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Architecting the Industrial Internet by Carla Romano, Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Nath

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Use cases in alternative energy and environmental control

Early consumer IoT items appearing in homes often included thermostats from companies such as Nest (Alphabet), Emerson, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and others. Environmental controls remain a major IIoT development area as these companies embed sensors and smart devices into heating and cooling units, refrigeration, and other products that have large energy needs.

Alternative energy suppliers, including solar and wind providers, rely heavily on IIoT to monitor the energy being gathered and optimize the gathering of energy. Wind providers determine when excessive wind is present near their equipment and shut it down automatically to avoid damage.

In summary, some of the main use cases ...

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