Smartphones have made us feel more connected than ever before. But no matter how often we think we check our phones, our level of connectivity is tiny compared to the countless wireless conversations that are happening all around us between the machines and technology that keep our lives moving.
We see Internet of Things solutions as an opportunity to help our business customers boost their bottom lines and deliver unmatched service using the latest technology.
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: keeping life-saving pharmaceuticals at the right temperature for maximum quality and effectiveness.
For Emerson, the Internet of Things is creating 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.
Temperature Precision When It Matters Most
We see warehouses that can determine the exact temperature needed to store life-saving pharmaceuticals, ensuring the safety and quality of the medications that keep us healthy and thriving.
Through Emerson’s ProAct™ service, we offer automated, centralized remote monitoring from experts who can anticipate potential issues and address them in real-time. And using ProAct’s full portfolio of services, businesses can provide real-time transportation monitoring of pharmaceuticals and food in transit—covering their entire journey from producer to final destination. Through refrigerated containers and sensors that provide constant updates, global manufacturers can leverage state-of-the-art monitoring technologies originally developed for retail stores.
Critical Insight From Across the Globe
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.
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.
Real-Time Insights on One of Your Priciest Assets
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. We see a solution to that problem in the form of an air conditioner that can tell you when it needs servicing.
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.
Temperature Control from Anywhere in the World
Emerson’s Sensi™ Touch Wi-Fi 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 Apple HomeKit, 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.
Collaboration Tools to Save Time, Money
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.
As we continue to bring life-changing technology to life, we think you’ll see what we see: Our innovation is limited only by our imagination.