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Somfy Evolves Home Automation with Vodafone IoT

Somfy Evolves Home Automation with Vodafone IoT
Somfy Evolves Home Automation with Vodafone IoT
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ImageSomfy Evolves Home Automation with Vodafone IoTHyundai Wearable Robotics for Walking AssistanceIntamac And Securitas Collaborate To Improve Monitoring StructuresPC-based PAC solution for material handling AGV optimizationThinManager Ready Solutions for Factory ManagementIntelligent and Active Gas Detection System for Semiconductor ManufacturingTurning A Stadium Into A Smart BuildingSmart Water Filtration Systems
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SnapshotSomfy Evolves Home Automation with Vodafone IoTHyundai Wearable Robotics for Walking AssistanceIntamac And Securitas Collaborate To Improve Monitoring StructuresPC-based PAC solution for material handling AGV optimizationThinManager Ready Solutions for Factory ManagementIntelligent and Active Gas Detection System for Semiconductor ManufacturingTurning A Stadium Into A Smart BuildingSmart Water Filtration SystemsER Telecom Turns To LoRaWAN To Accelerate Digital Transformation In Russia
Challenge

TaHoma® is a wireless, multi-protocol service with a single intuitive interface which brings together all the devices installed in a house and allows users to control them from a smartphone, tablet or computer. For many residences, Internet access using fibre or digital subscriber line (DSL) infrastructure may be not be available due to location, or simply not installed due to second and third homes not being occupied for a large part of the year.

The Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute at Hyundai Motor Company develops future mobility technologies. Rather than provide conventional vehicle products to customers, this research center creates new mobility devices with a wide range of speeds for a variety of people, including the elderly and the disabled. As our society ages, there is a greater need for systems that can aid mobility. Thus, we are developing wearable exoskeleton robots with NI embedded controllers for the elderly and patients with spinal cord injuries to use. Key Challenge Developing a system that can handle complex control algorithms to capture data remotely from various sensors simultaneously and perform real-time control of multiple actuators for a wearable robotics device for walking assistance.

Securitas wanted to give new and existing customers a proposition that was unlike anything they had offered before, a security system that broke the traditional mould but took advantage of the monitoring infrastructure that was already in place, including the manned response capabilities and alarm receiving centres.

Widely used across many industries, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) have been scooting around factory floors for decades. Thanks to evolving technologies like sensors, wireless networks and automatic control technologies, their guidance methods and physical dimensions continue to evolve and now small lightweight trackless AGV are being rolled out. An American AGV System Integrator (SI) was designing a Laser Guided Vehicle (LGV) for a material handling system in an automotive assembly plant. Since the plant’s existing AGV system used an expensive PLC-based control system there weren’t enough functions to meet the new control requirements, the company decided to upgrade and shift to a compact PC-based PAC control system ideal for the new compact vehicle design, capable of integrating with upper management systems using a single software application to replace the original two software applications.

A medical product company needed to install 230 thin client PCs across four manufacturing plants. Thin clients have been used in offices for many years, but their introduction onto the factory floor has been slow. A thin client network consists of a management computer in a secure, air-conditioned room with back up UPS, whilst on the factory floor there are a number of simple computers which are used to connect to the management computer, thereby removing the need to install individual operating systems and applications on each of the clients whilst also ensuing that there is only one point of failure. The company was looking for a network architecture that would have the lowest maintenance costs and the quickest deployment time. To meet all these needs, each of these sites would have approximately 50 thin clients installed on the factory floor and these would then be connected to a central server located elsewhere on the site. This leaves only one point of maintenance for software updates, security patches and rules for what applications are allowed to run on the thin clients.

As one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers, our customer needs to continually refine and expand their manufacturing capabilities to meet the constant, ever-growing demand for electronics products. Semiconductor fabrication requires minute nanometer-scale operations using dangerous chemicals and gases. To continue growing their manufacturing capabilities while maintaining high levels of precision, the manufacturer expanded operations with a new plant which was to incorporate new gas detection alarm technology. System Requirements • Real-time alerts of abnormal gas levels on the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system • Local alarms with local control logic to alert personnel of high gas levels • Mixed analog and digital I/O solution for broader device compatibility • High reliability

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.

