Industrial Apps Archive

Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth stage of the industrial revolution. With it a phase of reorientation in industrial production processes begins, which once again brings a huge boost in productivity.

XINFO supports the new trend. Especially in the production of automobiles, we have introduced a variety of integrative processes by applying our software programs. This has significantly contributed to the fact that today you can already see the first applications of Industry 4.0 in production. And that’s just the beginning.

Motorola HC1 is a miniaturized computer for use in industrial applications that can be worn on the head.

Motorola Solutions, the U.S. manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, has developed the HC1 computer. It comprises an integrated screen, camera, voice recognition and headphones. In addition, compass, acceleration sensors and rotation sensors are available that detect where the user looks, and allow control with gestures. The total weight of the entire system does not exceed 800 grams, and is intended to be worn on the head. The manufacturer assures that the machine is to be worked with comfortably, even with a prolonged daily use.

sense4c-TRF01 is an adapter for smartphones and tablets that is equipped with a high-precision, digital temperature and humidity sensor. It enables fast and mobile detection of climate conditions in buildings, garment components or intermediate layers.

The sensor is plugged into the headphone jack and requires no external power supply. The collected data are presented graphically on the display and recorded in the background. The smartphone provides additional information such as position data (GPS) and ensures that the data are synchronized in the cloud. The data transmission is encrypted so that sensitive information is secured. Authorized users can access the data from any location and may even intervene actively using the return channel.

The new Mobile Zeitgeist Special 3/2011 ‘Mobile Unternehmenskommunikation’ has recently been published. We have contributed an article: ‘Tablet Computers in Industrial Applications’.

The article comprises the following topics:

  • usage of smartphones/tablets in the industrial sector
  • how smartphones/tablets may play a more important role in the industrial sector with new hardware developments and the advancement of augmented reality. The application of augmented reality is a crucial factor, because it brings a new quality of information transmission.
  • the example of a customer service management application that is connected to an inventory control system

Mobile Zeitgeist is the leading online magazine on mobile business in German-speaking countries: industry trends, practical business models, innovative applications and news.

You find the Mobile Zeitgeist Special on the Mobile Zeitgeist website.