Grocery stores will make a comeback in suburbs and small towns if entrepreneurs warm to the unmanned store solution ModulShop of Rivender Ltd.
Suddenly the central heating is switched off and a Finnish block of flats starts getting colder. A random service denial attack from China brought the central computer of the building automation to its knees.
The block of flats made a lucky escape. But what if the target was a hospital, an industrial site or a central part of the infrastructure? Or a smart building, or a branch of an enterprise?
Wi-Fi, also known as wireless local area network, is as obvious for us as electricity network and lighting. The tablet, mobile phone and laptop are supposed to provide you with a high-quality web connection when at home, at the office, at industrial sites, at the airport and at a sports stadium of 50 000 spectators. Designing a network functioning flawlessly under all circumstances is a challenge for even the most advanced professionals.
Simulation speeds up design and helps improve the end product quality. EMC, or Electromagnetic Compatibility, is wise to be taken into account in design from the very beginning.
Wireless devices are becoming more common due to industrial internet. This means an increasing number of devices with an antenna. The antennas are usually covered and hidden inside the devices. Industrial internet devices are also heading for a direction where they become smaller, cheaper and less power consuming all the time. Often they are also battery-operated. All this causes headache for a person responsible for wireless (radio) link performance and operation.
SKS Automaatio has taken advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things and digitalized the monitoring of industrial machines and processes. The IoTKey service developed by the company is a comprehensive platform for machine and process monitoring and the preventive maintenance of equipment. Etteplan is a technology partner in the product development project.
When the company set out to find a product development partner, its objective was clear: it wanted to improve the usability of a tonometer (internal eye pressure measurement device) which was on the market. It was also important to ensure the accuracy of the results of measurement made at home.
Etteplan's Embedded Systems and IoT business unit helps customers innovate and implement new digital business models. According to Jaakko Ala-Paavola, Technology Director, the working method is characterized by agility, as well as start-up attitude. New business models, new customers, new markets and the utilization of new technologies are the objectives of the unit.
Jaakko Ala-Paavola is very familiar with the possibilities of industrial internet, since he is also a member of the TEKES Industrial Internet program’s strategic steering committee.
To ensure the quality and correct operation of electronic products you have to be able to test them both during R&D phase (design verification) and later in production (production testing). To make sure the required testing is possible to do, and preferably even easy to do, you have to take the testing requirements into account when the product is being developed. This is called design for testability or design for testing (DFT).