List Headline Image
Updated by J-P De Clerck on May 26, 2017
31 items   3 followers   0 votes   15.27k views

Internet of Things examples and cases

A list of Internet of Things examples: real-life IoT deployments across several industries. Some in pilot stages and others fully operational. Please add more IoT cases at will.


Jan 27, 2017 - - 78
Aircraft engine performance and maintenance enhancement at Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has over 13,000 engines for commercial aircraft in service. Thanks to IoT, the company leverages data from these engines to achieve several engine performance and maintenance goals including reduction of fuel costs. Via Microsoft.

Feb 03, 2017 - - 42
Airport case: monitoring environmental conditions in Santiago de Chile airport

Worlwide airports have become indoor cities where passengers spend so many time before and after taking their flights. In modern airports can be found hotels, restaurants, luxury shops and leisure centres but what makes passengers experience truly comfortable is reducing waiting times, enhancing conditions and also improving processes in the terminals. Ikusi is a technology company specialised in applications to provide greater intelligence and efficiency in infrastructure security, road and rail mobility, airports and cities; with Libelium Waspmote Sensor Platform, the Spanish company has developed a wireless sensor network to ensure quality in management and operation under the concession model in Santiago de Chile airport. Via Libelium.

Feb 03, 2017 - - 42
Automating telemedicine around the globe

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies (GLNT) develops a line of IoT-enabled products that allow healthcare providers and researchers to monitor people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The Internet of Things also helps Parkinson’s patients get affordable access to quality care. For someone who can’t visit a specialist, being able to relay relevant information through telemedicine can have a significant impact on the efficiency of their care and treatment. Via Cisco Jasper.

Feb 22, 2017 - - 37
Connected and smart printing presses at Heidelberg

In this case study (in PDF) PTC explains the pioneering role of Heidelberg in moving to a connected printing press. From smart services to opportunities for (future) value creation.

Feb 04, 2017 - - 50
Daimler Trucks North America upgrades plant to take advantage of IoT

Improved visibility to help increase business agility and minimize production issues, maximize uptime and more efficient operations at Daimler Trucks North America. Via Cisco (PDF).

Feb 04, 2017 - - 25
Digital transformation with a smart grid transformation at BC Hydro in British Columbia

With smart grid initiatives underway, BC Hydro needed to ensure that its infrastructure could support anticipated growth as efficiently as possible, while delivering the better and more responsive services that customers were
accustomed to. Cisco.

Feb 03, 2017 - - 19
ELM Energy: an innovative microgrid control solution

ELM Energy wanted to make independent energy sources — including solar panels and turbines powered by wind and water — an affordable and reliable option for more customers. The doors of opportunity opened for ELM Energy with the emergence of the Internet of Things. Source: Dell (PDF).

Feb 04, 2017 - - 13
Energy and remote monitoring in Nigeria with a smart solar system

In this case study from Microsoft and Schneider electric we learn how in Lagos (Nigeria) a project is set up that doesn't only provide much needed electricity via solar energy but also uses IoT in the smart systems to allow for remote monitoring and maintenance. Source: Microsoft.

Feb 04, 2017 - - 5
Fuel oil dealers gain efficiency thanks to IoT

Fuel oil dealers came to Senet to find a way to enhance efficiency in delivery systems. In most cases fuel oil dealers fill up their tanks when they think they need to. In other words: gut feeling, based on experience and factors such as the temperature (the colder it gets, the faster those tanks get empty). Not the most efficient way. The solution: IoT.

Mar 17, 2017 - - 14
Improving the production of kiwifruit with smart irrigation

Italy is one of the main producers of kiwifruit, which is a delicate fruit to grow and requires a lot of attention in order to obtain the right, marketable quality. Smart irrigation is one of the ways to make sure this happens as in this smart agriculture IoT case from Italy.

Feb 22, 2017 - - 7
Industry 4.0 and IIoT in the mining industry: Dundee Precious Metals case

Dundee Precious Metals modernized the mine of Chelopech with Industrial Internet solutions. A mining industry IIoT and digitalization case.

Feb 04, 2017 - - 13
Industry 4.0: taking the next step in smart manufacturing solutions at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Co. wanted to take the next step in its manufacturing solutions and offer added value to its customers. The Internet of Things enabled to take this next step in the concept of what Mitsubishi Electric calls e-F@ctory since 2003. Via NEC Corporation.

