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AirPrime Modules Improves Vehicle Gateway Communication System - Sierra Wireless Industrial IoT Case Study
AirPrime Modules Improves Vehicle Gateway Communication System
Icomera’s systems have been in daily operation since 2003, enabling thousands of commuters to make efficient use of their traveling time with consistent mobile internet access. To continue improving the bandwidth capabilities and reliability of its products, Icomera decided to incorporate 3G cellular connectivity support to take advantage of the unmatched data transfer speeds and pervasive UMTS network coverage throughout Europe.
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Utah Transit Authority Provides Secure Connectivity - Sierra Wireless Industrial IoT Case Study
Utah Transit Authority Provides Secure Connectivity
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides public busing services across a 1,600-square mile service region serving 2 million residents' 80% of Utah's entire population. The organization wanted a secure, consistent mobile connectivity for its vehicles to support fare collection, mobile communications and other applications.
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Keeping Electric Vehicles Running With AirVantage Smart Automation - Sierra Wireless Industrial IoT Case Study
Keeping Electric Vehicles Running With AirVantage Smart Automation
Schneider Electric develops charging terminals for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) throughout the test territory. In order to meet the timeline required for the project, as well as include the remote monitoring and control necessary to manage charging terminals dispersed through 51 towns and five counties, Schneider Electric turned to Sierra Wireless to assist in a quick development of a service and maintenance connected electric charging terminal.
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Connecting HVAC Systems to the Cloud - Sierra Wireless Industrial IoT Case Study
Connecting HVAC Systems to the Cloud
Leveraging the IoT to Enhance HVAC OperationsThe internet of things (IoT) is having a major impact on building management. Connected sensors are allowing facilities managers to track a wide range of parameters from resource consumption, to space utilization, to temperature and light usage. By integrating this data with advanced building-management systems (BMS), it is possible to automate key functions, giving far greater control over the building. For example, lighting may be automatically turned down in areas that are unoccupied. With large-scale sites, efficiency is paramount. Commercial buildings account for 18% of US energy consumption overall,1 and there is great pressure to reduce this environmental impact. By making buildings more efficient, there is also a great opportunity to reduce costs. According to Gartner, using the IoT to create smart buildings can reduce operational expenses by up to 30%.2One area that has great scope for optimization is heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). These systems are notoriously power-hungry as they are in almost constant use around the clock. In total, HVAC accounts for 39% of all energy used in commercial buildings in the US.3 As a result, even small efficiencies can have an outsized impact on building costs. IoT devices are capable of closely tracking the temperature in different rooms in a building and adjusting the heating or AC accordingly. Another way of generating cost savings is through predictive maintenance. Building managers typically have very little visibility into how their equipment is performing. Service visits are scheduled throughout the year, but these are costly and may be unnecessary as the equipment is working adequately. Alternatively, a component may fail unexpectedly causing an outage. In severe cases, parts of a building may become unusable for a period causing a loss in productivity. The IoT enables building managers to take a precision approach. Advanced sensors can monitor the performance of individual components and send detailed information back to a cloud-management platform. By using data analytics, it is possible to then determine when a piece of HVAC equipment is likely to fail. Service personnel can be sent for only when needed. Also, they will have foreknowledge of the fault and can arrive with the appropriate parts and equipment, increasing the first-time fix rate.However, implementing a predictive maintenance system involves building out a complex IoT architecture. A large number of sensors and devices have to be connected to a centralized management system. A manufacturer may have hundreds if not thousands of HVAC assets in the field, all of different types and models. These devices may be spread over different regions, which means managing and negotiating with multiple network operators. To enable remote monitoring, there also has to be stable and secure connectivity. The HVAC equipment will be constantly sending detailed data, so coverage gaps or network outages can be disruptive, especially for mission-critical applications. Without control over the connectivity layer, it can also be easy for costs to over-run, causing unpleasant bill shocks. 
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