IoT

What is IoT?

The number of domestic with communication capabilities has dramatically increased these days. Everyday, we are more used to find “things” (such as a coffee maker, a washer machine, a television, a lamp…) that have connexion and control features.

This universe of these 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. Like so, IoT can be considered as 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, lower costs, create new city or company management services or even increase accessibility to information by the citizens. Perhaps, IoT can be easily explained in a simple way like an asset of electronical devices that, through Internet, can obtain information and interact with people in a specific context. However, the real potential linked to IoT is way broader and barely known as of today. Initiatives revolving IoT are nowadays on the rise, and they hold high expectations of expansion and high economical and social impact. To a certain point, it could be said that IoT supports (or even absorbs in some cases) other concepts such as SmartCity, 4.0 Industry, wearable devices, etc.

Inar IoT ecosystem

Thanks to our technology, we can offer a specific and completely defined solution to each need. From providing data, turning transparent the technology in order to achieve it, to integrate in your current system and only adding a new piece of the puzzle to the pre-existing environment.

Slide Cloud computing Third party gateway and sensors Inar IoT Gateway Data visualization Edge computing IP Sensors Inar IoT Node IP sensor Slide IoT node Sensors T, %HR, Pressure [pH], COx, NH, GPS, Inertial sensors, Magnetic field Energy Energy harvesting Battery powered Main powered WiFi BT-BLE LoRa LTE-NB ZigBee etc Processing Comms Actuators Servos Reles Drivers etc Simple data analysis Energy management Data logging Decision making

We monitor with sensors of our own and third parties, to optimally solve every possible scenario. We´re experts in wireless sensors of ultralow consumption. We work with diverse technologies including LoRa, Bluetooth, WiFi or ZigBee, among others.

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

We can also build cloud solutions adapted to your needs or can integrate in your current information management system. We can offer you a simple visualization of data, and work closely in order to optimize it.

We can lower operational costs, increase available information on your business helping you processing it.

IoT possibilities

Thanks to our technology, we can offer a specific and completely defined solution to each need. From providing data, turning transparent the technology in order to achieve it, to integrate in your current system and only adding a new piece of the puzzle to the pre-existing environment.

Slide IoT allows optimizing performance in animal farms as well as reducing its environmental footprint. It improves quality and traceability of produce. Monitoring and automatizing agrobusiness allows optimization of resources, mainly water, traceability improvement, along with more efficiency and quality in the production. In the year 2017 half of the world population was living in urban areas. IoT allows safer, more sustainable cities that can offer higher life quality to their inhabitants. People spend more of their times inside buildings. Thanks to IoT, buildings are more efficient, safer, and comfortable. Steam, electricity, automatization and now connectivity: the 4.0 industry revolution has already started and IoT is its main tool. Goods commerce represents 44,5% of the world's GDP. Improvements in logistics contributes by decreasing environmental footprint and increasing higher quality products. In 2017 carbon emissions went up to 54 million tons, doubling the figure registered 40 years prior. IoT can play an essential role in measurement and control of environmental parameters. In 2030 between 7% to 12% of the population will be over 65 years old. In this context, technology will be key to improve people's lives. IoT offers tools to improve sales and increase client satisfaction.

Animal farming

  • Animal geolocation.

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

  • Animal physiological parameters measurements.

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

  • Environmental parameters monitoring in animal farms.

    Remotely have access to information on the state of the farm: temperature, humidity, noise levels, gas concentration, soil water, drinking trough state, etc. 

  • Real time system control in animal farming.

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

  • Facilities-animal interaction analysis.

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

  • Monitor and alert generation in beekeeping.

    Registering and sending parameters that affect the beehives, generating alarms in critical situations; in particular, theft alerts that could follow geo-location and recovery. 

Agriculture

  • Soil state measurements.

    Remotely and real time knowing the state of the soil by measuring parameters such as temperature, volumetric water content, sun radiation, etc. This would allow a better management of tasks such sowing times, irrigation times, and treatments.

  • Climate condition measurement.

    Remotely and real time knowing 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 wineyard has shown great advantages.

  • Supervising and control of water and fertilizer managing systems.

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

  • Intelligent agro machinery, geolocated 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 obtention (temperature, humidity, dust in the air, grain hight, etc.) from warehouses, dryers, composters, etc. both of the facilities and the produce. 

  • 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 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 facilite 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 crisis situations effectively.

  • Environmental conditions monitoring.

    Being able to know, in real time, not only classical meteorological parameters, but also others that have great impact in life quality of 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 optimization of 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 adjustment depending on real conditions (not only depending on the time), improving the service at lower costs. Maintenance operation are consequently simplified.

  • Alarm systems and prevention services integration.

    Connecting different types of alarms (smoke detectors, temperature, trespass, etc)  both private and public in 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 reduce pollution levels.

  • Advanced traffic monitoring and management.

    By using counting sensors, vehicle identifiers and speed sensors, integrated 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 efficency.

    Monitoring environmental conditions of a building in order to control energetic  and climatization installations in an efficient way while confort stays optimal.

  • User interaction.

    Offering help to the user for guidance or using the building in 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, management planning, 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 permission. This can be critical in places such as care homes.

  • Building conditions and alarm management.

    Integration of different systems and sensor 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).

4.0 industry and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

  • M2M applications (Machine To Machine).

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

  • Non-invasive monitoring of the production chain.

    Obtaining information about the productive process without modifying it allows identification of points that need optimization as well as ensuring quality of the 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 contest can be generated. For example restricted areas management, automatic alarm creation, contextualized information generation that can be individually adapted to each worker.

Logistics

  • Assets follow up to optimize supply chain

    Being able to know at every moment the location and condition s(temperature, humidity, vibration levels) that the goods are being transported in, sending notifications in the 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 in multiple points, even hard access ones.

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

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

  • Distribution facilities monitoring.

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

  • Accident and natural disaster related monitoring.

    A correct monitoring depending on the placement (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 in 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 alarm generation related location of children or cognitive impaired individuals that get lost.

  • Citizen science.

    Encourage citizens to be generators 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 the 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.).

Retail

  • Behaviour pattern analysis

    Establishing behavioural 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 fidelizationi by the means of an active participation, often offering gifts or discounts.