IoT solutions for the manufacturing industry
With mobile IoT connectivity, you can expand your value chain and create more value for your end consumers. Explore our IoT solutions for the manufacturing industry.
What we offer
From connected consumer products to industrial equipment, no matter what you manufacture, we can help you develop IoT solutions that work out of the box – anywhere your products go. We can help you roll out scalable, stable and secure IoT manufacturing solutions that meet your needs for coverage, quality and price.
Global scale with one solution
Wherever your products go, our Managed Connectivity solution provides you access to the best quality cellular connection, based on availability and the needs of your use case. Our Global IoT SIM cards can be pre-integrated to simplify your rollout, installation and lifecycle management.
We take care of all the agreements with local operators so you don’t have to. Using our extensive global roaming network, your products will connect to networks out of the box in nearly every market in the world. In countries where roaming is not available due to regulation, we can help you find viable solutions (including eUICC technology) together with our established local operator partners.
Connected products made easy
We provide everything you need to successfully deploy and manage connected products around the world. Together with our partner network, we provide an end-to-end solution, from concept and design to monetization and operation over time. At the core of that end-to-end offering are our Managed Connectivity and Managed IoT Cloud.
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Trusted by the best
For two decades, we have helped leading manufacturers succeed with pioneering IoT solutions. Learn more about their strategies, and how you can succeed with connected products.
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Why choose mobile IoT connectivity?
Mobile networks are well-tested and aren’t going away anytime soon. Our mobile IoT connectivity solution gives you access to well established global networks which use licensed radio spectrum, free of disturbances and congestion from competing networks.
Managed Connectivity allows you to conquer the complexity of IoT, we can help you simplify the production, rollout and management of your connected products. With our solution, your products use the best available mobile networks to securely connect to your network or the internet.
Why mobile IoT?
IoT solutions in manufacturing
Beginning with optimization and continuing to responsive automation of production, IoT allows manufacturers to create smarter factories that operate more efficiently at a lower cost.
Connecting things also provides ways to better connect with people. With connected products, manufacturers can extend their customer relationships far beyond the assembly line.
What does an IoT solution for the manufacturing industry look like?
An IoT solution can offer a wide range of possibilities for businesses, from a connected device that reports end-user behaviour to solutions that allow vehicles and machinery to operate autonomously.
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What can manufacturers achieve with connected products?
Connected assets can request service when they need it. This optimizes asset performance and frees up time for service personnel.
Connected assets allow for more precise inventory management, optimized logistics, quality control, and theft detection.
Optimizing parts purchasing, inventory and replacement is easier when connected products report what they need and when they need it.
To ensure performance and minimize downtime , all assets can be remotely monitored. If a problem occurs, an alarm is sent and product can adjust accordingly.
Augmented reality coupled with connected assets can be also used for training and remote operation.
Production becomes more flexible and responsive with unified systems of connected assets that collaborate in real-time, no matter where they are located.
Product development can now be based on real usage data, with offerings that adapt to end-user needs.
Connected products allow manufacturers to create new business models and streams of revenue with aftermarket services and digital add-ons.
Connected products create an easier path to consumer adoption and interaction when customers can skip up-front investment and pay for services on a per-usage basis.
Remote configuration and upgrading enables faster release of software improvements, and allows a connected product to evolve and adapt over time.
Addressing the needs of customers and partners becomes easier with increased data from products and assets.
Connectivity technology requirements in IoT for manufacturing
Manufacturing use cases are still dominated by wired connections. However, modern IoT technology allows for broader functionality and are better applied in hazardous conditions where wires may increase the risk of equipment failure. Hence, wireless technology will gradually replace wired technology, not only in green- but also brownfield settings. Industrial manufacturing use cases require connectivity with good indoor coverage, often in industrial regions, high device density and low cost. Machines are often in close proximity to each other with a high number of sensors and frequent data submission. Decade-old factory equipment was not designed to be connected and thus needs to be retrofitted with sensors and connectivity. The fabric network therefore needs to be adaptable to a mix of both legacy and new machines and be able to scale up easily as new machines are being connected.
LoRa, Sigfox and Wi-SUN are common technologies offering good indoor coverage, reliability and low cost (after the initial investment in setting up the network). Cellular technologies such as 2G can also be a suitable alternative for companies within industrial manufacturing, eliminating the need to set up and maintain private Wi-Fi and providing high quality of service through SLAs.
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