Jan 27, 2017 - - 25
Internet of Things in insurance case: telematics

Baseline Telematics, as the name indicates, provides telematics solutions as they are increasingly used in insurance. In this case, Canada-based Industrielle Alliance and Baseline Telematics explain how they use IoT to become a service company and move away from traditional methods of calculating premiums in favor of usage-based insurance (UBI) models. Available via Cisco's Jasper site.

Jan 27, 2017 - - 18
IoT for a scalable service model in Industry 4.0 at Sandvik Coromant

Sandvik Coromant, part of the global industrial group Sandvik, was capable of scaling the service capabilities of its teams and enhance field service thanks to IoT. A digital manufacturing example. Available via the website of Microsoft.

Jan 27, 2017 - - 13
Leveraging the Internet of Things at Garmin

Garmin is a household name in the mobile world of GPS navigation, sonar, communication and even wearables. With so many devices for various consumer and industry applications, the company could go much further, leveraging real-time information. Available via the Cisco Jasper website.

Feb 22, 2017 - - 21
Lordan: an IoT-powered manufacturing automation system

In this PDF case study from Cisco you can discover the IoT solution (with fog computing and IoT security) whch provided a manufacturing automation system to Lordan, a manufacturer of thermal-engineering heating and cooling systems. Key goals: identify bottlenecks, reduce downtime and waste, and improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Jan 27, 2017 - - 17
Monitoring electrical activity in the brain to avoid mining accidents

One of the main dangers in the mining industry is fatigue. Hard work in harsh conditions and environments where there is always activity. In Australia - and beyond - SmartCap monitors workers to eliminate micro sleeps, the major cause of workplace driver accidents. On the website of Sierra Wireless.

Mar 17, 2017 - - 11
Monitoring snow and ice on highways for winter gritting (smart road case)

During the winter 2016/2017, orders of salt ahead of the winter gritting season increased dramatically. Often there is an excessive and unnecessary gritting of roads during cold weather. How do you avoid waste and don't burden the environment? With a smart road management solution as this case shows.

Feb 03, 2017 - - 15
Optimizing processes with IoT at Iberdrola Renewables

By connecting systems and integrating data from diverse sources, Iberdrola Renewables is taking advantage of Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities. The company was looking for ways to improve processes and operational
efficiencies. Via the website of Intel.

Feb 03, 2017 - - 18
Optimizing vending machine management with IoT

Cantaloupe is using the Internet of Things (IoT) to remove the complexity from vending machine management. Their Seed Platform, through which more than 100,000 machines are wirelessly connected, enables customers to easily manage, monitor and optimize vending operations from anywhere on any device. Via Cisco Jasper.

Feb 03, 2017 - - 19
Precision farming to control irrigation and improve fertilization strategies on corn crops

Omica is an Italian start-up focused on Smart Agriculture. Its mission is developing innovative products that integrate new disrupting technologies such as the Internet of Things. In collaboration with Libelium technology they have deployed a wireless sensor network to improve crops yields by identifying less productive zones and also monitoring crop water and fertilizer requirements during the growth period. Via Libelium.

Feb 03, 2017 - - 22
Retail: Tesco focuses on the customer benefits

Tesco is one of many retailers who have either set up IoT and other new technology pilot projects, test stores or full-fledged deployments. While Tesco is mainly testing at the time of the interview mentioned here, we added it because retailers often forget to focus on what makes most sense and not everything at the same time. Obvious examples: cost reduction, better customer experience, better supply chain and as CTO Edmond Mesrobian puts it; the key question: "how does it benefit the customer?"

Feb 04, 2017 - - 14
Roadways solutions: a smart highway designed to clear traffic jams in Austria

Austrian ASFINAG connects drivers and transportation officials with a nationwide network built around Cisco Connected Roadways solutions and the
Internet of Everything. Via Cisco.

Feb 03, 2017 - - 12
Saving water with smart management and efficient systems in Spain

A smart water project aims to develop and deploy a demand-side cyber-physical system (CPS) to optimize the water consumption efficiency and safety in living areas. The project called iWesla, which stands for Improving Water Efficiency and Safety in Living Areas, is a CPSLabs funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. Via Libelium.

Jan 27, 2017 - - 15
Shipping traffic control in The Netherlands

The Netherlands is a country of water and waterways. The Dutch are known for their water infrastructure skills around the globe. To control the amount of boats in the many canals and automate the operations of bridges, a solution has been developed. Via the website of Libelium.