LoRaWAN®  FOR  GOOD

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Resilient Infrastructure

The benefits of global industrialization have not been shared equally by all countries. Least developed countries are challenged to grow the manufacturing share of their GDP, especially in high tech sectors. Worldwide, the rapid growth of modern wireless networks are outpacing the growth of populations with access to those networks. The ninth UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) seeks to combat the challenges of industry, innovation and infrastructure. The LoRaWAN® ecosystem address the targets of SDG 9 with tech for social good use cases found below.

Water & Energy Meters

Smart water metering is one of the leading industries in the adoption of IoT. Most of the IoT Lora networks are being installed for the primary requirement of smart metering industry, and then leading to many other applications to be implemented in the same infrastructure. 

Contact info@baylanwatermeters.com for more info. 

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Water Leakage

Humidity and temperature sensors are installed in places where there is a high risk of water leakage. The sensors report their measured values on a regular basis and in the case of excessive values, based on monitoring values set in the device, will send immediate alerts. By monitoring the trends of humidity and receiving leakage alerts property owners and landlords can avoid serious damage or respond ultra-quickly in case of an incident. The sensors are connected to a public LoRaWAN radio network built for IoT, or can use a residential or private LoRaWAN network.

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com.

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Utilizing IoT to Monitor Concrete Quality in Large-Scale Construction Projects

Building a strong concrete foundation requires monitoring everything about the material. Elements such as the concrete’s temperature, strength, relative humidity and evaporation rate all require consistent tracking and monitoring to make it right. The embedded sensor requires a low-power wireless gateway, quick to deploy and easy to manage. In the case of AOMS, they selected the MultiTech Conduit, a configurable and scalable gateway for industrial IoT applications, to help get the job done. What’s more, each Conduit gateway has the ability to manage thousands ofLoRaWAN® (low-power, wide-area network)-compliant devices, including MultiTech xDot®/mDot™Modules and other smart sensors and transmit their data over any cellular network. 

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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Plant Efficiency

Opening or shutting a valve seems like a straightforward task, until that valve is placed in an industrial environment, surrounded by chemicals, machinery, high heat and dangerous equipment. In such an environment, making a mistake can be disastrous. The time had come to automate the process. Aloxy considered all options, including current technological solutions to automate the process using wired position indicators or limit switches, which are quite expensive to install. Having assessed these, Aloxy decided to develop its own, more affordable, plug-and-play wireless solution that could not only determine if valves were in the correct position, but also enable realtime alerts, offering continuous no-fault information on the actual position of the valves. Ultimately, Aloxy opted for multiple low power wide area network (LPWAN) radio technologies such as LoRaWAN® and DASH7 Alliance Protocol to monitor communications from its ATEX/IECEx certified sensors, that were placed on the valves. 

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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Public Housing

The trend toward surbanisation is only accelerating and the global shift toward amore urban global population has profound implications for a wide range of issues. One major change that will accompany urban growth is increased demand for social housing. With more than 35 years of experience as solution provider for digital transformation, Pinacl Solutions is working to improve current public housing challenges that are faced within the UK. Utilising sensors and the newest IoT gateways, Pinacl has created, the Digital Property Management solution to provide real time data to housing providers that is critical to the well-being of the tenants and the overall well-being of the properties.

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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How LoRaWAN and Digital Twins Make Public Buildings Smart and Sustainable

How can public buildings used by different groups be better monitored and their processes of facility management sustainably optimized? DIGIMONDO found the solution in the digital twin. Digital copies of several rooms in a building display sensor data from a LoRaWAN network. The data from e.g. a CO2 sensor and a temperature sensor is stored, analyzed and visualized in one digital twin. The responsible employees sees all data in one place: Employees can easily set up alarms e.g. in case CO2 levels get too high which increases the virus load in one room. This results in a better indoor climate. The use case shows how a digital twin reduces energy consumption, creates a better CO2 footprint and optimizes facility management.

For more info contact info@digimondo.com

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Kanpeki Rice Uses WaterBit’s Precision Irrigation Technology to Grow Premium, Eco-Friendly Rice

Kanpeki has used a combination of WaterBit Carbon™ nodes and soil moisture probes to perform in-field monitoring and data collection of its rice fields. The Carbon nodes are waterproof, compact, solar-powered, battery-free, long-range (LoRa) radio-powered devices that are placed directly in the rice fields and collect in-field data from soil moisture probes. The probes are are inserted 48 inches into the soil and pull six sensor-depth readings. Carbon nodes stay out of the way of harvest operations and require no towers inside the field’s perimeter, so aerial operations like crop duster seeding and other aerial applications can happen as regularly scheduled. Carbon nodes communicate with WaterBit Connect,™ our cellular gateway, which relays the information to the cloud and into the WaterBit Dashboard™ where the grower can view the soil moisture and temperature data on a computer or mobile device from anywhere, at any time.

For more info contact contact@waterbit.com

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Smart Parking with a Smart Approach

Industry Innovation and InfrastructureIn developing its PlacePod Smart Parking Sensor, a high-accuracy smart parking sensor for on-street and off-street public and private parking management, PNI required RF technology to address the demands of the IoT market. Identifying LoRaWAN® as the proper communications protocol, a decision was made not to develop it in house, but rather to find the best high-performanceLoRa®modules on the market and incorporate in its design.“We decided to look for RF modules already proven and generally available to help us develop a reliable sensor system and speed our time to market for the PlacePod,” “We considered in-house designs, but instead opted to leverage MultiTech’s LoRa expertise and focus our engineering resources on the sensor technology.”

For more info contact gzastrow@multitech.com

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Retrofitting Heating Radiators - IoT LoRaWAN solution for improved comfort, energy efficiency and consumption management


Vicki LoRaWAN is the go to solution for smart buildings and energy management – it offers improved energy efficiency with energy savings between 15-30% compared to standard TRVs and easier utility bills management for large projects. MClimate’s smart radiator valve is specifically designed for managing multiple rooms and units across floors in residential housing units, office buildings and public sector buildings such as care homes and schools.

For more info contact mitsova@mclimate.eu

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