Environmental Monitoring Systems Architecture for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers


With the continuous monitoring system RMS Rotronic meets the requirements of "IoT" and "M2M".

Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) communication are main factors of one of the design principles of the Industry 4.0 that was introduced in 2011 at the Hannover Fair in Germany. The design principle is interoperability, where sensors, devices, machines and people can connect and communicate.

An IoT ecosystem is built up with a sensor, that transmits data to a gateway, the gateway enables the data to be send to the Internet. The data is then stored in the Cloud (on a datacentre somewhere). With a software, the data is then analysed and again via the Internet, the analysed data can be sent out to remote devices.

This leads to another design principle which is decentralised decisions. From the remote devices and analytics, decisions can be made and commands can be send, once again via Internet to the IoT devices. The remote devices allow as well for a third design principle: technical assistance. Services can be carried from the results of the measurement devices.