Rose Velazquez | Jul 07, 2022

A subset of the far more sprawling Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a network of connected devices that collect and transmit data. That data is then analyzed to extract insights to optimize various manufacturing and commercial processes. Potential upsides include improved safety, cost savings and streamlined operations.

What Is the Industrial Internet of Things?

This subset of the Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of connected devices that collect and transmit data to be analyzed so insights can be extracted to optimize industrial and manufacturing processes.

“The technology that powers an organization has become just as essential to success as the product or service a venture provides,” tech entrepreneur Leon Hounshell wrote in Forbes. “Every sector — from finance to agriculture to transportation to healthcare to government to media — is subject to this truth. Business technology must now interconnect people with the proliferating devices, data and systems that populate our digitalized world via the internet.”

“The type of infrastructure that enables a business to address this evolution is dubbed the industrial internet of things,” Hounshell continued, “but it really isn’t a separate concern. It’s all part of the same movement pushing modern commerce into its future state.”

Here are 24 companies using the IIoT to do just that.


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Companies

Industrial IoT (IIoT) Companies To Know

  • Siemens
  • Hitachi
  • PTC
  • Johnson Controls
  • Honeywell
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Augury
  • Samsara


Location: New York, New York

Augury uses AI and the IIoT to make machines with mechanical nervous systems that are able to, in effect, maintain their own health. The company’s sensors give malfunction alerts and monitor small changes, sending feedback via Augury’s online management platform to any internet-connected device.


Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Johnson Controls provides IIoT services for the building, automotive and power sectors. Its Smart Connected Chillers — used to cool large buildings — transmit data that’s analyzed by human experts so buildings run efficiently and maintain comfortable temperatures. Technicians can also keep tabs on the condition of these chillers and get alerts about active or potential issues. Johnson’s smart thermostats monitor air quality and transmit data that lets customers better understand their energy usage — and save money as a result.


Location: Austin, Texas

SparkCognition builds and deploys a data-driven analytics platform for clouds, devices and the IIoT via proprietary AI algorithms. Its technology continuously learns from real-time infrastructure data to improve risk mitigation and disaster prevention policies.

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Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Tulip’s software platform lets sensors, cameras and other IoT hardware communicate in a plug-and-play environment so users can get a detailed overview of problem areas on the floor that need to be addressed. Additionally, manufacturers can use Tulip’s technology for interactive work instructions, automatic data collection, quality control, audits, machine monitoring and training.


Location: Washington, D.C.

Siemens offers three IIoT solutions: Industrial Edge for integrating IT into production and leveraging machine data; MindSphere which allows for custom IoT applications; and Mendix, a low-code platform for quickly and efficiently building apps.


Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Honeywell’s Connected OEM is an IIoT platform that allows for remote equipment monitoring to “harness opportunities to cut costs, improve reliability, enhance performance, and drive incremental revenue.”


Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rockwell Automation focuses on industrial automation and information, with its FactoryTalk products “supporting an ecosystem of advanced industrial applications, including IoT.” FactoryTalk Edge Gateway, for example, deals in industrial data, providing insights and integrating with IIoT applications.


Location: San Francisco, California

Samsara’s Connected Operations Cloud lets companies manage their operations from a single platform. It includes AI-enabled cameras to improve safety, real-time vehicle diagnostics and the ability to track trailers and other equipment.


Location: Palo Alto, California

PTC offers its customers a portfolio of computer-aid design, product lifestyle management, IoT and augmented reality technologies. PTC’s ThingWorx platform helps companies build and implement IIoT solutions. The company’s services have been used by the automotive, life sciences, oil and gas and aerospace industries.


Location: Palo Alto, California

Arundo provides industrial companies with advanced analytics and machine learning applications that allow teams to better understand physical operations, reduce costs, boost revenue and mitigate risk. Built specifically for industrial users, Arundo’s software helps asset-heavy industries access analytics in remote or disconnected environments in which maritime, energy and oil and gas teams often operate.


