Flexible Building Blocks for the Industrial Internet of Things
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, brings digital and physical technologies together to create responsive, interconnected operations. From the supply chain to the smart factory, enterprises are using AI, robotics, edge computing, and the cloud to make informed, timely decisions. Solutions designed for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) use connected sensors and edge devices to help improve product quality and factory operational efficiency in real time.
Intel provides secure and scalable building blocks for industrial IoT solutions that bring intelligence to your operating assets and reveal insights from data. Built on open, standards-based solutions, Intel’s extensive ecosystem lets you choose the best-of-breed applications with confidence. The results: potentially lower maintenance costs, new business opportunities, and incredible productivity.
An Ecosystem for Proven, Open Industrial IoT Solutions
Intel collaborates with a vibrant ecosystem of leading technology partners to develop secure, interoperable, integrated solutions for IIoT. As part of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, partners who demonstrate solution leadership can qualify as Industrial Solutions Builder Specialists and offer Intel® IoT Market Ready Solutions.
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are a key growth area for factory and warehouse automation. AAEON built its UP Squared RoboMaker Pro Kit using Intel® Edge Insights for Vision to improve the overall 3D vision performance for AMRs.
Working closely with Audi engineers and technicians, Intel created a scalable, flexible platform for Audi’s automated factory. This serves as a foundation for future innovations, enabling the company to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Developed in collaboration with Exxon Mobil, the Universal Wellpad Controller (UWC) is a powerful edge control device for the oil and gas industry. It automates the monitoring and control of onshore production wells and production fields, driving flexibility and cost savings.
IT/OT Convergence to Reduce the Cost and Complexity of IIoT Deployments
The shift to software-defined infrastructure (SDI) makes it possible to add new functionalities to industrial systems simply by adding software applications. Intel is enabling this convergence of information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) with open, standards-based computing platforms. We provide the hardware and software building blocks and specialized technologies that let you consolidate discrete functions—including process control, visualization, and data acquisition—onto a single system at the edge. With fewer individual, proprietary systems to purchase and manage, you can reduce capital expenses and lower operational costs for downtime, waste, and management.
Intel delivers the high performance that lets you scale up to accommodate your most demanding workloads—like machine vision—or run multiple inference applications on the same hardware. Realize amazing efficiencies with specialized Intel® technologies that let you virtualize applications, improve safety, and synchronize networks of devices.
Intel continues to advance strategies that include containers, orchestration, and hyperconverged infrastructure. As a result, you can consolidate data and applications, further streamline management, maximize uptime, and, ultimately, converge your IT and OT to increase the value of your technology investments.
Machine vision at the edge pushes quality assurance to a new level with its ability to increase accuracy, speed, and reliability. It can help detect defects, guide robots, monitor equipment, and provide insights into worker behavior and safety.
By choosing partner solutions based on Intel® technologies, you can help ensure your hardware platform’s integrity, protect data and identities, and detect threats. As the preferred silicon provider to technology providers throughout the ecosystem, Intel has enabled the development of security-optimized solutions spanning edge, data center, cloud, and network.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) relies upon a diverse set of technologies to connect industrial equipment and systems so that data can be collected and analyzed. By adding compute to industrial endpoints, data can be processed at the edge, enabling near-real-time analytics and workloads like machine vision. Edge computing can also support production control, manageability, and security.
IIoT technologies are used for a vast range of applications across industrial sectors. These solutions enable equipment monitoring, predictive maintenance, quality monitoring and defect detection, behavior and production monitoring, and much more.
By adopting IIoT technologies, businesses can create smart factories, automate shipment tracking, improve worker safety, build smart grids, reduce energy consumption, and more. Many IIoT solutions are designed with the ultimate goal of reducing operational costs and enhancing productivity.
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