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.
Dachser: Connected Swap Bodies for Transparent Supply Chains
Supply chains are becoming more complex, skilled operatives scarcer, and customers’ requirements are on the increase – in logistics as in so many other areas. How Dachser meets challenges of this kind by means of the Internet of Things.
Smart Parking in Tulln: IoT Helps Find Parking Lots Faster
Smart parking sensors help motorists to find somewhere to park faster. How residents and visitors to the small Austrian town of Tulln benefit from the IoT and a Magenta Telekom smart parking pilot project.
Sustainable Management with the Internet of Things
IoT solutions not only help you to manage your business more economically; they can also help companies to achieve their ecological objectives faster. A new study highlights the sustainable effect of the Internet of Things.
Ernst Meister: Connected Lubricant Tanks Provide Optimal Service
Efficient, economical and future-proof, Ernst Meister GmbH has connected its tank drums on the IoT to optimize its supply chain. Thanks to this connectivity the SME has also been able to extend its business model.
On a construction site, in the production shop and in transportation and logistics SIM cards are a key component of connectivity. That is why, subject to the application area, an IoT SIM must fulfill special M2M requirements.
Efficiency in Fields and Meadows: Autonomous Labor thanks to Precise Positioning
Field work and lawn mowing have more in common than working in the open air. Both are time-consuming, often monotonous and physically demanding, but they can also be automated by means of IoT and precise positioning.
The benefits of sustainability, cost efficiency and process optimization go hand in hand for D+H and its customers thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). A smart, user-friendly box identifies energy losses in elevator shafts and helps reduce energy usage.
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.
Due to global warming, extreme weather events are on the increase all over the world. An IoT solution developed by the U.S. startup divirod using Telekom’s LTE-M connectivity collects water data and issues early risk warnings.
Smart Factory, Smart City, Smart Everything: IoT-enabled devices are becoming normal. But which standard wireless technology guarantees secure data transmission over long distances using little energy? A comparison of NB-IoT and LoRaWAN.
Fewer costs due to unnecessary empty runs, more sustainability, more efficiency, more quality: setting these as its targets, Telekom developed an IoT solution for intralogistics at the chemicals company BASF Coatings.
Professor Uwe Rotermund, managing partner of consultants rotermund.ingenieure, notes in this interview where connecting buildings with the Internet of Things (IoT) is often still problematic and why developers and facility managers need to rethink.
Connected Production Eases Burden on Skilled Workers
As machines and manufacturing processes grow increasingly complicated companies need to rethink the work environment of their skilled production workers. The Internet of Things has a central role to play in this process.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.