Simplifying your digital transformation

Digitalization is profoundly changing our business landscape. It enables new business models, new revenue opportunities and encourages service innovation. The days of process fine-tuning are long gone. At IIOX we have the experience and the technology to help companies in various industries to take the big steps towards new and better business.

INTRO

The second era of digitalization is under way. Most companies have spent years and millions on fine-tuning processes and getting them to work at their best – standalone. In order to leverage the full power brought by the digital transformation, the entire process needs to work as one.

Success depends on the ability to integrate independent systems that will enable the exploitation of the massive data streams that are collected in real-time. True digitalization is not only about the shift from analogue to digital, it’s about the shift from product to service. And from service to experience. Selling the results of your products rather than the products itself.

At IIOX we have the experience and technology to help companies in various industries to take big steps towards new and better ways of operating their businesses.

Platform

IIOX is a proven commercial IoT service platform that refines real-time data and converts it to information that actually adds value in order to support operational decision-making as well as strategic analysis and modeling. The IIOX platform aligns with your existing business processes and is a powerful tool for managing your business as well as developing it.

By adding IIOX to your existing infrastructure new digital capabilities are possible. Capabilities that:

  • Improve the efficiency of your existing business processes based on easy accessible data analytics and modeling.
  • Manage real-time information of vital equipment, product and process parameters, to enable monitoring of specific usage patterns and identify failures.
  • Increase productivity and efficiency in manufacturing and enable proactive operations and maintenance activities.
  • Support the creation of new innovative services and new business models.
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IIOX connects to your existing infrastructure, independent of physical location. IIOX manages machine and system generated data from different environments in order to combine real-time data, with historical patterns to get a holistic view of business conditions at any given time. Thanks to a pre-defined set of connectors, the service can be easily plugged into your existing infrastructure and start collecting data from several sources, easily grouped as:

  • OT environment (operational technology, e.g. machines, devices, sensors or gateways),
  • IT environment (information technology, e.g. ERP, CRM, MDM, BMS or SCADA), and
  • 3PP services (third party providers, e.g. open databases, weather services or social media).

IIOX operates according to a proven data refinement process with four main process steps:

  1. Data collection – independent of data source and type.
  2. Data harmonization – aligning data from different sources and systems.
  3. Data aggregation – formatting the data according to existing business processes, for actions, analysis and efficient storage.
  4. Distribution/presentation – through data feeds in to existing systems, as standard reports or through the device’s agnostic web based interface.

The data refinement process is managed with two main layers of functionality:

  • Business Logic functionality – aligns the overall data management with your existing business process management, and sets the parameters for threshold based actions, pro-active alerts and further data analysis and strategic modeling.
  • Data Logic functionality – efficiently collects, harmonizes and aggregates data from different data sources in both a consistent infrastructure as well as in a consolidated infrastructure with different types of sources. The aggregation of data will run according to specific time interval settings or according to pre-defined hierarchical structures, with different access layers and user administration requirements.

IIOX is delivered as a cloud-service, providing cost efficient service operation and data management independent of physical location. This enables real-time data access and service availability 24/7, without risking valuable insights, that is locally stored, and won’t get lost or damaged in-between data downloads or dumps.

IIOX also includes access control, organizational modeling, device management, firmware records, audit logging, load balancing, and much more as a standard cloud distributed service.

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CASES

Customer Case

DeLaval

Every day millions of dairy animals are milked, fed and maintained by DeLaval solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide – and DeLaval meets with thousands of milk producers on their farms. DeLaval has over 125 years of innovation and experience in the dairy business, supporting dairy farmers in managing their farms their way.

Background

Every day millions of dairy animals are milked, fed and maintained by DeLaval solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide – and DeLaval meets with thousands of milk producers on their farms. DeLaval has over 125 years of innovation and experience in the dairy business, supporting dairy farmers in managing their farms their way.

Challenge

  • Technical complexity – a modern dairy farm uses a lot of modern technology and it is a challenge to maintain and monitor all of this equipment.
  • Large sites – in many places around the world, milk production is an industry with very large sites and facilities employing huge numbers people.
  • Non-technical personnel – most of the people working in the milk industry do not have any technical background and cannot be expected to handle the varying technical malfunctions that can occur.
  • Profits miscalculations by only a few percent can impact on profits. It’s important to make sure that the equipment is running at the top-level of performance around the clock.
  • End-to-end – market expectations are moving towards an all-inclusive concept.
  • Animal wellbeing – misconfigurations could potentially harm animals. It’s critical to secure performance in all links of the chain to improve the wellbeing of livestock.

