Author Archives: Katherine Elrod

4 Important Trends in Electrical Engineering

We often don’t realize how dependent we are on electricity until we lose it, such as in the wake of 2017’s devastating hurricanes. Obtaining, storing and using power are engineering challenges being tackled by ambitious research and development departments across the world. Major trends in this research include smart grids, large-capacity batteries, nanowire batteries and […]

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@Sealevel: Thankful Thursday: Fostering Great Ideas

While our products may be used across the nation and world (even outer space), we humbly acknowledge the importance of our local framework. We hope to express our deep appreciation through a “month of giving” to Liberty, Pickens and Greenville area organizations. This month, we are sponsoring five organizations particularly in need for the fall/winter […]

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CARTA: A New Way of Managing Risk

IT security, as we know it, works a lot like physical security in that the goal is to do two things: let good people in and keep bad people out. If you show your badge to the guards and you have permission to access the room ahead, they will open the door to let you […]

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Reducing the Regulatory Burden with IIoT

The regulatory burden is a fact for every industry, from hospitality to manufacturing. It’s time-consuming and expensive to fill out reports, and the cost of compliance seems to increase every year. However, breaching regulations could be the end of your business. So, can technology make things easier for business owners? The answer is a resounding […]

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Five Nations Leading the Renewable Revolution

One by one, the nations of the world are switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. For some, it’s a matter of environmental protection; for others, it’s about seeking energy independence. Either way, the change is happening, with around a quarter of the world’s energy coming from renewable sources. The U.S. creates a huge […]

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Digital Twins: A Vital Tool for Big Industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will create huge amounts of data which can be used to improve productivity and lower costs. This is a heartening statement for upper management who love spreadsheets, but what does it mean for the people doing hands-on, practical work? For example, what about the factory manager or technician who […]

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Four Pillars for Successful IIoT Implementation

The Internet of Things (IoT) has huge implications for manufacturing and industry. Being able to monitor and remotely control every part of a factory or other industrial facility means being able to vastly improve efficiency; and the insights gained from all that data can help to drive innovation, creating new products and new markets. The […]

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6 Exciting Tech Breakthroughs of 2016

This has been another year of remarkable advances in tech. Technologies such as 3D printing, Internet of Things and cloud computing are all coming to maturation, changing life for consumers and businesses across the world. 2016 has also seen some new frontiers opening up, with exciting breakthroughs in the world of computers, electricity and biomedicine. […]

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Sealevel National Convention 2016

Sealevel was proud to host our first Sealevel National Convention (SNC) in September. Our manufacturing representative partnerships are a relatively new sales component and this was a perfect opportunity to collaborate together and educate them on key differentiators. Reps came from across the United States and Canada to get to know Sealevel. Sealevel president Ben […]

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IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0: What’s the difference and does it matter?

Internet of Things. Industrial Internet of Things. Industry 4.0. While related, these terms are not interchangeable. Each entity has a different set of stakeholders, goals and implications. Let’s start with IoT. There is some speculation about the first use of Internet of Things (IoT) as the term to describe the interworking of devices but most […]

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