Sealed Air wanted to improve some of their products as their customers wanted to increase energy efficiency and compliance. To do this, they needed new insights for their products. They decided to start with the SoftCare Line soap and sanitizer dispenser.
TKE had a number of initiatives underway around the world to enable remote monitoring of its elevators. However, none of the solutions provided the data and insight required to move from a traditional reactive maintenance approach to one that is predictive and even preemptive, and all were challenged by information overload issues that limited their value. TKE wanted a solution that would enable it to anticipate and quickly resolve maintenance issues for the majority of the 1.2 million elevators it services across the globe.
With extended life spans of the world's population comes an increased burden on the world's health care systems. Up to 80% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition that requires continual treatment management. With the advent of accessible IoT technologies, health care providers are now able to access patient remote monitoring and health informatics that can make management of these populations more cost effective and increase the quality of care. However the slow pace of technology adaptation and proprietary solutions among medical device manufacturers makes it difficult for caregivers to implement a cost-effective IoT solution for patients which can bring together all pipelined stages of patients' treatment, from initial diagnosis through lifetime disease management. GOAL To develop an open IoT ecosystem for clinical and remote medical devices that can bring together patient monitoring data into a single data management and analytics platform.
Honeywell created what it called the “intelligent system” for the National Stadium in Beijing, China, turning the venue for the opening and closing events at the 2008 Summer Olympics into a “smart building.” Designed by highly controversial artist Ai Weiwei, the “Bird’s Nest” remains one of the most impressive feats of stadium architecture in the world. The 250,000 square meter structure housed more than 100,000 athletes and spectators at a time. To accommodate such capacity, China turned to Honeywell’s EBI Integrated Building Management System to create an integrated “intelligent system” for improved building security, safety and energy efficiency.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has implemented an advance warning system that alerts drivers entering a tunnel to the presence of slow or stopped traffic at the tunnel’s exit. The system uses a combination of SmartSensor Advance and Matrix units to detect traffic; if certain conditions exist, the system activates a flashing sign that warns drivers to slow down.
Transportation officials in Oregon were faced with a dangerous traffic situation at the interchange between Interstate 84 and Interstate 205 east of Portland: a significant number of rear-end collisions were occurring because drivers were unaware that traffic ahead of them had slowed or stopped. The problem occurred at a tunnel that drivers must enter to merge from westbound I-84 onto southbound I-205. There is a sharp left turn just after the tunnel and traffic often backs up to the tunnel exit, particularly during peak congestion times. Drivers entering the tunnel at full speed were unaware of conditions ahead of them, and could not see stopped traffic around the turn.
Since electricity costs keep on rising, the bills for convenience stores keep on increasing and unfortunately it’s difficult for convenience stores to raise their prices to maintain the same profit margins. Variable overheads are difficult to budget for and give accountants a headache, therefore one convenience store chain in Thailand has decided to redress the balance and put themselves in chargeof power generation by installing solar panels in their stores.
Our customer wanted to reduce their energy costs by at least 10 percent and having installed solar panels in their store locations they needed to be able to send the power to where it was needed and when it was needed. Since the stores are open for 24 hours and it’s onlysunny forroughly 12 of those, it was essential that the power distribution to the lighting and refrigeration units was managed efficiently.
Client offered a Temperature Monitoring System which consists of Wireless Transmitters and Application Software. Third party BACnet Application such as a Building Automation System needs access to vital parameter such as temperature, humidity, CO2, etc., measured by wireless sensor devices. Client needed a solution to allow data exchange from its Temperature Monitoring System with BMS.
Recently a university in Taiwan was experiencing dramatic power usage increases due to its growing number of campus buildings and students. Aiming to analyze their power consumption and increase their power efficiency across 52 buildings, the university wanted to build a power management system utilizing web-based hardware and software. With these goals in mind, they contacted Advantech to help them develop their system and provide them with the means to save energy in the years to come.
Joining with Sealed Air, D6 Labs, and Dash Replenishment Service, ThingLogix provided insight-driven IoT services for their SoftCare line of soap dispensers in order to create new business value.
CGI’s development team built a pilot, cloud-based elevator monitoring system using Microsoft’s Azure-based Intelligent System Service (ISS), Microsoft’s Azure Maching Learning, HDInsight and our own Intelligent Enterprise Framework (IEF), which facilitates the rapid deployment of IoT applications. Integrated with TKE’s elevator sensors, the system harnesses data from each sensor, processes the data using business rules defined by TKE, and generates rich data insight using predictive analytics. The resulting insight is then made available to supervisors and site technicians via two different user interfaces in the form of maintenance alerts, instructions and recommendations. Feedback from users is integrated within the system, enabling it to become more accurate over time. CGI worked with Microsoft to develop predictive data models using Microsoft’s Machine Learning Azure service. Years of historical data from elevators across North America were analysed to generate sequence mappings of alarms to identify the root causes of faults. he system was implemented for a small number of elevators run by TKE in the Seattle, Washington area in the summer of 2014. The pilot project was a success, enabling TKE to reduce elevator downtime and improve resource planning, cost forecasting and maintenance scheduling. In turn, TKE has been able to provide a more competitive offering to its customers.
