The Internet of Things which is also called The Internet of Objects refers to a wireless network between objects, where different objects can interact with each other using internet as a medium. It is also called as M2M interaction where data flows between one machines to another.
JD Edwards Internet of Things helps customers to engage different systems as per their business requirements to improve upon productivity resulting into improved profitability.
For example, introducing a temperature sensor in a truck for a supply chain company which sends continous data back to the server over internet updating its current temperature. User can monitor the temperature of the truck for goods which require a controlled temperature. This allows companies to take pro-active action.
The complete platform comprises of sensors, network, gateway devices, servers and applications. The interaction between hardware and software using internet as a base can help solve many day to day issues related to productivity of any company which can be across manufacturing, supply chain, food industry and many more.
Various Components of an Internet of Things Solution:
Device or machine which will be holding the sensors for monitoring and actuators for taking the necessary actions as and when required. Information collected from the sensors can be of varying types including temperature, location, motion, humidity and many more.
Gateway collects and processes the information collected from sensors connected to devices and converts the information to a platform independent format and communicates this information over the Internet.
Network which can range across different networking technologies (PAN, LAN, WAN) allowing the gateway to communicate with central servers over the internet.
Server infrastructure which filters, stores and aggregates the machine “big” data. The server is capable of analyzing and acting upon the data collected.
Application business process, which is the key to delivering an end-to-end solution. The application acts on the information received by alerting users for required activities and in some cases automatically controlling the device for repair or preventative action.