LichtWART: Intelligent Illuminated Advertising with IoT

Digital networking for LichtWART solutions is being realized with Telekom. The Internet of Things acts as a platform for lighting management. 

Embedded Connectivity for Sustainable Water Use

Smart water meters and irrigation systems facilitate sustainable and efficient water use worldwide. How modern IoT technology helps make it possible.

Green IoT: Sustainability by the Internet of Things

The environment benefits and consumers are grateful when companies reduce CO2 emissions. Find out how the Internet of Things helps fulfill changing customer wishes and operate ecologically at the same time.

Select AG: Car data by IoT to Independent Garage

SELECT AG is one of the leading actors in Germany’s independent aftermarket. Purchasing cooperation based on an IoT solution enables independent garages to be supplied with vehicle data and makes them more competitive.

Digital Helpers in the Warehouse

In the warehouse, machines are increasingly taking on simple and repetitive tasks so that humans can deal with more complex and varied challenges. How IoT devices and robots optimize efficiency and the work environment.

Telekom and RUD Take Conveyor Systems into the Cloud

In many power stations nothing functions without RUD conveyor chains. They keep coal-fired power stations running smoothly, for example, by ensuring the continuous removal of ash.

Construction Machinery as a Service

Construction companies could improve the utilization of their construction machinery significantly, putting it to optimal use. But to do so they would require a transparent overview of the location and utilization of their machinery and equipment.

Digital and Customer-centric: the Future of Retail

Constantly changing customer needs, an increasing focus on sustainability and growing competition from e-commerce mean that stationary traders face challenging times. What opportunities does digitization offer?

Smarter Production: Hints on How to Go About It

In-house digitization is seen as a key value driver for industrial enterprises, but all the value-adding processes must first be connected. The Smarter Production trendbook is full of practical hints on how to go about it.

IoT and Cloud for Better Customer Service

“Delivered in 120 Minutes” is flaschenpost’s USP, and to deliver on this proposition in peak periods the beverage supplier now relies on IoT devices and Telekom’s Azure Cloud.

Into the Cloud at the Touch of a Button

Before IoT devices can send their readings to the cloud they require complex activation and authentication. An automated process now reduces the time to market of IoT solutions.

Sustainability in Logistics thanks to IoT & Co.

By 2030 the EU aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 55 percent; Germany’s target is 65 percent. Here’s how enterprises in the logistics industry – and not just there – can improve their sustainability by means of digital technologies.

Five Fresh Facts About NB-IoT

In the Smart City, in Industry 4.0 or in logistics, the NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) mobile communications standard has swiftly gained the upper hand in many areas of private, public, and economic life and is becoming increasingly relevant. We take a look at some interesting information about the technology.

Smartify the Industry 4.0 Way

As smart manufacturing gains momentum, data-driven business models based on the Internet of Things are adding smart services to complement products – and improve the customer experience. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG shows how to go about it.

Digitized Workplaces Ease Industrial Employees’ Workload

Technologies like IoT (Internet of Things), 5G, or AI (Artificial Intelligence) enable industrial enterprises to improve employees’ working conditions – in the warehouse, in field service, and in production.

NB-IoT, Sigfox, LoRaWAN: A Trio with Many Capabilities

Various wireless technologies with different capabilities are now available for IoT applications. Which is the best solution for your IoT project? That’s a tricky enterprise decision to make.

Smart IoT Box Makes Loss Adjustment Simpler

Water damage in buildings costs billions every year. Dehumidifiers can limit consequential damage and electricity consumption can be measured precisely thanks to the Internet of Things.

What is the Internet of Things?

From connected machines and GPS trackers to autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things has many faces. It is often not clear exactly what the IoT is – and what benefits it offers enterprises and society.

Digital In-Car User Experience Hits the Road

Car buyers’ requirements have changed. Today’s mobility must be sustainable and connected. That makes in-car software more and more important.

LED Goes Digital: Bright Spot in Building Management

Since the invention of the light bulb no other illuminant has been as successful as LED. An IoT solution developed by Lichtwart and Telekom makes a long runner fit for the future – and helps save energy.

Smart Manufacturing for Digital Value Creation

Digital value creation results from the benefits that smart products and services offer. Enterprises should develop them close to their core business. Best example: 3D printing and augmented reality in remote maintenance.

