The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) encourages work toward developing more sophisticated technologies in order to transform the manufacturing process and computerize and automate it. The trend is popularly described as Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, or simply IIoT.
IIoT is part of a larger concept, the Internet of Things. It evolved after three industrial revolutions. The first was the introduction of steam to generate energy artificially. The second industrial revolution saw the introduction of electricity, as part of which machines were decentralized. The third industrial revolution witnessed the introduction of computers. Machines that are controlled by computers had higher precision.
The fourth industrial revolution is all about interlinking machines so that they can communicate with each other wirelessly to improve flexibility and resource-friendly mass production.
The IIoT strategy involves collating data from various systems and applying analytics to bolster decision-making. Predictive analytics can, therefore, alter manufacturing processes so that they become automated and proactive.
Apart from these, this blog post also lists the key use cases of IIoT.
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