WHAT IS AN IOT
Each large company has its own set of IT systems allowing it to manage the business. Each system can be represented as two layers:
- Reflection of facts of economic activity in the system (purchases / sales / movement of goods / reflection of production, etc.).
- Calculation of a huge number of different economic indicators for making business-oriented decisions, interaction with other organizations around us, as well as with tax authorities.
First, we are interested in the first layer. Previously, information was added to the system only by people. However, you can call your IT system truly automated only if facts of economic activity are automatically reflected. This means - without involving people but using devices.
With the increase in the number of devices, the demand for the following operations is growing:
Having a platform that allows you to carry out these operations, you can not only scale your IT system, but also integrate new automation elements as quickly as possible.
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
Water, gas, power, humidity, weight, security, GPS and infinite numbers of other sensors
Converting technical data from devices into a human-readable form.
Store data from devices in our single data warehouse
Creating new business-oriented data flows.
Your own ERP system (1C, SAP, etc.).
The platform consists of many components necessary for the implementation of various business models only by configuring the platform, without costly refinement of the client’s main accounting system.
LPWAN networks are used as the main data collection medium.
The advantages are:
- Long range data transfer.
- Low power consumption of end devices.
- High network scalability over large areas.
We strive to ensure that our customers not only receive complete data from devices, but also that this data is as applicable as possible to real business processes.
The customer’s business structure is set up in the system in the form of business unit hierarchy.
Data is harvested from any device of any vendor through any data transfer technology or protocol.
The platform provides not only raw and low-level decoded data from devices, but also allows to generate high-level, business-oriented insights enabling real-time decision-making.
The organizational structure of the client is easily reflected in the structure of the business units of the platform.
Indications and insights are formed exclusively for elements of the business model - business units.
A single way of integration for any entity of the client system.
Data generation for automatic generation of production documents in the client system.
DATA FROM ANY DEVICES
The number of supported devices is constantly growing. You can use devices of any manufacturer.
ANY DATA SUPPLIERS
The platform uses various systems to deliver readings from devices (LoRa, MQTT, WEB App, etc.).
Presentation of data from devices in a convenient format for business intelligence.
SIMPLE ACCESS TO DATA
You can use only one endpoint (API) to receive data into your own resource management system easily.
Grouping devices from dependent business units.
EASY INSIGHTS GENERATION
Creation of new data streams (insights) based on data from devices.
Creation of new insights based on data flows calculated earlier (previous insights).
BUSINESS LOGICS SIMPLIFICATION
Powerful simplification of business logic using insight data instead of just reading from devices (or using all the data together).
The platform allows the user (in addition to integration with the main IT system) to create various desktops for the effective analysis of available data. Desktop elements are easy to customize as you wish. This helps to save time in managing business processes.
To display data on the desktop graphs, histograms, tables and other elements are used. For each element, you can set various parameters, such as - colour, number of values, interval, etc. Data for construction can be taken both from the readings obtained from the devices, and from insights calculated according to the necessary logic of the client.
Each device transmits its measurement data (messages). Very often this data is redundant. The system allows you to configure the rules under which the received data from the devices will be stored in the readings. In the rules, you can set the minimum significant delta of changes and the time after which it is necessary to consider the data even if they have not changed significantly.
The information package received from the device can be converted into several indications important for the business process. If only one indication is needed in the data sent from the device, and the rest is not, then you can specify the necessary indication in the system and ignore the rest.
Modern and advanced agricultural irrigation systems are an integration of seed, soil, water, fertilizer and pesticides, machinery, operator, digital system etc.
It is essential to leverage the resources for efficiency and sustainability of this complex system.
The implementation of IoT solutions in agriculture begins with smart irrigation. Sensor-based and battery powered IoT technologies collect data about soil, moisture, water, fertilizer, pumps, pressure, GPS trackers and transmit this information from sensors to farm irrigation systems, helping the farmer to optimize the operational plan and use of resources by preventing the major problems and saving the costs.
OPERATION PLAN & MACHINERY TRACKING
HOW DO CONTROLLED WATER APPLICATIONS PROVIDE SOLUTIONS?
