Feedback on Webinar – Industrial IoT

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Webinar feedback and summary;

The host of the webinar is Lothar Schubart – Director, Developer relations GE Digital, delivered a long hour and plus webinar discussing about industrial IoT, with a case study of GE’s Predix IIoT platform, and how to join the fast-growing community of Industrial Internet developers. The host spent most of his time talking about the implementation and impact of Predix in IIOT.

At the beginning of the webinar, the host started off with the opportunity for industrial IoT, where he explains in statistics that we are so much living in a connected world of intelligent devices and it is expanding hugely. He stated that at least 15 Billion connected devices will be by 2020, and also detailed the market for software and service will add value to $225 billion by 2020. The hosts explained how Delta airlines has 1800+ engine fleet monitored with GE solution, and how the market opportunity brings competition and open new ways for organizations to leverage their business for instance, Lixil can reduce scheduling time by 66% with the use of the IoT.

The host then talks about the industrial benefits of IoT, where he spoke highly of the benefits laid by IoT in modern industries, he started with Aviation industry and said; Aircraft engines are equipped with sensors that generates thousands of data from the sensors and operational data, the information can then be used to fly economically and reliable. And added with stability improvements, reduced un plan downtime, and thus increase in output surplus. He then talk about the Healthcare unit and said, image, VR recognition, and patients screening can be connected to partitioners for diagnosis to reduced the risk of long-term treatment.

The host then jump to talk about the IoT impacts and outcomes and gave a sample written by Gartner, “By 2021, half of large large industrial companies will use ‘digital twins’, resulting in the organizations gaining a 10% improvement in effectiveness”.

The phrase digital twins is a digital analogue to physical or digital representation of a physical asset, and is core to the industrial IoT (IIOT) essentially by connecting devices to sensors, data, and analytics, developed and used by GE Digital, and the speaker set an example of GE’s asset predix. Predix is the application used to leverage digital twins.

The host then finally get to the main topic case study of the webinar, the Predix. Predix is an application platform, a developer network that help you to develop, deploy, and operate industrial applications at the edge and in the cloud, as stated by the speaker. It securely connects machines, data and analytics to improve operational efficiency. It ranges from run applications that involves; platform services, infrastructure to extension and building which involves high-productivity developments, full stack development.

Overall, the host has outline all the necessary industrial internet of things statement, regardless of which industry it is, the opportunities of excelling in the market raises high by implementing IoT and not forgetting the exponential market growth. The host have used case examples of different sectors and has outlined a cloud invention sample, the predix application and how it impacted so many developers.

On being part of this webinar, i specifically thin the speaker bridge the gap between the modern industry and the cloud industry, and he has clearly set out paths of reaching out to a modern connected network, using a preference of the GE’s invention, the digital twins.

Moreover, the market is growing for intelligent or smart connectivity, but there are still room for other industries and growing technologies to adhere and revive together to make best use of their resources.

Academic white paper review #2

Priti Maheshwary/Timothy malche – Authors of Internet of things (IoT) for building smart home system  published by IEEE in 2017, talks about the utilization of  Frugal Labs IoT platform (FLIP) for building IoT empowered Smart Home. The paper completes a further profound research on specialized design of FLIP and clarifies how it can be utilized as part of Smart Homes.

The authors has given an example code to exhibit how the FLIP framework can be designed in smart home system to send temperature/humidity, and light power information to server and furthermore enables client to control electric switch remotely. The FLIP SDK (Software Development Kit) enables clients to plan their own particular APP and Widgets for utilization on SmartPhones and Tablets.

The authors also referred to a Flip based bound. in light of Ardino nano. This board influences the gadget to layer comprise of controller, correspondence module, and sensors. However the similarities that Ardino nano stated were not enough to convince the reader, more explanation was needed to made clear viewpoint.

The authors has concentrated simply on specialized parts of IoT and totally disregarded the human social perspective and moral issues with selection of IoT in the general public. Number of makers getting to every one of the information from smart devices and possibly offering to outsiders of the organizations – security at that point winds up central and damage the nature of a brilliant innovation.

