The Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon has allowed for more operational transparency and actionable analytics that can make great impact on business improvements. Connected devices are designed to deliver the much-needed data to further enhance operations and increase levels of efficiency. The rise of edge computing has added so much more to the depth of the current IoT dimensions. For example, in factory automation, IoT technology has led to the use of predictive maintenance with the help of fog computing. It allows for pre-determined alerts and easy access to quick and useful reports by related personnel at all levels - including the workers in the factory at the production line as well as the managers. Predictive maintenance can help minimize production disruption and maintenance costs caused by equipment failure. It also promotes visible and continuous improvement processes. As a result, through IoT-driven edge computing, operations now can quickly deliver a new level of efficiency, profitability and a clear fiscal impact.
Axiomtek’s comprehensive product lines of industrial computer solutions are designed for IoT applications and edge computing. More than a few of its products were tested for interoperability with fog computing software and compatibility with various automation protocols. Its fanless embedded systems and gateway devices offer extensive features such as scalable processing powers and a variety of interfaces for connectivity with other “things” such as sensors. Axiomtek’s wide variety of embedded motherboards comprises of many form factors and offers extensive features that can be easily upgraded. These smart industrial computer solutions are feature-rich, IoT connectivity-ready and easy to set up. Coupled with Axiomtek’s proprietary remote monitoring software, the AXView 2.0, Axiomtek’s IoT solutions deliver ease of device management and aim at a quick project deployment.