IoT for Utilities

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The utilities industry is undergoing a profound transformation and presenting great challenges worldwide. With the reduction of fossil energy sources and a higher demand for consumption due to the increase in population, new models of energy production, delivery and consumption are being created. Public and private companies are looking to maximize power production, availability, and reliability; while still being committed with the environment. Now more than ever, digital tools are a necessary key point for this transformation to a more efficient model for delivering safe, reliable power.

The energy industry is undergoing a profound transformation and presenting great challenges worldwide. With the reduction of fossil energy sources and a higher demand for consumption due to the increase in population, new models of electricity production, delivery and consumption are being created. Public and private companies are looking to maximize power production, availability, and reliability; while still being committed with the environment. Now more than ever, digital tools are a necessary key point for this transformation to a more efficient model for delivering safe, reliable power.

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PROBLEM

The residential, commercial and public energy sector needs to increase its competitiveness in the market, based on the areas of opportunity it currently presents:

  • Lack of social security for the distributor in the sites.
  • Difficult access to the sites to gather the information.
  • Error in the recorded measurement.
  • Delay in obtaining information.
  • Late detection of measurement errors.
  • Inefficient resource deployment.
  • Reprocesses.

    Use Cases

    1. Electric Energy Metering

    SOLUTION

    Energy metering and submetering IoT solutions range from connected PCBs integrated within commercial meters to connected external metering devices, which allow the communication of energy consumption data to energy distributors.

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    2. Gas Metering

    SOLUTION

    An integral solution to these opportunities is an information recollection system that can provide more data to gas distributors on the consumption patterns of their users, making the supply and collection systems associated, much more efficient and safe. Aditionally, users will have a greater visibility, hence more confidence about their consumption.

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    FEATURES
      • Access to complex areas for sending information.

      • Timely detection of measurement errors.

      • Recorded measurement error mitigation.

      • Avoid reprocessing.

      • Social security risk mitigation for the distributor in the sites.

      • Strategic planning of the demand /consumption by sectors or zones.

      • Reduction of unnecessary expenses.

      • Collection process automation.

       
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      IoT for Agriculture

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      IoT has the capability to transform the world we live in. The global population is set to touch 9.6 billion by 2050. So, to feed this much people, the farming industry must embrace IoT. Challenges such as extreme weather conditions, rising temperatures, and environmental impact resulting from intensive farming practices, can be faced with smart farming based on IoT technologies. IoT will enable growers and farmers to reduce waste and enhance productivity by being able to monitor the field conditions at any time and automate processes accordingly. We change the rules of agriculture connecting it’s elements to generate more information every day, make better decisions and revolutionize the industry.

      IoT has the capability to transform the world we live in. The global population is set to touch 9.6 billion by 2050. So, to feed this much people, the farming industry must embrace IoT. Challenges such as extreme weather conditions, rising temperatures, and environmental impact resulting from intensive farming practices, can be faced with smart farming based on IoT technologies. IoT will enable growers and farmers to reduce waste and enhance productivity by being able to monitor the field conditions at any time and automate processes accordingly.

      Use Cases

      1. Inventory management in large-scale confined spaces

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      PROBLEM

      Companies storing large quantities of raw materials (fluids and solids), in large-scale containers use low accurate & high risk measurement and quantification methods (the personnel determines the amount of existing material by direct observation).

        SOLUTION

        NXT laser is a solution for measuring inventory accurately & remotely in large-scale containers, without risking the safety of personnel. The device is able to obtain and report the containers' fill level, twice per day, for several years.

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        FEATURES
          • Remote and accurate inventory measurement.

          • Improvement of inventory planning and supply chain.

          • Reduction of risk associated with the measurement.

          • Decrease in operating costs.

          IoT for Tracking and Logistics

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          Tracking is getting more relevant for industries every day. Knowing where our most valuable assets are, is essential for security, optimization, and control. Being able to remotely geolocate assets within a building, area or from one country to another, is now achievable thanks to IoT. Using tracking technology, businesses can reduce risks, save money, and create new revenue streams.