At the ending, the authors has not given any statistical data points around the fact that it is so natural to actualize FLIP? What amount does it cost? What is the organization’s guide? Are there any options in the market to consider? The discourse in the paper is extremely uneven and does not show if any broad research was done out of sight to build up capacities and qualities of FLIP IoT gadget.

Generally speaking, it is apparent that the authors examination on this point is constrained and just centered around one specific FLIP innovation. Some other sources could have been referred to.

Reflection: What i learned so far!

Hello, i hope everybody is doing well. Today i want to share some information about what i learnt in the lecture session during my early classes.

The lectures are delivered in two days Monday-Tuesday, which is fitting after a weekend, meaning i get to attend my lectures fresh starting a week. The module started on 4th of June. It was like half an hour before the class session begins and i found my self trying to figure out which lecture room it was, because the lecture environment was changed after my first module from the main University to Media city. When i arrive at the lecture room i was a bit nervous because i was late to the class finding my way. During the Lecture, the module leader Dr Mostafa Mohamad address the importance of time management relating to late comers in the lecture which was quite effective in my next lectures.

On the second week, i went to the class all sleepy and stuff where i met one of the tutors Mr Firas armosh, the session was fun to me because i engaged in the activities and the topic of the days discussion, which was information systems in organizations, and disruptive technologies which was useful and i get to contribute in bringing some examples of overall IS of running organizations under ERP.

Moreover, i come up with how to cohere the useful organizational IS that i learned in class to my assignment. i picked up some new trends on information system which i used like;

  • intelligent systems – to add capabilities to human nature
  • ERP systems – managing overal organizations
  • CRM systems – manage companies relationship with its customers

This has helped me in making my assignments easier and understanding more about the assessment and the module in general.

What the paper says? White Paper Review #1

Sim Allience – Author of eUICC for: Connected Wearable Technology whitepaper published by Iotbusinessnews under SIM Alliance on November 2017, talks about the connected wearable technology, and the nature of certain security and logistical challenges posed by connected wearable devices, and suggests how the eUICC can be utilized to successfully address them.

The author started by talking about the wearable technology and the implication of eUICC on how security should be key in dealing with devices of such.

The content of the paper focused on connected wearables, specifically wearables enabled with cellular connectivity. This type of wearable device can either be autonomously connected to a cellular network via its own modem and a UICC / eUICC, or coupled with a connected primary device such as a smartphone. It also stated that traditionally, most wearable devices offer short-range connectivity options, such as BLE, primarily to benefit from low power consumption and a fast connection.

The benefits of cellular connectivity were discussed that substantially, manufacturers of these devices are realizing the benefits of incorporating cellular connectivity within wearables such as broad reach across inhabited areas, low infrastructure costs, reduced deployment costs and quick implementation times. The most important role is that the devices can communicate directly with the cellular network.In parallel, the security of cellular networks has been demonstrated over decades. A specific component of their prosperity has been gadget and system confirmation,which guarantees that lone approved gadgets are associated. This offers bring down expenses and danger of security ruptures in wearable gadget systems.

The author also talks about the challenges of wearable technology, where he points out some focal points on the challenge on security, such as, privacy breaches, data tampering, and lost or stolen device. The key to countering these challenges was said to be advanced security with the eUICC which is built on the most widely distributed and secure application delivery platform in the world, certified by the GSMA.

The paper overall talks about the implication of cellular connection in line with the recent trends of wearable technology and how it could tackle both the minor and major security measures, as well as providing sufficient advantages of incorporating the devices with the latest security enhancements to make sure the use of wearable is highly safe. From my point of view the paper well discussed about the challenges of the wearables and points out ways of countering with the problems, and also talks about the role of the SE industry, which the author clearly state the importance of security and simplicity within wearable deployments, and the increasing reliance on cellular networks to enhance device functionality and connectivity, means that the following assets of the SE industry are now more relevant than ever within this ecosystem.

In conclusion, the author include the eUICC which is already delivering advanced security and significantly reduced complexity to the wearables market.

On-Board Technology for Passengers

Hello everyone, recently i have talked about the emerging technologies in the airline industry and how they impact the business operations and daily activities.

Now i want to talk about the different technologies on-board airlines that encompass the passengers overall comfort, as well as their safety and services at ease.

