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- Jules Bail­let Business · Tech · Internet · Computer Networks · Software · Technology Industry · Business Trends · Computers · Industries · Tech Trends · Nexans · Microsoft HoloLens · Microsoft

The In­ter­net of Things ( IOT) is all about con­nect­ing phys­i­cal ob­jects to data net­works to cre­ate busi­ness in­for­ma­tion and in­sights. Us­ing IOT, it’s pos­si­ble tomon­i­tor any ob­ject and an­swer two ques­tions: where is it, and what’s hap­pen­ing to it?

Nex­ans, a world-lead­ing ca­ble man­u­fac­turer, is us­ing IOT so­lu­tions to help its clients re­duce costs and op­ti­mize work­ing cap­i­tal al­lo­ca­tion.

For ex­am­ple, con­sider Nex­ans’ Con­nected Drums so­lu­tion, which of­fers ac­cu­rate, re­al­time pin­point­ing of the lo­ca­tion of ca­ble drums at any mo­ment. In­cor­po­rat­ing IOT into ca­ble man­age­ment has nu­mer­ous ad­van­tages:

GPS al­lows wire and ca­ble reels to be tracked, thereby re­duc­ing losses and im­prov­ing work­ing cap­i­tal

3D sen­sors de­tect ro­ta­tion, mak­ing it pos­si­ble to cal­cu­late how much ca­ble re­mains on each reel and to re­duce scrap

Gp­sandtem­per­a­ture­dat­aprovidein­sights into site con­di­tions, al­low­ing teams to be re­as­signed­toother­job­si­fit’stoocold­for­ca­ble­lay­ing

Fi­nally, GPS, 3D, and time- of- day data al­low for theft de­tec­tion in sec­onds

As well as com­mu­ni­cat­ing di­rectly, the IOT de­vices used in­con­nected­drums are also linkedto each other via a Blue­toothmesh network. If a reel is in­side a build­ing and un­able to com­mu­ni­cate di­rectly, data is au­to­mat­i­cally leapfrogge­d onto the main network via a neigh­bour­ing reel.

Build­ing to­mor­row’s in­fra­struc­ture and prac­tices

The abil­ity to de­ploy pow­er­ful, in­tel­li­gent IOT de­vices has huge im­pli­ca­tions on in­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment and ways of work­ing.

One of the­most ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ments Nex­ans is cur­rent­ly­work­ing onis dig­i­tal twin tech­nol­ogy— a real-time dig­i­tal model of all of a com­pany’s phys­i­cal as­sets. The beauty of this tech­nol­ogy is that it al­lows you not only to mon­i­to­ry­our­in­fras­truc­ture, but al­soto cre­ates­im­u­la­tions, iden­tify busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties, and pre­vent prob­lems be­fore they hap­pen. IOT will have a huge im­pact on the de­vel­op­ment of dig­i­tal twin be­cause it pro­vides ac­cu­rate real-time­data to driv­ethe­vir­tualmodel, al­low­ing­for in­dus­tries to op­ti­mize their op­er­a­tions and the­main­te­nance of phys­i­cal as­sets, sys­tems, and man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses.

Nex­ans is also test­ing aug­mented re­al­ity so­lu­tions us­ing Mi­crosoft Hololens smart glasses to sup­port re­mote as­sis­tance and train­ing.

So­lu­tions of this sort are part ofnex­ans’ vi­sion for the fu­ture. Mean­while, its cus­tomers are al­ready ben­e­fit­ting from a grow­ing range of dig­i­tal ser­vices and so­lu­tions. As well as IOT, th­ese in­clude Smart In­ven­tory Man­age­ment (SIM) and As­set Elec­tri­cal, its as­set man­age­ment so­lu­tion for elec­tri­cal grid op­er­a­tors.

To learn more about Nex­ans’ ser­vices and so­lu­tions, visit

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