Rob Tiffany

IoT Minute Episode 69: What in the World is a Digital Twin?

In a nutshell, a Digital Twin is basically a digital representation of a physical object.

A popular concept in the world of Industrial IoT, at Hitachi we call them Asset Avatars. Comprised of two components, an Avatar Type defines the attributes and behaviors of a physical object and you can think of this as the Asset’s DNA. The other component is the Avatar itself which collects and acts on sensor data and you can think of this as the Asset’s brain.


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