          Tracking is getting more relevant for industries every day. Knowing where our most valuable assets are, is essential for security, optimization, and control. Being able to remotely geolocate assets within a building, area or from one country to another in the most low cost possible way, is now achievable thanks to IoT. Using tracking technology, businesses can reduce risks, save money, and create new revenue streams.

          Use Cases

          1. Handling of products with controlled temperature

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          PROBLEM

          Temperature controlled logistics for different products require proper execution, therefore, it is essential to maintain the cold chain throughout the entire manufacturing and distribution process. Current systems for temperature monitoring have disadvantages in the display of temperature behavior since it is not performed continuously or remotely, thus having to wait for arrival at the final destination to confirm if the products are suitable for sale.

            SOLUTION

            The LOKA + Temperature Sensor solution provides the user the possibility to continuously monitor temperature and verify possible anomalies, prior to the arrival of the products to the final destination.

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            FEATURES
              • Monitor and maintain the legal and recommended temperatures.

              • Optimize warehouses, transport & points of sale.

              • Control the temperature across the distribution chain.

              • Speed up operations.

              • Remotely and continuously display the behavior of the temperature.


              2. High value asset geolocation

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              PROBLEM

              Leasing companies (that rent equipment, machines or high value instruments) do not have an efficient asset geolocation system, therefore the asset losses are one of their more critical pain points in their operations.

                SOLUTION

                The geolocation system offered by LOKA solutions through its visualization platform allows the leasing company to remotely monitor the location of their assets, avoiding losses year after year with a real-time inventory.

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                FEATURES
                  • Economic loss reduction.

                  • Optimal management of leased equipment.

                  • Remote location of leased assets.

                  • Decrease in percentage of annual asset losses.

                  • Evidence against thefts.

                   
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                  Industry 4.0

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                  Imagine our daily services and products demanded by the simplest action in the world: a push. This is the breaking point for a new era of delivering services and products in less time, with less resources. Simple button devices connected to a global network enable facilities managers to reduce costs, predict client needs and delight customers with exceptional attention and response-times.

                  IoT solutions help the manufacturing sector streamline operations, cut costs, and gain new insights. Keep track of facility-wide metrics in real time and remotely monitor everything from tank levels, to consumption data, to backup power sources. These plug-and-play devices pair seamlessly with existing machinery for affordable, flexible and easy to use solutions. All of this without saturating or vulnerating the plant’s web infrastructure.

                  Use Cases

                  1. Medicine Supply

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                  PROBLEM

                  Elderly people and patients with chronic diseases, which mostly have side effects - like the loss of mobility, tend to consume medications on a regular basis and are not always able to go out to the store to buy them.

                    SOLUTION

                    The dash button is the perfect link between pharmaceutical companies & patients with these requirements. Just one push, and automatically the companies will receive the patient’s medicine order alert and will proceed with the order delivery to the patient's home.

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                    FEATURES
                      • Patient’s movements are reduced and they get satisfaction for the remote service.

                      • Generate brand loyalty.

                      • Enable continuous supply.

                      • Improve pharmaceutical companies’ supply chain.

                      • Improve the demand planning and sales forecasts by area, by client and medication.


                      2. Security

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                      PROBLEM

                      Insecurity is increasing and affecting individuals, estate and entire businesses. The need to stay safe has forced companies to implement methods to achieve it, but these are not always efficient.

                        SOLUTION

                        The emergency button is linked to the public or private security systems of each locality, so when any user (a company, a housing area or individual) presents a security emergency, they will press the button and automatically, the authorities will receive an alert in the reported location, being able to achieve an efficient response time to any act of crime.

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                        FEATURES
                          • Efficiency in the response time of the authorities in an emergency.

                          • User satisfaction as they feel more secure.

                          • Better use of resources (personnel, security units, etc.)

                          • Reduction of authorities’ false movements.

                           
                           
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