The power of IoT Connectivity is data collection, at any time in any environment at any place. Localize assets in environments such as factories, hospitals, schools, offices, exhibition areas, basically anywhere and save time on manually tracking and retrieving assets. By adding additional features to the asset tag, the functionality can be extended. Add maintenance information to devices and equipment, the asset tags can easily provide an overview in asset location, device maintenance logs and status. Sensor integration and the measurement of environmental data, for example temperature, humidity or acceleration, enriches the data with information that potentially influences equipment maintenance or stock durability.
Fujitsu has carefully selected the technologies of the IoT Connectivity solution to be scalable, enabling the solution to suit small as well as large roll-outs.
How does it work?
Through the mesh network, the positioning engine automatically delivers location data. When tagging assets and adding anchor nodes to the environment, the anchor nodes function as point of reference in the localization of the assets. The tagged assets communicate with the anchor nodes which, based on the connection signal strength, pinpoint the exact location of the asset. The tagged assets communicate their ID with the timestamp and location data to the anchor nodes which is send through the gateway and pushed to the cloud, where the location data is processed.
By using the mesh network an unlimited amount of assets can be added or removed without the necessity of network maintenance, the asset tags simply reroute the information.
Insight in production processes can increase efficiency and save cost. The data generated by sensors, in combination with production machinery data provides a wealth of information about the production process. Temperature, humidity and/or acceleration are great influencers of processes; think about overheated production machinery or temperature controlled production environments. The connected machinery provides a real-time insight in production processes and offers opportunities such as predictive maintenance.
The advantage of the IoT Connectivity solution is its combination of various smart solutions, by adding asset tracking, assets such as materials, sub-assemblies and supplies can be traced throughout the production process via tagged transportation boxes, roll cages, etc., enabling automated ordering processes.
The connectivity solution can also be added to remote and real-time controlled (sensor based) facility lighting.
Light is an important factor in human well-being and productivity. However, the implementation of lighting systems in the near future will require an intuitive approach towards responsible energy consumption. IoT will be of great influence in future developments requiring lighting systems to be connected in a controllable and scalable system. With the mains power system already providing the perfect infrastructure, it enables an easy to build and all comprising network offering much more than just light control.
Fujitsu IoT Connectivity Solutions, based on mesh networking, enables a connected intelligent lighting system that combines low-latency operation, too low to be recognizable for the human eye, for light control, as well as for a high bandwidth data network to capture data from various sensors. These sensors are able to capture significant data about their surroundings such as sensors for occupancy, motion and air quality. The sensors can be battery powered and will last for years within this network due to the ultra-low power mode of the connected devices.
Fujitsu IoT Connectivity Solutions can be the basis for nearly any IoT Smart City integration from tourist guidance to sensor-based parking, intelligent garbage collection, intelligent connected lighting, navigation in public facilities, etc.
When implementing Fujitsu’s IoT Connectivity Solution scaling up and down is as easy as just removing or adding asset tags requiring no additional programming. Fujitsu’s IoT Connectivity Solution is a reliable, scalable and easy-to-integrate solution that features a long battery life and requires hardly any maintenance.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Fujitsu Components Europe B.V. is responsible for managing the sales, marketing and distribution of its relays, touch panels, thermal printer mechanisms, wireless modules, beacons and connectors in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Fujitsu Components Europe is headquartered in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
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Date: 13 August, 2018
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