Smart manufacturing and smart agriculture
Practical IoT deployment on smart manufacturing and smart agriculture based on an open source platform
This chapter introduces successful deployments of the OpenIoT platform in the manufacturing and farming domains by means of smart applications. OpenIoT is an award-winner open source platform for building and deployment semantically interoperable IoT deployments in the cloud. It allows the streaming and semantic unification of diverse data streams in the cloud, while at the same time offering visual tools for developing and deploying applications. The presentation of the deployments aims at providing application examples (case studies), which could be extended and replicated in the same or even other domains. The smart manufacturing application illustrates the streaming of numerous manufacturing plant sensors within a cloud infrastructure, along with their combination and use in order to dynamically define and calculate indicators of manufacturing performance. The merit of this approach is that it allows plant managers to dynamically compose and exploit the various sensors, rather than relying on a closed limited set of predefined indicators. The smart agriculture application illustrates the large-scale collection and processing of sensor-derived information for optimizing crop management. To this end, appropriate reports are created and offered to bio-plant experts, which accordingly can interpret the measure for crop optimization.