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Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Plataine employs proprietary optimization algorithms to provide intelligent automation services (tracking raw materials, production scheduling, etc.) that help companies make quality improvements, reduce waste and gain insight into the manufacturing process. Its IIoT-enabled technology integrates with a company’s existing infrastructure.


Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Embue’s IIoT smart building technology lets building owners and managers know what’s happening with on-site equipment and the indoor environment. Residents get the benefit of IIoT-enabled devices that include the Embue thermostat, sensor, leak detector and shut-off valve controller, smart wall outlet, smart controller and smart core. The company also makes a temperature probe and an HVAC management module.


Location: Austin, Texas

Axzon’s integrated circuits are used in radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and passive wireless sensors. As part of its edge-to-edge processing, the raw data that’s collected is transformed into actionable insights using proprietary algorithms on the company’s versatile IIoT platform.


Location: Chicago, Illinois

Linx is a design, engineering and manufacturing enterprise that makes automation machinery and IIoT equipment for a wide variety of industries. Billing itself as a “one-stop shop,” Linx handles projects from concept to completion.


Location: Los Angeles, California

Valarm’s services include remote monitoring, telemetry, sensors and IIoT devices. Its open platform, Tools.Valarm.net, can accommodate an array of different sensors. The company’s devices have been used in many scenarios, including for water level and flood monitoring warning systems in the Chesapeake Bay area and water well management.

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Location: Edison, New Jersey

Tenna connects equipment to its cloud-based asset management system in part by using IIoT-connected GPS asset trackers. Telematics data collected includes location, speed, fault codes, engine hours, computer engine diagnostics and more — all of it read through a vehicle’s onboard monitor and accessed/transmitted through the IIoT via GPS and cell trackers.


Location: Sunnyvale, California

FogHorn Systems makes software for industrial and commercial IoT applications. The company’s platform provides advanced analytics and machine learning to industrial clients in manufacturing, oil and gas, power and water, renewable energy, mining, transportation and more.


Location: New Paris, Indiana

KMC Controls connects its customers to commercial-grade building systems, meters, sensors and infrastructure via the IIoT. Its product family includes the IoT and automation platform KMC Commander to collect data in the cloud so companies can “track, trend, and trigger your systems and devices securely from anywhere.”


Location: Cupertino, California

Falkonry makes machine learning software for manufacturing and other industrial operations. The ML system integrates with a company’s existing data and infrastructure to provide predictive analytics across different processes and assets. The software acts as a data scientist, identifying and predicting behaviors while also providing teams with explanations for those behaviors.


Location: Palo Alto, California

Altizon's IIoT software suite lets companies safely connect and process data to identify and understand operational impacts on business. Altizon’s platform, Datonis, helps enterprises link and manage devices, stream analytics and connect plant floor systems, among many other functions.


Location: New York, New York

Claroty is a comprehensive cybersecurity platform for detecting and eliminating threats. It protects industrial control networks and can be used by many different industries, including manufacturing, chemical and transportation.


Location: San Jose, California

Litmus creates software that connects industrial devices, both legacy and modern, so industrial companies can access data in real time. The platform works from the edge to the cloud, allowing businesses to manage the entire lifecycle of IoT deployments. With three global offices, Litmus has worked with leading Fortune 500 companies like Nissan, Intel and Mitsubishi.


Location: Seattle, Washington

Seeq’s advanced analytics platform for process manufacturing data offers solutions specifically designed for the IIoT industry. It provides companies with analytics from sensors and wireless networks, augments supply chain visibility and allows them to remotely monitor assets and operations.


Location: Palo Alto, California

Xage Security provides decentralized blockchain and encryption solutions for industrial operations like energy, manufacturing, mining and transportation. The solutions include asset tracking, secure local and remote access as well as authentication for apps, machines and people.


Location: Santa Clara, California

Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, has an IIoT platform called Lumada, which is intended to turn customer data into insights that can be used to support innovation and develop business strategies. The platform’s analytics for Disney Parks have helped to improve efficiency at the company’s popular theme parks.

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