To create a home automation environment, let user have a more comfortable, more energy efficient, safer household life
Securitas wanted to give new and existing customers a proposition that was unlike anything they had offered before, a security system that broke the traditional mould but took advantage of the monitoring infrastructure that was already in place, including the manned response capabilities and alarm receiving centres.
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.
A medical product company needed to install 230 thin client PCs across four manufacturing plants. Thin clients have been used in offices for many years, but their introduction onto the factory floor has been slow. A thin client network consists of a management computer in a secure, air-conditioned room with back up UPS, whilst on the factory floor there are a number of simple computers which are used to connect to the management computer, thereby removing the need to install individual operating systems and applications on each of the clients whilst also ensuing that there is only one point of failure.
The company was looking for a network architecture that would have the lowest maintenance costs and the quickest deployment time. To meet all these needs, each of these sites would have approximately 50 thin clients installed on the factory floor and these would then be connected to a central server located elsewhere on the site. This leaves only one point of maintenance for software updates, security patches and rules for what applications are allowed to run on the thin clients.
The Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute at Hyundai Motor Company develops future mobility technologies. Rather than provide conventional vehicle products to customers, this research center creates new mobility devices with a wide range of speeds for a variety of people, including the elderly and the disabled. As our society ages, there is a greater need for systems that can aid mobility. Thus, we are developing wearable exoskeleton robots with NI embedded controllers for the elderly and patients with spinal cord injuries to use.
Developing a system that can handle complex control algorithms to capture data remotely from various sensors simultaneously and perform real-time control of multiple actuators for a wearable robotics device for walking assistance.
Mobile/web app for location tracking of police officers Automatic alerts to supervisors based on gestures & actions in case of emergency Live streaming of crime scene to supervisors Automatic dispatch of backup to crime scenes Historical and real-time tracking of police officers’ vehicles
Before working with Ayla Networks, Ozner was already using cloud connectivity to identify and solve water-filtration system malfunctions as well as to monitor filter cartridges for replacements.
But, in June 2015, Ozner executives talked with Ayla about how the company might further improve its water systems with IoT technology. They liked what they heard from Ayla, but the executives needed to be sure that Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform provided the security and reliability Ozner required.
Unmanned weather stations play an essential role in the effort to analyze and predict the world's ever-changing weather patterns. The unmanned stations collect and store large amounts of weather data and then download the data at regular intervals to a back-end host for analysis and long-term storage. The computing device housed in the weather station must be robust enough to work continuously for long periods of time while exposed to a wide range of temperatures. It should also be able to collect readings from various sensors that use different data transmission protocols, and have the capability to store large amounts of data.
Taking advantage of the fast growth of China and the growing demands in embedded computer systems, Vantron technology was established in 2002 by Silicon Valley professionals and headquartered in Chengdu, China. In addition to readyto-run low-power embedded systems, Vantron also provides assistance in application software development, tailoring its embedded systems based on customers’ requirements, and offering turn-key manufacturing services. With customers in industries such as healthcare, heavy equipment, vehicle tracking and telematics, looking for customized solutions, Vantron saw more and more customers looking for interconnectivity through the cloud so that they could access and interact with their equipment remotely
Use a IOT Wi-Fi module to wirelessly control, and connect to internet by IOT cloud service. User can control the socket through an APP on smartphone APP anywhere and anytime
The premise for the security system was that it should be extremely user friendly and accessible to a diverse target market. For this reason the dedicated gateway incorporates GPRS and broadband connectivity, making it possible for those without a fixed broadband connection to benefit from a monitored alarm.
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.
o meet the customer's requirements, Advantech's ThinManager ready hardware, consisting of the UNO-2053GL, ACP firmware and ThinManager software was presented. This deployment required the installation of ThinManager and HMI software on the server only, and the UNO-2053GL acted as a thin Client on the plant floor. 230 UNO-2053GL with AMD Geode™ LX800 processors, were installed across the four sites. The UNO-2053GL has no operating system or storage installed; each time the server boots, ThinManager sends the control software to the UNO-2053GL over the network and it then runs the small Linux operating system in RAM. The UNO-2053GL with an operating temperature range of -10 ~ 55°C (14 ~ 131°F) has been designed specifically for harsh industrial environments, and its rugged aluminum chassis protects the fanless and cableless design from the rigors of the factory floor. To guard against network failure, each UNO-2053GL has dual LAN ports that will automatically switch should one go down; thus, data will be protected and successfully transferred and stored on the management server. The management server is stored in a separate air conditioned room with UPS systems and a back-up server. On the factory floor, each UNO-2053GL is connected to a flat panel such as the IP65 compliant 15” FPM-3151G for onsite management.
Using the LabVIEW RIO platform, including a CompactRIO embedded system and a real-time controller with an FPGA control architecture provided by Single-Board RIO, to acquire data from various sensors and control peripheral units, high-speed communication devices, and actuators; and using LabVIEW software to acquire reliable data by conducting real-time analysis and applying various robot control algorithms to dramatically reduce development time.
The solution proposed by Synapt requires high-speed wireless network and a variety of sensors, including motion sensors, body-worn cameras, gun-lift sensors, etc. These sensors are seamlessly integrated with Synapt’s IoT products, Gateway Enablement Framework, IoT Middleware Platform, Service Management Framework, and Data Analytics Framework, in order to deliver the sought benefits. In addition, Synapt developed a mobile app targeting police officers that works with an integrated OBD II GPS device to provide the exact location of each officer on the mobile map. The solution is tailor-made and vertical-specific to cater to four types of users.
