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Overview

 

What if you had the ability to see all the temperatures, all in one place, of all the things that mattered to you? What if the information was updated every hour – reliably? And what if, when the temperature got too cold and/or too hot, you got an email or text alert that it had gone out of range? Can you imagine the time it would save you from having to visit all the thermometers and inspect them visually, or the value of the accurate electronic logs to generate reports that you might need for compliance, or the peace of mind that you could have when you went home at night that something was looking out for everything that relied on temperature to remain viable? Cellio is just the simple solution if you answered “YES” to the above scenario and if you deal with these types of issues on a daily basis.

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Simple IIoT Temperature Monitoring with Cellio

 

The most basic configuration of the Cellio Transceivers is connecting one temperature sensor to one Transceiver and using this configuration everywhere there is a point that needs to be measured/monitored/reported. Whether the need is to monitor things that are stationary or mobile, the combination of sensor, Transceiver, and Gateway allow you to configure almost any enterprise you want – and provide maximum flexibility if you ever need to reconfigure or relocate the sensors. With the extended distance provided by the 900MHz Transceivers using LoRa (1mile Line of Sight), a single Gateway can many times cover a complete facility, site, or campus.   From an installation perspective, the Gateway can be placed wherever is most convenient (or most central) to the Transceiver(s). The Transceivers can be mounted with industrial tape, screws, rivets, wire, cable ties, magnetic feet, etc. If the Gateway and Transceiver are intended to be kept mobile, they could be placed in a bag or box that could be placed wherever and whenever needed. Because the Transceiver operates on a 9VDC LiIon battery it is inherently and completely wireless (except of the connection to the sensor(s)). When the units are turned on, they are immediately on the same network and will begin transmitting without having to do any special configurations, settings, setup, etc. The data also shows up in the back-end immediately and starts to populate the dashboards and visible from desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc. If you are looking for simple, quick, and highly successful to get your enterprise up and running and monitoring temperatures, it is hard to image a system that is simpler, lower cost, or more powerful.

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Conclusion – Perhaps we should call it Simplio!

 

The Cellio Wireless Network has been designed to be quick, affordable, and high quality. Cellio Wireless Transceivers allow the Cellio system and customers to quickly and easily expand existing systems with as many sensors and controllers as they like (with minimal incremental expense).  The data collected in the back-end data system can be easily and rapidly mapped and provided for view on PC’s, tablets, smartphones, etc. both via browser views as well as automatically generated native mobile app views. Sharing and modifying the dashboard views is quick and easy. All of this is available and in place today. There is a saying that you should “Inspect what you expect”.  Increasingly, people in charge of day-to-day operations only want to know if there is an issue that they need to attend to – and even then they only want the data that helps them decide if immediate attention is required. Cellio is uniquely designed to keep data to a minimum while maximizing utility in terms of serving the needs of the users. Cellio can be so simple we should probably consider renaming it to Simplio!

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Overview

Surprisingly, some of the seemingly simplest solutions can deliver the greatest value.  Take, for instance, the case of monitoring the temperature of a refrigerator, freezer, cooler, or other container in which perishable items are stored.  In most cases, the cost of monitoring is much less expensive than the cost of replacing the items in the container.  If you also add the need to log the temperature (for compliance purposes) then a system that is consistently and regularly collecting and recording temperature data is critical.   If the right system is used, then early warnings can be provided so that disaster can be averted.

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Using IIoT for Temperature Monitoring

Whether the need is to monitor stationary containers or mobile container (like on the back of a truck), the Cellio system has ideally built to provide a turnkey offering to minimize the time and effort of getting things in place.  As noted in the diagram above, the temperature is not only recorded on a regular basis, but can be reported and displayed as an ongoing dashboard of all containers, graphs of the trending temperatures, monthly reports for compliance reporting, and/or alerts and notifications via text and email based on specified set points.  This affords organizations of all sizes and configurations to scale with their needs as cost effectively as possible.  In those cases where optimizing cooling is a priority, the information over days/months/seasons/years can be analyzed and used for predicting the expected values in comparison to the actual operation(s) of the containers.  In this way, the simple consistent regular collection of data reliably provides the basis for protecting the investments made in the items being kept at temperature – whether hot or cold.

