Internet of things

CES 2019: which products and innovations will revolutionise uses this year?

From 8 to 11 January 2019, the main new technology players got together in Las Vegas for another edition of the Consumer Electronics Show. Founded in 1967, the event was attended by over 182,000 visitors and 4,400 exhibitors this year, including 420 French startups. #CES2019 - which products will really revolutionise...

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How technology can make champions

On 16 September in Berlin, Eliud Kipchoge beat the world marathon record. By running the legendary 42.195 km in just 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds, the champion of the Rio Olympics smashed the existing record by an incredible 1’18’’. This is not only an exceptional sporting feat, but also a technological one. For Kipchoge is a formidable champion, arguably the greatest marathon runner of all time, and to beat this record, he used the very best digital has to offer elite athletes. Every day, millions of joggers wear wristbands with sensors that measure their heart rate. Often...

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IoT: the key to smart buildings

IoT can be used to monitor and regulate people and their working environment through sensors that can measure various parameters. Analysing these measurements enables companies to pinpoint any invisible dysfunctions that could affect employees’ productivity and well-being – as GreenMe, a startup specialising in IoT, shows. Real-time assessment of employees’ working conditions is now easy, thanks to IoT French startup GreenMe – an Econocom partner – has devised a device with a built-in sensor that constantly measures parameters such as temperature, moisture, lighting quality, noise and air change rates in offices. At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, GreenMe...

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IIoT: how cable drums are becoming smart

With industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things is revolutionising the logistics process, and Nexans is something of a trailblazer in this field. The group, one of the world’s leading cable manufacturers, has installed connected trackers made by ffly4U on its cable drums, with deployment and financing provided by Econocom. This successful project resulted in Nexans making 20% savings on managing its equipment, and new services such as real-time tracking. These wooden or steel cable drums, or “the unknown heroes of the cable industry,” as Nexans calls them, nevertheless generate substantial logistics costs. They are used for transporting cables...

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Connected maintenance: IoT is on the right track

The old adage “Prevention is better than cure” is now being applied to the rail industry thanks to IoT. Installing sensors on railway tracks and on trains allows railway companies to carry out predictive maintenance: we looked at how the French National railways have done just this. The railways enter the age of smart and predictive maintenance. SNCF, the French national railways, have invested over €500 million on its digital transformation, implementing systems for remote monitoring and better fault prevention. The group has been working with Toulouse-based start-up Intesens, winner of the 2015 SNCF challenge digital trophy in the...

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