Concept: Japanese telecommunications company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) has launched IoT Services for Sustainability, which includes end-to-end support and safe IT or OT (operational technology) integration. It aims to employ IoT to empower organizations to make real-time choices, streamline processes, and enhance their overall sustainability.
Nature of Disruption: The solutions include an optical-based meter reader, IoT-enabled water damage protection, and sensors to detect future downtime, accidents, or predict replacements. OCR (Optical character recognition) meter reader can provide near real-time data from any type of meter, including water, electricity, and gas devices. Any form of gauge, including pressure and temperature, can be measured with the meter. Water Leak Management solution provides real-time IoT-enabled security against water damage for smart spaces projects. The predictive maintenance solution leverages data from sensors to build models that forecast when events of interest, such as potential downtime, accidents, or the need for replacement, can occur. The environmental monitoring solution uses sensors to detect pollutants in the air and water, as well as to measure temperature and humidity.
Outlook: IoT technologies are considered to be a critical tool in the global fight against climate change. Whether it’s eliminating waste from manufacturing flaws or knowing their supply chain’s carbon footprint, NTT’s new stack of solutions can enable enterprises to achieve their sustainability goals and optimize operations across their business. It assists businesses in reducing energy costs, reducing emissions, advancing operational excellence, and improving work enablement across the organization. NTT’s new LoRaWAN (low-power wide-area network) network, as well as its portfolio of sensors for measuring, monitoring, and collecting data to advance sustainability goals, support the stack of solutions.