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Conclusion

The Cellio Wireless Network has been designed to be quick, affordable, and high quality.  Cellio Wireless Transceivers allow the Cellio system and customers to quickly and easily expand existing systems with as many sensors and controllers as they like (with minimal incremental expense).   The data collected in the back-end data system can be easily and rapidly mapped and provided for view on PC’s, tablets, smartphones, etc. both via browser views as well as automatically generated native mobile app views.  Sharing and modifying the dashboard views is quick and easy.  All of this is available and in place today.  There is a saying that you should “Inspect what you expect”.    They say that a sure sign of genius is reducing the complex to the simple – when you measure and monitor temperature you want it as simple as possible right?!?

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“What seems like a crazy idea today eventually grows. It’s a ‘with hindsight’ thing. One day, someone will turn around and say, ‘That was genius’.– Natalie Massenet

Overview

Although many people will say “we have had devices connected in the field for years”, the IIoT/IoT growth predicted by industry analysts wasn’t really about them.  In many ways, these people/companies were visionaries and ahead of their time – and they could  justify the cost of the equipment at the costs of the last decade.  The newest trends are more a result in of the convergence in the reduction of component costs, data communication costs and coverage, and easier access to enterprise systems that are likely to lead to paradigm shifts in whole industries – up and down the supply chain.  Because the investments and expenses have to be justified, there are still hurdles to be overcome, but the hurdles are lower and the extent of the impact is so widespread it is yet to be fully appreciated.

Key InsIIoTs

A couple big things stood out in 2016:

An increasing number of companies have explored wireless technology options for IIoT and those that have found their way to LoRa appear to have done some of the most extensive research, testing, and evaluation.  LoRa appears to be leading the pack for distributed devices in industrial settings.

Affordable sensors, that are also robust, are making the ability to detect, monitor, and report on field operations parameters accessible to an increasing number of applications that could not previously justified the expense.  As these solutions fall into the sub $100 range, managers and directors (and field staff) are starting to imagine all the things that would fundamentally change how they get “the job” done.

Scalable flexibility in a plug-n-play end-to-end solution that can use existing resources from an enterprise, or leverage a “one stop shop” installation, are increasingly being demanded by organizations looking to get something in place quickly, inexpensively, and with high reliability (low risk).

Conclusion

With the number of corporations customizing new connected products for 2017, the rate of new enterprise-wide initiatives for remote monitoring, and the growing appreciation for “complete solutions”, expect 2017 to be a period of great acceleration in the IIoT market.

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Overview

The mightiest of forces in the world are the result of massive numbers of some of the tiniest forces.  For example, colonies of ants can move mountains of dirt, 75,000 people can build an epic canal, untold quantities of sand can create land where it did not exist before.  All of these, at scale, are game changers when the forces are coordinated and leveraged in an organized way.  The result is a paradigm shift in what is perceived as possible.  So to is the impact that remote monitoring and control of seemingly the smallest of events can provide when considered in aggregate over time.

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Game Changing

Consider the simple case of placing devices across 10,000’s of locations to detect rare and unlikely events, that should they happen (if left unresolved) could be catastrophic to persons, animals, property, and/or earnings.  The effort required to get humans mobilized and disciplined enough to tirelessly, continuously, and consistently observe and report on the status of all these locations would not only be cost prohibitive, but also result in spotty and unreliable reporting.

Employing inexpensive and distributed technology like Cellio, on the other hand, is an affordable and reliable approach that at scale can be counted on to report events ranging from rare to regular no matter the environment.  For example, consider light posts or streetlights across a city or state.   Knowing that all the lights have power can provide confirmation that everything is GREEN – for those rare cases where power is lost it is important to dispatch resources as quickly as possible to address the outage and provide alternative traffic control to avoid unnecessary accidents.  When power is restored, the system updates the status to GREEN and attention can confidently be focused on items other than wondering if power to traffic control is at risk.

Bonus 1 – Control:  With a technology like Cellio deployed, the additional element of control is also accessible using the same installed hardware.  Remote control can be used to turn on emergency lights, sound an alarm, or activate other equipment like a back-up generator.

Bonus 2 – Advanced Analytics:  Although some simple math can be performed on the data in real-time, advanced analytics can be leveraged to show various trends, areas for improvements, opportunities for increased efficiencies, and optimizing investments/savings.

Bonus 3 – Tier -1 Support:  Built into the system is the ability to anticipate some failure modes before they occur.  Reported data from the equipment and deployed sensors can be leveraged in advance of  a reported event to anticipate and alert service personnel to resolve before they turn into situations that could impact operations.

