 1, 2020

When remote monitoring and control becomes essential for manufacturing operations

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies to adjust their business practices and settle to a new normal. See four tips on how edge computing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies adjust.

By Stephen Greene
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Remote Monitoring March 26, 2020

Take remote monitoring to the edge

Advanced edge controllers enable remote monitoring techniques to supplement standard industrial automation practices

By Kyle Hable
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Mobility February 21, 2020

Enhancing safety with mobile devices

The use of intrinsically safe smart devices can help improve productivity and the safety of employees while providing data efficiently.

By Dietmar Deppisch
Figure 1: FreeWave’s ZumLink IQ integrated with Inductive Automation’s Ignition Edge MQTT installed at one of Sylvan Lake’s field stations. Courtesy: Freewave
Remote Monitoring January 12, 2020

Real-time monitoring and control for a water, wastewater operation

Water and wastewater operations improved with an industrial radio with messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) for faster communication and new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software. A system integrator used the wireless system to help improve reliability and reporting and reduce risk.

By Crayton White
Mobility September 19, 2019

Material developed to improve insulation for mobile devices, computers

Stanford researchers have found that a few layers of atomically thin materials can provide the same insulation as a sheet of glass, which is 100 times thicker and will improve the compactness of cell phones and computers.

By Tom Abate
Mobility August 2, 2019

Software developed to empower workers on the factory floor

Tulip, an MIT spinout company, has developed a customizable manufacturing app platform that connects people, machines and sensors to optimize processes on a shop floor.

By Zach Winn
Mobility June 29, 2019

Using mobile devices for communication, data collection

Mobile devices like Raspberry Pi are an inexpensive alternative for controllers in the manufacturing space and can be useful for particular input/output (I/O) applications.

By Brian Fenn
Mobility June 13, 2019

Finding common ground between industrial automation and mobile technology

Mobile technologies are challenging traditional data handling practices as they move into the industrial arena.

By Benson Hougland
Mobility June 5, 2019

Adapting to the new mobile device landscape

Using mobile devices on the plant floor offers many potential benefits, but the right approach is a must because of safety and cybersecurity concerns.

By Travis Cox