Preventable hospital error kills over 50,000 people every year in the US alone. These fatalities can be dramatically reduced with a little ingenuity and application of technology made available by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The value of a universal shared language—a lingua franca—would seem obvious. Though there have been plenty of failed attempts to create a lingua franca throughout history, the Industrial Internet must have one if it is to succeed.
Call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things, or simply IIoT: Smarter devices and sensors, digital networks and increasingly powerful software applications and collaboration tools are leading the next industrial revolution. Find the information you need to get the most out of these new technologies.