What is IoT?

The number of domestic devices with communication capabilities has dramatically increased these days. Everyday, we find out that more “things”, like a coffee maker, a washer machine, a TV, a lamp have connection and control features.

This universe of connected objects has resulted in the concept known as Internet of Things (IoT). This paradigm suggests that all objects that surround us are interconnected through Internet, having their features and uses globally and ubiquitously available. Therefore, IoT can be considered a technological ecosystem that can be used in order to resolve multiple problems and generate new services.

Thanks to the use of IoT, is possible to obtain more information on systems and their processes, reduce costs, create new city or company management services or even increase accessibility to information by the citizens. Perhaps, maybe due to its origins, IoT can be easily explained, in a simplistic way, as an asset of electronic devices that, through Internet, can obtain information and interact with people in a specific context. However, the real potential of IoT is way broader and barely known as of today. Initiatives surrounding IoT are nowadays on the rise, and they hold high expectations of expansion and economical and social impact. To a certain degree, it could be said that IoT supports (or even absorbs in some cases) other concepts such as Smart City, Industry 4.0, wearables, etc.

Inar IoT ecosystem

Thanks to our technology, we can offer a specific concrete solution to each need. From providing data, being transparent the technology necessary to achieve it, to integrating ourselves into your current system only adding a new piece to the puzzle.

We monitor with third party sensors or of our own, to optimally solve every possible scenario. We are experts in ultra low consumption wireless sensors. We work with diverse technologies including LoRa, Bluetooth, WiFi or ZigBee, among others.

Our Gateway has computational capability that can ease intelligence distribution and Edge Computing. We offer sensor taxonomy and modeling, so the Gateway management of the sensors is technology independent.

We build cloud solutions adapted to your needs or we can integrate ourselves into your current information management systems. We offer you a simple way of visualizing data, and work closely in order to optimize it.

We work to reduce operational costs, increase available information of your business, and helping you process it.

IoT possibilities

Thanks to our technology, we can offer a specific concrete solution to each need. From providing data, being transparent the technology necessary to achieve it, to integrating ourselves into your current system only adding a new piece to the puzzle.

Animal farming

  • Animal geo-location.

    Getting to know animal routes, as well as their real-time location is really useful to avoid loss or theft.

  • Animal physiological parameters measurement.

    Registering and real-time update of physiological parameters of interest such as body temperature, activity levels, etc.

  • Monitoring of environmental parameters in animal farms.

    Access remotely information on the state of the farm: temperature, humidity, noise levels, gas concentration, soil water, drinking trough state, etc.

  • Real time control system in animal farming.

    By using monitoring systems it is possible to remotely or locally control, in an automatic fashion, different animal farming systems.

  • Facility-animal interaction analysis.

    To locate animals and analyze their movements in the facilities allows to have an insight to their behavior and daily habits, so anomalies can be detected.

  • Monitor and alert generation in beekeeping.

    Registering and updating parameters that affect the beehives, to generate alarms for critical situations; in particular, theft alerts that could be resolved through geo-location and recovery. 


  • Soil state measurements.

    Remote and real-time knowledge of the state of the soil by measuring parameters such as temperature, volumetric water content, sun radiation, etc. This allows a better management of tasks such as sowing times, irrigation times, and treatments.


  • Climate conditions measurement.

    Remote and real time information on rain, temperature changes, wind, air pressure and humidity. This information can be overlapped with meteo agencies to obtain better forecasts.


  • Crop/fruit evolution analysis.

    According to the type of crop, parameters of interest can be monitored. These include: fruit size, color, etc.  Its use in vineyards has shown great advantages.


  • Supervising and control of water and fertilizer managing systems.

    By using monitoring systems is possible to remotely or locally, in an automatic fashion, control watering and fertilization systems.


  • Intelligent agro machinery, geo-located and integrated with the farm notebook.

    Agricultural machinery is able to determine its own configuration, use history, and adjust its performance accordingly to the requirements.


