The Internet of Things (IoT) is known as a system designed for collecting data from structured objects in line with Industry 4.0 framework. Data is collected from sensors and devices in a complex topology and distributed over the Internet to be processed in cloud, whilest the classical automation and monitoring systems process data collected from integrated sensor and motors in their closed network using their own application.
Typical low end IoT systems are designed to display the data from sensors and devices capable of connecting to Internet with limited analytics and information level capability on the typical WEB browser.
The main purpose is to collect data in various processes and stages of the manufacturing and service value chain of the organization in the common internet platform, and to enable data sharing capability for the internal and external stakeholders who impact the performance of the processes and stages of the value chain. Industry 4.0 approach is considering that this data is processed by the stakeholders and used for increased productivity such as process optimization, predictive maintenance, enhanced product development.
Consider a data center distributed critical cooling system that consists of many equipment and devices such as chiller, tower, pumps, piping, valves, and control panels by various manufacturers and assembled by various suppliers. The availability and performance of the system is directly dependent on each equipment and devices. Thanks to IoT system, Industry 4.0 approach opens the way the data is distributed via cloud platform to the manufacturers and suppliers those are accountable for the availability and performance of the critical system. They are supposed to use big data to excel their product and manufacturing, offer corrective actions to contracted customers in short time through predictive maintenance services.
Otomatica observes at these approach two gaps. One gap is the accountability. Does each shareholder perform their best in order to increase the productivity of the value chains of their customers who are willing to share valuable data to their suppliers? The second gap is the information security. Does sharing my corporate information may harm my business? Data is the unique source to reach wisdom in current information age. Sharing knowledge may cause vulnerabilities, ranging from cyber security risks to loss of competitive edge.
Bearing this two gaps in mind, Otomatica offers “Smart-IoT” to digitize the critical facility and fully integrate to the corporate management systems aligned with corporate cyber security policy. So, any accountability or shared information by the third parties can be monitored and managed through the corporate management systems. And any information security can be maintained through the corporate cyber security policies and precaution systems.
Industry 4.0 and its essential dimension “Digitalization” is not limited to manufacturing but includes all kind of product and service value chain. Since the value chains are spread over a geographically decentralized region, the data flow from several location build more consistent big data and competitive information. Otomatica is confident in creating value with its Smart-IoT solutions.
Otomatica’s competence on Facility Physical Infrastructure is rich enough to provide management system at functional and business level. Those management systems such as Capacity–Load Management, Energy Utilization Effectiveness, Infrastructure Availability Management, Event-Incident-Alarm Management are not only delivering pure operational information but also contributing to the corporate management systems to create comprehensive business value information.
Furthermore, Otomatica provides Multi-site Infrastructure Central Management, Multi-site Infrastructure Portfolio Governance, Critical Infrastructure Life Cycle Governance and Sustainable Operation Cultural Transformation solutions in order to enhance and integrate the corporate digitalization to the physical infrastructure layer of the facility.