Together, Honeywell and Intel have developed a IoT proof of concept (PoC) for the Connected Worker. The Connected Worker can take many forms - factory laborer, mine worker, first responder, firefighters and more. For each environment and worker role, a different selection of sensors may be appropriate to provide the most meaningful IoT-fueled dataset to represent that individual worker asset. As with most IoT solutions, it is critical to avoid being overwhelmed by a steady stream of meaningless data. Rather, it is essential to send select actionable intelligence to the cloud for visualization and customized alert notifications. The downside is that data from individual wearable devices - if viewed independently - can potentially cause false alarms and contribute to inefficiencies in a manpower as a result. Fusing sensor technology with big data processing (hub/gateway), analytics - all in the cloud - is the key to improving local intelligence as well as remote visualization of actionable intelligence.
Designed to alert drivers when schoolchildren are present, especially in low-visibility conditions, school-zone flasher signals are typically updated manually at each school. The switching is based on the school calendar and manually changed when an unexpected early dismissal occurs, as in the case of a weather-event altering the normal schedule. The process to reprogram the flashers requires a significant effort by school district personnel to implement due to the large number of warning flashers installed across an entire school district.
The traditional way to measure power consumption of a device is to connect multimeters, oscilloscopes, or specialized power analyzers to the hardware that is to be tested. These tools are slow, difficult to set up, and make it difficult to measure the power consumption for more than a few seconds. Also, they typically require a fair amount of experience with electronics and electrical engineering.
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.
So, with the increasing threat of severe precipitation, the continuing need for improvement, and the unforgiving fiscal environment, municipalities find themselves grasping for ways to do more with less.
Water pumping, treatment and conveyance are among the largest energy and cost outlays for many local and regional municipalities. Electricity time-of-use rates and peak pricing tariffs are driving those costs even higher. This case study describes how Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) implemented a process data monitoring and control solution in order to analyze and optimize energy use, reduce deployment costs and save operational expenses.
Some IoT devices consume massive amounts of information. A single autonomous vehicle today can demand up to 40 terabytes of data for every eight hours it’s on the road. You get the idea. Mobile adoption and usage are absolutely exploding, with no end in sight. And that would be fantastic if the network could handle that kind of traffic. With 4G/LTE networks already reaching capacity, the industry is looking ahead to the next big Thing and 5G promises to be just that.
Mobile/web app for location tracking of police officers Automatic alerts to supervisors based on gestures & actions in case of emergency Live streaming of crime scene to supervisors Automatic dispatch of backup to crime scenes Historical and real-time tracking of police officers’ vehicles
Fire alarm systems are essential in providing an early warning in the event of fire. They help to save lives and protect property whilst also fulfilling the needs of insurance companies and government departments.
Fire alarm systems typically consist of several inter-linked components, such as smoke detectors, heat detector, carbon monoxide, manual call points, sounders, alarm and buzzer. The fire alarm system should give immediate information in order to prevent the fire spread and protect live and property.
To get maximum protection a shoe manufacturer in Indonesia opted for a new fire alarm system to monitor 13 production sites spread over 160 hectars. Although the company had an existing fire alarm system, it could not be monitored remotely.
It was essential that the new system would be able to be monitored from a central control room. It needed to be able to connect to the existing smoke detector and manual call point. Information should be easily collected and passed on to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Furthermore, the system should have several features such as alarm management, auto reporting, being connected to many client computers without additional cost, and run 24/7 without fails. The company also needed a system which could be implemented without changing the architecture of the existing fire alarm system.
The Connected Worker Proof of Concept (PoC) includes a wearable mobile hub providing the vehicle for unparalleled sensor-data fusion of worker-worn wearable devices. These wearable sensors include several solutions based on one of Intel's latest low-power edge processors, Intel® Quark™ SE microcontroller, which provides technology for sensor data stream processing and pattern recognition as well. In addition to the Intel-based wearable solutions, the PoC includes Honeywell's Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). This sends data via Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) short-range wireless communication to a wearable mobile hub for sensor fusion and transmission of data via Wi-Fi or cellular to the cloud for data ingestion via Trusted Analytics Platform (TAO) and visualization on an AWS hosted central incident command application. Plus, the wearable mobile hub provides highly accurate worker positioning data. With the combination of worker location, gesture communication, and activity detection, this solution provides true remote situational awareness. Determining the accurate location of workers within a facility is made possible by Intel® WCS8270 Wi-Fi technology - providing indoor positioning based on IEEE 802.11mc Fine Time Measurement (802.11mc FTM). This is generated within the mobile hub while the 802.11mc FTM coverage is achieved by installed "802.11mc FTM Responder" devices throughout the building. In the PoC, the "FTM Responder" devices are based on an Intel Quark SE microcontroller integrateed with Intel Wi-Fi supporting 802.11mc FTM on Intel® Galileo Gen 2 Development Platform. The Mobile hub is comprised of an Intel based smartphone with Intel's Wi-Fi WCS8270 supporting 802.11mc FTM, running Android Lollipop.