  • Parameter monitoring in storage and/or treatment facilities.

    Remotely and real time relevant information collection (temperature, humidity, dust in the air, grain height, etc.) from warehouses, dryers, composters, etc. Both of the facilities and the products.

  • Monitoring and control of special agricultural facilities, that require specific maintenance.

    Vivariums, greenhouse, fungi and mushroom growth, hydroponic facilities, etc.

Smart City

  • Intelligent signaling.

    Signals that autonomously and consistently decide among all of them, the optimal message, according to the changing conditions of the environment and the punctual requirements such as emergency situations.


  • Location and state of urban elements.

    Each element is able to periodically report its state and location in order to facilitate its use, maintenance and management. For example, where the closest operative defibrillator can be found.


  • Civil infrastructures monitoring and emergency situation detection.

    Being able to know, in real time, parameters such as vibration and overload in bridges, footbridges, tunnels, etc. This allows improved management, programming maintenance, and manage critical situations effectively.


  • Monitoring of environmental conditions.

    Being able to know, in real time, not only classical meteorological parameters, but also others that have great impact in life quality for the citizens such as ambient noise, light radiation, air quality, polen levels, etc.


  • Trash containers monitoring and connection.

    Being able to know the conditions of containers allows not only to optimize deadlines and collection routes, but also to manage emergency situations such as fires or vandalism.


  • Advanced lighting control.

    Having information on illumination systems (consumption, brightness levels, etc) allows automatic adjustments depending on real conditions (not only depending on the time), improving the service at a lower cost. Maintenance operations are consequently simplified.


  • Alarm systems and prevention services integration.

    Connecting different types of alarms (smoke detectors, temperature, trespass, etc)  both private and public to one analysis system, allows a better detection and emergency management.


  • Smart Parking.

    Real time monitoring of parking spots and public spaces, allows a better use of them by citizens, improves traffic and reduces pollution levels.

  • Advanced traffic monitoring and management.

    By using integrated counting sensors, vehicle identifiers and speed sensors, information can be generated  along with other Smart City Systems (signaling, parking, alarms, etc) optimizing traffic.


  • Pedestrian transit.

    Having an insight on the level of pedestrian transit through specific sensors along with the digital fingerprint of smartphones and wearable devices, allows a more efficient management of the city.


Smart Building

  • Energetic efficiency.

    Monitoring environmental conditions of a building allows to control energetic  and climatic installations in an efficient way while comfort stays optimal.


  • User interaction.

    Offering help to the user for guidance or using the building in a more efficient way, according to their specific needs, especially in critical situations such as emergencies.


  • Physical infrastructure security,

    Having data regarding the physical infrastructure of a building works as an optimal mechanism to monitor structural health, planning management, prevent accidents and emergencies management.

  • Access control and use of a building

    Common areas and access levels management, defining who can be where and who has exit and entering permissions. This can be critical in places such as care homes.


  • Building conditions and alarm management.

    Integration of different systems and sensors of the building, allows having real time information for preventing, detecting and managing emergency situations.


  • User and element location inside buildings.

    A building that knows in real time where their users and elements (furniture, equipment, etc.) are can provide plenty of contextualized services (facilities guidance, finding equipment, user rescue in emergency situations, etc).

Industry 4.0 and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

  • M2M applications (Machine To Machine).

    Remotely having access to the machinery to get information about its conditions, perform self diagnostics, modify operation parameters and improve interoperability between machines that work together.


  • Non-invasive monitoring of the production chain.

    Obtaining information about the production process without modifying it allows identification of points that need optimization as well as ensuring quality process and preventing possible failures.


  • Environmental conditions analysis and health and safety verification.

    Monitoring environmental conditions, particularly air quality (nocive gases such as Ozone, Carbon Monoxide, etc) to guarantee a safe and comfortable workspace.


  • Energetic and raw material flux measurement.