Before working with Ayla Networks, Ozner was already using cloud connectivity to identify and solve water-filtration system malfunctions as well as to monitor filter cartridges for replacements.

But, in June 2015, Ozner executives talked with Ayla about how the company might further improve its water systems with IoT technology. They liked what they heard from Ayla, but the executives needed to be sure that Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform provided the security and reliability Ozner required.

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.

Solution

The Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform overcomes these coverage problems by providing reliable and consistent connectivity. Vodafone provides a small pre-configured router exclusively for Somfy which is automatically activated and connected to Internet roaming, allowing the home to be controlled from any location, especially in second homes where remote control is an added value.

Using the LabVIEW RIO platform, including a CompactRIO embedded system and a real-time controller with an FPGA control architecture provided by Single-Board RIO, to acquire data from various sensors and control peripheral units, high-speed communication devices, and actuators; and using LabVIEW software to acquire reliable data by conducting real-time analysis and applying various robot control algorithms to dramatically reduce development time.

The premise for the security system was that it should be extremely user friendly and accessible to a diverse target market. For this reason the dedicated gateway incorporates GPRS and broadband connectivity, making it possible for those without a fixed broadband connection to benefit from a monitored alarm.

The client had several requirements for this project. Not only did the new hardware have to be small enough and robust enough to survive in the harsh factory conditions, it was also essential that there wouldn’t be any breakdown in communication between the LGV and the control room. To ensure this stability, the SI used industrial grade wireless devices with wider network coverage and higher power output. It was also required that any system provided to the SI would be able to support their bespoke version of Linux (Debian Wheezy X64). Inside the LGV, an APAX-5580Control IPC with three modules (APAX-5490, APAX-5046, APAX-5040) was connected to the motion controller and safety relay. To wirelessly communicate to the control site and EKI-5525 and EKI-6331AN were connected to the APAX-5580. An IDS-3110 touchscreen monitor was attached to the exterior of the LGV. The APAX-5580 combines the capabilities of PLC and PC but also is a PC-based open control platform to provide industrial computing performance and integrate a variety of I/O modules with ease. Featuring a fanless, low power, ultra-compact and cable-free connection makes it be particularly suitable for the AGV automation control applications which require high stability in limited space. To protect the operating system and its data, the APAX-5580 also includes an industrial-grade mSATA SSD with excellent anti-shock and anti-vibration properties. In the event of system problem the PAC also includes a SD card one key recovery function which lets users quickly return the system to the default factory settings. It’s also an application ready platform for embedded applications. Regardless of what the customers’ applications require, users can fully utilize itsrich I/O interfaces to connect a wide range of peripheral devices such as digital/analog signals, Ethernet network, computer monitor, memory card, etc. Plus, it can support multiple operating systems and drivers to shorten the development time of System Integrators. To communicate with the control station the LGV also includes a small EKI-5525 5-port Fast Ethernet ProView Switch and an EKI-6331AN IEEE 802.11 a/n Wi-Fi AP/CPE wireless module. For users to help communicate directly with the LGV an IDS-3110 10.4” industrial-grade TFT LCD touch screen. By adopting ultra-thin and non-frame design, the monitor perfectly fits with the compact AGV embedded applications. In the Control Site, an EKI-7710E Managed switch is responsible for sending signals to EKI-6311’s spread throughout the site. The EKI-7710 is an All-in-One managed redundant switch not only provides network redundancy in the car assembly factory but also has high output power for the reliable coverage and data throughput and 2x2 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) to optimize data transmission, as well as supporting wide temperature range (-20~70°C) with IP55 protection.