Ozner is leveraging Ayla’s IoT cloud platform to better manage and maintain its connected filtration systems and to help expand its sales into international markets.
The Ayla Insights business intelligence and analytics tool was employed to obtain real-world customer data from the Ozner Water connected smart-filtration systems in use. The customer data collected through Ayla insights included additional maintenance and service checkpoints from the deployed systems.
Meanwhile, Ayla engineers built Ozner a mobile app that lets Chinese customers remotely control their own filtration systems using popular social networks, such as Weixin (aka WeChat).
Protocol Conversion and Front-end Data Processing The data collected by a typical unmanned weather station includes temperature, rainfall and snow accumulation, air pressure, humidity, and ultraviolet intensity. One of the tasks that the UC-7420 unit must handle is protocol conversion, since there is no guarantee that the devices collecting the weather data all use the same protocol. In addition, the UC-7420 can be used to do preliminary data processing before downloading data to the central computer. MOXA's UC-7420 is ideally suited for these tasks, since the user can easily embed a C program that is custom written for the devices used at the station. If future changes involve adding or removing devices, the programmer simply needs to modify the C code, recompile it, and then download the executable program over the network to the UC-7420 unit. Connecting to the Network and the Internet In addition to being programmable, the UC-7420 also offers users an array of connection options. To begin with, data entering the serial ports from attached sensors can be processed and then forwarded through one or both of the dual Ethernet ports to the LAN. One of the serial ports can also be connected to a V.90 or GPRS modem for PPP connections, and a PCMCIA port is available for installing a wireless LAN card for 802.11b/g networks. By including multiple connection options in the UC-7420's design, user's gain the flexibility needed to connect from virtually anywhere. Combinations of connection types can also be used to provide redundancy. For example, if unavoidable network problems cause an interruption in service, the user can connect by modem. CompactFlash Storage Space One of the dilemmas faced when creating a "small" computer is how to provide users with adequate storage space. For unmanned applications, it is best if the storage device does not contain moving parts. Although hard drives may seem to last forever for day-to-day use, we cannot make this assumption for continuous use at remote locations. The UC-7420 overcomes this problem by providing a CompactFlash slot. If needed, flash memory cards with storage capacity of up to several gigabytes can be used to store data until it is convenient to transfer the data to a central computer.
“It was a natural progression for us to add connectivity into our devices and embedded systems” said Executive Vice President of North American operations, Easen Ho, “and when we looked at the marketplace, we identified ThingWorx as being the premier platform… it really stands above all the other platforms in terms of maturity and partnership ecosystem, and that will open Vantron up to more opportunities.” Vantron’ s customers use a range of operating systems on their embedded systems, from Linux and Windows to Android, all of which will be enabled with ThingWorx, and be “ThingWorx Ready”. Access to the ThingWorx IoT Platform will be built into those systems, so that customers can easily integrate them, and have access to those devices. “That’s on the enablement side” said Ho, “but Vantron will be ready to provide turnkey application service for those customers looking for one-click access to the ThingWorx cloud.” The rapid application development capabilities of ThingWorx were evident from the start, with Vantron’s engineers adding connectivity and completing the ThingWorx integration within 2-3 weeks. But that rapid application development was only a part of the story. “Brand recognition, the robustness, and the available partner ecosystem all had an important role to play in selecting the ThingWorx platform” says Ho, “Now all these advantages will be made available to Vantron’s customers.” To get a free demo of ThingWorx 8: http://solutions.iotone.com/thingworx
Orvibo: A company focus on IOT technology and create smart home products and solutions. Aims to create a more comfortable, more energy efficient, safer household life experience.
A medical product company
Hyundai Motor Company
The client is one of the world’s largest wireless service providers serving millions of customers in the US. The key business areas of the client include wireless communication, voice, messaging, and broadband.
Ozner Water International Holding is part of a large Chinese company that develops, manufactures and sells water-purification systems.
Vantron Technology is a leading provider of low-power embedded system and software solutions to OEM/ODM customers. In addition to ready-to-run embedded systems, Vantron also provides assistance in application software development, tailoring its embedded systems based on customers’ requirements, and turn-key manufacturing services.
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Location tracking, Motion sensor data, Visual data from body-worn cameras.
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Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
Home security alerts by SMS, email and app notifications.
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.
Command and control view—quicker, better perimeter control for quick conflict resolution. Quicker officer response times.
Expand its knowledge of customer requirements and use the information for future product improvements. Anticipate many more of its customers’ needs before they became service problems or system malfunctions
Multiple connection options for greater networking versatility. Maintenance personnel can monitor from a remote location
Having intelligently connected systems and devices provides Vantron with a differentiated offering, providing an industry-standard way for Vantron's customers to have their devices easily connected with minimal effort.
Online internet service by IOT cloud.
Broadband and GPRS connectivity for broad accessibility.
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.
Lowered incidence of property crimes due to greater investigative capabilities
Allow customers to control and monitor their filtration systems anytime, anywhere—and communicate with Ozner customer service—via smartphone and their favorite social network.
Programmability gives system integrators infinite possibilities. No fan, no hard drive design for longer MTBF. CompactFlash slot for adding gigabytes of storage space
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.”
Officer paperwork automation, Accurate data reduces manual errors.
Conquer long-distance maintenance and service concerns as the company expands beyond China into international markets
Point to multipoint control: the WT8266-S1 support 1 to 8 connect.
Smartlink technology: access internet in 2 second.
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