To support continued growth, Cofely wanted to move to a scale-out storage solution that streamlined costs and avoided expensive forklift upgrades.
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.
Amyx+ worked with a local government authority to develop an Internet of Things-enabled public safety strategy. In the current state, vigilance meant manually scanning through potentially hundreds of analog surveillance videos feeds. Manual, costly and ineffective, the local agency desired to transition from analog to digital CCTV, apply computer vision and other technologies to automatically detect potential crime in progress, expedite and streamline emergency calls and integrate with personal wearables to ensure the safety of their citizens.
Incorporating video surveillance with SCADA/HMI systems is now a trend for automation applications. In general, the ActiveX Control component is required to embed video images in SCADA/HMI systems. In addition to installing the ActiveX Control components, programming is also required to properly facilitate video displays and control functions. Unfortunately, the kind of programming required can pose problems for automation system integrators because they are not familiar with video technology. Moxa is working with Siemens Taiwan Building Technologies (BT) Department to develop a userfriendly tool with graphical interface for Siemens DESIGO™ system, an up-to-date BA solution of freely programmable management and automation stations for the full spectrum of building services applications, to save time and effort with programming video related functions. System Requirements • Activate live video displays when an alarm is triggered at a remote site. • Remote PTZ camera control is required, including direction control and presets control. • Audio on/off functions
Incheon City’s transportation agency needed a traffic management system that could keep traffic moving by identifying areas of congestion and offering alternative routes to drivers. The goal of the system was to reduce the societal costs associated with traffic congestion as well as the pollution caused by vehicle emissions. “Incheon City officials are committed to reducing pollution,” says David Lee, who represents Wavetronix in South Korea. “The catchphrase here is ‘low carbon monoxide and green traffic systems.’”
Incheon City has a population of more than 2.6 million and is home to South Korea’s largest airport and largest western seaport. These factors result in a large and unpredictable stream of traffic on the city’s roadways, and the heavy congestion has led to inefficient roads and high levels of air pollution. Because traffic flow through the city can alternate in unpredictable patterns, traffic engineers need real-time traffic volumes, lane occupancy and per vehicle speeds in order to determine when and where alternative routes should be made available. This detection is required 24 hours a day, seven days a week and must run efficiently with little downtime in order to keep these unpredictable traffic flows moving smoothly. Because the city is often covered in fog, video detection is rendered unusable; inductive loops, while accurate in fog, require extensive and expensive installation and maintenance. This efficiency became especially important as Incheon City prepared to host the 2014 Asian Games, which were expected to cause even more traffic, especially at the airport and on the newly-completed, 13 mile (21 km) Incheon Grand Bridge, which offers another route between Yeonjong Island, where the airport is located, and the mainland.
Key Requirements - Different types of network (WLAN, IP, Bluetooth) - Multi vendor supports - Energy saving requirements - Standards for high-end technologies used under development - Multi level architecture requirement for securutity and redundancy
Onesti City Hall current data center infrastructure is manly used for internal use and adding more servers and licenses rise the cost of public expenditure. Additionally, Onesti City Hall wants a secure system that will can interact with the local community to rise the engagement of the citizens using their mobile devices.
Of the 70 million corporate washrooms, 20 percent are equipped with environmentally unfriendly, inefficient, and unhygienic hand-dryers and around 80 percent offer expensive paper towels that create three million tons of waste. As such, reducing building management costs, boosting facility efficiencies, and cutting energy use is very lucrative. SAVORTEX has built the world's first IoT-enabled messaging hand-dryer to disrupt this inefficient sector and transform corporate washrooms into smart spaces. Built on Intel® technology, the SAVORTEX AdDryer* uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver waste savings, alert cleaners to washroom needs based on usage, and engage consumers with tailored, high-definition video messages, allowing enterprises to transform costly commercial washrooms into connected, hygienic, and sustainable revenue-producing assets.
Ingrained issues: High costs, inefficient maintenance, and energy consumption in washrooms make them difficult to manage. SAVORTEX wanted to solve multiple problems at once.
Excessive waste: The prevalent drying choice of expensive paper towels significantly impacts the environment in both manufacture and disposal.
