The Interconnected Company

Companies have traditionally been slow to respond to the advent of digital technologies such as intelligent robots, drones, sensor technology, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and 3D printing. With smarter solutions based on the Internet of Things, your business can acquire data from any source, from machine to enterprise-wide, based on big-data analytics for end-to-end visibility. Help your company move into the future through loT technology that makes all connected devices “intelligent” and significantly improves performance through predictive analytics.

The Interconnected Company

A New World through loT

Complex customer demands, e-commerce boom, customization, and more created the need for data that is fast & accurate paving the way for explosion of connected devices and platforms. Combined with then abundance of data and the rapidly changing technology landscape has made it imperative for businesses to swiftly adapt their products and services to move from physical world to a digital one.

Black Box's digital business strategy gives you the flexibility, bandwidth, and support your business needs to not only be prepared for today's IT, but also to remain secure and future-proof as loT continues to expand and networks become essential to your success.

Driving Efficiency and Productivity

Design, implement, and manage advanced IoT technologies to drive business efficiency. Reducing repetitive or time-consuming tasks increase inter/intra-office communication between locations, both local and global, resulting in better productivity.

Reducing Costs

From using IoT sensors to keep business equipment at peak efficiency via predictive analytics to streamlining common work processes and energy management, there are numerous ways to use IoT technology to favorably impact the bottom line of your business.

Protecting the Environment

IoT sensors have made it possible to monitor the environment to determine the presence of pollutants in air and water, gain real-time insight into energy consumption as well as proposals for optimization, and promote better sustainability. IoT advancements are paramount in predicting, monitoring, and planning for environmental changes and enable cost and energy efficient methods to run industrial operations.

One Source for Industry 4.0 Transformation

Black Box IoT solutions help companies in industries such as manufacturing, logistics, oil & gas, healthcare, commercial, and IT be more competitive, as well as build smarter infrastructure for a greener, sustainable economy. Our comprehensive portfolio includes solutions designed and developed at the Black Box R&D center in Mumbai (India), such as VISIBLE IoT Cloud, Magikk, AlertWare, AlertWerks, and Jido, complemented by IoT solutions from leading technology partners such as UnifyTwin, Avnet, Advantech, and more.

Covid-19 has catalyzed companies to make greater use of Industry 4.0 technologies, especially the Industrial Internet of Things, to maintain business continuity. The companies that implement IoT technologies earlier than their competitors and in their value chains are the ones that will win in the long run.

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    AI-powered Industry 5.0

    UnifyTwin is the first Industry 5.0 IIoT platform unifying human and machine intelligence to drive predictable outcomes eliminating digital blindspots. With AI-based apps such as asset life prediction, predictive modeling and vision analytics, UnifyTwin is able to capture untapped tribal knowledge from the shop floor and combine it with machine learning to provide accurate recommendations to frontline workers.

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    Environmental Monitoring and Analytics

    Green Lens or GLens is a comprehensive, real-time data acquisition, monitoring, and analytics platform for industrial emissions, effluent discharges, and ambient air monitoring.

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    RTLS-based Smart Buildings

    VISIBLE IoT Cloud provides businesses with the infrastructure needed to connect their assets and gain insights from the data collected to improve decision making. The modular design of VISIBLE IoT Cloud helps the user focus on what's important.

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    Connected Assets

    Improve asset utilization, track moving assets in real-time, and reduce asset lifecycle costs with AlertWare. These remote monitoring devices use Bluetooth 5.2 Low-Energy (BLE) with Apple iBeacon technology for wireless networks. The collected information integrates into your IoT platforms and mobile apps.

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    Connected Workforce

    Magikk is a sensor-enabled device the size of a matchbox that combines the power of satellite-based positioning and sensor-based data to track the location of workers. Widely used for "lone worker" scenarios, Magikk acts as a first responder system, where at the push of a button it sends all information in the form of voice or data, allowing the organization to act quickly and decisively.

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    Connected Logistics and SCM 4.0

    Use real-time GPS location data to gain 24/7 access, visibility, and control over the status of long-distance shipments in transit and storage with Jido. Event-based alerts enable rapid response to tampering, system failures, unauthorized use, and other critical issues that can jeopardize valuable assets.

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  • Sensor-based Condition Monitoring

    Sensor-based Condition Monitoring

    Actively monitor a wide range of ambient conditions – such as temperature, humidity, power spikes, water leaks, and smoke - anywhere where you need to guard mission-critical IT equipment. AlertWerks ensures the wellbeing of environments, makes your building intelligent, and conserves energy.

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Smart System Framework (SSF)

Smart System Framework (SSF)

Where does your business stand? Is your business ready to generate value by leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies?

To facilitate your journey into the digital future, Black Box supports you with an Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment. During this half-day workshop, we will work with you to assess your business, processes, and capabilities.

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As New Meeting Spaces Get Outfitted with IoT, Here's What You Need to Know

Feb 28, 2022, 05:46 AM by Black Box

Hybrid work is the new reality for businesses heading into 2022. According to a survey from HealthEquity, 77% of workers do not want to return to working onsite full-time with 43% of those surveyed wanting a hybrid work model moving forward. The number one reason for wanting continued remote work —  the time and cost associated with commuting to the office.1

For employees, hybrid work gives them the perfect balance of time and flexibility while increasing productivity. Adapting employees to a hybrid work model is a daunting task for IT teams as they will need to enable access to a secure network, headsets, cameras, and video functionality that enhances the virtual collaboration experience for all employees.

For IT teams, equipping team members for hybrid work will be critical. From secure network access to headsets and cameras that make meeting experiences better, to video and chat collaboration for all teams that enhances the virtual collaboration experience for all employees.

But the forgotten angle is what to do with your current office spaces? Hybrid working spaces need to be outfitted with new technology that accommodates the needs of employees coming into the office as well as those working from home. The mix of employees includes the daily commuters who want to be in the office every day; the hybrid workers who come in once/twice a week; the mobile workers who travel from office to office; the traveling executives or the remote employees who come to the office for a few days per quarter.

Depending use case-driven approach you want to deploy, you might be trying to make safer spaces, environmentally friendly spaces, enable more collaboration, enable touchless meeting spaces, or improve communications within spaces.

The places and the spaces will all need upgrades to drive your business outcome. The list of places is long and includes the lobby, common spaces like break rooms, hot desking and hoteling spaces, call centers, network operations centers, conference and meeting spaces, huddle spaces, boardrooms and training rooms.

The list of technology and IoT devices can include: touch free room scheduling devices, room indicator lights, occupancy sensors, thermostats, shading solutions, touch screens and panels, video cameras, digital screens and signage, smart boards, projectors, microphones, sound masking, access control, smart furniture, smart appliances, environmental sensors and kiosks.

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About Black Box

Black Box® is a trusted IT solutions provider delivering cutting-edge technology products and world-class consulting services to businesses across the globe in every industry. The breadth of our global reach and depth of our expertise accelerate customer success by bringing people, ideas, and technology together to solve real-world business problems.

1 "FLEXIBILITY IS THE FUTURE." Covid-19 has significantly reshaped employee work patterns, signaling urgent need for organizations to enhance commuter benefits and remote work support. 2021 HealthEquity.

Why Black Box?

Black Box has a dedicated IoT practice team, adept at building end-to-end IoT solutions for smart manufacturing applications. Our consulting services include a unique, proprietary Smart System Framework for Industry 4.0, allowing us to provide you with the right solution mix. In addition to our own IoT solutions covering Connected Assets, Connected Workforce, and Connected Logistics, developed by the Black Box R&D center in India, we also work very closely with highly experienced technology partners in manufacturing, including UnifyTwin, a proven Industry 4.0 solution in Gartner's Magic Quadrant.

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