Solution

The system DeLaval InService™ Remote was designed and implemented. The system monitors milking equipment remotely, ensuring optimal performance and productivity around the clock. Enabling farmers to manage their dairy operations from their smart phone at a moment’s notice.

DeLaval InService™ Remote secures dairy farm equipment performance by remote monitoring 24/7.  The system measures and activates alerts for corrective action on the farm to maintain optimal milking standards. Monitoring and maintaining the correct vacuum and pulsation levels contribute to a better yield, optimized throughput while maintaining udder health. In addition, this results in reduced medical and veterinary costs.

  • Sensors are installed to monitor vacuum systems and pulsators as well as other functions on a farm.
  • Monitors performance remotely 24/7.
  • Sends data and alerts to both the farmer and the service technician.
  • Data is transferred to the IIOX platform.
  • All information is accessible via desktop, tablet or smart phone.
  • Any indication of decreased performance or incorrect values such as pulsation or vacuum level will be flagged as alarms and/or notifications.
  • The system measures and activates alerts for corrective action on the farm to maintain optimal milking standards.
  • DeLaval InService™ Remote will be modular and possible to upgrade with more sensors over time.

Result

Increased profitability for the farm owner through:

  • Healthier cows
  • Lower downtime
  • Higher yield, better throughput
  • Peace of mind

Increased profitability for DeLaval through:

  • Customer intimacy
  • Ability to provide better support
  • Ability to increase the post-market business
  • Ability to offer an all-inclusive concept

The system won a silver medal at EuroTier 2014.

Customer Case

E.ON

IIOX worked with one of Sweden’s largest energy companies, E.ON, to assist them with their sustainability objectives starting in 2010. E.ON produces and delivers energy to the Nordic market in the form of electricity, gas, heating, cooling, waste treatment and energy-related services to approximately one million customers.

Background

IIOX worked with one of Sweden’s largest energy companies, E.ON, to assist them with their sustainability objectives. The collaboration started in 2010. E.ON produces and delivers energy to the Nordic market in the form of electricity, gas, heating, cooling, waste treatment and energy-related services to approximately one million customers.

In order to be more sustainable and to meet the EU goal of lowering the power consumption by 20 percent by 2020 the objective for the company was to help their customers work towards smarter energy use. If customers were provided with the ability to monitor their energy consumption in real-time would that make them use power better and more efficiently?

Challenge

E.ON needed a flexible solution that could operate from a granular level right up to real-time aggregation and presentation. Energy consumption for each home needed to be monitored and recorded in real-time. This data then needed to be processed and communicated to participants through a range of media, while also being integrated with E.ON’s internal systems.

Solution

This consumer service is called 100koll and it is accessed through an app in which the consumer can see their electricity consumption in close to real-time and control and measure appliances through smart plugs.

Through the solution consumers can set schedules for any appliance, like a TV, computer or other devices in order to save energy. Consumers can also control them remotely, turning them on or off. 100koll, with the help of smart plugs, also makes it possible to see if something in the home consumes an unnecessary amount of energy. This could be an old fridge or even the brand new washing machine.

A sensor was installed on the smart meter in each household to accurately measure energy consumption. Smart plugs enabled the collection of consumption data from appliances. This data was then sent to the IIOX data management platform via a communications gateway.

IIOX were able to collate and aggregate energy consumption data for each household in real-time. This information was then made available to consumers and to E.ON as an aggregated real-time feed along with summary reports and charts.

The app was one of the key components of the trial as it allowed real-time visualization of consumption to end-users across various media, alongside real-time aggregated information for E.ON that could be integrated with the company’s internal systems.

Result

The results of the implementation have been very good. The service is much appreciated by E.ON’s customers who have been saving an average of 12 percent of their costs while the reduction in energy demand has been 15 percent. 51 percent of the Swedes are willing to pay for this service. After the test the service was launched to 120 000 households in Sweden.

– “When EON conducted Sweden’s largest energy-saving experiments, Maingate (now IIOX) provided their service platform. When we started 100koll we made a comprehensive procurement and the choice fell on Maingate (IIOX) as the service provider”, Johan Mörnstam, Head of Business Innovation at E.ON Sweden, said at the start of 100koll in 2014.

