I found this video from Caterpillar showing remote monitoring and condition based monitoring. Amazingly it was produced in 1995, 28 years ago! It points to the reality that the process and manufacturing industry has been doing much of the latest buzz for decades. There is just different ways to do it, and newer technology to make it easier and more efficient.

 

Check out this video from 1995:

https://youtu.be/dmGg2oMS8Bg

 

Let us know if you know of an even older example!