Status quo: Conventional brushed-motor hand-dryers are energy-hungry and have a short life-expectancy so are costly to run, but finding budget to deploy new solutions on the necessary scale can be difficult.
Edge computing via local Edge controllers allows uniterrupted, high speed collection, filtering and processing of real time data line side. Initial fast reactions can be initiated with the full data sets also being sent to associated cloud systems for further analysis. This processing at two layers respects the data integrity but allows the collected data to be processed as live and historical instances. The challenge is how to collect the data from diverse sources without interrupting the existing processes but also being able to span "brown field" systems where there may not even be any existing communication or data capture functions.
Supported by data centre provider Synaix, Cofely Germany deployed Dell Compellent FS8600 with Intel Xeon processors and Fluid File System technology. It expanded an existing server environment with Dell PowerEdge R720 servers.
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.
Amyx+ developed a holistic IoT strategy. Then worked with the government agency to evaluate best-in-class IP CCTV cameras, computer vision algorithms, wearables, and sound detection solutions for automated crime detection and prevention. Then identified ways to streamline the emergency call routing to minimize bureaucratic re-routing from central station to local dispatch to accelerate response time. The authority implemented a public relations initiative to help citizens become more aware of their surroundings, especially in the evening hours. Moreover, the authority educated the public about wearables devices for personal safety, including but not limited to bracelets, smart watches and other devices that could send emergency notification and messages to friends, family and the police.
The BT Department of Siemens Taiwan is integrating a video surveillance solution with a SCADA system, with the main purpose to activate video images from a field site camera when an alarm is triggered. The Siemens DESIGO™ building energy management system is used mainly for the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system for building automation and control. In the past, if an alarm was activated, the system integrator of HVAC system needed to go to the field site to check what had happened. By activating the field site video with the alarm, the engineer can easily view the situation from the control center and respond to the alarm quickly. The DESIGO system supports a number of different application scenarios based on the situation and requirements at the field site. This customer was looking for a tool that can be used to program and configure the video functions quickly and accurately. After conducting a detailed product survey, they chose Moxa’s VPort 351 industrial video encoder as the hardware solution, and worked with Moxa to develop a video genie for DESIGO. For this project, Moxa's VPort 351 video encoders are connected to PTZ cameras at the remote site. When an alarm is triggered by intruders or a thermometer detects an abnormally high temperature, onsite video images will be sent to the control center via Moxa's EDS-208A entry-level unmanaged Ethernet switch. The engineer then can observe the scene from the main computer and take proper action without needing to visit the site to troubleshoot an event each time the alarm is triggered, saving both time and money. Product Solutions 1. VPort 351 Industrial Video Encoder • Industrial design with -40 to 75°C operating temperature and fiber optic Ethernet port • Video stream up to 30 frames/sec at full D1 (720 x 480) resolution • Pre/post-alarm video recording function for advanced surveillance • 2-way (1 in/1 out) audio supported • VPort SDK PLUS and 4-channel video surveillance software provided free of charge 2. EDS-208A 8-port Unmanaged Ethernet Switch • Redundant dual 12/24/48 VDC, 18 to 30 VAC power inputs • IP30 aluminum housing • Rugged hardware design well suited for hazardous locations (Class I Div. 2 /ATEX Zone 2) and maritime environments (DNV/GL) • -40 to 75°C operating temperature range (T models)
As the city’s transportation agency began to implement the innovative traffic management system, they selected SmartSensor HD as the detection technology. They chose radar because of the extensive fog around the city; they chose SmartSensor HD because it was found to perform more accurately than other radar sensors. HD’s high performance also made it the traffic sensor of choice for the Incheon Grand Bridge. “Officials reviewed other installations in South Korea and found that competitive devices were less efficient and less accurate,” David Lee says.
Key Solutions - Enabled proprietary assets with BLE mesh protocol - Designed interim Linux-based gateway for cloud connectivity via MQTT protocol. - Cloud gateway supports ZigBee as well as BLE-mesh - Assets enabled with multiple sensors to provide cloud with real-time data for energy –plan selection and management - Enabled assets management via mobile application via cloud and gateway
DasData solved Onesti City Hall challenges by introducing DasCity – SmartCity Dashboard that allows organizing and integration of data such as traffic sensors monitoring, bike sharing system, tourist attraction, urban security, intelligence services, energy, utilities metering, etc.
