Internet of Things
Create the Internet of Your Things by connecting your devices, assets and sensors to collect untapped data. Improve performance and reduce costs with remote monitoring. Predict equipment failures before they happen with predictive maintenance.
“We wanted to go beyond the industry standard of preventive maintenance, to offer predictive and even pre-emptive maintenance, so that we can guarantee a higher uptime percentage on our lifts.”
Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO, thyssenkrupp Elevator
Connect your devices worldwide for remote monitoring
Collect untapped data and create predictive models when you connect your devices, assets and sensors to the cloud – from a few sensors to millions of devices. By accessing global production and supply chain data, you’ll reduce costly downtime and maintenance to increase productivity.
“What we’re talking about is delivering a degree of collaboration and visibility unheard of in the oil and gas industry. With sensors, software and the cloud, these disparate assets can become part of a connected enterprise, powered at its core by a rich flow of data.”
Increase asset reliability with predictive maintenance
Focus on what matters most to your customers: reliability. Vastly improve operations and asset availability with predictive, and even preemptive, maintenance by gathering and transforming data from sensors and systems.
“I call it the ‘virtual troubleshooter’. When the lift reports that it has a problem, it sends out an error code and the three or four most probable causes of that error code. In effect, our field technician is being coached by this expert citizen.”
Build Internet of Things solutions with confidence
Enhance security across physical devices, connections and data. Use per-device authentication by setting up individual identities and credentials for each of your connected devices, and retain the confidentiality of both cloud-to-device and device-to-cloud messages.
“As Schneider Electric helps our customers to solve their operational challenges through mission-critical, IoT-enabled solutions, it is imperative that customers can trust that the integrity and security of their mission-critical systems won’t be compromised. By building our IoT platform on the Azure IoT Suite, we are able to leverage its industry-leading security, privacy and compliance capabilities necessary to instil confidence in our customers that their enterprise systems are secure end-to-end.”
Predict equipment failures before they happen
Head off potential problems while promoting equipment efficiency with predictive maintenance. Collect and analyse data from your connected assets to proactively plan maintenance, decrease downtime and improve retention of the asset value.
“Our TotalCare maintenance programme was revolutionary in the ’90s, so we’re pioneers ourselves, and by collaborating with a fellow pioneer such as Microsoft, we can absolutely bring innovative digital solutions to airlines now.”
Bring the Internet of Things to life with Azure IoT starter kits
Start innovating today with Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits that include development boards that are Azure Certified for IoT, sensors and actuators. Use the easy-to-follow tutorials and seamlessly connect your devices to the cloud.