The growing of WiFi establishments on-board airlines around the world, joined with the huge number of travelers conveying at least one computerized gadgets, is making an energy that sees a large number of the present inflight advancements concentrating on advanced improvements.

I will discuss on how new technologies are improving the onboard passenger experience, looking at some innovations from the implication for seat design, generating real-time data to passengers, and the improvements of customer experience.

Seat connectivity and capacity

The major effect of the present technology on traveler is on cabin ‘hardware’. Aircrafts around the globe are reacting to the substantial number of travelers carrying cell phones, notepads, and tablets by furnishing seats with power and USB ports. Various aircrafts and interior decorators are likewise searching for ways to incorporate passengers own particular gadgets with the design of the seat.

Other than making storage room for individual electronic gadgets for the more fitting seating plans in Business Class, a few seat makers are additionally starting to consolidate keenly on finding spaces in Economy seats where travelers can store their cell phone.

Tracking using E-Gadget

Online tracking and tracing of packages shipped via parcel delivery companies such as FedEx and DHL has been possible for years, and has even spread to other sectors such as pizza delivery.

In a move to make the baggage process more transparent for customers, some Air Lines’ track checked bags service aims to give passengers some peace of mind. The airlines scans bag tags during each part of the journey, passengers can track their baggage in real-time as it makes its way through the system.

Luggage tracking just one of the early examples of how providing passengers with real-time information will increase their experience, and making their travel easier.

Customer Service

In the past year, airlines such as Emirates, British Airways, Iberia, KLM and EVA Air have equipped their pursers with tablets. This allows cabin crew to see previous trips that a passenger has taken with the carrier and, based on this, know their food, wine and seating preferences, or any issues a customer had during their previous travels.

Passenger will be equipped with devices consisting of several apps that allow flight attendants to store and receive relevant passenger details in real-time, such as itineraries, meal preferences and other data items, the airline aims to offer its passengers a more tailored in-flight service.

Working ERP System in The Airline Industry

As one of the fast growing industry, the exactness that the airline business needs to take after is certainly high. While there is much for the aviation sector to stress over, with the developing competition, the industries should be prepared with various data anytime. They have to know and track their stock, client information and preferences, return details, transactions and so on alongside ensuring that they are in accordance with the administrative bodies.

It is fundamental for the aviation industry to streamline procedures to decrease their operational costs. Decrease in operational costs will help reduce the airfare and as a result benefit the client. ERP enables developing airline sectors to coordinate electronic data interchange and quality. Actualizing ERP for managing the whole procedure gives the management successful control over industrial and financial related exercises as the airline business requests timely and precise choices to improve operational efficiency.

Benefits of ERP System in the industry

Automate Process:

Implementing ERP in the airline business assist in the duplication of work and immateriality, along these lines enhancing efficiency. Automated procedures through ERP for aviation offers the accompanying focal points:

  • ERP encourages controlling of the key business exercises, for example, maintenance, task and cost – all through a single software system.
  • Stock levels can be checked and obtainment should be possible at ideal levels with the assistance of ERP for flight industry.
  • ERP is good on cell phones and therefore gives clients the adaptability to get to the product while in a hurry.

Enhanced Visibility and Control across Departments

Enhanced Visibility and Control crosswise over Departments

The working costs, material costs, and so forth must be taken care of with alert in order to protect them from going out of control. In such conditions, perspective of the activities over each division is required. The data brought together got to be over every one of the departments to help in precise decision making. ERP offers the following merits circumstances for airlines:

  • ERP for airline gives an extensive perspective of the activities across over various departments and spots any anomalies happening in the tasks and subsequently endeavors can be made to rapidly settle them.
  • ERP is dynamic in nature and is perfect with an extensive variety of versatile gadgets that assist in adaptability and straightforward entry from anyplace.

Data Security

ERP helps in generating data and complete safety of where it resides, so many level of user can be set for confidentiality based on permission. ERP provides the following security advantages:

  • The security standard in use is enables data to be stored in formats and exchange protocols to ensure interoperability.
  • Data is securely and maintained and that make it easy for the admin to look up and avoid work overload.
  • Mostly ERP uses a single data protection mechanism across the environment

ERP enables the aviation industry to streamline intense activities while providing the best customer service and automatically maintaining cost, quality and profitability.