Energy for the future: Smart grid business models

Intelligent metering systems and smart grids will ensure that we can depend on renewable energy to provide our electricity in the near future. These innovation are also sparking new business models.

Smart factory? Not without a digital twin

Digital twins for machines and production equipment are an important part of the Industrial Internet of Things, or Industry 4.0 for short. Digital Twins use IoT data to optimize both production and products.

Dethleffs Tracks Parking Lots Without Trackers

Campervan business is booming – a good reason for caravan and mobile home manufacturer Dethleffs to digitize its fleet management with an app.

Supply Chain – Transparency Leads to Success

Flexible supply chains are a decisive competitive advantage. To be better able to react to unforeseen developments, companies need transparency and are digitizing their supply chains.

Breath of Fresh Air from the Internet of Things

Stale air due to defective ventilator fans? Never again. Ziehl-Abegg, a family firm, uses the Internet of Things to provide predictive maintenance of its ventilation and air conditioning technology and to reduce machine downtimes and unnecessary maintenance work.

IoT: A key technology for green electricity

Solar power, wind energy, micro cogeneration power plants: energy from renewable sources has become indispensable, but it makes power generation and distribution far more complex. How the Internet of Things is helping make energy management sustainable.

Can the IoT Help Combat Coronavirus?

Can using IoT technology to measure the CO2 level in buildings help prevent coronavirus infections? An innovative solution creates transparency and provides an opportunity to take action.

Drive & Track: IoT Cuts Costs Sustainably

With fewer miles logged, less wear and tear and less fuel consumed, IoT solutions have enabled the parcel delivery service J.R. Company to reduce its vehicle fleet’s running costs by ten percent.

Digitizing the Automobile Industry with IoT

Connected car, tracking, autonomous driving and predictive maintenance, the Internet of Things is in successful use throughout the automobile industry.

Intelligent power grids: IoT and the energy revolution

The energy sector is changing: Coal-fired power plants and nuclear reactors are giving way to wind turbines and solar panels to cover our future energy needs. What role will the Internet of Things play for electrical grid operators and consumers?

Retail: Change of Perspective for a Clearer View

The Smarter Retail trendbook comes with practical tips, best practice examples and experts’ opinions. Consumer psychologist Dr Paul Marsden, for example, explains how retailers exceed their customers’ expectations.

IoT Takes Customer Relations to New Level

Examples from different industries demonstrate how companies enhance customer satisfaction with the Internet of Things and strengthen customer ties in the process.

Internet of Things Speeds Up Digitization

If a beermat relays the guest’s preferences to the brewery the Internet of Things is sure to be involved. Companies across all industries are increasingly making use of the opportunities that the Internet of Things offers them.

Boers forestry company: Coordinating the vehicle fleet efficiently

Don't lose sight of the big picture! Foresters Andreas and Leo Boers have to coordinate vehicles, machines, and employees at various worksites every day. Doing this digitally can make it faster and more accurate – with an IoT solution.

Farewell to 3G: New opportunities for companies

In the summer of 2021, Deutsche Telekom will switch off the 3G network. This is an opportunity for companies to switch to high-performance M2M modules based on LTE-M or NarrowBand IoT. And in doing so advance their digitalization.

LTE-M as an IoT Turbo and a bridge to 5G

Globally available mobile networks are the basis of the Internet of Things. Many connected applications already run successfully on existing cellular standards. So why do we need LTE-M and 5G?

IoT Helps Combat Fine Dust Pollution in the City

Every year, millions of people die from complications caused by air pollution. But a Berlin-based start-up is improving air quality in cities around the world with moss and the Internet of Things (IoT).

A smart campus network in Swabia

Self-driving transport robots, remote maintenance and automatic status reports: The factory of the future functions autonomously and is networked. Why OSRAM is already working in such a forward-thinking way in Schwabmünchen.

Logistics: The Digitization Success Story

Is there a success formula for digital transformation? The Smarter Logistics trendbook recommends to companies the McKinsey three horizons model for long-term sustainable growth.

AVANT facility management: Direct routing, lower costs

50 vehicles, 350 employees and 500 objects: The AVANT Gebäudedienst GmbH team is on the road every day. Recently, an IoT-based solution took over fleet management. The result of the digitalization is clear.

Smart waste: Don’t Trash It!

What with shopping online, having food delivered to your door and working mostly from home, Covid-19 has changed daily life significantly. One result is the growing amount of garbage. Can we deal with it smartly? Find out how the Internet of Things helps organize smart garbage disposal.

