Internet of Things
Your roadmap to superior IoT results The Internet of Things (IoT) beckons, with its promise of transforming data into better decision making, efficiency gains, higher revenue through innovative new services, the list goes on. However, for most companies there is still a large gap between the allure of the possible and the realities of creating and implementing an IoT strategy. HPE can help you unify existing IoT point solutions and build an IoT framework roadmap that can quickly enable future IoT solutions and business intelligence.
The ultra-connected Internet of Things (IoT) has created a surge of new interest in—and innovation around—machine condition monitoring solutions. The confluence of better and cheaper sensors, broader connectivity, more sophisticated analytics, less expensive storage, and multi-cloud technology has opened up new opportunities for replacing “rule-of-thumb” maintenance. Instead of making broad-based maintenance decisions based upon historical data from similar devices, a real-time data-driven predictive maintenance approach minimizes unplanned downtime and improves employee and factory efficiency. The result is that organizations can prevent unplanned downtime by having fine-tuned visibility into their operations and the ability to automatically sense warning signs that indicate equipment failure or reduced performance. By connecting equipment, organizations can capture massive volumes of data from sensors and other connected devices, so they can not only cut unplanned downtime and its associated costs, but also create new operational efficiencies, exploit new opportunities in supply chain optimization, and accelerate their overall digital transformation strategies. This paper takes a closer look at the opportunities, challenges, and real-world examples of integrating the IoT into machine condition monitoring.
InfiNet Wireless solve network connectivity challenges for a leading Indonesian mining contractor The Saptaindra Adaro mining site, located in Tanjung Tabalong in the South Borneo region of Indonesia, is one of the most significant coal mining sites in the area and one of the major economic contributors in the region. PT Saptaindra Sejati (SIS) is a well established and rapidly growing modern mining contactor in Indonesia, providing integrated mining services to a number of customers across the region. It specializes in exploration and drilling through to contract mining, shipment and logistical support. PT Saptaindra Sejati (SIS) has been operating in Indonesia since 1991, and in 2008 became a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Adaro Energy, who is the largest coal producer in the Southern hemisphere. PT Saptaindra Sejati (SIS) is now one of the top three mining contractor companies in Indonesia, employing over 6000 people and prides itself on its focus towards modern operational practices, its safety record and its commitments to environmental protection and community relations. The Saptaindra Adaro mining site, located in Tanjung Tabalong in the South Borneo region of Indonesia, is one of the most significant coal mining sites in the area and one of the major economic contributors in the region. As part of its ongoing process to introduce the most efficient technology and practices into its operations, the company identified the need to broaden and upgrade communications links between the operational, logistics and administrative areas of the mining site. Provision of high-bandwidth and reliable links were key to supporting the operational support and IT infrastructure to an increasing number of locations across the extent of the mine. The geography and working areas of the mine changes regularly, therefore the obvious choice to ensure ongoing flexibility as well as reliability was to introduce a technology solution based around wireless. The wireless network needed to link together more than twenty key operational areas across the mine, from logistics and transport depots, through to centralised operations and administration – and out to the operations at the 'coal face' itself. Extending across an area of over 75 km in distance, the wireless network was designed around six tower hubs, each linked to its neighbouring towers to act as a high capacity backbone to the network, with links of capacities varying from 40 Mbps up to over 100 Mbps and link distances of up to 29 km for each single span. Mining locations can often be positioned in difficult-to-reach locations, and even the top of the mines themselves can introduce significant technical challenges in laying and maintaining a communications and IT infrastructure network. PT Saptaindra Sejati (SIS) approached its preferred integration partner, Wirakom, to recommend, design and support a suitable network for its needs. Wirakom's broadband, wide-area wireless networking experience is well known across Indonesia, and they recommended InfiNet Wireless as the vendor of choice for the wireless infrastructure network. InfiNet Wireless was chosen on the basis of a number of key factors that differentiated it from its competition; its support of wireless communications across the unlicensed spectrum and its reliability and ability to cope with difficult terrain, geography and weather conditions. In addition to this, InfiNet's capability of providing high capacity links - that are both scalable and flexible - further strengthen its ability to cope with the mine's changing geography and increasing throughput needs. And finally, the excellent sales and post-sales support that Wirakom had experienced from previous InfiNet deployments also contributed to the decision. Wirakom designed the Saptaindra Adaro network based on InfiNet Wireless's InfiLINK 2x2 Point-to-Point and InfiMAN 2x2 Point-to-Multipoint range of equipment. InfiMAN 2x2 R5000-Smnb base station sectors acted as multi-location aggregators, to positions only needing low or medium capacity links typically up to 40 Mbps per link. InfiLINK 2x2 PRO R5000-Mmx units capable of up to 240 Mbps net throughput of distances over 30 km were used to provide core backbone transportation links.