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How will the Internet of Things revolutionise the rail industry?

 

Rail Professional - April Edition

Although the lifecycle of the IoT is still within its infancy stage we are already seeing rail companies effectively using IoT technology to support remote asset monitoring, rail repair sensing, and identify and plan repairs remotely.

However the revolution for those within the rail business and its allied supply chains is not to get stuck on focusing solely on the Internet of Things.  After all that is just creating an infrastructure that links uniquely identified objects to let them collect and share data. For the truly smart rail organisations it is focusing on the data collected and shared (rather than the infrastructure to collect); this is known as the Internet of Things Analytics (IoTA).

Our latest article appears within the April edition of Rail Professional on page 101. 

https://issuu.com/railpro/docs/rail_professional_april_2017

 

26 Apr 2017 by Anna Hutton-North