Smart factory technology allows factory sensors to communicate with each other, with employee mobile devices, and with management's software platform. This enables employees to monitor equipment 24/7 and receive immediate alerts whenever there is a problem. The technology also enables the equipment itself to automatically adjust operations in order to keep the factory running smoothly.
A sea-faring vessel using a variety of sensors to manage its regular processes and navigation is a smart ship. Uses of this IoT technology range from single vessel to fleet management. However, even management of a single ship involves using massive amounts of data.