Windows IoT in the Warehouse: 5 Useful Facts
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?
Wikipedia has a fair interpretation of it that truly applies to our work in the warehouse. In part, it states, “The Internet of things is the internetworking of physical devices, …..”connected devices” and “smart devices”, buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.” It goes on to reference the IoT Global Standards Initiative definition that states, “…The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention.”
Technology has moved from the desktop computer, to all sorts of devices and gadgets that help us stay closer to our focal point, make our jobs more efficient, control the accuracy of our work and our processes, and improve operating efficiency across the board. Lucky for us, we partner with the leaders in our industry to provide the best, most technology-advanced equipment available on the market. Combined with our integration expertise, we help our customers gain traction in their business, reduce overhead, control costs and continue to keep customer satisfaction and loyalty high.
Windows 10 Helps Improve Processes
Windows 10 brings ease to the IoT for smart devices that bring intelligence to the edge. This means having the ability to process information at the point of work, and giving systems the opportunity to process decisions at that point – even somewhat autonomous in some cases. Between ‘edge’ and the cloud, you can transform the way you work; this includes empowering employees, building greater customer engagement and creating better processes and business models.
Allows You to Work with the Tools You Love
With Windows 10 you still have the ability to utilize the tools and the technology you’re already familiar with, but you’ll get increased manageability and beneficial connectivity gains that can further boost productivity and profits. A single Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app may be deployed across all Windows 10 devices in the enterprise regardless of form factor, giving you one management and deployment approach to help control IT development and support costs.
Provides a Stable & Secure Computing Platform
Windows 10 also helps protect corporate assets on mobile devices in the field from malware intrusion. BitLocker encryption secures data, offers Granular UX Control which, using your device management policies, can customize and lock down the device for task-workers or kiosks allowing only the assigned user task to be performed along with TPM Support.
Brings Greater Value to your Honeywell Devices
Take advantage of the versatility provided by Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise as your business grows when you use the Honeywell Dolphin™ CT50 Mobile Computer or Dolphin™ 75e Wearable Computer. The CT50 works effortless in fast-paced, high-volume environments such as DSD, field sales and service or other customer-focused applications. When a mobile office is the only office, the CT50 provides the most sophisticated array of features and functionality to keep it simple and smart. As business needs changes and grow, the Windows 10 OS gives you that flexibility. The 75e gives users hands-free operation that enables more productivity than ever before. With an easy-to-read, large display and touchscreen keypad, you can offer even more user-friendly applications and increase the versatility of this device.
Offers Carrier Selection Freedom
In the U.S. CT50 customers can switch between network operators via software, eliminating separate spare pools per network and reducing IT support costs. Developers will appreciate the ability to use PowerShell, Active Directory, networking, multimedia and manage your mobile device portfolio with the same tools and policies used to manage other Microsoft assets. This leads to more efficient controls on the devices being used.
How IoT can help you now
If you’re looking to achieve a competitive advantage, then the IoT is your opportunity to explore and lead. For those in your industry that are struggling to advance the efficiency of their processes, they will continue to fall farther behind if they don’t have the desire to open themselves up to the technology that can help them lead to greater progress. This applies to administration, warehouse operations, the factory floor, and products going out the door. We manage a lot of data in one day, and finding ways to manage it more easily are available to us. Better managed data means better day-to-day visibility, better decision-making capabilities and greater flexibility with respect to the needs of our customers.
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