Dignity Health needed a mobile solution for wayfinding and patient experience that would reflect its corporate branding while serving the unique needs of each facility
To implement air quality monitoring of Ozone / O3, VOCs, Nitrogen Oxides / NO2, Dust Particulates, PM1, PM2.5, PM10.
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
• The non-smart legacy surveillance platform lacks video processing capability, resulting in unclear images and low work efficiency
• The existing information systems are isolated, making it difficult to centrally manage video surveillance products and achieve multi-platform interconnection and collaboration. As a result, intelligent analysis of massive data and effective data mining are impeded.
TxDOT has deployed a system to alert truck drivers when they exceed the safe, posted speed limit on freeway ramps. The goal is to reduce the number of semi-truck rollovers that occur when truck drivers attempt to negotiate the ramps at unsafe speeds.
Magdy Kozman, transportation operations engineer at TxDOT, says there was considerable trouble on tight interchange connector ramps around Houston. “There were high instances of trucks rolling over due to excessive speed, unknown cargo loading factors, and freeway super elevation problems,” Kozman says. TxDOT needed a non-intrusive solution because their previous loop system required a traffic control plan to close the ramp for installation. It also needed to get creative with methods of alerting drivers. “The flashing system was a challenge because no other similar application existed to our knowledge,” Kozman says.
The utilities sector is characterized by myriad unconnected, legacy-based heterogeneous systems offered by several vendors that operate according to different standards (e.g. Ethernet, SCADA, OPC, ONVIF, MODBUS).
Each system typically covers a particular area of activity (e.g. temperature, pressure, noise, alarm, access control), and is not integrated with the others. Due to this complexity, utilities management teams typically find it difficult to create a coherent, cross-organization situation picture, and to make operational decisions.
• Liaoyuan's demands for building a high-quality smart city, covering multiple sectors, including city management, emergency command, public security, and health care.
• Unable to connect different functional sectors for lack of a unified information system; without IoT, city management is restricted to manual intervention.
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.
By connecting thousands of sensors to an extensive network, Austria's autobahn corporation, ASFINAG, has created a smart highway designed to clear traffic jams before they happen. Through the Internet of Everything, ASFINAG gets the data needed to keep roads safe and drivers happy.
• Gain data on road, traffic, and weather conditions
• Communicate accurate information to drivers
Dignity Health Compass is a flagship platform for all facilities in the Dignity Health system. Static wayfinding provides smooth routing throughout publicly accessible areas across multiple floors in each facility, with customizable points of interest as well as search and filtering capabilities. Each facility can add Bluetooth beacons and other customization as needed. After a successful pilot, the app is now live at 11 Dignity Health sites and will be rolled out to the entire system by the end of 2016.
Blue Tomorrow deployed Valarm air quality monitoring units in the Central Valley in California near Kern County.
These boxes integrated Industrial IoT hardware from all over the world to effectively measure air quality sensor factors like:
• Dust and Particulate Matter, PM1, PM2.5, PM10
• Ozone a.k.a. O3
• NO2 a.k.a. Nitrogen Dioxide
• Volatile Organic Compounds a.k.a. VOCs
Examples of VOCs were things like alcohols, aldehydes, aliphatic hydro-carbons, amines, aromatic hydro-carbons (e.g., gasoline vapors), carbon oxides, methane, LPG, ketones, and organic acids.
These solar powered units sent real-time air quality sensor measurements to Tools.Valarm.net using this key sensor hardware from Shop.Valarm.net:
• GSM 3G Sensor Hubs
• TTL Serial Sensor Adapters
• Meteo Sensors – Temperature, Humidity, and Pressure
• SPI Serial Sensor Adapters
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.
• Build the safest city service cloud based on the unified safest city platform
• Interconnect with the Police Geographic Information System (PGIS) to implement a wide assortment of smart services, including preventive maintenance of video, behavior analysis, facial recognition, video summary, quick search, image sharpening, and case investigation analysis
The system TxDOT has implemented relies on the highly accurate per vehicle speeds provided by SmartSensor HD’s unique, dual-beam radar. HD identifies a vehicle’s speed and length and activates a flashing warning sign, as well as an LED speed sign, if the vehicle meets a predefined length and is traveling faster than a predefined speed limit. The goal is to reduce truck rollovers by warning drivers immediately to reduce their speed.
The Texas Department of Transportation; TransCore; and Twincrest Technologies, an authorized Wavetronix channel partner.
mPrest’s software technology builds a system of systems, “connecting the dots” on a single information grid. From connecting and integrating multiple and heterogeneous systems, through generating an integrated situational awareness picture and running real-time optimization and analytics, to executing appropriate action, mPrest provides end-to-end coverage for all monitoring and control activities.
mPrest nurtures strategic partnerships with utilities and system integrators worldwide to improve system performance and lower project development time, cost and risk.
• Deploy a comprehensive analysis and command platform to interconnect applications and eradicate information silos
• Deploy application systems, including Smart City management platform, Digital City management platform, Emergency Command platform, Smart Hospital, and Safe City
• Dynamically allocate resources based on IoT and cloud computing
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.
• Connected thousands of sensors through a Cisco network of ruggedized switches and routers
• Deployed Cisco IPICS for centralized, fast communications with authorities using different radio standards
Real-Time Mapping - Navigate the facility confidently with personalized
routing from start to destination, including
compass, zoom and rotation control
Command and control view—quicker, better perimeter control for quick conflict resolution. Quicker officer response times.
Immensely improved application value of massive data
Protocol Agnostic - Anchored by its groundbreaking technology, mPrest has created a new paradigm in the development and adaptation of monitoring and control systems. Featuring modular building blocks that together form an advanced, robust and generic platform, mPrest’s technology facilitates integration, project development and system adaptation for utilities and system integrators.
Unified monitoring and optimized camera distribution: enables collaboration and linkage of multiple peripheral units (PUs) and multi-platforms
Multiple connection options for greater networking versatility. Maintenance personnel can monitor from a remote location
Reduced need for investment through better road use
Real-Time Updates - Keep patients informed with alerts and notifications
Lowered incidence of property crimes due to greater investigative capabilities
Improved prewarning and backtracking capabilities through the smart system and cross-platform collaboration help build an all-round smart application platform for a safest city
Greater user empowerment - Empowers system integrators to integrate multiple complex systems, and enables operations personnel themselves to adapt systems to myriad changes in rules, languages, operational modes and sensors
Able to deploy strategically by connecting the system with the public security system
Programmability gives system integrators infinite possibilities. No fan, no hard drive design for longer MTBF. CompactFlash slot for adding gigabytes of storage space
Connected roads, drivers, and authorities nationwide