IT Usage for Aviation Security and Safety

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Regulation plays a vital role in the wellbeing and security of the airline industry and is an important part of business activities in a working market economy.

The airline business perceives that regulation benefits customers and the business alike by giving clearness and assurance to all.

Many companies aims at staying up to date with latest security measures, most especially  to protect their data and though of their customers. The key is to establish practices and guidance materials to ensure airline wellbeing, security, effectiveness and consistency, their joint endeavors created worldwide gauges and suggested practices in numerous zones of including safety, and security.

Technology, and financial development have made a period of globalization in which the welfare of individuals, firms and countries have turned out to be perpetually interconnected. Amid this period, civil aviation has advanced heavily from regulated system of national airlines and government operated airports terminals to a considerably bigger and more focused worldwide industry in which private carriers and air terminals contend alongside freely possessed partners and half and half associations under differing administrations. In any case, common flight has been a visible focus for demonstrations of violence and terrorism all through this period. The figure below depicts the attacks that were skewed during a rare safety clarifications.

At that period, attack on aircraft were heavily carried out, however with recent developments, this act of violence has reduced significantly. The fig also illustrates the rise of bombings that occurred. The information along these lines catches the transformative nature of aviation security; as authorities actualize safety efforts to invalidate a given method of assault, terrorist adjust their methodologies and the favored method of assault develops. In general the aggregate number of assaults has declined essentially after some time with less assaults in the industry.

Cost of security

Unless action has been taken, the economic cost of the recent aviation security systems are more likely to reach a more higher level in the coming years as some percentage of air travelers and cargo keep on growing.

Implication of Cybersecurity

Cyber security comprises technologies, processes and controls that are designed to protect systems, networks and data from cyber attacks.

Effective cyber security reduces the risk of cyber attacks, and protects organisations and individuals from the unauthorized exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.

Recent reports analyzes that a significant percentage of of airlines place oversight for cyber security at the board level rather than within IT departments, suggesting it is starting to be viewed much more as a business risk” – something that will certainly be music to the ears of the International Air Transport Association, which has been an advocate of cyber security for several years now.

Thus, the results showed that most airlines believe that they are now better positioned to deal with potential cyber threats, compared to a few years ago.

Use of RFID to track luggage by airport and airlines

Radio frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless technology that allows devices such as computer to read the identity of electronic tags from a descriptive distance. By implementing an RFID tagging and tracking procedure, successful identifying and routing of luggage would increase to a rate in where it is rare for passengers to lose baggage. The use of RFID here was centered around the ability to differentiate RFID tags attached to luggage with a mounted scanner. After being scanned, the information can be used by the airport for routing purposes and by the passenger through the application that gives real time tracking updates.

Usually, an RFID tag secures a unique Identification number and sends the secured identification through a frequency radio. The RFID tag work by sending radio signal to the RFID reader device. Information will be retrieved by the use of the IT backbone from RFID readers and alters the information in the backend user systems.

RFID increases automation in baggage handling processes, significantly reducing the number of mishandled bags — and the associated costs. We, at Longest Chance, employ RFID baggage tracking to provide real-time visibility into the whereabouts of passenger luggage, including cross-checks at every step of the bag’s travels. The system offers excellent bag tag readability, which is a major benefit for airlines, airports, and passengers.

RFID CHECK-IN

RFID baggage checkin solution allows provides automatic monitoring of baggage movement, baggage handling from check-in up to baggage loading into the aircraft, including delivery to arrival airport via transit airport if needed.

RFID benefits

AIRPORT BENEFITS;

  • Improve brand positioning: Public perception is improved operational efficiency and increased security levels.
  • Reduce operation costs: The volume of manual activities is reduced, improving worker productivity.
  • Scale the airport infrastructure to easily and cost-effectively accommodate future growth in passenger and checked baggage volumes.

