IOT

5G: Are you up to speed?

Billions of connected devices. Billions of people. Welcome to the future, powered by 5G. 5G is going to play a significant part in mobility and digital transformation. Businesses expect it to provide radical new experiences and services. But will 5G live up to its promise? What’s the controversy around it? How to get 5G ready? During a webinar organised by the French Chamber of Great Britain on June 16th 2020, Frances Weston, Managing Director at Econocom UK, answered all these questions and many more. You missed it? Check out our...

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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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How the Internet of Things is revolutionising industry

Traditional industry is dead! Long live industry 4.0, which is 100% connected, thanks to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Over the next three years, manufacturing companies worldwide will spend over €900 billion on deploying IIoT projects. Why so much investment? And what exactly is IIoT? How will it affect the industrial ecosystem? What are the benefits? With the 8th edition of Industry in full swing in France, we found out more about IIoT. IoT could be compared to an iceberg: there’s the tip – consumer IoT, smart watches, Quantified Self wristbands, home automation systems, etc. But we’ve only...

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