Production Process Automation – February 9

For years effectiveness and efficiency are the key words for the manufacturing and process industries. Latest developments around Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data and Predictive Maintenance therefore ask concrete while strategic choices.

There is a transition to new technology, but what is the roadmap? A visit to the PPA event offers you knowledge to make the right choices. Part of the program is a session by Ureason about analyzing real time huge amounts of data in process industries. Please visit us at PPA 2017, February 9 at Hart van Holland Nijkerk! Register here.

Analytics for Data – Driven Decisions – 24th January

We will be presenting our industrial perspective on tools and use-cases at Cranfield Universities “Analytics for Data – Driven Decisions”  MSc lecture series for the their Decision Engineering module.

With decades of experience in real-world industrial solutions we are ideally placed to help you create optimal decision making solutions for your business, can we help ?

Round table – January 27

Together with Tele2 and Stork we are having a round table session about ‘Predictive Maintenance, Analytics and Industrial Internet of Things’. Together with a group of asset owners we will discuss the necessary conditions, pros and cons and some best practices.

Are you an asset owner and would you like to attend this round table session? Please register here (in Dutch).

Through-life Engineering Services

The 5th International Conference on Through-life Engineering Services was held at Cranfield University on November 1st and 2nd. UREASON took part in the IoT and Data Analytics Workshop by Christos Emmanouilidis, Senior Lecturer, Internet of Things & Analytics at Cranfield. Read more

Together strong

Operational and safety processes run in parallel but often don’t communicate. Bosch Security Projects and Ureason have connected both worlds, combining the operational capabilities of Ureason with the crisis management systems of Bosch. The combination provides proactive insights in process and an integral action environment in cases of emergency.

Download more information (in Dutch) about this unique solution.

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Citizen Data Science

Why is Citizen Data Science a driver for better IOT and CEP solutions using Operational Intelligence?

It’s interesting to see how emerging technology has changed in just 5 years. Specifically the term ‘Citizen Data Scientist’, a person who creates or generates models that leverage predictive or prescriptive analytics but whose primary job function is outside of the field of statistics and analytics, has become an Innovation Trigger (more on this by Gartner and Forbes).

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Starting an IIoT Project – Key Learnings

IIoT endeavors – Proof of Concept, Proof of Value – are often uncharted territory for organizations. This either because data is unlocked from assets where no-data has been before or because the organization is going to trial new methods of service/product delivery where no other organization has gone before. This all sounds a bit trekky, but deep down the innovative nature of many IIoT endeavors can also be havoc to its result.

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IIoT Communication Readiness – What You Need to Know!

An important, crucial, aspect in IIoT applications is the communication layer. This layer is responsible for relaying sensor values from the field to northbound processing of this data and the southbound control.

In my previous blog I concluded that IIoT is reality, but headaches are ahead choosing the right protocol and communications provider, especially when your IIoT solution requires long-range support, will be deployed in multiple countries and needs cross border coverage. Read more

The Industrial Internet of Things – Hype or Reality?

Most of you have seen the term IoT – Internet of Things – presented at webinars, seminars and conferences. If not, you have probably read-up on one of the thousands of articles, market reports, blogs et cetera on the topic. Rest assured this post is not about IoT but covers its less known ‘brother’: the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Read more