*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBERS Infosys SUPPORTING MEMBERS Massachusetts General Hospital MD PnP Lab, PTC, and RTI MARKET SEGMENT Large hospital organizations, clinical organizations and any other health care providers. Medical device manufacturers developing products for cloud connected ecosystems. FEATURES • Building an open IoT ecosystem that is medical device and activity tracker agnostic • Clinical and remote monitoring patient data in a single data management and analytics platform • Medical device asset tracking & management • Patient prescription medicine and treatment adherence • Communication and alert system for adverse health events TESTBED INTRODUCTION The world's populations are getting older. There are many reasons for this, including advances in health care technology, increased access to health insurance, and a more health-conscious society. With these extended lifespans there is increased concern for chronic health conditions. Up to 80% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition that required medical attention and management, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and potential injuries from falls. Because of the society shift in a reduction in unofficial caregivers, like family and friends, many older adults are therefore forced to seek professional home care or nursing facilities. But these are very expensive options and out of reach for many patients. Infosys, a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium, is leading a new testbed project with significant contribution from Consortium members RTI, PTC, and Massachusetts General Hospital MD PnP Lab (Medical Devices Plug-n-Play Interoperability Program), part of the Partners HealthCare network of hospitals. This testbed is focused on creating an open IoT health care ecosystem for remote/home monitoring of patients, giving them the option of living at home with the added security of remote management of their chronic conditions. This will create a cost effective solution for patients and their families, and provides caregivers the opportunity to provide continuous care beyond the walls of their office or facilities. Including clinical/hospital patient monitoring within this ecosystem allows for data aggregation and unification of patient data into a single environment, including EMR systems. Caregivers will be able to access a full patient history including clinical & hospital visits with patient vital summaries collected, summarized and analyzed along with the patient's remote monitoring data. Dashboard summaries of patient data will provide a single-page view into the patient's health and adherence to prescribed therapies and medications, and warnings/alerts can be generated to indicate or prevent adverse health events. All these capabilities will provide caregivers better tools for managing chronic conditions of their patients. A substantial opportunity exists here to reduce the cost of chronic health management for patients. Advances in technology minimization and integration, networking access of medical devices and preponderance of personal smart devices make IoT technology particularly well suited to address this problem. The Testbed will provide an ecosystem of tools that can provide: • Improved patient health and reduced hospital readmissions • Provide patient, family and caregivers involvement and access to patient health • Enable patients to live at home while under managed care • Enable health care providers to improve patient adherence to prescribed treatments As a result, this testbed can provide a better quality of life to patients and enable better care management by caregivers.
Honeywell used its EBI Integrated Building Management System to integrate the building’s automation system; the fire alarm and fighting interlock control system; and the security automation system with distributive database technology. It also integrated the office automation system, the ticket management system and public address system with OPC technology to improve spectator management. The stadium itself features built-in rainwater recycling, cooling heat pumps with underwater source and an energy management strategy. Honeywell helped the effort by providing an automation system designed to integrate and control the various equipment and devices that affect comfort levels or consume vast amounts of energy. They looked at three main areas for controlling energy use: Air quality: Air handling units, fresh air units, and air supply and exhaust systems. Drainage: Water supply and drainage systems which monitor the rain flood control systems, the outdoor waterscape systems and the reclaimed water systems. Power Generation: Power supply for illumination systems and the elevator systems, the cold and heat source systems such as chillers, heat exchangers and ground source heat pumps. The building automation system includes three central management stations designed to streamline data from more than 7,500 controlled points and uses 82 direct digital controllers, 769 sensors, 37 water valves and 106 air dampers. The National Stadium’s fire alarm and interlock control system consists of an integrated central management station, 13 fire alarm controllers, 3,232 smoke detectors, 231 thermal sensors, 564 manual alarm buttons, 1,629 control modules, 2,559 single-input monitor modules and 187 double-input monitor modules. The security solution from Honeywell integrated the video surveillance and control system, the access control system, the intruder alarm system, the guard tour system, the park management system and the integrated security control system. To help streamline the influx of 90,000-plus spectators, Honeywell installed its Temaline authentication systems as well as use an electronic ticketing system in the turnstiles and security checks so individuals could be tracked from the point of entry. More than 200 analogue, Honeywell-manufactured security cameras were integrated with the company’s Digital Video Manager. The Honeywell-designed security automation solution also covers six security subsystems including a digital video surveillance system connecting more than 800 cameras, a Nexwatch access control system with more than 162 readers, a large intrusion detection system, a car parking management system covering more than 800 parking spaces and a connected tour guard system.