o meet the customer's requirements, Advantech's ThinManager ready hardware, consisting of the UNO-2053GL, ACP firmware and ThinManager software was presented. This deployment required the installation of ThinManager and HMI software on the server only, and the UNO-2053GL acted as a thin Client on the plant floor. 230 UNO-2053GL with AMD Geode™ LX800 processors, were installed across the four sites. The UNO-2053GL has no operating system or storage installed; each time the server boots, ThinManager sends the control software to the UNO-2053GL over the network and it then runs the small Linux operating system in RAM. The UNO-2053GL with an operating temperature range of -10 ~ 55°C (14 ~ 131°F) has been designed specifically for harsh industrial environments, and its rugged aluminum chassis protects the fanless and cableless design from the rigors of the factory floor. To guard against network failure, each UNO-2053GL has dual LAN ports that will automatically switch should one go down; thus, data will be protected and successfully transferred and stored on the management server. The management server is stored in a separate air conditioned room with UPS systems and a back-up server. On the factory floor, each UNO-2053GL is connected to a flat panel such as the IP65 compliant 15” FPM-3151G for onsite management.

A semiconductor factory's gas detection alarms are the very definition of a mission critical system. Abnormal levels of the dangerous gases used in semiconductor manufacturing will not only cause expensive breakdowns but could even cost lives. Traditionally, semiconductor manufacturers have used programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to monitor their alarm systems. PLCs are well-suited for control applications, but the limitations of their passive communications architectures become clear when used as an alarm solution. In order to communicate with the PLC, the SCADA system has to repeatedly poll the device using older RS-485 communications. Moxa made it possible for our customer to take advantage of modern industrial Ethernet networking technology and deploy an active "push"-based alarm system. The ioLogik E2242 intelligent Ethernet I/O device was selected for this system because it can take the initiative to "push" updates to the Active OPC Server. This powerful I/O device possesses the local intelligence and communications capabilities to actively update the SCADA system whenever there is a change in analog gas readings. The resulting active architecture consumes fewer network resources than conventional polling systems while still ensuring that the latest gas readings are available on the SCADA. Moxa's exclusive auto-tag generation technology significantly simplifies the configuration of these potent features, so SCADA engineers can focus on other parts of the SCADA system instead of laboriously constructing tags one at a time at an OPC server. With four analog inputs and 12 configurable digital input and output channels, the E2242 is a flexible and cost effective solution. Our customer uses the digital outputs to connect to a light tower and local buzzer to alert personnel when high gas levels are detected. Local alarms were configured with the menu-driven Click&Go™ interface, which is completely code-free and easy to set up. Product Solutions: ioLogik E2242 Smart Ethernet Remote I/O with 12 DIOs, 4 AIs

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.

Ozner is leveraging Ayla’s IoT cloud platform to better manage and maintain its connected filtration systems and to help expand its sales into international markets.

The Ayla Insights business intelligence and analytics tool was employed to obtain real-world customer data from the Ozner Water connected smart-filtration systems in use. The customer data collected through Ayla insights included additional maintenance and service checkpoints from the deployed systems.

Meanwhile, Ayla engineers built Ozner a mobile app that lets Chinese customers remotely control their own filtration systems using popular social networks, such as Weixin (aka WeChat).

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.

Customer

Somfy is a French multinational company which has led Spain’s smart home market for over 30 years and is committed to bringing the digital revolution into homes in more than 60 countries.

Hyundai Motor Company

Securitas

An American AGV System Integrator (SI)

A medical product company

One of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers from Taiwan

National Stadium in Beijing, China

Ozner Water International Holding is part of a large Chinese company that develops, manufactures and sells water-purification systems.

