All the ordinary and traditional devices are being replaced by smart devices. Watches have turned smart, also the TVs and what not? Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. IoT has taken the world by storm, this technology can enable internet in almost all the physical objects so that a user can have some or complete control over them. Applications of IoT technology is pretty much possible in all the domains and industries. How is this achievable? Simple, physical objects are embedded with sensors and other technologies so that it can send and receive data.
At campus component, our core engineering team have expertise in developing various IoT designs for applications like smart meters, home automation devices, vehicle tracking system, asset tracking, smart plugs, smart white goods & Industry 4.0. We also have wide range of sensors, embedded boards and other products for your IoT design and development.
Smart meters are widely replacing the traditional meters and offer plenty of advantages over the old electromechanical ones. Smart meters are designed to monitor and quantify electricity or gas. These smart meters are two way interactive, it collects all the data and sends it to the smart grid for efficient power utilization and thus to the utility provider. Also, modern smart meters can interact with other smart devices in your house to plan a power consumption schedule in your house. These meters work as an interface between the user and the utility provider. Some of the advantages of having smart meters are no manual readings, no estimated bills, and detailed energy consumption information is available always. Smart meter architecture includes signal acquisition, signal conditioning, Analogue to Digital
Conversion (ADC), computation and communication. Simple breakdown of a smart meter’s hardware is a measuring unit, processing unit, and communication interface.Home automation or domotics is a process of implementing automation systems in a house with which you can monitor and control nearly everything like lights, security systems, appliances, electrical outlets,heating and cooling systems. We all like having control over things and would love to give a command
and make things happen by just interacting with our smart phones or using voice commands. Home security is one crucial system and we feel more secure when our house is automated with smart cameras, smart doors and security systems. Following are some of the home automation devices smart thermostats, blind opener systems for windows, climate control systems, home automation sensors,and smart door locks. All these smart devices are connected to a central hub so that you can control all of them securely and conveniently. Some advantages of automating our homes are advanced security, energy efficient, and schedule and automate events and much more.
Asset tracking or fleet tracking is a way to monitor the vehicles or assets that are operating under diverse fleets in any organization. Advantages of implementing asset tracking are cost saving, preventive maintenance and anti-theft protection. Asset tracking uses Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global System for Mobile (GSM) technologies so the supervisors are aware of the whereabouts of the vehicles under their fleet. Asset tracking devices’ design would not just include GPS trackers but also other devices to provide insight about vehicles’ engine time, speed, idle time and more. With the help of Assent tracking companies can get a brief about how vehicles are utilized and how much time they are idle, run time, mileage, etc. Wide visibility, prevent loss/damage/theft, boost fleet safety, improve vehicle health and reduce liability these are some of the benefits from using vehicle and asset monitoring systems.
Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution is an ongoing automation of traditional industrial and manufacturing practices. Industry 4.0 is more about equipping modern control systems, large scale machine to machine communications, IoT, cyber-physical systems, smart machines, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence and cognitive computing. This industry automation enables an environment where machines in the factories are augmented with wireless connectivity, cyber-physical systems to bridge
the physical and digital world using Industrial IoT (IIoT), and sensors to monitor and visualize the entire production and to automate decision making. With the complete roll out of 5G, industry 4.0 will allow for faster response time and improves the real time communication between systems.As a leading distributor of a wide range of electronic products, Campus components would be a perfect go to place for all your IoT design requirements, be it a smart meter, smart white goods, smart doors,machine monitoring or asset tracking, we are happy to help you with your design and product development. We have your back so that you can change the world!