By leveraging the Internet of Things concept and commercial off-the-shelf tools, Airbus is reimagining its production processes through a research and technology project designed to improve its competitiveness and efficiency.
Many of the technologies created for government programs have found their way into industrial applications. Now the sharing of innovation is also moving the other way, as wireless communications and computing power go from the commercial/industrial world into government equipment and facilities.
The hype around the Internet of Things concept has been pulsing heavy for a few years now. Recent announcements make it clear that the Internet of Things is quickly materializing in real world industrial applications.