Precision for the Mobility of the Future

The autonomous traffic of the future requires a reliably networked infrastructure. And precise positioning from space will help ensure that self-driving cars keep to their lane.

The Internet of Transported Things

Real-time data from mobile goods is hard to come by. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides a solution: with digital, networked asset tracking solutions and new technologies.

Green Logistics by IoT

Logistics has to operate economically, efficiently and sustainably, and to do so it networks entire supply chains to deliver green logistics by the IoT, which is a major benefit for the environment and a good selling point for customers.

Digital Catering: Professional Cuisine with the IoT

With cookery books from the Cloud, pushbutton cooking and automated HACCP checks, connected kitchen equipment and the Internet of Things (IoT) help chefs to strike a daily balance between quality and efficiency.

Barcode Scanner as a Service

Barcode scanners are used in nearly all lines of business. Many firms find buying them and dealing with the finance, choosing a wireless carrier, device management and maintenance very complex. Telekom’s service bundle makes it so much simpler.

Logistics: Crisis-proof Thanks to Digitization

German logistics enterprises have a reputation for being global leaders. But tech company outsiders like Flexport or Convoy are intensifying the competition. So how are logistics specialists to hold their own?

In Ten Steps to a Successful IoT Project

Sixty percent of IoT projects come to grief at the Proof of Concept stage. These ten steps will get you off to a successful start on the Internet of Things.

Tracking One-Time Shipments is Worth It!

Where are my goods or machines and what condition are they in? For many companies this is information worth its weight in gold. With the Low Cost Tracker it is worth it even for one-time shipments.

How the Internet of Things eases the burden of nursing

Draw blood, change sheets, administer IV drip: The daily routine of nurses is demanding. Documenting the work steps takes up additional time. In the future, with IoT, this will happen at the push of a button.

Why IoT projects need certified hardware

When companies don’t use certified hardware for their IoT solutions, it can have serious consequences. Learn why certification is important and which benefits it provides.

Restarting the supply chain with IoT

Transparency is crucial when getting a supply chain going again after a production stop. Fortunately, networked trackers and the Internet of Things can help.

Debunking 5 common IoT myths

IoT is only good for connecting coffee machines or refrigerators to the Internet and it makes devices vulnerable to cyber-attacks – these are just two of several widespread misconceptions about the Internet of Things.

Making Europe’s cities sustainable with IoT

How the Internet of Things (IoT) is making European towns and metropolises into smart cities. Europe’s metropolises are global leaders when it comes to using IoT and smart city technologies to improve sustainability.

Room to improve: Digitalization of logistics

Many logistics firms are already using digital solutions such as the Internet of Things. But when it comes to things like blockchain or AI, there is still room for improvement. So what exactly are the real advantages of smart supply chains?

Boosting industrial productivity via remote maintenance

Petko GmbH, a German manufacturer of compressed air systems, uses the Internet of Things to provide remote servicing and predictive maintenance. The digitalization has advantages for both the company and its customers.

Smart metering helps save electricity

Smart meters measure electricity, gas or water consumption by the second and help to reduce costs. These intelligent electricity meters may still be expensive but according to a study, the global market is growing rapidly.

Precise positioning

Drones delivering packages, autonomous vehicles and networked construction machinery – they all need exact coordinates to move safely. Precise Positioning makes it now possible.

nuSIM – the integrated SIM for the Internet of Things

The integrated SIM card (embedded SIM, or eSIM for short) is a tiny chip that is soldered directly onto the circuit board of a smartphone or a communication unit in the car, making hardware components unnecessary.

5G start-ups: Working in a virtual 3D world

Thanks to 5G and edge computing, technologies such as Augmented Reality are becoming a part of our everyday lives. Part 5 of our practice series about forward-looking solutions from tech start-ups.

The 5 biggest misconceptions about NB-IoT

NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) offers completely new possibilities for networking devices and machines in the Internet of Things. However, some misconceptions about the new mobile standard persist.

SAP and Deutsche Telekom get Logistics 4.0 moving

The Internet of Things offers huge opportunities to logistics companies – provided they know how to make the most of the flood of data. An integrated solution from SAP and Deutsche Telekom can help.

Artificial intelligence: The future of logistics

Artificial intelligence will fundamentally change industry in the future. Michael ten Hompel, head of the Fraunhofer Institute, explains why logistics leads the field.