ER-Telecom Holding

Solution TypeIOTIOTITIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOT
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Data Collected
Real-time alerts of abnormal gas
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Use CasesIndustrial WearablesPerimeter Security & Access Control Autonomous VehiclesProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Building Energy Management System (BEMS)Predictive MaintenanceProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)

Operational Impact
Impact #1
Simple plug-and-play solution, automatic and pre-configured connectivity. Simplicity of relationship and management with Vodafone IoT.
Home security alerts by SMS, email and app notifications.
Advantech's PAC open control platform provides many advanced features for System Integrators to quickly and conveniently develop their applications.
Auto tag generation saves time compared to creating tags on the OPC Server
More "Green" Asset - The building automation system integrates and controls the various equipment and devices that affect comfort levels or consume vast amounts of energy.
Expand its knowledge of customer requirements and use the information for future product improvements. Anticipate many more of its customers’ needs before they became service problems or system malfunctions

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.

Impact #2
Generation of alerts activated by sensors and programmable events, enabling the prevention of damage and early decision-making
Broadband and GPRS connectivity for broad accessibility.
Analog and digital signal collection in one module reduces expenses
Better User Experience - Technology enabled a more transparent and traceable user identification system so that the access control could segment staff, VIPs and general visitors against a predefined database.
Allow customers to control and monitor their filtration systems anytime, anywhere—and communicate with Ozner customer service—via smartphone and their favorite social network.

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.

Impact #3
Full coverage thanks to Vodafone’s network and its managed connectivity service
No programming required, conserving deployment and development time
Conquer long-distance maintenance and service concerns as the company expands beyond China into international markets

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.”


Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1
Benefit #2
Benefit #3

Technology
HardwareSmart Ethernet I/O Solutions
SoftwareAyla Networks IoT Platform
Tech PartnersIntamacActility

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Connectivity Protocols
6LoWPAN
AMQP
ANT
Alljoyn
BACnet
Bluetooth
Brillo
Cellular
CoAP
DDS
DNS-SD
DigiMesh
EnOcean
Ethernet
FirstNet
Hypercat
IO-Link
IPSO
IPv6
IoTivity
KNX
LPWAN
LWM2M
LoRaWAN
LonWorks
M-Bus
MQTT
Modbus
NFC
Neul
oneM2M
PROFIBUS
RFID
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Satellite
Sigfox
Thread
UDP
UPnP
Weave
WebSocket
Wi SUN
Wi-Fi
WirelessHart
XMPP
Z-Wave
ZigBee
Other frequency

Overview
ImageSomfy Evolves Home Automation with Vodafone IoTHyundai Wearable Robotics for Walking AssistanceIntamac And Securitas Collaborate To Improve Monitoring StructuresPC-based PAC solution for material handling AGV optimizationThinManager Ready Solutions for Factory ManagementIntelligent and Active Gas Detection System for Semiconductor ManufacturingTurning A Stadium Into A Smart BuildingSmart Water Filtration Systems
Verified Vendor
SnapshotSomfy Evolves Home Automation with Vodafone IoTHyundai Wearable Robotics for Walking AssistanceIntamac And Securitas Collaborate To Improve Monitoring StructuresPC-based PAC solution for material handling AGV optimizationThinManager Ready Solutions for Factory ManagementIntelligent and Active Gas Detection System for Semiconductor ManufacturingTurning A Stadium Into A Smart BuildingSmart Water Filtration SystemsER Telecom Turns To LoRaWAN To Accelerate Digital Transformation In Russia
Challenge

TaHoma® is a wireless, multi-protocol service with a single intuitive interface which brings together all the devices installed in a house and allows users to control them from a smartphone, tablet or computer. For many residences, Internet access using fibre or digital subscriber line (DSL) infrastructure may be not be available due to location, or simply not installed due to second and third homes not being occupied for a large part of the year.

The Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute at Hyundai Motor Company develops future mobility technologies. Rather than provide conventional vehicle products to customers, this research center creates new mobility devices with a wide range of speeds for a variety of people, including the elderly and the disabled. As our society ages, there is a greater need for systems that can aid mobility. Thus, we are developing wearable exoskeleton robots with NI embedded controllers for the elderly and patients with spinal cord injuries to use. Key Challenge Developing a system that can handle complex control algorithms to capture data remotely from various sensors simultaneously and perform real-time control of multiple actuators for a wearable robotics device for walking assistance.