DasCity Report - encourages citizens to participate actively by introducing mobile technologies and notifications of any incidents in town. DasCity runs in the enterprise solid cloud based infrastructure, offering high level of security and scalability minimizing the risks and costs.
Strong performance per watt: SAVORTEX chose Intel® Atom™ processors to power its hand-dryers because they are powerful yet very energy efficient.
Rugged and reliable: This version of the Intel Atom processor is a ruggedized compute platform in a sealed environment that can withstand extreme temperatures (-40 to 110 degrees) for excellent longevity.
IoT Connectivity: SAVORTEX deployed Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 network adapters within its solutions, including Intel® Smart Connect Technology, to be able to confidently connect to the cloud.
Cofely Refrigeration is a manufacturer of refrigeration solutions. They specialize in integrating refrigeration efficiently into clients' processes.
The Oregon Department of Transportation
The BT Department of Siemens Taiwan
The City of Incheon and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs; and David Lee of HK Associates
End-user of platform are manufacturers that have many lighting point and need to monitor, optimize and control energy usage.
City of Onesti
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System Efficiency - System performance and efficiency were improved with a scalable solution than minimized capital investment.
Automated crime-in-progress detection through implementation of solutions
A graphical user interface replaces codes and programming, eliminating the need to learn how to program video functions.
Improved lighting quality that increase productivity
Increased Efficiency - Fast data transmission allows for quick response time
True Sustainability: SAVORTEX offers a powerful, energy-efficient hand-dryer that delivers quick-dry 11 seconds and runs on just 550 watts - significantly lower than competitor products in the marketplace.
The testbed is expected to facilitate the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) systems to connect manufacturing sites and head offices for strengthened operations, such as the globalization of supply chains and improved production quality, delivery time and productivity when responding to sudden changes in markets.
Total Cost of Ownership - Total cost of ownership is lowered due to a reduction in fixed capital.
Timely intelligence aided in the capture of criminals and de-escalated potential situations through proactive police response
Moxa's VPort industrial video encoders support a wide range of applications, even in extreme environments. There is no need for the system integrator to use IP video devices from other manufacturers.
Improve supply chain for assets maintenance
Actionable Results - High levels of data allow relevant individuals to change policy or regulations given their revelations
Operational Efficiency: The solution offers a connected washroom management system that can reduce clients' operational costs by facilitating effective and responsive washroom cleaning.
With the testbed, Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi, and Intel will establish an open interface platform that integrates factory automation (FA) and information systems (IT) seamlessly by June of 2017. Mitsubishi Electric will develop FA edge devices, applications and other FA-related products such as programmable controllers and drive units in order to leverage its e-F@ctory IoT concept. Hitachi and Intel will handle IT-related products, such as IoT gateways and cloud systems.
Increased public trust and confidence in the government authority to protect their citizens
Reduce budget for lighting
New Revenue: Thanks to hardware from Intel, the AdDryer engages users with one-to-one, high definition video messages so enterprises can use real data to push content and drive additional revenue streams.
In addition, Mitsubishi Electric plans to collaborate with Hitachi and other companies to investigate how critical data can be extracted from mass amounts of on-site data available on shop floors. By incorporating these resulting technologies in solutions developed with e-F@ctory Alliance partner companies, and by widely offering them to industry organizations and standards organizations, such efforts are expected to lead to improved productivity and manufacturing stability.
Cofely Germany realized a 20% improvement in application performance as a result of moving to Dell storage.
75% reduction in overtime pay
Energy monitoring, efficiency and saving up to 90%
Reports from the Dell Compellent system show that disk utilisation has improved by 10%.
40% decrease in crime through deterrence, automated monitoring and public awareness
Cofely Germany will lower expenditure on scaling its storage by 20-30% with Dell Compellent.
50% improved emergency dispatch time
Enabled power voltage (dimming) and frequency monitoring for multiple device types.
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