Once renewable energy systems like green roofs, solar power systems and wind turbines are installed, owners often want to verify their effectiveness, particularly when rebates and tax credits are involved. With the HOBO U30/Wi-Fi Remote Monitoring System from Onset Computer Corp., installers like Clean Energy Design Co. can install sensors without running wires, using Wi-Fi to gather data that documents performance. Onset's data logger also monitors the energy systems, sending alerts if problems arise. The remote transmitters can be located indoors or outdoors.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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