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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT): a world of connected devices, smart factories, cities and homes all powered by the latest technologies available from RS.

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What is the Internet of Things?

While the term the Internet of Things or the IoT is relatively new the idea of connected devices has been mentioned in science fiction since the genre was born.

Imagine a coffee machine connected to the internet. Its 10:30 and time for a coffee break. You check an app on your computer to see if the pot has finished brewing. Not quite ready, you’ve just avoided a wasted trip to the machine.

The “Trojan Coffee Pot” was invented at the University of Cambridge to save wasted trips down the corridor.

The year was 1991.

Two decades later the core technologies from sensors to wireless protocols have matured and come together to make the Internet of Things a commercial reality.

With a predicted 26 Billion connected devices by 2020, work with the latest technologies at RS to ensure your design or environment is making the most of the connected world.

New products to help you be a part of the IoT

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Smart factory automation with Industrial Shields

Industrial Shields, Arduino based compact and modular PLCs and Raspberry PI based, Android OS or Linux OS Panel PCs.

Benefit from being connected: keep in touch with your equipment and processes, meaning faster repair times, improved reliability and less down time.

  • ARDBOX COMPACT PLCs - Entry level Arduino-based PLCs
  • M-DUINO MODULAR PLCs - Industrial Arduino-based modular PLCs
  • PANEL PCs - Open source programmable touchscreens based on Raspberry Pi, Android or Linux.

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