And, while some may think that the ability to reduce energy requires sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI), Festo officials say that’s simply not true. “An IoT gateway, controller, sensor, and a data interface is all you need to bring data to the cloud or on premise to a dashboard for the customer,” said Dr. Frank Melzer, Festo’s member of the management board for product and technology management.

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