FMEC water and billing management platform aims to minimize water use by eliminating wasteful water practices and inefficient water consumption. Our IoT platform offers flexible and easy solution to track and bill as well as control live and accurate water consumption. Optimizing your irrigation plan and amount of water consumed allows operator to save resources and provide the best care for crops. There are several common problems on irrigated farms that we help to solve using our IoT smart irrigation solution.
OVERIRRIGATED / UNDERIRRIGATED AREAS
As soon as there is not enough or too much water in the soil, a platform reacts to this alert. The system allows the farmer to identify the overirrigated / underirrigated areas by reading data with soil moisture probes and adjusting the water application by Variable Rate Applications maps.
One of the biggest issues for farmers which causes water wastage, pivot gearbox failure, local water logging, crop health problems etc. It also takes a lot of time to fill in the tracks to turn irrigation back on especially on large scale operations. By reading insights from GPS tracker on pivot, water pump, electricity and operating pressure our system sends the alerts to block the pump or stop the irrigation that helps the farmer to save their costs and react accordingly.
Installing the pressor sensors to the distribution line and comparing the data from the pump station allows the end user to monitor the pump status and making sure a pipe is in working conditions and the water is flowing in proper amounts and react to the problem immediately if the system alerts a pressure drop or water flow failure.
Effective fertigation is a combination of quantities, nutrient combinations and precise timings that require proper management tool delivering just the right proportion of water and fertilizer directly to the plants according to your applicating plan. The farmer creates variable rate application maps and plans the application in advance. The system collects the raw data from the sensors on fertilizer and water tanks alert if the application proportions differ from the plan as well as the fertilizer tank liquid level, so the user can supervise the fertigation application and address the issues.
NUTRIENT BALANCE & YIELD INCREASE
Efficient and even amount of fertilizers in all areas achieves higher yield and profitability to its full potential as well as crop quality.
Indications and insights are formed exclusively for elements of the business model - business units.
Real time data from the system will allow the user to react to the issues immediately to plan and prepare for efficient successful operations (filling the fertilizer tanks in if the level is low, stopping the fertigation in case of pipe corrosion or burst).
System allows you to create efficiencies in input application and ensure sustainability and environmental safety.
OPERATION PLAN AND MACHINERY TRACKING.
Smart farming is the system based on IoT technologies as a tool for monitoring the field conditions and crop health with a combination of the following sensors (soil moisture, humidity, soil temperature, weather station, GPS trackers, liquid and level sensors etc.) and automatic controlled irrigation system. It has been proved that IoT-based precision farming is more predictable, highly efficient and cost effective rather than a traditional approach.
All farmers use weather station data to monitor the weather conditions for their crop planning together with temperature and soil probes. All these are connected to the platform and the operations can be planned more precisely against the real time data collected.
Satellite imaginaries are also a powerful tool for the farmers to monitor crop NDVIs and its status. Having the data stored in a cloud system is important for crop rotation, farm budget planning and accounting.
Using IoT, you can identify areas of over-cultivation or repeated duplication of identical operations by GPS tracker.
Farm logistics and machinery tracking is essential for modern farms as well as the security features such as weighbridge and elevator sensors.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR IRRIGATION SUCCESSFUL USING IOT?
1. PLAN. PLAN TO SUCCEED
1.1. Create a working plans for individual farms based on soil climate, weather station data, irrigation issues and machine availability which then form a base layer to automate the control within the IoT platform. 1.2 Create accurate Field and Machinery records which give an open insight to operations on farm. 1.3 Receive alerts when any operation contravenes system guidelines. 1.4 Regularly analyse the system data to compare crop growth with planned timings, modify system settings to improve future crop establishment.
2. IOT AND TELEMETRY PLATFORM
2.1 Install basic GSM/IoT tracking devices on all possible insights, RFID tags on all machines and enabled automated operator identification. This will then provide information on all operations in the farm as well as which tractors are being used with which equipment, and who is operating them, in real time.
2.2 Structured systems enable automated SMS alerts should plan differ from fact. This function allows operations to be remotely monitored automatically highlighting actions which may be detrimental to plant or soil health or general farm issues.