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Conclusion

The Cellio Wireless Network has been designed to be quick, affordable, and high quality.  Cellio Wireless Transceivers allow the Cellio system and customers to quickly and easily expand existing systems with as many sensors and controllers as they like (with minimal incremental expense).   The data collected in the back-end data system can be easily and rapidly mapped and provided for view on PC’s, tablets, smartphones, etc. both via browser views as well as automatically generated native mobile app views.  Sharing and modifying the dashboard views is quick and easy.  All of this is available and in place today.  There is a saying that you should “Inspect what you expect”.    The best way to inspect all of the important data points in the enterprise is to deploy Cellio to monitor and report on them regularly as well as to alert you when there is a change in status.  These insights into your enterprise provide a peace of mind that is worth its weight in gold.  Cellio puts the MIIoT of IIoT in your hands!

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Overview

From a business perspective, one of the most powerful approaches to growth is to choose those things that keep or create as many options as possible. Given the uncertainties from market forces, evolving technologies, and real cost constraints, having agility to adapt and change is superior to locking into path(s) with few options.  Of course, amidst the sea of options, it is also important to have a clear path to get a foundation in place and leverage the benefits of the investment as quickly as possible to justify the investment of time and talent. Depending on the business, the more broadly the investment serves the greatest number of areas of the business the greater the return and the greater the perceived value of the strategic decision. Cellio was conceived and implemented with these types of options in mind – all to help an organization “where it is”.

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The RIIoT Options at the RIIoT Time

Imagine the three following scenarios:

  1. An organization already has a number of sensors/systems deployed in the field but they all required different portals and credentials to access, no one has the time to try to log in every day to get the data and then try to integrate it into a unified view to figure out what is important versus what isn’t. The value of sensors/systems is far from being fully utilized or maximized.
  2. An organization is needing something simple and a relatively small scale to demonstrate that their idea to remote monitor/control equipment in the field will provide the kind of data, alerts, and analytics that will justify investing in a much larger enterprise deployment – but they need to get it done with limited upfront resources and need to guarantee success of the initial pilot effort. They know that with the initial results they will be able to assemble a compelling business case for the full investment.
  3. An organization has large corporate enterprise systems already in place, they have existing products in the market, but the products are not yet enabled as connected devices. They would like, with very limited risk, rapid market deployment, and end-to-end capabilities to migrate their products to increasingly offer higher value services and new revenue streams to the business.

With Cellio, all three of these scenarios (and more) are not only possible, but anticipated, by the Cellio ecosystem. Whether it is simply taking existing data streams from devices and assembling a unified view of the data, starting with a small pilot and knowing that the success will drive a need for rapid scale, or that a retrofit into existing products is needed quickly while the established systems are adapted for the new paradigm – all of these options exist in the Cellio platform.

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Conclusion

The Cellio Wireless Network has been designed to be quick, affordable, and high quality. Cellio Wireless Transceivers allow the Cellio system and customers to quickly and easily expand existing systems with as many sensors and controllers as they like (with minimal incremental expense).  The data collected in the back-end data system can be easily and rapidly mapped and provided for view on PC’s, tablets, smartphones, etc. both via browser views as well as automatically generated native mobile app views. Sharing and modifying the dashboard views is quick and easy. All of this is available and in place today. There is a saying that you should “Inspect what you expect”.  With so much uncertainty about the future directions of technologies, wouldn’t you prefer to have a platform with as many options built in as possible?

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Overview

Freedom of Choice. The choice to go with an integrated/optimized solution with little to no risk of delays and almost guaranteed successful deployment in days or weeks. The choice to customize your own solution to your heart’s content. Freedom to chose those elements you want to manage yourself vs. allowing Cellio to manage them all “out of the box.” Whether it is a turn-key end-to-end application specific solution where you drop it in and it works, or you need something as customized as a modified Transceiver device to fit your specific application, Cellio puts the power in your hands.

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Power to the People

Although Cellio Transceivers, connected to sensors and controllers, are primarily gathering data that report status, levels, alarms, and other important information to the back-end, the real power is when the most important information is provided timely and directly to the people that need the information – in the manner in which they need it for it to be useful. From the selection of sensors, to the organization of the Transceivers, to the communication to the back-end, to the data hosting, dashboarding, analytics, and alerts/notifications – most anything a user would need to increase their efficiency can be automated through the Cellio system. For example, some users have expressed their dissatisfaction with systems that send out too much information and therefor create MORE work for them to sift through oceans of data. Cellio, whether through immediate alerts, dashboarding, texts, emails, notifications, or communications with other enterprise systems can great simply focusing on the data and information that matters for better and more timely decision making. Ideally, you can leverage Cellio to help with automation and optimizing the flow of processes to make operations smoother, more predictable, and more visible. Cellio is also there 24/7 to keep a watchful eye on situations that may go out-of-bounds and need more immediate attention. Again, there are out of the box settings that can be initially leveraged by users, or they can be specifically configured for the unique environments in which Cellio is utilized. Additionally, Cellio can be used for retrofit installations and applications with many sensors and equipment already in the field, or Cellio can be paired with brand new devices to assure consistency of support and maintenance across large enterprises. All of these attributes make Cellio one of the most affordable options for an end-to-end IIoT platform for organizations of all sizes and types.

