In both the industrial automation and consumer
sectors, smart technology is taking over. In the
energy sector, says components supplier EU Automation,
this means smart meters and developments towards
"smart cities running on even smarter grids". So how
does a manufacturer keep up with what EU Automation
describes as the deluge of intelligent devices and
systems currently setting the energy sector alight?
"Interconnectivity between physical devices and
communication networks is at an all-time high," says
EU Automation’s MD, Jonathan Wilkins. "In the energy
sector, the same advancements in automation and data
analysis are making smart grids possible. Just as
smart boilers let users know how much energy they're
consuming, smart grids will be able to monitor the
energy usage of an entire country in real-time."
To help industry gain a better understanding of smart
technologies, EU Automation has produced a new guide,
which is aimed at those with an active interest in the
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