The efforts involved in the application of blockchain technology have highlighted several technical challenges. These include the necessity of a more robust security technology that enables its safe use and faster processing speed.
The key business challenges are: - Effective prevention of derailments - Reduction of oil spills on railroad transportation of crude oils - Alerts to first responders depending on material carried - Public safety answering points (PSAPs) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) need to know the schedule, load, and location - Flawless communication between PSAPs and first responders
Urban commute is a pain: most trips are short and existing options just don't cut it. Cars are expensive / hard to park / stuck in traffic Buses are slow / unreliable / stuck in traffic Motorcycles are heavy / require a special license Bicycles are exhausting / range-limited / slow
The assumption of trust which accompanied the early days of the internet is gone and replaced by privacy and security concerns accompanied with attitudes to risk which rise and fall across different sector and application scenarios. IoT covers a diverse range of services and products deployed in both managed and unmanaged use-cases with varying network topologies which bring different security challenges and new potential for attack.
Russia offers a unique environment for IoT connectivity compared to densely populated European countries, because of the sheer size of the Russian Federation and its sparsely-populated or empty areas where there is no GSM mobile network coverage – although these areas can still be home to industries such as mining, oil & gas production or logging. In addition, there is a specific requirement to store and process all data within Russian borders to comply with national data protection regulations.
Fleet managers are turning to predictive analytics to stay on top of maintenance and mitigate part failures before they happen. However, managing the large amount of new data generated by vehicle sensors is challenging.
Companies face falling revenues, rising infrastructure costs, and increasing risk of outages caused by inconsistent energy production from renewable sources. Less money is coming in as more people and organizations take steps to curb their energy use. Utilities are paying more to maintain and build infrastructure due to increasing complexity, resulting from the rising number of intermittent and variable renewable energy sources connected in the distribution grid.
The client had previously deployed a one-meter-per-store monitoring program. Given the manner in which energy consumption changes with external temperature, hour of the day, day of week and month of year, a single meter solution lacked the ability to detect the difference between a true problem and a changing store environment. Most importantly, a single meter solution could never identify root cause of energy consumption changes. This approach never reduced the number of truck-rolls or man-hours required to find and resolve issues.
"FMAB" is Fujitsu's architecture concept for blockchain technology.
The FMAB concept involves the use of different layers, such as data management layer for a blockchain and a business function layer for a business. The layers are seamlessly linked such that the blockchain can be easily used in an enterprise domain. The Hyperledger Fabric Framework is implemented in the data management layer while the business function layer includes data access control and participating members management in which a consortium can be easily established and used. These function aid in solving privacy issues and long standing challenges for the technology, and they reinforce trust among the consortium participants.
Synapt’s team developed the end-to-end Connected Railroad solution that sends alerts along with preventive measures to first responders, departments in charge. It makes use of several sensors, including accelerometers, gyroscope, seal lid openers, and motion sensors.
Wind River is now currently developing technology for Monday Motorbikes, an electric, Cloud-connected motorbike that connects with smartphones. Their IoT platform brings the performance, security, real-time management, and analytical capabilities necessary for extracting, combining, and analyzing device information to support real-time decisions and systems controls. Wind River Helix helps to manage diverse devices and translate all kinds of data for travel across networks and into analytical cloud systems, where businesses and other organisations can gain insights for operational efficiencies and transformative improvements. Functions of the Cloud-connected motorbike includes end-to-edge connectivity, device manage and software / firmware-on-the-air. Motorbikes are connected at 28 separate data points for R&D, battery optimization, predictive maintenance and software/firmware updates. There are 2 operating nodes from the cloud, namely economy and sport modes, with a software defining the speed limits. To prevent theft, geofencing is created to shut down outside a geographical limit. IoT security in embedded devices: • Meets specs for IEC 61508 and IEC 62304 • “Designed-in” security into embedded devices w/ Wind River Operating systems • Design the concept of lifecycle security into devices - prevent unsecured connectivity • Wind River is working with Auto Industry to secure devices remotely (no need to bring back into the station to update) Data on battery’s performance is stored in the cloud so that users can see the bike’s battery life regardless of location. Specially designed batteries are structured such that cells can be replaced easily whenever it loses efficiency, hence saving the need of disposing the battery, which results in negative environmental impacts.
Only Arkessa staff are authorised to provision your M2M/IoT connections and it’s important that during the provisioning process only the services required for the solution are applied to the subscriptions / SIMs, therefore reducing the risk of unintended or malicious use.
Searching for an IoT communication solution that is easy to deploy, offers long -orange coverage and the lowest total cost of ownership, ERTH was quick to recognize the benefits of LoRaWAN, and chose to work with Actility, based on the company’s existing track record in powering over half of all the national scale LPWA networks deployed by operators globally. “The agreement signed between ER-Telecom Holding and Actility is an important step in building a federal IoT coverage”, says Andrey Kuzyaev, the President of ER-Telecom Holding.
Predixion Insight* can analyze data either in the cloud or edge devices, reducing the volume of information that needs to be transmitted. Sensors on fleet vehicles collect data about tire pressure, hydraulics, and other parts. The data is sent to Intel®-based IoT gateways on the vehicle, which then process data at the edge for immediate alerts, or send it to the cloud for longer-term analysis. The integrated Wind River Helix* Device Cloud delivers centralized remote management with a cloud-based platform.
The substation contains equipment that can be monitored by sensors and controlled by actuators. In order to have these sensors and actuators communicate with back office systems, they can connect to a gateway that performs a variety of functions. The gateway can also work in collaboration with mobile computers or process control networks. Data is transmitted between substations and the back office over wired or wireless networks. In the back office, a second gateway is the conduit to the applications, such as consumption monitoring, predictive maintenance, and data analytics running on servers in the data center.