RTC Manufacturing, a provider of school zone safety equipment, utilised the power of an IoT platform and network capabilities to provide remote connectivity to schoolzone warning flashers for enhanced student safety. The IoT solution enables remote, two-way communications between the school district’s central traffic office and an embedded electronic device in the flasher signal signs. In the event of an early dismissal, the flasher schedule can be changed very efficiently across the entire school district with one simple update. This improvement saves a significant amount of time and frees administration personnel to assist students as they enter and exit the school safely
RTC integrated the secure cellular network, as well as its embedded cellular module, allowing each flasher panel to communicate wirelessly. Advanced IoT platform capabilities allows the schools to receive text or email alerts informing them when a bulb burns out or when the battery is failing. These real-time updates enable technicians to be dispatched for repair before any students or administrators are put at risk.
The new way, enabled by tools like the Otii power box, consists of plugging in a few cables and immediately seeing the results on the screen.
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.
Seeing this disconnect between increasing needs and decreasing means, Opti has developed a way to make stormwater infrastructure perform better. Their Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control (CMAC) system uses cloud-connected sensors and remote-controlled actuators to preempt surge and overflow events in stormwater storage systems.
Engineers determined that MRWPCA has the potential for additional peak power reductions by monitoring and controlling “time of use” (TOU) power requirements at the plant. Savings would come in part from qualifying for alternative PG&E rate structures, leveraging the use of the solar installation and carefully controlling monthly peak power demand. The plant set a goal to maintain peak loads below 500 kW to qualify for a lower electricity tariff that would minimize monthly costs. These energy management goals required the ability to closely monitor and analyze a massive amount of new real-time data from twenty individual pumps and plant processes, with the ability to control discretionary lighting loads. In order to facilitate these goals, MRWPCA chose and installed a new energy and demand monitoring system. The MRWPCA energy monitoring and demand management system was developed through a cooperative effort with MC Engineering, Inc., a California-based engineering consulting firm, and Candi Controls, which provides a cloud-based platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) data monitoring and control. MC Engineering specializes in identifying efficiency gains for water and wastewater utilities by leveraging technology and real-time data to develop projects that are funded from resulting efficiency gains and related savings. Candi Controls specializes in cross-platform, device- and protocol-agnostic communications. The company also has a suite of “PowerTools” user-interface templates which leverage its M2M platform, one of which was used to cost-effectively create a unique MRWPCA mobile and browser app. Water treatment systems analysts began the project by obtaining in-depth knowledge of plant operations, conducting a facility audit and targeting strategic loads for monitoring. Low-cost energy monitors were then installed at strategic locations throughout the plant to meter instantaneous power usage. The data is encrypted and streamed via a local network to a hosted cloud service for archiving and processing. Additional network-based control switches were installed to manage industrial lighting during high-use periods if required to help keep peak load below the threshold goal. By monitoring large loads that have some degree of operator discretionary control, an optimal time-of-use strategy and target usage peak was to be maintained. The data and controls are managed through a software Application Programmer Interface (API) and presented to operators through a secure web-based graphical interface on laptops, computer screens and portable Apple iPad tablets. The app includes a Facility Overview page to provide staff with at-a-glance real time power data.
By turning the very devices that are using all of that data – namely connected vehicles and autonomous vehicles – into decentralized providers of mobile internet services, we have the chance to not only improve the wireless network as we know it today, but the ability to enhance data services by reimagining the very way the internet works.
The solution proposed by Synapt requires high-speed wireless network and a variety of sensors, including motion sensors, body-worn cameras, gun-lift sensors, etc. These sensors are seamlessly integrated with Synapt’s IoT products, Gateway Enablement Framework, IoT Middleware Platform, Service Management Framework, and Data Analytics Framework, in order to deliver the sought benefits. In addition, Synapt developed a mobile app targeting police officers that works with an integrated OBD II GPS device to provide the exact location of each officer on the mobile map. The solution is tailor-made and vertical-specific to cater to four types of users.
A state-of-the-art remote monitoring system by Advantech designed for the purpose of detecting fires:
The ADAM-6000’s are 8-channel thermocouple input modules used to monitor temperature. They come with 8 T/C input channels and 8 digital output channels. To connect to field sensors and enhance the accuracy and reliability for thermocouple measurement it also comes with an external DIN-rail terminal board for wiring to the field sensor.
