Our society is at the cusp of a “perfect storm” of network connectivity. With the rapid growth of wireless networks – from cellular to Wi-Fi to sensor networks – the ability to connect smart devices for increased computing power and value creation is rapidly growing.
Recent Harbor Research indicates that the potential number of connected smart devices could increase to a scale two orders of magnitude larger than the population – which means that traditional IT and telephony devices will become a very small portion of the connected world. Cellular M2M device shipments are predicted to grow from over 40 million in 2009 to as many as 200 million in 2015. Smart devices will enable new services such as status monitoring, usage tracking, consumable replenishment, automated repair and entirely new modes of entertainment.
With the System Infrastructure Management Application (SIMA), the Cirrus Systems team helps companies in the following industries become more productive and profitable:
Vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure technologies are rapidly changing the way drivers interact with the roadway and their cars. These changes are increasing roadway capacity and making travel safer for all modes of transportation. The Cirrus Systems platform connects school administrators, traffic engineers and street supervisors to roadway safety equipment and allows them to manage every aspect of system function. Once connected, users can monitor equipment from any internet-connected device, receive automatic alerts in the event of a system failure or even schedule maintenance for a specific time and date.
The modern mine demands efficiency and discipline to generate consistent profits. Changing tires less often, consuming less fuel and decreasing equipment maintenance can translate into millions of dollars in annual savings for operators and shareholders. The Cirrus Systems platform connects heavy equipment, mobile infrastructure and people to help build a smarter mine. Using SIMA technology, the Cirrus Systems platform can improve mine profitability by helping operators get more daily loads to the mill, helping vehicle operators remain safe while behind the wheel and reducing overall capital equipment costs.
Connecting machines, data and people at industrial facilities provides value to plant operators and executive staff. With SIMA technology, industrial companies can deploy an affordable, enterprise-wide platform that creates value and is easily adaptable to new business challenges. The Cirrus Systems platform can help senior administrators instantly review the status of production lines, safety systems and inventory availability. By optimizing the connection and communication of devices to key personnel, SIMA technology can increase safety, productivity and profitability.