Could the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) play a significant role in Africa's aerospace and defence industries? ProductONE (Hangar 4, Stand E16), a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor with a 125 per cent B-BBEE procurement recognition, certainly believes so. With their application in areas such as smart connected products and operations, these technologies enable manufacturers to have full control of their product development and operations, with added benefits of reduced costs, improved quality and productivity.
The dawn of Industrie 4.0 has made competing on a global scale highly competitive within the manufacturing industry. This revolution should be an opportunity for local players to leapfrog global competitors by implementing Industrie 4.0 applications that empower them to create high-tech local products and services.
ProductONE uses PTC's leading Industrial Innovation Platform, ThingWorx, to unlock the value of IIoT. ThingWorx is a complete, end-to-end technology platform which includes open and compatible modules that deliver the functionality, flexibility and agility enterprises needed to implement IIoT apps and AR experiences. These consist of industrial connectivity, analytics, application enablement, orchestration and AR authoring.
AR has the power to fundamentally change the way people work. It bridges the digital and physical worlds, providing value across the enterprise.
When coupled with IoT data, AR applications become truly transformative experiences, driving many enterprises to re-imagine how they sell, design, produce, operate and service their products.