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What is IoT? A Definition of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the ability to link all kinds of devices. Due to the increasing ubiquitous access to the Internet through WLAN and mobile communication, everyday devices and systems from the private and professional environment can participate in the Internet through ever smaller and cheaper computing power. As a rule, this Internet connection is accompanied by the fact that devices are able to transmit data which they record at their location and in their context using sensors. They can react to control commands through other higher-level applications and thus do something desired. Examples range from switching a [...]

The Arduino-plattform - SWMS Playground

Physical Computing Platforms With physical computing platforms such as the Arduino, smaller projects can be realized quickly. Such platforms are a good introduction to microcontrollers and programming. Especially in the short time of student internships it is difficult to get familiar with larger projects and without previous knowledge of microcontrollers or programming, almost impossible. Boards like that in the Arduino-plattform are a good way to enable students without previous knowledge to work independently on projects. Here you can find out what we have already been able to achieve with a few internships and what we still have in mind. Welcome [...]

Getting Started! - How can digitalization projects be successful?

Digitalization. A mega trend, hype and revolution all in one, but at least one topic that affects all parts of a company, from the management down to the employees. The need for companies to deal with this topic is being increasingly emphasized by scientists, experts and politicians, and with full justification. The (digitalization-) mechanisms and technologies are so diverse and powerful that every company can make use of them and grow with the design of digital products, processes and business models. In our last blog article we already analyzed the most important reasons why digitalization projects fail . The main [...]

Why do digitalization projects fail?

A topic that is rarely discussed because it is difficult to present is the failure of digitalization projects . On the one hand this is understandable, since nobody likes to publicly emphasize the failure of a project that is driven forward with a lot of energy and possibly also a lot of money. On the other hand, the professional exchange loses a lot of experience. Similarly, the danger of a repetition cannot be countered by other participants for similar reasons. Therefore, some of the practical experiences gained in everyday consulting will be presented here and some of the reasons for [...]

Teamcenter RAC Customization

In addition to the possibility of using software such as the Teamcenter PDM system as supplied by the manufacturer, many customers take the opportunity to implement their own ideas of processes and views. The following example shows how the user interface of the Siemens Teamcenter PDM system can be customized and how the company's own program logic can be integrated. What is Teamcenter RAC? The Rich Application Client (RAC) is Teamcenter's most widely used user interface. With the help of the RAC, the user can access all Teamcenter functionalities that are important. A Rich Application Client generally, a graphical user [...]

How can my company get practical benefit from IoT platforms?

IIoT platforms are the central component in the Industrial Internet of Things The so-called IoT or IIoT platforms play a central role in the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT for short. These support all tasks from the acquisition of plant data, storage, visualization, processing and analysis, to the implementation of actions based on the knowledge gained. The respective platform providers provide software components which can be supplemented by individual applications. Individual developments versus platform use The development of our own systems, which would have to map the complete process flow from data acquisition by sensors, data storage, visualization, data [...]

Order Coffee with BMW ConnectedDrive and IFTTT

Which task is to be completed in this example? Who isn't familiar with this? You arrive at your office in the morning and your colleagues are already sitting with a cup of coffee in front of their screens. So you have to go again and get the coffee from the kitchen yourself. As a rule, you are then allowed to bring your dear colleague the second cup of coffee with you. If you have an e-mail account and you happen to be a driver of a BMW with ConnectedDrive, we will change that now, because BMW Labs provides an appropriate [...]

Application extensions with Siemens NXOpen

Siemens NX - small helpers, big Impact - The use of existing standard systems in the company creates, besides the undisputed advantages of the use of widespread software, a limitation of the own processes to possibilities provided by the software. This does not only apply to office applications, browsers or ERP systems, but also to CAx and PLM software. The aforementioned restrictions can cause unwanted additional work here, for example through many clicks and extensive methods, or simply prevent desired processes. The major manufacturers of widely used applications are well aware of this fact and therefore frequently offer programming interfaces [...]

How do you teach Artificial Intelligence (AI) to work with Azure Machine Learning?

Machine learning is currently on everyone's lips across all industries. The detection of errors in production and manufacturing processes as well as the predictive planning of maintenance measures are only some of the drivers that drive the application of analytical methods or the use of artificial intelligence "AI". The application of data science methods, such as machine learning, says a lot about the past behavior of machines, processes and people. It also enables predictions to be made about predictive analytics methods. How does this complicated-sounding machine learning work at all and how can one test the applicability to one's own [...]

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