Delivering quick-meals at reasonable prices in a constantly-changing marketplace is no small feat, especially due to soaring fuel costs, product quality concerns, and nutritional mandates, in addition to menu cycle changes, changing consumer demands, and new product introductions to keep customers coming back. Fast-food chains and food service industry rely heavily on distribution and logistics service providers to provide prepared meals, fresh produce and meats, and package handling.

Since cell tower sites and multi-site offices are spread over multiple geographies, covering urban and remote areas, monitoring cell tower sites from a centralized location is becoming increasingly difficult. Non-visibility of energy consumption and asset maintenance further increases OPEX and significant security threats.

Boats and ships traveling offshore usually have limited access to fast Internet connections. Without fast internet, they can’t benefit from what cloud computing has to offer, including data analytics and AI/ML technologies. But now, thanks to edge computing and improvements in wireless communications, the maritime industry is starting to introduce words like “smart” and “autonomous” into their dictionaries— you’ll now hear: smart boats, autonomous ships, etc.

Global manufacturing operations are increasingly embracing digital transformation, demanding a secure, agile network to maximize productivity, improve efficiency, and safety. Manufacturers today not only need to control and secure a global environment that may include difficult or remote sites, legacy machine control systems, secure access to data from Operation Technology (OT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, in addition to the ever-increasing demands for efficiency and speed in their digital operations.

Traffic systems rely on all kinds of sensors and IP cameras to gather real-time information from the field regarding traffic flows and congestions. Such information could be used to control traffic lights, information displays, video cameras, actuators, or simply to monitor traffic flows.

A few extensive warehouse facilities are already using some sort of automation, especially Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), to help them stay ahead in their industry. But AMRs don’t come without challenges, especially when deploying them indoors in closed spaces. AMRs need to respond in real-time; they need to be able to make decisions on the go.

With escalating inflation and supply chain challenges, retailers need to consider adding new technologies to their businesses to both enrich their offerings to attract new customers, amplify customer loyalty, and increase process efficiencies, while reducing costs in the long run. Automation and technology can change both customers’ and employees’ experience in the store, from new ways for consumers to find and pay for items, to information systems for workers.

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