You’ve Heard About The Internet Of Things, Meet The Industrial Internet Of Things

KATHRIN BREKLE | March 1, 2016

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The internet of things has been around now for a few years. Every single device in the internet of things is uniquely identified by an individual internet address (URL), can be accessed via the Internet and can interact with connected information systems. Basically, a distinction should be made between consumer concepts (IoT, internet of things) and industrial concepts (IIoT, Industrial internet of things). This project of the future is usually known as ‘Industry 4.0’ in Germany, while the term ‘industrial internet of things’ (IIoT) is habitually used in the United States. While in the case of consumers this has to do with domestic appliances, entertainment electronics, automobiles, computers, and many other items of daily life, Industry 4.0 concerns factories, machinery, production facilities or entire sensor networks.

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