A crystal-clear view of the supply chain

GlasGo colors up to 200,000 pieces of glass each day. But if these are not delivered on time and in perfect condition, the production line comes to a standstill. Discover how Hirsch Glas is tackling this challenge with the Internet of Things (IoT).

Driving home for Christmas – completely relaxed and without any traffic jams

On a road trip, passengers are able to travel relaxed due to the WLAN hotspot and smart car applications. More and more cars are offering fast Internet and entertainment services thanks to integrated or retrofittable hotspots.

Predictive maintenance for high-speed doors with IoT

Icing, warehouse congestion and late deliveries: When a high-speed door is defective, every second counts. But thanks to smart IoT technology, Hörmann uses SmartControl to repair and monitor its industrial doors remotely.

Study: Digitization helps fight driver shortages

The shortage of drivers in the logistics sector has a major impact on operative business. A study by the German logistics association and T-Systems shows how digitalizing logistics can help in the fight against driver shortages.

Calling for collection: Smart data protection bins

Logistics service provider Rhenus and Telekom have developed a smart IoT level measurement system to enable them to collect their data tons at the optimum time. The task: to store confidential paper documents securely.

Logistics like clockwork

To stay competitive, automotive suppliers rely on digital solutions. How the supply chain can be optimized with intelligent solutions is demonstrated by the journey of an automatic transmission from production to the customer.

PAC study on IoT: Hard facts over hype

IoT is establishing itself among Germany’s small and medium-sized businesses. However, companies are no longer limited to monitoring and controlling machines and processes. It enable much more exciting applications.

Taxi! Calling a cab at the touch of a button

Order a taxi by phone or app? It's even easier: Just press the button the "taxiklingel" and the driver is on his way. The IoT solution helps save passengers, service staff and taxi centres a lot of time.

The right mobile communications for every IoT idea

These examples of use cases, divided into four scenarios, show that with 4G, 5G, LTE-M and NB-IoT, four future-proof mobile communication technologies exist that enable a large number of use cases in the Internet of Things.

5G start-ups: Experiencing 3D worlds

5G and edge computing offer a high degree of innovation potential and completely new development opportunities for tech start-ups. We present future-orientated solutions. Part 4 of our practice series.

Track me if you can: The digital link to the new car

When new cars are delivered to dealers, carmakers often lack important information about the location and condition of the vehicles. Now a digital monitoring solution creates transparency.

5G start-ups: Training in an AR environment

The topics of 5G and edge computing are gaining momentum. We present start-ups that are developing innovative solutions – from applications for the automotive industry to products for VR gaming. Part 3 of our practice series.

Globus: Building the DIY store of the future

Digital price tags, in-store video displays managed centrally and eye-tracking glasses: Globus is one of the most digitalized retailers in Germany. The reason for its success is a highly professional technical infrastructure.

5G start-ups: AR gaming to go

AR/VR to future mobility: In our new series, we present 5G start-ups and their creative solutions for 5G and edge computing applications.

More Transparency with Digital Freight Papers

The logistics industry seeks to completely digitize but still labels their transport boxes with paper labels. The e-label now makes this process more efficient and transparent.

5G Start-ups: Event Planning in Real Time

AR and VR, entertainment and gaming, future mobility and robotics – just as numerous as the possible uses of 5G applications, is the need on the customer side. We show innovative solutions of promising start-ups.

PAC IoT study: Evolution in the SME sector

IoT is establishing itself among Germany’s small and medium-sized businesses. However, companies are no longer limited to monitoring and controlling machines and processes. It enable much more exciting applications.

Starting signal for the network of the future

5G is key for enabling innovative technology. Why network operators like Deutsche Telekom have bought the new frequencies at auction for many billions of euros. And what this means for the digitalization of industry.

Being in the know: Why it pays to share data

Businesses, public service providers and citizens – everyone profits from an open marketplace allowing companies and municipalities to share their data.

One-touch business processes

The IoT Service Button allows workers on the assembly line at BMW’s factory in Leipzig to easily order new supplies. The foundation for this Industry 4.0 technology is the wireless standard Narrowband-IoT.

PAC study: IoT takes hold in the SME sector

Internet of Things has arrived in the German middle class and is constantly evolving. A new study commissioned by Deutsche Telekom shows cases of use, success factors and action recommendations.

