IT2Industry: Meeting today’s challenges for the Industrial Internet of Things

IT2Industry: Meeting today’s challenges for the Industrial Internet of Things

IT2Industry Hall West, Messe Munich with Lemonbeat offerings. DDK, SiP-Chip, etc. Photo: Dennis Knake/Lemonbeat GmbH

Embedded within the world’s largest electronics trade fair “electronica” in Munich, we spent the second week of November at the I2TIndustry Trade Fair and Open Conference. Located at Munich Messe, Entrance Hall West, it’s been the perfect place to present our solutions and ideas for the IIoT, the Industrial Internet of Things.

The electronica itself is mainly a showground for the many players in the field of electronical components. This year’s topic “Connected Worlds – Safe and Secure” pretty much reflected the actual demands, challenges and needs for the ongoing shift within the Industry, where more and more devices are being connected in a big “Internet of Things”. Not just in the consumer market, but especially in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot), meaning IoT solutions in the field of manufacturing. For the second time now, the electronica also hosted the “IT2Industry“, specialized in topics such as Industrial Software & Systems, Industrial IT Security, Big Data & Cloud, Smart Factory, M2M Communication and Embedded Systems.

At the IT2Industry we demonstrated how easy it is to optimize processes within a production facility using our technology. Photo: Dennis Knake/Lemonbeat GmbH

At the IT2Industry we demonstrated how easy it is to optimize processes within a production facility using our technology. Photo: Dennis Knake/Lemonbeat GmbH

As Lemonbeat, we were able to present a special showcase, demonstrating how our technology can be used to optimize production facilities easily by implementing all kinds of different sensors. In addition, the collected data can be used to enable a real time overview, for example, of temperature, power consumption or production output. The data can then be used to fine-tune the production process, resulting in a more optimized use of the facility, which means mainly saving a lot of energy and thus reducing production costs. However, our technology also holds the potential of not just collecting and transmitting data but also of letting the machines interact automatically with each, thus minimizing the need of manual optimization.

Uday Davuluru, Standardization Manager at Lemonbeat, talked about the challenges we face in the IIoT. Photo: Lemonbeat GmbH

Uday Davuluru, Standardization Manager at Lemonbeat, talked about the challenges we face in the IIoT. Photo: Lemonbeat GmbH

“Dealing with the rapidly developing demands in IoT” was the headline of a speech of Lemonbeat’s expert for standardization Uday Davuluru, at the IT2Industry Open Conference Forum. Uday emphasized in his speech that the vast number of different standards for different solutions within the IoT not just poses a growing security threat but often leads to complex and costly installations, especially when different systems need to interact with each other. With a single standard, that not necessarily replaces other standards but acts as a universal language for everything on the market, these obstacles could be overcome. A standard that is easy to implement in any device and also significantly reduces implementation costs.

At the end of the week, 73.000 industry professionals from 88 countries found their way to Munich Messe. The next electronica takes place in two years, from November 13–16, 2018.