The Internet of Things Hits the Shop Floor: Metalworking in the Age of Connectivity

The ancient art of metalworking has played an important role in the evolution of mankind — so much so that entire chapters of human history are known as the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Today, metal fabrication is an essential process in modern manufacturing, and has evolved into a $340 billion industry in the United States and a nearly $1.5 trillion industry worldwide.

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Electric Imp offers a core connectivity platform within the Internet of Things through an innovative solution that delivers a powerful cloud service tied closely to leading-edge hardware, making it simple to connect devices to the Internet. Our unique WiFi-enabled platform dramatically decreases time to market, is cost effective, reliable and secure, empowering manufacturers and developers to manage and quickly scale their connected products and services to millions of users. The imp is a powerful, yet tiny, hardware module that runs the imp OS. Our operating system provides the foundation to build advanced features and services for devices, and it works with the imp Cloud to provide seamless and secure connectivity of your devices to software, third party services and external servers. Our solution provides the simplest WiFi setup using our patent-pending BlinkUp technology, and with connectivity you’ll be able to monitor the health and activity of your devices in the field and roll-

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Satellite based LoRa® unlocks Europe-wide IoT

whitePaper | May 16, 2022

Big data is the dominant economic currency in a changing world moving at an increasingly accelerated pace. The speed and frequency with which data is collected, processed, and actioned is crucial to delivering the core promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) – either saving money through optimized operations or enabling new business models to generate new revenue streams.

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IoT white paper

whitePaper | January 22, 2022

This white paper has been prepared for distribution for informational purposes only. No regulatory authority has examined or approved any of the information set out in this white paper. The white paper may not be exhaustive and does not imply any elements of a contractual relationship or obligations.

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Smart Intersections – IoT insights using Wi-Fi

whitePaper | November 28, 2019

Globally, more than 1.25 million people die in road traffic crashes every year and a further 50 million people are injured or disabled.¹ Meanwhile, congestion costs Australians $16.5 billion in 2015, according to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. The price of congestion is expected to double between $27.7 and $37.3 billion by 2030, without major policy changes.

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The Disruptions of 5G on Data-driven Technologies and Applications

whitePaper | December 18, 2019

With 5G on the verge of being adopted as the next mobile network, there is a need to analyze its impact on the landscape of computing and data management. In this paper, we analyze the impact of 5G on both traditional and emerging technologies and project our view on future research challenges and opportunities. With a predicted increase of 10-100x in bandwidth and 5-10x decrease in latency, 5G is expected to be the main enabler for smart cities, smart IoT and efficient healthcare, where machine learning is conducted at the edge.

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Private 5G Mobile Networks for Industrial IoT

whitePaper | March 1, 2020

Private mobile networks designed and deployed specifically for enterprise users provide opportunities to optimize and redefine business processes in ways that are either impractical or not possible within the limitations of wired and Wi-Fi networks. For industrial users, the ability to design mobile networks to meet the coverage, performance, and security requirements of production-critical applications is fundamental to the new wave of cyberphysical systems known as Industry 4.0.

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Accelerating the Impact of Industrial IoT in Small and Medium‑Sized Enterprises

whitePaper | February 12, 2020

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector are being left behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This worrying trend is exacerbating economic inequality, stifling opportunities for social mobility and dragging down global industrial productivity. To benefit from the technological advancements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, SMEs will need to overcome a range of challenges including a dearth of skilled employees, lack of access to capital and unclear returns on investment, a need to revamp their firm’s infrastructure and processes, a need to update information technology and operational technology, and navigate a nascent technology landscape that is currently poised to serve larger companies.

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Electric Imp offers a core connectivity platform within the Internet of Things through an innovative solution that delivers a powerful cloud service tied closely to leading-edge hardware, making it simple to connect devices to the Internet. Our unique WiFi-enabled platform dramatically decreases time to market, is cost effective, reliable and secure, empowering manufacturers and developers to manage and quickly scale their connected products and services to millions of users. The imp is a powerful, yet tiny, hardware module that runs the imp OS. Our operating system provides the foundation to build advanced features and services for devices, and it works with the imp Cloud to provide seamless and secure connectivity of your devices to software, third party services and external servers. Our solution provides the simplest WiFi setup using our patent-pending BlinkUp technology, and with connectivity you’ll be able to monitor the health and activity of your devices in the field and roll-

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