Always on the right track

The transport and logistics industry drives far ahead of other industries and large parts of production when it comes to digitization. The Internet of Things offers companies many opportunities to digitize and improve their machines, goods or processes. This way, they can win new customers and open up new markets.

Boosting growth with IoT

According to a study by Ernst & Young, the digital economy offers telecommunications companies plenty of opportunities for growth. Requirement: They develop new business models around IoT and M2M communication.

Virtually plan and test IoT projects

With the new online service, the IoT Solution Optimizer, companies can put their planned IoT solutions through their paces digitally well before they even set up real tests or budget their costs.

MWC19: Smart ideas from Barcelona

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom presented innovative solutions and visions for the Internet of Things: Smart City, Smart Factory, Smart Gaming.

Now available: The new Mobile IoT Guide 2019

For mobile data transmission, Deutsche Telekom is now establishing the new LTE-M radio standard in its mobile communications network in addition to NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT). The new Mobile IoT Guide 2019 presents both technologies.

Smart trackers in the international transport sector

Every year the volume of cocaine smuggled in containers increases by 20 Percent. An intelligent tracker on the inside of containers sends a warning when unauthorized persons open the doors. Telekom's sensor network plays a major role here. 

Where is it, then?

We've got used to lost suitcases, but untraceable freight cars? Unfortunately, it happens again and again that wagons get lost. Thanks to a simple solution on the Internet of Things, rail vehicles will no longer be lost in the future.

Live test: NB-IoT proves indoor effectiveness

The wireless standard NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) makes smart metering more efficient. And now a large measurement test has shown that the transmission technology for building is more effective than all previous solutions.

Safety first: Connected cars need a digital protective shield

In a central coordination center, a specialist cyber-security team collects and examines all the security-relevant data of the "connected car" ecosystem around the clock.

hubraum LTE-M Prototyping Summit

18 LTE-M solution partners passed the finishing line in Vienna: In the perfect pre-Christmas scenery of Vienna, T-Mobile Austria hosted the Summit of the hubraum LTE-M Prototyping program which attracted more than 150 participants. During the event, 18 solution partners who have successfully completed the program had the opportunity to present their LTE-M prototypes & use cases to the audience.

AI disrupts the business world

“Eighty percent of all corporate processes can be automated today,” says AI expert Chris Boos. How artificial intelligence is solving the business world’s problems by disrupting it.

LTE-M Prototyping summit in Vienna

On November 22, Deutsche Telekom has presented the finalists of the hubraum LTE-M Prototyping program at the Summit in the T-Center in Vienna, Austria. The event was very much the culmination point of the efforts made by the 18 solution partners and their mentors over the last months.

The LTE-M Prototyping Program

LTE-M: A story about bicycle thieves, supermarket cherries and kid’s smart watches

Putting the patient in focus

What does the future of medicine look like? How can we better connect patients, doctors and caregivers? And what infrastructure will they need to achieve this? Representatives from Deutsche Telekom discussed these topics and much more with partners, business leaders and healthcare experts including Eckart von Hirschhausen.

Data is where the action will be in the future

More and more companies are discovering that data can fuel completely new business models. Boris Otto, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST) and head of its research project Industrial Data Space (IDS), explains why all this data also requires a marketplace.

China's path to digital dominance

China is taking the Internet of Things very seriously: Digitalization is starting to impact all aspects of life in the Asian superpower since the government began to promote and fund public IoT projects. The new strategy "Made in China 2025" aims to make the country's IT sector a global player.

Surging demand for IoT security solutions

The market for IoT security solutions is growing fast. As machines, facilities and smart devices become increasingly linked, additional security measures are required, according to the IT consultancy Gartner.

How the IoT is revolutionizing logistics

Boosting productivity, reducing risk and better integrating customers into business processes: The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the storage and transport of goods.

Creating a sensor network with smartphones

Modern smartphones, often containing more than two dozen sensors, have turned into mobile measuring stations. Found in virtually every part of the globe, these devices have the potential to provide incredibly valuable troves of data. But there needs to be a rewards system to encourage people to provide this information – and ensure data protection remains intact.

Challenges of autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are already on our roads – but are drivers really ready for self-driving cars? A look at the remaining legal and technological challenges to be overcome.

Reaching for the stars with a digital twin

From flying to Mars to building a better mountain bike: Digital twins make products better and processes more efficient. Discover the advantages to giving objects a real-time digital clone.

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