AIRLINE BENEFITS;

  • Faster connection times as a result of reduced mishandling errors.
  • Increase in baggage processing efficiency — handlers can process more baggage more accurately.
  • Reduction in operating costs due to more efficient use of employee time and a possible reduction in end-to-end flight times.

IT and the airline industry

Recent developments in IT has paved way for the airline industry, especially the business processes that goes around the organizations. The rise of internet to take over most process in doing business, gathering and manipulating information for system use make the procedures ease of use.

Trends in technology impact all industries, and travel and aviation is no exception. To stay competitive, airlines must use the newest technology to offer customers a better travel experience.

Connectivity

Connectivity is a trend evolving in the airline industry, mostly because travelers, workers, business networks, providers, and acquirement experts all utilize digital devices and tools to stay connected. Connectivity also advances growth in the airline industry by enhancing travel experiences which in turns helps attain customer loyal

Cloud service

Like most ventures, airlines are progressively embracing cloud solutions for keep up and share huge amounts of information. As aircrafts develop, this technology is vital to bridge the gap in customers’ needs.

Each airlines faces challenges in the present business environment, and the best ones always endeavor to enhance the customer encounter. By utilizing updated technology, airlines can urge travelers to return for future flights by offering a best customer experience, while keeping information in a complex digital world.

Improving security

Since greater use of  smart devices increases the danger of data breaks, airlines are expanding their emphasis on cybersecurity. Thinking ahead are swinging to advance digital security answers for ensuring legitimate administration of all data and fully protect sensitive customer information.

The many risks surrounding technology made it a must for security protection of data and analysis, so many ways had proven efficient to protect data at all cost , and airline operation step to make use of it in order to stay safe in the digital world.

Airlines will continually invest in technology  with use of wireless networks, intelligent systems, improve customer experiences to maintain service differentiations and thus gain customer loyalty. Moreover, increasing distribution channel for ticket deliver, empowering clients, customer involvement is the key to success in airline business.

Self Service check-in

 

The growing global trend for self-service technology is revolutionizing the way people purchase tickets for their travels, travelers print their own bus, train and airline tickets at check-in kiosk, improving service levels while helping to ensure that data remains secure. And recent hardware trends, including the growth of the tablet computer and smartphone, already prevalent in the consumer market, are being deployed by commercial organizations to support self-service working and underpin 24/7 business operations.

Benefits of Self-Service for Airline Services

Self-service offers many benefits for airline services, delivering high rank efficiencies in terms of operation and though strategy.

24/7 Service: Self-service is available to staff and customers on a 24/7 basis, ensuring that jobs are logged at the earliest possible time, therefore improving job rectification times and increasing customer satisfaction.

Increase in staff productivity: Staff are able to log jobs or book meeting rooms more quickly, allowing them to focus on completing their day-to-day tasks.

Elimination of duplicate tasks/bookings: Users can easily view previously logged requests, either within a building or particular area of work, ensuring that fewer jobs are duplicated. Enabling staff to view available meeting rooms or desks also reduces double bookings.

Improved communication between client and help desk: Self-service delivers contractors, staff and customers with instant access to real-time job information, irrespective of their location, significantly improving the communication between all parties.

Reduced operational costs: With improved help desk productivity, the requirement for extra resource is reduced, delivering expenditure savings in terms of salaries, occupancy and infrastructure costs.

Self-service technologies should be convenient for the customer

One of the major drivers for self-service technology is convenience – for the customer.  That means they often expect to choose how, and when, the interaction occurs.  For example, ordering fast food using self-service technology may allow customers to take the time to review their order without the pressure of standing in a queue (which should result in better choices by your customer and consequently greater satisfaction in your products).  For fast food restaurants that offer delivery options it also means that customers can make the order from home, in the car on their way home from work, from a park, or anywhere they can get an Internet connection.

Self-service technologies should improve the customer experience

Whether it’s a kiosk to provide additional information, or an app that lets customers order food at midnight, your use of digital technology and online tools should improve the customer experience.

Often self-service technology works well in addition to existing processes.  Customers can initially feel anxious using new technology, and want a safety net available in case something goes wrong. For example, customers may be happy to use self-service to check-in to your hotel, but only if there is an employee available as well.  If self-service is the only way to check-in your customers may go elsewhere.