Ryan Schradin
Ryan Schradin
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Ryan Schradin is a communications expert and journalist with more than a decade of experience. Ryan has edited and contributed to multiple popular online trade publications focused on the digital design, security, satellite, unified communications and network infrastructure industries. He serves as the executive editor for the Modern Equipment Manufacturer (MEM). In addition to his work with the MEM, he serves as the Executive Editor of the Government Satellite Report and the "GovHub" family of online publications. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking across the great state of Virginia with his wife, Sarah, and their rescue pup, Brooklyn the Adventure Dog, who is 13lbs of pure furry fury.

Predictive maintenance – is it DOA or still TBD?

If there is one use case for harvesting device data that excited both equipment owners and equipment manufacturers, it’s predictive maintenance. The concept is that – by aggregating and analyzing data from network-connected devices and sensors – the equipment owner…

Device data drives revenue – how data can make sales teams more effective

There are many reasons why equipment manufacturers should want to access the data from their installed devices. It can help them to provide better, more proactive service and maintenance to their users and customers. It can make them more effective…

Combating the inherent cybersecurity risks of connected devices

In our last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we sat down with Richard Theron, a Product Manager at cloud gateway solution provider, Sierra Monitor, to talk about how today’s next generation of cloud-enabled devices can allow remote access and…

Remote workers create demand for remote access of devices

With many nonessential business and industries being asked to close by state and local governments, there has been a massive spike in the amount of Americans working from home. And, while we’re starting to see a number of states begin…

IIoT – empowering the essential to work from anywhere

Right now, across the United States, we’re seeing a large portion of the workforce shifting their usual activities, shedding their commutes and working from home. And for many of those people, that wasn’t a decision that they made themselves, but,…

Now is the time for manufacturers to invest in product portfolios

With nonessential businesses shuttered, travel halted for most Americans and folks being asked to avoid gathering in groups larger than ten, many companies are feeling financial pain. In fact, recent unemployment insurance claims have increased exponentially according to the U.S.…

How cloud-enabled submeters drive green initiatives

Having a solid understanding of an organization’s operations is essential for making impactful change. For example, you can’t figure out how to improve margins if you don’t know what every material, part and process that goes into making your product…

Connected devices – convenience or unchecked cybersecurity challenge?

Over the past year, the Modern Equipment Manufacturer has sat down with representatives from a number of different equipment manufacturers. We’ve interviewed companies in the fire protection industry, lighting companies, companies that make products for the treatment of wastewater, and…

Honeywell on what it will take for HVACaaS to go mainstream

For decades, HVAC manufacturers have been product companies. They manufacture devices that make our lives more comfortable. And while the technology in those HVAC devices has advanced, and those devices have become smarter and more connected, the companies themselves haven’t…

Armstrong Fluid Technology talks about the Big Data D.R.E.A.M. of equipment manufacturers

One of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time is a track on the 1993 debut album from the immortal Wu Tang Clan entitled, “C.R.E.A.M.” The song’s name was an acronym for the phrase, “Cash rules everything around me.” And,…

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