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ai technology industrial applicationsApple introduced artificial intelligence (AI) voice technology in the form of its personal assistant, Siri, over five years ago. Apple has since incorporated Siri in all its devices including iPhones, smart watches and Mac devices.

Since then competition has got hotter, with other providers upping their game to provide serious rivalry to Apple. Whereas design innovation has had mostly a mobile-first approach, indications are that this is fast moving to an AI-first approach for smart devices.

Of the major players in this arena, Amazon and Google have developed devices with intelligent assistants based on AI technology.

These devices are designed to assist with home automation. But their potential can extend much farther to where industrial applications for AI technology look incredibly exciting.

Amazon’s Echo Set the Standard

Amazon launched its Echo device to the public in June 2015. It is already an industry standard. Among other things, this smart AI device enables home automation.

Amazon Echo is connected to its intelligent voice-controlled personal assistant  called Alexa. It needs a wireless internet connection to function and can be manually disabled or muted. Read the full article →


approved-2016-11-22-new-era-blog-post-1-nov-2016-what-to-expect-in-2017-for-iot-gatewaysThe Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing exponential growth, a trend that will continue in 2017. The main stars of the show will undoubtedly be IoT gateways. They act as traffic controllers, directing the data flowing from connected automated devices to computing facilities.

A fundamental requirement for IoT growth therefore is the necessity for reliable IoT gateways. Without this the vital link between devices and computers cannot be guaranteed.

Industries Where IoT Gateways Will Play a Major Role in 2017

IoT growth in 2017 is likely to be most evident in the industries listed below. Robust and reliable IoT gateways will be of critical importance.

  • Manufacturing. The availability of more affordable control systems is driving the automation of more and more factories. IoT technology can be used to monitor and control machinery and processes in remote locations or that are difficult to access.
  • Building management. Property managers are poised to make more use of the IoT for everything, like building access control, security, and managing and controlling utilities. Smart buildings will have the ability to control the climate within offices by regulating centralized HVAC systems.
  • Government. Smart cities will be able to use IoT gateways to collect revenue and then monitor the supply of services and utilities to their residents. This technology will be invaluable in monitoring traffic flow and controlling traffic lights at intersections and pedestrian crosswalks.
  • Residential management. Smartphones have opened up IoT technology to enable homeowners to monitor and control appliances and HVAC systems remotely.
  • Healthcare. Telehealth will provide enormous benefits for patients and healthcare professionals alike. Remote monitoring through IoT-enabled devices will cut down on checkup visits and enable patients to be discharged from hospitals earlier. Eliminating routine on-site checkups will provide healthcare professionals more time to devote to new patients and emergencies.

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virtual reality for industryPotential is no longer limited to the reality we live in. Virtual reality is the way ahead for so many industries and businesses. What started as a concept that many thought was clunky and gimmicky, or was limited to the realm of sci-fi, now stands side-by-side with the IoT as the most exciting modern advancement in computing technology.

Interacting with a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment is going to revolutionize so much of our lives. Helmets, goggles, gloves and other VR possibilities Read the full article →


What’s in the Future for Facial Recognition in Industrial Computing?

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a cellphone was hard to grasp; and then it wasn’t. The notion of video conferencing seemed like something out of Star Trek, and then it became how many of us operate our business and personal life. So what about facial recognition? Well, it’s already here and…

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Intelligent Video Analytics and IoT

Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) is the use of specialized computer hardware and software to automatically analyze video for many purposes, including motion tracking, facial recognition, object recognition, even flame and smoke detection. While this technology has been present for several years, it has come to prominence recently due to several technological factors, including higher resolutions,…

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Top Five Uses for IoT Gateways in Industrial Computing

Application of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly throughout industry and interacting with aspects of our daily lives. Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, predicts that the IoT will include 26 billion connected units by 2020. The spread of IoT technology has been made possible by cloud computing….

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VR Has Arrived and It’s Here to Stay

VR (Virtual Reality) has arrived and it’s here to stay… or rather it’s been here for a while. Over the decades it’s tried to break out of the realm of mere concept and “sci-fi” several times, usually by a single company using the term “virtual reality” as a gimmick to sell some product. But that…

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