- Malfunctioning machinery
- Stuck conveyor belt
- Slowdown in production
- Robot arm misaligned
- Detected motion after hours
- Temperature changes due to freezer door not sealing properly
- Motor operations that exceed tolerance levels
The company stated that the service will simplify the process of responding to such events. AWS announced that it will be detecting events using data from thousands of devices. This requires companies to write code to analyze the data, deploy infrastructure to host code, and secure the architecture from the end-to-end. This is undifferentiated heavy lifting that customers don’t want to do. Customers can now easily detect such events using AWS IoT Events. They can analyze data from one sensor, thousands of IoT sensors, and hundreds of equipment management apps in real-time. AWS spokesperson Jeff Barr wrote a post about the new service that explains how to get started. The service can be accessed via the AWS IoT Event console or code that leverages AWS IoT Events API. However, he chose to use the console route to show an example. He said that detector models can be created quickly to represent your devices, their states and the transitions (driven both by events and sensors) between them. The models can trigger actions when important events are detected, which allows you to create robust, highly-automated systems. For example, actions can send a text message or invoke an AWS Lambda function. The service is available in the US East, US East (Ohio), US West(Oregon) regions and EU (Ireland). It costs per message evaluation.