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Putting the Internet of Things to Work for You


Emerson has been harnessing the power of the Internet of Things since it was a “What if?” dream of innovators seeking to make work and home life safer, more energy-efficient and productive. 

We believe Internet of Things solutions should help our business customers boost their bottom lines and deliver comfort and peace-of-mind for homeowners.

At its core, the Internet of Things is a system that connects devices with the Internet and one another. These connections can automate processes that range from the small — starting your morning cup of coffee from your bed, with your smartphone — to the enormous: troubleshooting an offshore refinery from thousands of miles away. 

For Emerson, the Internet of Things is creating more opportunities to develop technology solutions that can collect and analyze data — and the resources to turn that data into action. Here’s a snapshot of some of the innovative ways Emerson is using the Internet of Things to turn our customers into technology pioneers. ​​ 

Process Automation

What if your plant could get expert insight — from 3,000 miles away? Since the advent of microprocessors and network-based instrumentation, Emerson has been helping process manufacturing industries — such as oil and gas, refining, chemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, food and beverage — actively use our sensor devices to ensure safer, more reliable processes. 

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Wireless, easy-to-use sensors continually monitor and detect equipment health and operating conditions.

Emerson’s Pervasive Sensing™ strategy for process automation takes our technologies to the next level. By installing our wireless, easy-to-use sensors that continually monitor and detect equipment health and operating conditions, our customers can get more and deeper data about all aspects of their plant’s operations. 

Our software applications and embedded sensor intelligence enable fast data interpretation, providing companies with the flexibility to make real-time adjustments in their plants to operate as safely and reliably as possible. And by enabling Emerson's approach to Integrated Operations Command Centers (iOps), Emerson experts can dynamically collaborate with customer specialists to make real-time evaluations and consultations – in the same room or thousands of miles apart. 

Fresh Food Transport

​​​What if you could ensure fresh foods are kept at the right temperature from harvest to supermarket? The Internet of Things can have a positive impact on operations within the business, offshore locations and all points in between. Through Emerson’s ProAct™ Transport service, we offer automated, centralized remote monitoring of refrigerated containers often used for fresh produce transport with international connectivity — covering their entire journey from producer to final destination. The program enables global food transportation providers to leverage Emerson refrigeration and monitoring technologies, including ProAct services that were originally developed for retail stores. 

Home HVAC Monitoring

What if your air conditioner could tell you when it needs servicing? ​​​A home’s heating and cooling system is one of the costliest appliances to repair, replace, power and maintain. Yet most homeowners are unaware of just how inefficient their system is and have no warning before it stops working. 

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Smart maintenance technology arms you with insight and guidance needed to take control of heating and cooling equipment.

Emerson’s unique ComfortGuard™ technology is the only comprehensive monitoring service that enables homeowners to manage heating and cooling equipment by providing real-time information and professional insight that predicts problems, prevents energy waste and protects indoor comfort around-the-clock. 

Home HVAC Control

What if you could adjust your home temperature — from anywhere in the world? Emerson’s Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat gives homeowners remote access to its settings from smartphones or tablets. Users of the Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat can save up to 33 percent in energy costs by easily adjusting their thermostat setting to better fit their busy lives. The thermostat’s Wink and Amazon Echo compatibility offer consumers even more convenience by enabling universal connectivity with other smart-home products such as lights, locks and garage doors – all from one central hub. 

Online Tool for Contractors

What if your contractors could share construction project information and data with you online? Emerson’s RIDGIDConnect™ service offers ​a digital platform for contractors and services professionals such as plumbers, HVAC technicians and facilities managers to store job site photos and videos, job reports and histories, maintenance records, customer lists and other files needed for recordkeeping and collaboration. The online tool enables subscribers to collaborate with customers, other contractors and third parties in real time. 

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