In the upcoming years, we believe that interest in distributed ledgers will continue to grow around the globe.
In Luxembourg, attention on the technology has surged in recent months, with digital players involved in DLT being increasingly attracted to Luxembourg.
All industries combined, public institutions and private companies alike, are shifting together towards automating their internal and external processes. This phenomenon is triggering a digital convergence between market participants and will bring new opportunities for collaboration.
New modes of transactions and user interactions for current products and services are emerging. We believe that industries should now internally improve their skills and competencies in order to be ready when the technology will reach its full maturity.
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.
Ofo Bike sharing company wanted to improve its user experience by providing seamless network connectivity to its users where they can locate bikes and pedal away quickly exactly when and where they need one, but challenge is to avoid frustration if user finds difficulties in finding bikes, unlocking the bikes and making payments
N.V. Elmar had initiated a project to implement a smart grid network across the entire island. The enhanced grid would streamline electricity distribution processes and provide N.V. Elmar’s customers with access to usage data which would result in more efficient use of power and services. Although the initial network deployment was designed for smart electric meters, N.V. Elmar wanted to have the ability to scale the network to add additional applications. Because this was essentially a greenfield project, the deployment process would start with a pilot program where various technologies would be evaluated. Cost, network longevity, coverage and reliability were all factors in the selection process.
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 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.
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.
Emerson wanted to provide a connected environmental analyzer to their customers. They wanted to leverage IoT technologies to provide a software solution that was easy to use, real-time and centralized. Compliance with pollution control board guidelines and the ability to remotely calibrate and troubleshoot these devices was the primary objective. Requirements - Centralized Remote Monitoring. - IoT Based Smart Environmental Analyzers. - Remote Calibration and Troubleshooting. - User Friendly Application. - Reporting & Dashboards. - Compliance with pollution control board guidelines.
KPMG believes that DLT represents a huge opportunity for Luxembourg. Seeing DLT merely as a technological improvement would be half-sighted, in our opinion: we foresee a real change of paradigm. Public and private players should start embracing the change with concrete applications.
In the long term, KPMG can help you assess DLT’s impact on your business by conducting an in-depth analysis. In the short term, KPMG can help you improve your operational processes before the technology is fully adopted by the industry, with our own Center of Excellence capable of implementing use cases of DLT.
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.
Huawei’s IoT solution, which includes smart chips, networking, and an IoT platform helped Ofo developed an IoT smart lock based on NB-IoT technology. This has enhanced and optimized life-cycle management for locks, while the sensors on the locks facilitate rapid maintenance, and boost marketing and value-added services.
After evaluating an array of competing technologies, N.V. Elmar selected Ingenu to implement its RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) network smart city solution. The initial roll-out took place in late 2013, with just 50 smart electric meters. However, after determining that the robust, scalable and secure network could expand without additional network investment, N.V. Elmar began to implement a myriad of additional applications. In late 2014, the utility company added distribution line monitors and smart streetlights to the RPMA network, totaling over 4,000 end points. The street lights were supplied by Ingenu partner, LED Roadway Lighting (LRL) which integrated RPMA technology into its NXT Luminaire street light solution. LRL has supplied more than 1,800 luminaires to N.V. Elmar, allowing street lights to be controlled and monitored using the same network as other smart grid devices, reducing both energy and maintenance costs.
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.
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.
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.
