Monitoring and utilization are the first steps of an IoT journey. This is an umbrella phase which itself consists of many requirements.
For the large scale manufacturer, to enable seamless monitoring and utilization of their systems, the step usually comprises of:
- Asset Management
- Identifying assets that need to be monitored
- Leveraging existing instrumentation investments (if any)
- Adding new hardware capability (new sensors/actuators/microcontrollers) based on the design and requirements of the connected solution.
- Handle Connectivity
- Adding connectivity to devices as per above points (1) and (2). We would talk about various patterns, the device directly connected to the core platform; intercommunication between devices or a device gateway connected to the core platform which communicates with existing devices using a low level or existing proprietary protocols.
- Perform Monitoring