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Conclusion

The Cellio Wireless Network has been designed to be quick, affordable, and high quality. Cellio Wireless Transceivers allow the Cellio system and customers to quickly and easily expand existing systems with as many sensors and controllers as they like (with minimal incremental expense).  The data collected in the back-end data system can be easily and rapidly mapped and provided for view on PC’s, tablets, smartphones, etc. both via browser views as well as automatically generated native mobile app views. Sharing and modifying the dashboard views is quick and easy. All of this is available and in place today. There is a saying that you should “Inspect what you expect”.  If you are looking to control your own destiny in the near or long term with an IIoT platform, you need to take a hard look at Cellio. You could have your IIoT solution up and running tomorrow and then customize it as your needs and technology evolve. Don’t you prefer having a choice?

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Overview

Enterprise Industrial Internet of Things => Enterprise IIoT => EIIoT is the natural expectation of organizations that want to create a paradigm shift by setting the tempo in their market for themselves and their competitors. While so many organizations in IoT have focused on pieces and parts of the elusive EIIoT, Cellio has invested in bringing together the necessary elements in an integrated end-to-end turnkey offering that provides for everything an Enterprise should expect in an IIoT solution;

  • continent-wide installation and deployment expertise and resources
  • best in class sensor manufacturer and integration partners
  • world class wireless communications and connectivity (including security)
  • unified datahosting, analytics, dashboarding, mobile apps, and notifications
  • open connectivity to market leading corporate enterprise systems
  • post deployment support and service

And quite possibly the most pivotal aspect of the Cellio integrated offering is the ability to offer it at the most competitive combination of CAPEX and OPEX anywhere in the market – end-to-end. Considering that successful EIIoT project deployment is effectively guaranteed with Cellio, why would there be a need to look any further?

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Why Enterprise?

At its core, Cellio has focused on maximizing value to organizations by minimizing costs in almost every aspect of the design and ecosystem required to successfully deploy, operate, maintain, support, and extract value for stakeholders throughout an organization and across the supply chain.

Ways that Cellio minimizes ownership costs:

  • Distributed architecture of Sensors and Transceivers
  • Distributed architecture of Transceivers and Gateways
  • Streamlined design of Transceivers and Gateways
  • Over the air and remote upgrading
  • LoRa protocol between Transceivers, Gateways, and Datahost
  • Minimized wireless data and cellular session usage
  • Cloud based datahosting, analytics, and dashboarding
  • Unified dashboards from disparate datasources
  • Unlimited users and unlimited dashboards, including native mobile apps
  • Post deployment support and resolution escalation

When considering the enterprise environment, a large portion of installations require a flexible/agnostic platform that can make use of equipment and resources already in place (helping to reduce the cost of upfront CAPEX) while also providing a path to connecting to the newest of technologies where completely new installations are needed. By working with best in class partners, leveraging existing resources, and providing a completely functional end-to-end out of the box system, Enterprises can count to Cellio to provide value in all phases of deployment – from the first pilot installation to the full rollout across business units, supply, and global geographies.

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Conclusion

The Cellio Wireless Network has been designed to be quick, affordable, and high quality. Cellio Wireless Transceivers allow the Cellio system and customers to quickly and easily expand existing systems with as many sensors and controllers as they like (with minimal incremental expense).  The data collected in the back-end data system can be easily and rapidly mapped and provided for view on PC’s, tablets, smartphones, etc. both via browser views as well as automatically generated native mobile app views. Sharing and modifying the dashboard views is quick and easy. All of this is available and in place today. There is a saying that you should “Inspect what you expect”.  If you are looking for an affordable, extensible and scalable platform for your Enterprise-wide IIoT applications, look no further. Cellio is leading a paradigm shift – bringing all the necessary ecosystem elements to put the power of IIoT into the hands of Enterprise users.

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