Mumbai, India, April 20, 2015: Information and data are ubiquitous which have a tremendous effect on both our digital work and life experiences. However, the omnipresence of data and connected devices are powering a new set of capabilities called the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT’s influence on business was on display at the Hannover Messe, the top industrial technology trade fair, where the term “Industry 4.0” was first coined.
Microsoft, at Hannover Messe 2015, has showcased how they are helping manufacturers innovate, bringing efficiency in making the products available in markets more quickly and transform into digital businesses through IoT engagements. At Hannover Messe, several Microsoft customers and partners, including Fujitsu, KUKA Robotics, and Miele, have announced IoT initiatives which will change the way people live and work.
Fujitsu is bringing together its Eco-Management Dashboard, IoT/M2MP platform, Microsoft cloud services, and Windows tablets in a way that can enable managers, engineers, and scientists to improve product quality, streamline systems, and enhance functionality while reducing costs.
KUKA, the leading manufacturer of industrial robots and automation solutions, is using the Microsoft IoT platform to create one of the world’s first sensitive and safe lightweight robot in a smart manufacturing solution with new capabilities – KUKA is showcasing their Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant (LBR iiwa).
Miele, a leading manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances, is working with Microsoft to change the way we cook. Users can browse recipes on Miele’s website and choose from various meals. With the selection of a recipe, the necessary food preparation stages are downloaded to the user’s smartphone or tablet, and the matching program is loaded onto the oven through Azure. The oven is programed to cook the specific meal using the proper operating mode, temperature, cooking time, humidity and other factors, taking out guesswork and promising great results.