‘Industry 4.0’ comes to B.C.: Smart machines and Internet of Things change the workplace

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VANCOUVER — From the sleek confines of a technology lab in downtown Vancouver, Gonzalo Tudela pitches his company’s vision for the future of the connected workplace that can be extended to the field operations of a utility company, a ski resort or a heavy equipment distributor.

He brings up the graphic layout of an underground mine on a large, touch-screen “dashboard” that ties together real-time information from sensors on machines, cameras in operational areas and heavy-duty smartwatches on employees.

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