Securitas wanted to give new and existing customers a proposition that was unlike anything they had offered before, a security system that broke the traditional mould but took advantage of the monitoring infrastructure that was already in place, including the manned response capabilities and alarm receiving centres.

Widely used across many industries, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) have been scooting around factory floors for decades. Thanks to evolving technologies like sensors, wireless networks and automatic control technologies, their guidance methods and physical dimensions continue to evolve and now small lightweight trackless AGV are being rolled out. An American AGV System Integrator (SI) was designing a Laser Guided Vehicle (LGV) for a material handling system in an automotive assembly plant. Since the plant’s existing AGV system used an expensive PLC-based control system there weren’t enough functions to meet the new control requirements, the company decided to upgrade and shift to a compact PC-based PAC control system ideal for the new compact vehicle design, capable of integrating with upper management systems using a single software application to replace the original two software applications.

A medical product company needed to install 230 thin client PCs across four manufacturing plants. Thin clients have been used in offices for many years, but their introduction onto the factory floor has been slow. A thin client network consists of a management computer in a secure, air-conditioned room with back up UPS, whilst on the factory floor there are a number of simple computers which are used to connect to the management computer, thereby removing the need to install individual operating systems and applications on each of the clients whilst also ensuing that there is only one point of failure. The company was looking for a network architecture that would have the lowest maintenance costs and the quickest deployment time. To meet all these needs, each of these sites would have approximately 50 thin clients installed on the factory floor and these would then be connected to a central server located elsewhere on the site. This leaves only one point of maintenance for software updates, security patches and rules for what applications are allowed to run on the thin clients.

As one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers, our customer needs to continually refine and expand their manufacturing capabilities to meet the constant, ever-growing demand for electronics products. Semiconductor fabrication requires minute nanometer-scale operations using dangerous chemicals and gases. To continue growing their manufacturing capabilities while maintaining high levels of precision, the manufacturer expanded operations with a new plant which was to incorporate new gas detection alarm technology. System Requirements • Real-time alerts of abnormal gas levels on the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system • Local alarms with local control logic to alert personnel of high gas levels • Mixed analog and digital I/O solution for broader device compatibility • High reliability

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.

Before working with Ayla Networks, Ozner was already using cloud connectivity to identify and solve water-filtration system malfunctions as well as to monitor filter cartridges for replacements.

But, in June 2015, Ozner executives talked with Ayla about how the company might further improve its water systems with IoT technology. They liked what they heard from Ayla, but the executives needed to be sure that Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform provided the security and reliability Ozner required.

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.

Solution

The Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform overcomes these coverage problems by providing reliable and consistent connectivity. Vodafone provides a small pre-configured router exclusively for Somfy which is automatically activated and connected to Internet roaming, allowing the home to be controlled from any location, especially in second homes where remote control is an added value.

Using the LabVIEW RIO platform, including a CompactRIO embedded system and a real-time controller with an FPGA control architecture provided by Single-Board RIO, to acquire data from various sensors and control peripheral units, high-speed communication devices, and actuators; and using LabVIEW software to acquire reliable data by conducting real-time analysis and applying various robot control algorithms to dramatically reduce development time.

The premise for the security system was that it should be extremely user friendly and accessible to a diverse target market. For this reason the dedicated gateway incorporates GPRS and broadband connectivity, making it possible for those without a fixed broadband connection to benefit from a monitored alarm.