EKI-5525 ProView switches are used to connect the fire alarm system and provide the information about status and speed connection for each port. They are the world’s first convergence switches for process control and IT networking management.
They use Modbus/TCP to communicate with the SCADA software and SNMP to communicate with a Networking Management System (NMS) at the same time, thereby allowing full read control over the devices either for control engineers or for IT.
The devices come with the Port-based QoS for deterministic data transmission allows the priority ports to prioritize the traffic coming over those ports and delay the less immediately necessary data over the remaining ports. The information is collected in an IPC-5122 industrial panel PC server.
Advantech WebAccess SCADA software is installed and records the historical log in. Going beyond SCADA, WebAccess 8.x is also an HTML5-based Business Intelligent Dashboard. It analyses data and helps managers make decisions, and can be opened from anywhere on any HTML5compatible browser.
WebAccess 8.x provides developers with the tools to design their own widgets and applications and the integration of Microsoft Excel reports. Included is a set of Excel templates, and users can build their own report templates to generate daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports to help predict the status of equipment.
Through HTML5, a limitless number of users, with varying access levels are able to read information and make changes from wherever they are using either the Internet or Intranet.
If the system finds that fire is detected, then an early warning system is controlled by an ADAM-5000L/TCP Ethernet-based I/O system that allows remote configuration via Ethernet.
The ADAM-5069 is designed for on/off control in high-voltage applications. Its major feature is the power relay rating at 240 VAC and 5 A. This range can satisfy most requirements for driving externally controlled devices such as lights, fans, alarm systems, and various electronic devices in industrial automation, security, building and home automation applications.
Hardware providers looking to minimize the cost and increase the efficiency of energy consumption.
Those in the field of stormwater management.
The Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) operates a regional wastewater treatment plant that is the world’s largest water recycling facility designed for raw food crop irrigation. MRWPCA operates 25 pumping stations and a main plant that together treat 20 million gallons of wastewater per day.
The client is one of the world’s largest wireless service providers serving millions of customers in the US. The key business areas of the client include wireless communication, voice, messaging, and broadband.
A Shoe Manufacturer in Indonesia
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Location tracking, Motion sensor data, Visual data from body-worn cameras.
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Through Thingsquare's solution, one can bypass connecting multimeters, oscilloscopes, or specialized power analyzers to the hardware in order to guage testing.
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.
Opti also utilizes a standard suite of hardware for their platform, which can be configured in a number of different ways. This allows for their platform to interface with a wide variety of different infrastructures, and makes it easy for municipalities and private commercial customers to slowly scale its deployment by reducing the complexity of the watershed-scale solution.
The enterprise-wide solution allows energy managers to collect data from a number of facilities through one centralized interface. Various reports can be generated at the click of a mouse, including instantaneous, fifteen minute, and hourly average demands for a selected interval, and for one or more monitored processes.
Why tie consumers to fixed radio tower installations, with their inevitable dead zones and heavily congested regions, when mobile access points give providers the ability to reposition these towers on the fly creating a much more flexible and resilient network?
Command and control view—quicker, better perimeter control for quick conflict resolution. Quicker officer response times.
Remote Monitoring of Fire Detection Architecture
The solution offers a connected washroom management system that can reduce clients' operational costs by facilitating effective and responsive washroom cleaning.
After selecting Particle, Opti went about integrating the Electron with their existing CMAC platform and getting their new units deployed in the field. What Bedig and the rest of the Opti team found with Particle was a resounding success. Perhaps most importantly, the Particle-based solution was faster and more responsive than their previous version. However, because they were on a tight time schedule, their time to market was also mission critical.
Through turning automotive vehicles into decentralized mobile service providers, we can meet consumer demand and power the infrastructure that is developing with or without it.
Lowered incidence of property crimes due to greater investigative capabilities
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.
True 5G won’t have any presence in the market until 2020 at the earliest, and even then, the technology will be wholly incompatible with existing equipment. (One expert has estimated that a 5G handset, if produced today, would cost at least $1800 to build, so there’s work to be done.) Ultimately, 5G will face years of slow growth before it becomes mainstream and for decades it will have to co-exist worldwide with Wi-Fi, 4G, 3G and even 2G networks. Thus, this solution is both fast and effective.
Officer paperwork automation, Accurate data reduces manual errors.
Ability to control loads in a facility through a variety of different device protocols. The process of adding a new control point and protocol to an existing operator user interface (UI) takes about 60 seconds. Real-time control signal latency is typically less than 200 milliseconds.
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