SenseGrow team worked with their Application Partner, LogicLadderTM, to understand the requirements related to all the legacy hardware. Leveraging the unique architecture of ioEYE, SenseGrow supported these legacy devices on their Cloud Platform, thereby making them plug-n-play. This enabled LogicLadder to focus on Emerson’s business requirements, without spending time or energy on the underlying core IoT infrastructure. LogicLadder used ioEYE to build a custom white-labeled solution for Emerson. Using ioEYE‘s drivers-on-the-cloud technology, SenseGrow provided support for all the devices that needed to be in the solution. By building their application on top of ioEYE platform, LogicLadder is able to provide intelligent insights about stack emissions and wastewater. This helps Emerson’s customers to take corrective actions remotely and in real-time. Integrated Technology: Emerson Rosemount Analyzers: 1. X2GK 2. MLT1R 3. X-STREAM (X2XF-A-2-07-F23) 4. X-STREAM (X2GP-A-11-F 5. X-STREAM (X2GP-A-11-F29) 6. X-STREAM (X2GP)
Ofo a Beijing based bike sharing company is one of china's top bike rental company who provides users with mobile application to locate bikes using GPS positioning system where customer scans QR code on bike to unlock it. Ofo has operations across many major cities of china and plans to operate internationally.
Established in 1950, N.V. Elmar (Naamloze Vennootschap Electriciteit-Maatschappij is the sole provider of electricity to the island of Aruba. It sources its power from WEB Aruba N.V. as well as from solar sources. N.V. Elmar serves over 42,000 residential and commercial customers on the island, providing smart metering, distribution automation, smart street lighting, water monitoring and other smart city services.
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.
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.
Generally appilicable for security authentication for IoT platforms.
Emerson Process Management is a Fortune 500 corporation headquartered in Missouri, United States. Emerson manufactures products and provides engineering services for a wide range of industrial and consumer markets. Emerson’s goal with this project was to make their environmental analyzers smart and connected. These analyzers are then deployed for monitoring industrial stack emissions and wastewater at Emerson’s customer sites.
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Equipment status, User data, and Operating data.
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
Three types of data are collected:
1. Process data (48 air and water parameters such as COS, PH, etc.).
2. Device data (calibration, diagnostics, etc.).
3. Communication data (signal strength, network characteristics, etc.).
The system is expandable to add additional parameters.
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Acceleration of the buying/selling process, reduced risk, and improved transparency.
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.
Locating bikes at key locations much simpler and faster and gaining customer confidence.
The addition of oil pressure monitoring enables the company to track oil pressure levels in its transformers, an application that was proposed and quickly deployed within a matter of months.
Data on battery's performance is stored in the cloud so that users can see the bike's battery life regardless of location.
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.
Traffic from the mobile device is tunnelled through the land based part of the mobile network to the GPRS Gateway Support Node (GGSN).
Improved environmental compliance. Top management has accurate, real-time visibility into compliance performance and potential issues.
Considerably increased customer satisfaction following improvement of internal processes thanks to DLT but also big data and the IoT.
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.
NB-IoT provides strong coverage in poor-signal areas and a network capacity that’s more than one hundred times stronger than standard terminals for better user experience even during high demand locations.
As N.V. Elmar expands its smart city initiatives, Ingenu and its RPMA network will enable the company to enhance its operational efficiencies and provide exceptional service and value to its varied customer base.
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)
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
When a device is configured to use an Arkessa APN the GGSN asks Arkessa for authentication and IP address assignment.
Fewer field maintenance visits due to remote diagnostics and calibration of legacy equipment.
Reduction in data security risk. Creation of the possibility for a reliable infrastructure to manage intellectual property.
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.”
On board sensors collect and update data for intelligent business management.
Geofencing enablement through cloud (prevent theft with location identification & remote stop)
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
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.
Implementation time reduction. Emerson is now able to deliver Smart IoT Solutions within a few months.
Faster payment : The payment process has dropped from 25 seconds to less than 5 sec.
N.V. Elmar now has over 50,000 end point devices in operation across the island country. Water metering using advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology is operating on the RPMA network.
Connecting the bike at 28 separate data points for R&D, battery optimization, predictive maintenance, geofencing and software/firmware updates.
100% regulatory compliance reported by Emerson customers.
Long lasting battery: The bike smart chip battery life has been lengthened from 1 or 2 months to more than 2 years, saving costs and reducing the need for frequent maintenance.
Cheaper electricity cost at $0.21 for a full charge, with an integrated 5 hours Smart Charge.
60% reduction in field maintenance visits due to remote calibration capability.
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