The client had several requirements for this project. Not only did the new hardware have to be small enough and robust enough to survive in the harsh factory conditions, it was also essential that there wouldn’t be any breakdown in communication between the LGV and the control room. To ensure this stability, the SI used industrial grade wireless devices with wider network coverage and higher power output. It was also required that any system provided to the SI would be able to support their bespoke version of Linux (Debian Wheezy X64). Inside the LGV, an APAX-5580Control IPC with three modules (APAX-5490, APAX-5046, APAX-5040) was connected to the motion controller and safety relay. To wirelessly communicate to the control site and EKI-5525 and EKI-6331AN were connected to the APAX-5580. An IDS-3110 touchscreen monitor was attached to the exterior of the LGV. The APAX-5580 combines the capabilities of PLC and PC but also is a PC-based open control platform to provide industrial computing performance and integrate a variety of I/O modules with ease. Featuring a fanless, low power, ultra-compact and cable-free connection makes it be particularly suitable for the AGV automation control applications which require high stability in limited space. To protect the operating system and its data, the APAX-5580 also includes an industrial-grade mSATA SSD with excellent anti-shock and anti-vibration properties. In the event of system problem the PAC also includes a SD card one key recovery function which lets users quickly return the system to the default factory settings. It’s also an application ready platform for embedded applications. Regardless of what the customers’ applications require, users can fully utilize itsrich I/O interfaces to connect a wide range of peripheral devices such as digital/analog signals, Ethernet network, computer monitor, memory card, etc. Plus, it can support multiple operating systems and drivers to shorten the development time of System Integrators. To communicate with the control station the LGV also includes a small EKI-5525 5-port Fast Ethernet ProView Switch and an EKI-6331AN IEEE 802.11 a/n Wi-Fi AP/CPE wireless module. For users to help communicate directly with the LGV an IDS-3110 10.4” industrial-grade TFT LCD touch screen. By adopting ultra-thin and non-frame design, the monitor perfectly fits with the compact AGV embedded applications. In the Control Site, an EKI-7710E Managed switch is responsible for sending signals to EKI-6311’s spread throughout the site. The EKI-7710 is an All-in-One managed redundant switch not only provides network redundancy in the car assembly factory but also has high output power for the reliable coverage and data throughput and 2x2 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) to optimize data transmission, as well as supporting wide temperature range (-20~70°C) with IP55 protection.

o meet the customer's requirements, Advantech's ThinManager ready hardware, consisting of the UNO-2053GL, ACP firmware and ThinManager software was presented. This deployment required the installation of ThinManager and HMI software on the server only, and the UNO-2053GL acted as a thin Client on the plant floor. 230 UNO-2053GL with AMD Geode™ LX800 processors, were installed across the four sites. The UNO-2053GL has no operating system or storage installed; each time the server boots, ThinManager sends the control software to the UNO-2053GL over the network and it then runs the small Linux operating system in RAM. The UNO-2053GL with an operating temperature range of -10 ~ 55°C (14 ~ 131°F) has been designed specifically for harsh industrial environments, and its rugged aluminum chassis protects the fanless and cableless design from the rigors of the factory floor. To guard against network failure, each UNO-2053GL has dual LAN ports that will automatically switch should one go down; thus, data will be protected and successfully transferred and stored on the management server. The management server is stored in a separate air conditioned room with UPS systems and a back-up server. On the factory floor, each UNO-2053GL is connected to a flat panel such as the IP65 compliant 15” FPM-3151G for onsite management.

A semiconductor factory's gas detection alarms are the very definition of a mission critical system. Abnormal levels of the dangerous gases used in semiconductor manufacturing will not only cause expensive breakdowns but could even cost lives. Traditionally, semiconductor manufacturers have used programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to monitor their alarm systems. PLCs are well-suited for control applications, but the limitations of their passive communications architectures become clear when used as an alarm solution. In order to communicate with the PLC, the SCADA system has to repeatedly poll the device using older RS-485 communications. Moxa made it possible for our customer to take advantage of modern industrial Ethernet networking technology and deploy an active "push"-based alarm system. The ioLogik E2242 intelligent Ethernet I/O device was selected for this system because it can take the initiative to "push" updates to the Active OPC Server. This powerful I/O device possesses the local intelligence and communications capabilities to actively update the SCADA system whenever there is a change in analog gas readings. The resulting active architecture consumes fewer network resources than conventional polling systems while still ensuring that the latest gas readings are available on the SCADA. Moxa's exclusive auto-tag generation technology significantly simplifies the configuration of these potent features, so SCADA engineers can focus on other parts of the SCADA system instead of laboriously constructing tags one at a time at an OPC server. With four analog inputs and 12 configurable digital input and output channels, the E2242 is a flexible and cost effective solution. Our customer uses the digital outputs to connect to a light tower and local buzzer to alert personnel when high gas levels are detected. Local alarms were configured with the menu-driven Click&Go™ interface, which is completely code-free and easy to set up. Product Solutions: ioLogik E2242 Smart Ethernet Remote I/O with 12 DIOs, 4 AIs

