The Innovation in SMEs Award recognises small and medium-sized businesses that have fostered innovation to solve a significant environmental and/or water resource related problem; develop a product, solution or service; undertake research or trial applications; share, communicate and ensure acceptance and take up of new knowledge, technology or research; improve manufacturing or business processes and/or improve sales, promotion and product/service delivery.
Dematec Automation, nominated for Industrial Internet of Things, Remote Asset Management.
The Internet of Things is an industry of enormous global growth. In people’s everyday consumer lives there is the expectation that everything from bank accounts to personal fitness to fridge contents can be accessed from smartphones. This expectation of instant, mobile access to relevant information is transferring to people’s industrial working lives.
However, there are different requirements for reliability and security for industrial systems than there are for consumer devices, hence the need to produce an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform capable of securing connecting with a wide range of industrial systems and devices as well as mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Over the past 12 months, Dematec has established their IIoT Hub platform as a highly functional and fit-for-purpose solution for the remote management of critical assets.
The IIoT Hub has excellent application in the water sector where it can be used for the real-time remote monitoring and control of assets such as treatment plants, pump stations, and even original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment.