Technology is changing our world. Simple everyday tasks like grocery shopping and complicated things like automated processes in factories are all being impacted by IoT - for the better. A major contributor of these changes is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT has revolutionized the world and is more impactful than you may have thought. IoT has transformed everyday actions for consumers and has even improved processes on a commercial level.


Industrial IoT (IIoT) vs. IoT

The main difference between IoT and IIoT is the end-user. IIoT is used primarily in production facilities to increase safety and efficiency. Companies can use an IIoT asset tracking system to improve the way things are done, specifically in manufacturing facilities. IIoT solutions are a way for manufacturers to boost productivity. 

Most commercial facilities lean towards investing in IIoT technology. That said, regular IoT tech applies to commercial use cases as well. Although intended for different users, IoT and IIoT solutions serve similar purposes.

Similarities Between IIoT and IoT

On paper, these two work the same way. IoT and IIoT provide a way to connect devices to the internet. They both make things easier for the end-user. An IoT platform makes life more convenient, and an IIoT platform improves workflow efficiency. Another commonality between the two is safety concerns. Both users for IoT and IIoT are concerned about safety breaches. IIoT security is taken into account when designing and creating an IIoT platform to ensure privacy for the user. The same precautions ensure IoT security.


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How IIoT Fits into Asset Tracking

Manufacturers have a lot going on in their facilities every day. Keeping track of everything can be difficult, and sometimes processes can fall behind. IIoT can improve workflow processes, reduce unplanned downtime, and monitor environmental conditions. Having a system that does the work for you eases your workload. It is not necessary to constantly monitor the progress of the processes.

Our team at Link Labs has created an IIoT asset tracking system to help manufacturers do what they do even better. Our AirFinder product provides IIoT in manufacturing to provide more visibility to the production process and other areas of the supply chain.

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IoT and IIoT are typically used interchangeably because of similarities. If you are interested in learning more about the impact of IIoT and asset tracking, download this free eBook.

Written by Emily Saldivar

Emily Saldivar is a Marketing Specialist for Link Labs and has been with the company since 2020. She has a background in content writing and is furthering the Link Labs mission through social media and other platforms.

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