A set of sensors integrated into
- Pivot control panel
- Pump control panel
- Water metering system
- Access control units
To detect potential abuse event with instant security warning and recording it into the database.
With the increasing global concern for food security and the expansion of agriculture production for the world population, livestock management and control system plays a significant role in agriculture. Advanced technology brings possibilities for farmers to improve the quality and quantity of agricultural production and to optimize their livestock health using remote monitoring and data-driven decision making.
Animal illness is the biggest issue for the framers. Traditional livestock health inspection is time consuming and unreliable comparing to digital one. IoT data received from the devices connected to an animal allows farmers to monitor, identify and address issues like illness and vaccination periods, weight and feeding problems before they significantly impact the herd’s health. Here are some examples of system implementation.
DATA COLLECTION ENVIRONMENT
Feed proportions and consumption monitoring
Controlling reproductive cycle and breeding
Approving quality and quantity production
Gathers and stores data on location, preferred grazing and water uptakes to prevent loss. Farmer can make geofences and receive alerts when an animal goes outside specified boundaries. the peak of mating season.
Young stock weigher
Monitoring daily live weight gain to ensure both health and ration are within agreed growth weight levels. Breed specific parameters. Farmer receives live weight data which allows improve management of groups.
Inline flowmeters, milking machine sensors.
Flowmeters and milking machine sensors connected to IoT allow to monitor milk production and supervise milk consumption of calves.
Barn humidity & temperature sensor
Allows to monitor data analytics to maintain a sustainable environment in the barn. IoT can be connected to smart barn to automate air flow levels, light and humidity.
Wearable collar / tag
Collects data on heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and sends alerts to the farmer`s device when the parameters are out of a normal range.
Monitoring readiness to mate or give birth, preventing the loss of new calves and optimizing breeding practices.
Raising livestock has become more industrialized and technology-driven. Farmers have better control over the process that makes it more predictable and efficient.
- Barn environment
- Animal status
- Health issues
- Reproductive cycle
- Waste reduction
- Higher productivity
- Higher revenue
Smart office is a modern and hi-tech format of the business equipped with integrated engineering systems, wireless battery-powered sensors, intelligent multimedia network and IoT solutions for comfortable and effective work of the company. This is relevant for various businesses that strive for rational use of material resources and modern comfort in the daily work of the company.
Smart office is implemented based on integrated engineering systems and their centralized management such as:
- Resource management
- Climate environment
- Staff and equipment security
- Multimedia and office equipment management.
Various solutions result in more enjoyable, hassle-free and productive experiences at the workplace. At the same time, businesses profit due to cost savings and workflow optimization.
WHAT HELPS YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT?
Can be adjusted by using different sensors. Light sensors recognize the intensity of light and can raise / lower the blinds or switch the lights on / off as needed. Temperature and CO2 sensors can help to automatically regulate a comfortable level all the time-turn the ventilation / heating on / off . By using these technologies, working conditions are improved and energy can be saved which leads to considerable cost savings.
Infrared sensors can detect the presence of people and the occupancy rate in a room. This help to book meeting room or a quiet area within the office. At the same time it allows to prepare the suitable environment for the meeting automatically such as turning on/off the lights , heating and office equipment (i.e monitor/ screen projection unit is on – blinds off etc.)
By using detectors and RFID tag readers it is possible to identify the time spent in/outside the office per employee, control leave / sick /vacation balances or manage employees' absence. Data can be sent to HR as notification / alert or automatically uploaded into timesheets in payroll system which then forms the necessary documentation (business trips, sick leave, vacation ), calculates the salary or generates the reports.
Keyless entry to buildings, parking areas or offices increases safety and comfort. The access control can be realized using RFID cards. Water sensors can alert on floods, leaks or pipe burst so measures can be taken promptly.
BATTERY POWERED, LORAWAN DEVICES NEEDED
Light, temperature, CO2 , climate control (ventilation,
RFID cards, access unit.
Infrared sensors, temperature, office
RFID cards, access control units, water
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SMART OFFICE SOLUTIONS?