ARNON SKY is our IIoT platform that is built for demanding high capacity use, originally in marine and power generation applications but applied at a variety of different industries today. We started the development before the term IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) was widely popular or over-hyped, as we had a vision of where the world will go to in terms of automation, remote monitoring, supervision, data collection and analytics.
As an IIoT platform, ARNON SKY consists of data collector & communication hardware, software drivers and services, cloud storage and HMI’s & API’s – just like any other IIoT platform. Our specialty is the terrifying capacity of connecting practically unlimited amount of devices to the cloud and especially how to manage that with reasonable cost. We’ve actually run tests with 10,000,000 analog signals per second to the cloud. Other IIoT platforms will not give you that kind of scale easily, if at all. And by using other platforms your monthly invoices will rapidly shoot through the roof. To minimize the cost, we have heavily optimized our platform for the core requirements of industrial customers. OK, this is all very interesting Mr. Mäkinen, but SO WHAT?
Like many tech companies consisting of engineers passionate about technology itself, we tried to sell this stuff tech first. By choosing this strategy, you are directed to discuss with other passionate engineers and very soon there’s another gadget on the table that is smaller/cheaper/looks better/has protocol X/has a better temp range. You are discussing tech details. Details are of course important – big picture cannot work without them – but starting from the details very rarely leads you to discuss about SO WHAT = what are we going to do with the technology after all? Analogy goes to seeing the forest from the trees. You need to start top down – from the business case and find how value is created. Then you select your tools, to implement that.