The client deployed OutSmart’s wire-level monitoring and analytics program to gain comprehensive visibility into their stores’ energy consumption patterns With the OutSmart system they pinpointed the exact: -Location of the problem. -Time the problem occurred. -Cost of the problem condition.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.
The customer is a major US emergency service provider controlling the 9-1-1 service to US as well as global citizens for more than 30 years. The end customers include US wire-line, wireless, VoIP carriers, municipalities, and over 3000 public agencies.
Monday Motorbikes builds state-of-the-art motorcycles that are connected to the cloud. Monday Motorbikes offers the latest and highest density cells on the market within standard battery configuration. Their flagship model, the M-1, allows the user to nimbly navigate the city without the need for registration and insurance, or even a license. By limiting power output through software, the M-1 falls under the federal electric bicycle regulations of the U.S.A and most states in their Economy mode.
Generally appilicable for security authentication for IoT platforms.
Any organization that relies on vehicles in its daily operations understands how critical it is to keep them up and running. Whether it’s a delivery company, a school district, a telecommunications provider, or a municipality, productivity can come to a screeching halt if a vehicle so much as blows out a tire. In the new data-driven economy, predictive analytics can help businesses compete and government organizations lower costs.
A leading regional supermarket chain with more than 800 stores located across the Northeastern US. This customer has progressive targets in place which include both energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. This customer is a strong believer in the use of data and analytics to identify opportunities for improvement in their supermarkets portfolio.
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IoT security in embedded devices
• Hippa compliance / going digital
• Designing in security into embedded devices (Helix platform)
• Design the concept of lifecycle security into devices - prevent unsecured connectivity
• Wind River is working with Auto Industry to secure devices remotely (no need to bring back into the station to update)
• 'biggest competitor is the roll your own solution' - people think its faster and cheaper to do it themselves
For example, a waste management truck:
1. Rear, front, and hopper cameras
2. Tire pressure monitor
3. Body scale
4. Lift scale
7. RFID reader
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Blockchain technology is characterized by ensuring security through verification of the transaction information by all network participants, thus preventing illegal activity.
Regular notifications with shipment information to rail carriers, departments in charge, and county officials
Data on battery's performance is stored in the cloud so that users can see the bike's battery life regardless of location.
Traffic from the mobile device is tunnelled through the land based part of the mobile network to the GPRS Gateway Support Node (GGSN).
The Russian ecosystem is burgeoning rapidly. Today, there is a shortage of localized devices using the dedicated radio frequencies for LoRaWAN in Russia, but according to ERTH, there are enough to begin PoCs. ER-Telecom Holding is working with local and global partners to address this issue. Many IoT start-ups are beginning to emerge to join the Russian IoT and LoRaWAN ecosystem and ERTH will open a dedicated developer portal for Russia with the help of Actility.
Fleet managers can reduce the costs associated with maintenance, while gaining control of scheduling and inventory.
Improved worker safety and productivityKeep workers safe in remote and potentially more dangerous work sites.Use video technology to allow onsite workers and remote experts to work ‘side-by-side.’
Real Time Monitoring of machines
Increased Efficiency in the consistent flow of the process
The aggregate annual savings potential represented by this data was over 300% of the client’s target for the OutSmart program, and the program demonstrated a payback of around one year.
Effective prevention of derailment
Specially designed batteries structured such that cells can be replaced easily whenever it loses efficiency (saves the need of disposing of the battery, which also results in environmental impacts)
When a device is configured to use an Arkessa APN the GGSN asks Arkessa for authentication and IP address assignment.
Actility is not only supporting ERTH with its network roll-out, but it will also offer IoT expertise to Russian customers as well as lead the development of a Russian LoRaWAN ecosystem.” Felix Marnin, Actility.
There are also smaller, but important, losses that can result from deferred maintenance—for example, reduced gas mileage
due to low tire pressure.
It can give new revenue opportunitiesOffer new types of services, such as HVAC operation comparisons, SLAs for industrial/ commercial customers, energy efficiency services.
Decreased Downtime due to early detection of possible machine failure
Predictive Maintenance with alert systems
OutSmart identified the true source of the problem. This allowed maintenance staff to be deployed in a very targeted, efficient and cost effective manner to make necessary changes
Full-fledged dashboard with infrastructure, weather, and shipment information with GIS data
Geofencing enablement through cloud (prevent theft with location identification & remote stop)
Arkessa’s RADIUS server checks the SIM in the device is allowed to connect and before assigning a private IP address specific to that SIM and enabling data services to begin.
ER-Telecom Holding is also transforming itself and creating new business in the process. The company is developing own products and platform for SMEs offering a building management utility. “We want to become an IoT business“, says Victor Ratnikov. “In technology, there’s no one size fits all. We are not focused on technology, but on our customers, their businesses, and how our solutions can help them transform.”
Data from these sources can be analyzed in real time on the
industrial gateway in the truck to alert drivers of imminent
failures, or pushed via the gateway to the cloud, for analysis
by corporate headquarters and operations.
Reduced CapEx/OpExMonitor the condition and performance of assets in real time.Avoid building new capacity through better use of existing capacity.
Data Aggregation for studying patterns and calculating the OEE.
The OutSmart analysis was also used to identify possible customer experience, food safety and regulatory issues. During the first month a total of 50 of these issues were reported to the customer
Connecting the bike at 28 separate data points for R&D, battery optimization, predictive maintenance, geofencing and software/firmware updates.
Reducing data transmission costs
Cheaper electricity cost at $0.21 for a full charge, with an integrated 5 hours Smart Charge.
It processes and analyzes data in real time to provide immediate predictions as to pending failures.
Reduce downtime and slash maintenance costs
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IoT Snapshot: Hardware
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IoT Snapshot: Software
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IoT Snapshot: Service
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