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.

Ozner is leveraging Ayla’s IoT cloud platform to better manage and maintain its connected filtration systems and to help expand its sales into international markets.

The Ayla Insights business intelligence and analytics tool was employed to obtain real-world customer data from the Ozner Water connected smart-filtration systems in use. The customer data collected through Ayla insights included additional maintenance and service checkpoints from the deployed systems.

Meanwhile, Ayla engineers built Ozner a mobile app that lets Chinese customers remotely control their own filtration systems using popular social networks, such as Weixin (aka WeChat).

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.

Customer

Somfy is a French multinational company which has led Spain’s smart home market for over 30 years and is committed to bringing the digital revolution into homes in more than 60 countries.

Hyundai Motor Company

Securitas

An American AGV System Integrator (SI)

A medical product company

One of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers from Taiwan

National Stadium in Beijing, China

Ozner Water International Holding is part of a large Chinese company that develops, manufactures and sells water-purification systems.

ER-Telecom Holding

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Data Collected
Real-time alerts of abnormal gas
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Use Cases
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Operational Impact
Impact #1
Simple plug-and-play solution, automatic and pre-configured connectivity. Simplicity of relationship and management with Vodafone IoT.
Home security alerts by SMS, email and app notifications.
Advantech's PAC open control platform provides many advanced features for System Integrators to quickly and conveniently develop their applications.
Auto tag generation saves time compared to creating tags on the OPC Server
More "Green" Asset - The building automation system integrates and controls the various equipment and devices that affect comfort levels or consume vast amounts of energy.
Expand its knowledge of customer requirements and use the information for future product improvements. Anticipate many more of its customers’ needs before they became service problems or system malfunctions

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.

Impact #2
Generation of alerts activated by sensors and programmable events, enabling the prevention of damage and early decision-making
Broadband and GPRS connectivity for broad accessibility.
Analog and digital signal collection in one module reduces expenses
Better User Experience - Technology enabled a more transparent and traceable user identification system so that the access control could segment staff, VIPs and general visitors against a predefined database.
Allow customers to control and monitor their filtration systems anytime, anywhere—and communicate with Ozner customer service—via smartphone and their favorite social network.

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.

Impact #3
Full coverage thanks to Vodafone’s network and its managed connectivity service
No programming required, conserving deployment and development time
Conquer long-distance maintenance and service concerns as the company expands beyond China into international markets

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.”


Quantitative Benefit
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Technology
HardwareSmart Ethernet I/O Solutions
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IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Connectivity Protocols
6LoWPAN
AMQP
ANT
Alljoyn
BACnet
Bluetooth
Brillo
Cellular
CoAP
DDS
DNS-SD
DigiMesh
EnOcean
Ethernet
FirstNet
Hypercat
IO-Link
IPSO
IPv6
IoTivity
KNX
LPWAN
LWM2M
LoRaWAN
LonWorks
M-Bus
MQTT
Modbus
NFC
Neul
oneM2M
PROFIBUS
RFID
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Satellite
Sigfox
Thread
UDP
UPnP
Weave
WebSocket
Wi SUN
Wi-Fi
WirelessHart
XMPP
Z-Wave
ZigBee
Other frequency