Customer Case

Liros Power Solution

Liros Power Solution have recently launched a solution called PluginPoint – connected electricity on demand. PluginPoint is an innovative approach to the charging of cars, scooters and bikes. Its simplicity of e.g. using existing light poles allows installation of a larger number of charging points, creating a greater availability of these services.

Background

Liros Power Solution have recently launched a solution called PluginPoint – connected electricity on demand. PluginPoint is an innovative approach to the charging of cars, scooters and bikes. Its simplicity of using existing light poles allows installation of a larger number of charging points, creating a greater availability of these services.

Challenge

Liros provides an e-charging infrastructure based on their PluginPoint and needed a system that in real-time could collect and manage devices, users and data as they couldn’t fully collect and store all data nor optimize it.

Solution

With the IIOX platform Liros is able to collect, harmonize and store customer data and usage data as well as optimizing the entire data communication chain with a better flow of data. In the future it will be possible to add new services such as collecting data from the entire municipality offering the possibility to monitor the function of lighting, waste management and so on. The PluginPoint will then be able to function as a hub for all the IoT services within the city.

Result

PluginPoint is currently installed at several locations in Sweden where the tenants have the possibility to preheat standard cars and charge their electrical vehicles. Plans are to expand both nationally in Sweden as well as internationally in the near future.

NEWS

2016-09-15

2016-09-15

IIOX sponsors the Automation Summit 2016 in Gothenburg

IIOX will sponsor and participate in the conference and exhibition Automation Summit 2016 at the Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg, October 4th to 6th.

IIOX will sponsor and participate in the conference and exhibition Automation Summit 2016 at the Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg, October 4th to 6th.

The Automation Summit aims to actively drive and engage companies to “work for the industrial digitalisation in Sweden”. Automation Summit was launched by Automation Region in 2013 to create an environment for unexpected meetings and new business opportunities. The concept with interindustrial and interprofessional presentations and discussions that focuses on guiding decision makers how to digitalise and automate their business has been widely appreciated during the years since launch.

IIOX CEP Patrik Björkman will participate on site together with Joakim Nyberg. To book meetings, please contact:

More information about the Automation Summit: http://www.automationsummit.se

More information about IIOX: http://en.iiox.io

2016-07-08

2016-07-08

From Visby to the world

This years week in Almedalen is getting to an end. As usual, Visby has been occupied with important meetings between corporations, the public sector and governmental bodies. But all is not what it has been before – this year technology has been an important parameter of all the meetings.

2016-06-22

2016-06-22

Swedish government put focus on "Smart Industry"

The Swedish government has now launched a cross functional focus area for Sweden on “Smart Industry”.  

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LinkedIn Pulse article by Patrik Björkman (in Swedish).

More information on the initiative on the governmental web site (in Swedish).

About

IIOX has turned machine data into knowledge for two decades and is one of the pioneers in Internet of Things.

IIOX provides a secure Internet of Things service platform for industrial and enterprise applications. The cloud-based platform collects, harmonizes, aggregates and distributes machine data in real-time, turning data into useful information and knowledge.

New digital capabilities are enabled when adding IIOX to your existing OT (operational technology) and IT environments. These capabilities improve the efficiency of your existing business and facilitate new business models and service innovation.

IIOX is one of few companies that has delivered commercial IoT implementations since 2010 and the company has 20 years’ experience of turning machine data into knowledge. Customers include global companies such as E.ON and DeLaval as well as innovative disruptors like Liros Power Solution. IIOX is based in Sweden and has 20 employees with offices in Karlskrona, Malmö and Stockholm.

Patrik Björkman
CEO
patrik.bjorkman@iiox.io
+46 (0) 70 320 14 24

Bo-Göran Jaxelius
CFO
bo-goran.jaxelius@iiox.io
+46 (0) 70 959 63 13

Göran Hanshammar
CTO
goran.hanshammar@iiox.io
+46 (0) 70 320 14 07

Roger Carlsson
SVP Product Portfolio
roger.carlsson@iiox.io
+46 (0) 70 320 13 15

Karlskrona

Konstapelsgatan 33
SE-371 35 Karlskrona, Sweden
+46 (0)455 38 34 00
info@iiox.io

Malmö

Stora Varvsgatan 6A
SE-211 19 Malmö, Sweden
+46 (0)455 38 34 00
info@iiox.io

Stockholm

Drottninggatan 35
SE-111 51 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 (0)455 38 34 00
info@iiox.io