Smart technologies are a force multiplier for public safety agencies, allowing them to serve growing populations even as public spending remains constrained. The Internet of Everything (IoE) provides the connective tissue in this evolving operational environment — not only bringing together objects embedded with electronics, software and sensors, but making them work together in the service of better policing.
The IoE makes it possible to collect data and share it via the cloud, uniting disparate jurisdictions, agencies and ranks of command in positive ways. These smart and connected technologies promote collaboration and transparency among public safety agencies, revolutionizing how police, fire, courts and corrections do some of the nation’s most important work.
Digital voices are everywhere in a digital factory. In this brief, we’ll elaborate on the technology tools digital factories use for three common functions: asset management, production planning and materials replenishment.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is composed of sensor-embedded devices and machines
that exchange data with each other and the cloud through a secure network.
Often referred to as “things” or “edge devices”, these intelligent machines
connect to the internet either directly or through an IoT gateway,
enabling them to send data to the cloud. Analyzing this data can reveal
valuable insights about these objects and the business processes
they’re part of, helping enterprises optimize their operations.
Devices in IoT deployments can span nearly any industry or use case.
Each one is equipped with sensors, processing power, connectivity,
and software, enabling asset control and other remote interactions
over the internet. Unlike traditional IT assets, these edge devices are
resource-constrained (either by bandwidth, storage, or processing
power) and are typically found outside of a data center, creating unique
security and management considerations.
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