Travel and transportation

By Matthew Mikell on October 24, 2017

Digital Twin of the Month: Twinning the GP38-2 iron horse

Sept 18 was an epic day in 1830. This was the first head-to-head race of the iron horse and bio-horse; the steam locomotive was battling for acceptance.  While the locomotive of the day, called Tom Thumb, lost largely on mechanical issues, it eventually won the next race.  The locomotive had started on its path to dominate […]

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By Phillip Tracy on April 19, 2017

Industrial Internet of Things use cases: The IIoT at sea

The Industrial Internet of Things has found its way to sea, with connected sensors and unified platforms designed to provide increased visibility for crews. Ships have been equipped for some time with sensors that collect data. Now, that data can be optimized and sent in real time to captains, their colleagues, other ships in the […]

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By Phillip Tracy on April 18, 2017

Smart trains and the connected railway

To learn more about how IBM Watson IoT can help you improve operational efficiency, view this webinar on the value of predictive maintenance and enterprise asset management  or contact a representative today. The Industrial Internet of Things has had a major impact on the transportation industry with the advent of innovations like autonomous vehicles and improved […]

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By Matt Bellias on March 14, 2017

The evolution of maintenance

The science of maintenance is on the cusp of a transformation.  The Internet of Things, combined with advancements in edge computing and analytics, is poised to usher in an era of what is referred to as “prescriptive maintenance”. But for many companies’ operations and maintenance teams, daily maintenance tasks feel like a grind.  It’s critical […]

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By Pete Karns on July 26, 2016

Understanding asset health with Maximo

Change and transformation in business is inevitable. Last December I spoke at the International Maintenance Conference about how advancements in technology have disrupted industries over time – and why it is critical to utilize advancements for improvements, or get left behind. With all the hype around the Internet of Things – we need to look […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 23, 2016

Improving worker safety with wearables

According to the International Labor Organization every 15 seconds, 151 workers have a work-related accident. The global number of non-fatal occupational accidents reaches a staggering 317 million, annually. Even more concerning, 321,000 people die each year from occupational accidents. Work accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem, despite safety regulations and procedures. Even a non-fatal injury can have a […]

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