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At we talk about the Internet of Things in general, the market, the history, the future impact on our economy, our environment, our lives. We deliver reports about news and events, provide insights into the technology and offer a broader perpective on all IoT related topics.

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  • Smart technology for old machinery: the challenge of retrofitting a factory
    by Dennis Knake on 19th June 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Energy efficiency and optimal production processes are key success factors especially for small and medium-sized companies. However, unlike IT-systems, industrial machines cannot be exchanged every few years to keep up with state of the art production. At many companies, these machines are often decades old. 20 or 30 year equipment is not uncommon. So how can they keep up with today's need for increased efficiency? What can companies do, to identify and eradicate problems, thus making the output more efficient? "Retrofitting" is the term summing up the answer. Equipping old machines with new sensors. However, that's easier said than done. […]

  • Lemonbeat at Make Munich 2017: Here are the results and winners of our IoT survey
    by Ilja Klemm on 23rd May 2017 at 12:27 pm

    As a company we tend to visit business related fairs, so our booth mainly makes stop at events like the Embedded World or the IoT Tech Expo Europe. However, since we were a bit curious to meet the end users [… […]

  • Makers & Mittelstand: Germany’s chance to step out of Silicon Valley’s shadow?
    by Dennis Knake on 17th May 2017 at 10:11 am

    Berlin's annual conference "re:publica" has finally grown out of its infancy. What started as a blogger-event with a high nerd factor has finally become a serious annual gathering of, let's say, a variegated tech society. Founders, inventors, politicians, activists and journalists met to present, network and discuss. While this year's motto "Love out Loud" focused on the rise of internet hate speech, the spreading of fake news and how to deal with it, other tracks like "business & work" and the "global innovation gathering" brought together makers, hub managers and entrepreneurs from around the world. […]

  • DIAL Openlab: Lemonbeat and Phoenix Contact talk about bringing IoT to Building Automation
    by Edmund Barrett on 11th May 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Following on from E-World, and a great deal of work going on in the background, Phoenix Contact and ourselves were back on the road this week with an appearance at the DIAL Openlab at DIAL’s offices in Lüdenscheid, in the [… […]

  • Lemonbeat premiers at Hannover Messe: presenting local power to a global audience
    by Dennis Knake on 2nd May 2017 at 2:16 pm

    The focus of this year's Hannover Messe was on Industrial Internet of Things services and products. With over 6,500 exhibitors and more than 225,000 visitors it is the world's largest industry fair. And with IoT being a main topic, our appearance was obligatory. Lemonbeat's technology offers a flexible framework to quickly enable the "IoT-zation" of all kind of things: from sensors and actuators to products and machines for consumer and professional needs. Already in use in the field of Smart Home, Smart Building, Smart Energy and Smart Garden systems, Lemonbeat's range of use is vast. […]

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