Intelligent cargo handling with Cloudera-based IoT

05 October 2017

Cargotec’s services are said to be used for half of the world’s ships to make transport by sea safe and reliable.

Cargotec’s services are said to be used for half of the world’s ships to make transport by sea safe and reliable.

Cargotec Oyj is using a cloud-based hub to power its IoT network that enables predictive maintenance and the development of insightful, data-driven services. 

Operating in more than 100 countries, Cargotec is a Helsinki-based provider of cargo and load handling solutions.

Together with its subsidiaries, the company has delivered half a million loader cranes to customers. It’s claimed that they have moved every fourth container in the world with terminal and port operation solutions, offering engineering solutions and services for half of the world’s ships to make transport by sea safe and reliable. 

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The art of the Internet of Things

10 April 2017

PHOTO: © CANARY WHARF

PHOTO: © CANARY WHARF

Xirrus provided the wireless hardware and software infrastructure for a recent and innovative art installation in London.

Created by digital art group Squidsoup, Bloom was initially launched at Kew Gardens as part of its Winter Trail and Christmas events. 

Bloom comprises around one thousand individual Wi-Fi-enabled IoT light bulbs that sway in the wind and spread a gentle glow each evening.

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Powerhouse deploys IIoT to monitor, manage and control electricity

01 July 2017

Northern Ireland-based electricity aggregator Powerhouse Generation will use industrial IoT technology to remotely manage and control its clients’ power assets.

Powerhouse aims to help large energy consumers in Ireland earn revenue by temporarily reducing or delaying their electricity demand on the grid. It is said to be the first demand-side electricity aggregator to work across both sides of the Irish border.

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Snowflake claims world first with data “sharehouse”

21 August 2017

Data providers do not incur a cost for sharing, and consumers only pay for the compute resources they use for the data shared with them.

Data providers do not incur a cost for sharing, and consumers only pay for the compute resources they use for the data shared with them.

Snowflake Computing says it’s come up with technology that turns a modern data warehouse into a data “sharehouse”.

According to the US-based firm, until recent years, enterprises could focus only on storing and analysing data generated inside their organisations.

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