ODOT Signal Manager Doug Anderson worked with ATP to install two SmartSensor Advance units and one SmartSensor Matrix near the left turn: one Advance detects traffic backups on the merge ramp; the other Advance faces the tunnel exit to detect traffic speeds at the beginning of the turn; and the Matrix sensor faces east to detect traffic that has stopped in the turn. If any or all of the sensors detect slow or stopped traffic, the detection will trigger a flashing message sign at the tunnel’s entrance that warns drivers to reduce their speed.
To manage the distribution of power, the customer implemented a building automation system using BASPro software installed on a DDC controller. By using a touch panel computer, with WebAccess installed on a 10.4” touch panel computer, the power can be controlled as necessary.
BASPro is a programming software package suitable for building automation application, perfectly integrating with BAS-3500 Series DDC Controller (Direct Digital Controller). BASPro features rich function blocks like mathematical calculation, dataconversion, logic operation, alarm, eventand timer, and control algorithm (PID, Ramp, ON/OFF switch control). Moreover, BASPro also provides many BA domain function blocks, such as scheduler, HVAC calculation and sequential control, which are commonly used in building applications. Developers can benefit from savingdevelopment timeby the function blocks. Engineers can developapplications on their computer. After the application program is complete, it canbe downloaded to the BAS-3500 series through Ethernet. Then BAS-3500 series becomes a standalone controller since it can execute the program by itself. Besides, BASPro delivers simulation function that you can observe the program execution situation before the program is downloaded to the BAS-3500 series.
WebAccess is a browser based SCADA software that is used to graphically control and monitor the data from the BAS-3024 and ADAM-4055 remote IO modules attached to the cooling units and the lighting. It is installed on a TPC-1071H touch panel computer. The TPC -1071H is a 10.4” SVGA TFT LED LCDIntel Atom Dual-core D525 that includes WindowsXP embedded and WebAccess.
The EKI-2525/2528 supports a Fast Ethernet solution. The power is a 12 ~ 48 VDC redundant input design, and is secured with a double protection mechanism: Power Polarity Reverse Protect and an Overload Current Resetable Fuse. The former tolerates reverse power wiring while the later secures the system from overload currents. Asthe power supply turns normal, EKI-2525/2528 will automatically get back to work. Each port of EKI-2525/2528 has 2 LED’s to show the link status transmission speed and collision status. It also provides a relay output for an eventalarm.In theevent of a power failure,the built-in LED willactivate the alarm to notify administrators. Engineers can simply verify the hardware status by checking the LED, and have troubleshooting easy and quick. EKI-2525/2528 comes with compact metal housing that rates IP30 to help against from dusty industrial environments.
BAS-3520 is a standalone programmable controller specially designed for building automation (BA) applications. Designed as a typical DDC(Direct Digital Controller), BAS-3520 delivers various of onboard I/O including universal input, analog output, digital input and digital output, providing flexible options to satisfy versatileapplication requirements. It also features powerful BASPro programming tool for engineers to quickly develop their application. BASPro delivers many function blocks suitable for BA application, such as scheduler, HVAC calculation, sequential control, PID control, alarm, and event. Its compact size makes it an ideal solution tofulfill BA installation environment. Connected to the controller are BAS-3024 Remote IO module and ADAM-4055 modules.
The BAS-3024 expansion I/O modules can be stackedonthe DDC controller, or can serve as remotestandalone I/O modules through an RS-485 network. These expansion I/O modules add both scalability and flexibility to Advantech BAS-3000 solutions. Like the DDC, I/O expansion modules can be programmed using the BASPro programming tool.The ADAM-4055 offers 8-ch. isolated digital inputs and 8-ch. isolated digital outputs for critical applications. The inputs accept 10~50 Vvoltage, and the outputs supply 5~40 VDC opencollector. Consideredto be user-friendly. The ADAM-4055 is also builtwith LED indicator for easy status reading.
SoftDEL developed a software BACnet Gateway that converts the sensor data from the Temperature Monitoring System into a BACnet format. SoftDEL used its own BACnet/IP stack in developing the gateway solution. The gateway included a data logging facility for storing data until retrieval.
To create a power management system across 52 campus buildings to monitor and improve the management of power consumption, and guarantee efficient energy usage. The ability to monitor power consumption at each building in real-time, forecast power demands, adjust power consumption, and improve power management. Take advantage of the features of their network to create a power consumption inquiry system.To create a real-time display system to show the power use conditions in each building, in order to push forward and advocate power saving around the whole campus.
The power monitoring computer workstation uses WebAccess HMI tocollect data and show status.The system is used to analyze and compare the data and then take appropriate action to reduce power consumption and save energy. In order to ensure that the data will not be lost when there is no network connection, BAS-3520 DDC Controller is connected to digital multimeter. Then data can be stored temporarily on local computer and will be uploaded when the connection is resumed to ensure the integrity of data.