    Dynamically monitoring energy and material fluxes (both consumption and  production) allows to know the instant situation and to identify loss or inefficiency. On the long term, this improves profitability.

  • Improvement of staff-building and factory facilities interactions

    Advanced services based on location and context can be generated. For example restricted areas management, automatic alarm creation, contextualized information generation that can be individually adapted to each worker.


  • Assets follow up to optimize supply chain

    Being able to know every moment the location and conditions(temperature, humidity, vibration levels) that the goods are being transported in, sending warnings in case of a inadequate handling. For example, breaking the cold chain.


  • Management and security improvement in warehouses.

    Real time warehouse location information of certain goods, automatic management of store and shipping instructions, alarms in the case of non-authorized handling, are some services that IoT can provide.


  • Smart lockers and mailboxes.

    These elements are able to automatically send notifications to the user when a parcel is received (or manage a shipment) and facility collection.


  • Smart buttons to trigger order instructions.

    This device, which is «aware» of its location in the warehouse, can simply elaborate purchase orders of the elements stored in that location.

Environmental possibilities

  • Monitoring and management of river resources.

    It is possible to improve river and aquifers use and conditions, identifying human activity impact. This can be done by the means of certain parameters such as flow speed, well levels, water composition, etc. 

  • Monitoring of environmental factors in seas and oceans.

    By increasing available information from these environments, a better understanding of their vital cycles can be laid out, how these have an impact on the global environment and how human activities affect them.

  • Atmospheric parameters monitoring.

    Understanding atmospheric mechanics, human activity impact on it, and disaster prevention (such as hurricanes, monsoon, etc) requires precise and real-time information from multiple points, even hard access ones.


  • Water treatment facilities monitoring (sewage systems, purification plants...).

    Monitoring both facility (water flow, pressure, etc) and intrinsic water (opacity, salinity, pH, etc.) parameters results in better efficiency and quality.


  • Distribution facilities monitoring.

    Parameter monitoring (flow, pressure, turbidity, etc) in this infrastructures guarantees water quality while optimizing management, maintenance and minimizing losses.

  • Accident and natural disaster related monitoring.

    A correct monitoring according to the environment (forests, mountains, valleys, etc.) can prevent, detect and efficiently manage risk situations such as fires, avalanches, earthquakes, floods, etc.

  • Protected species and environment preservation assistance.

    In order to protect an environment of species, knowing their current state is critical so their evolution can be studied. This can help in identification of offensive factors and study how to contain them.

Social – IoP (Internet of People)

  • Daily life activities and associated alarms detection.

    Determining how, when and what activities someone develops in a daily basis, can be useful to have an insight on their health conditions. This can be critical when servicing dependant people or individuals with cognitive disorders, mainly in emergency situations such as falls.


  • Panic buttons and itinerary control.

    Keep control and generate alarms related to the location of children or cognitive impaired individuals that get lost.


  • Citizen science.

    Encourage citizens to be enactors and consumers of information, raising awareness on both the pros and dangers related to IoT. Digitally empowering citizens for a better development, use and enjoyment of their city.


  • Wearable technology.

    These are devices created to be worn by people and that can extract lots of information (activity, physiological variables, interaction with other devices, etc.). In general, they are oriented to offer new services (communications, leisure, etc.) or improve the owner’s quality of life (health tracking, alert generation, etc.).


  • Behaviour pattern analysis

    Establishing behavioral patterns on how customers move around in a shop, what catches their attention and how they interact with products.


  • Contextualized custom advertising.

    Client adapted information according to their tastes and location that can notify limited offers when passing by the store.


  • Efficient sale items and/or exposition management

    Remote and automatic update of price tags. Also, RFID tags give additional information about the product to the consumers.

  • Gamified fidelization.

    IoT technologies can provide gamification experiences for the clients (interactive discovery of hidden products, itinerary games, interaction with other users, etc.). These experiences search for customer loyalty by the means of an active participation, often offering gifts or discounts.