Things that the Internet of Things can measure around future ‘Smart Cities’ using low power wireless sensors:-
Smart Parking, ensuring best use of limited space.
Structural Health, such as changes in length of bridge wires on a suspension bridge.
Mapping Urban Noise pollution. This affects human quality of life, and can affect wildlife as well
Electromagnetic Field Levels, caused by power lines, radio transmitters etc.
Traffic congestion. Smarter traffic management solutions, based on real time data.
Smart lighting, such as street lights that go off and one depending on whether they are actually needed at the time.
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Things to Consider When Retrofitting the Internet of Things to Existing Industrial Equipment
The Internet of Things, or IOT for short is already known to the public through innovative products, such as body worn fitness monitors, that record and upload data to the internet.
In the industrial sectors, such as manufacturing, new systems are being developed to replace existing infrastructure, to improve efficiency.
However, what about perfectly good existing equipment that you, as a business, do not want to replace. The answer is to retrofit equipment, to make it ‘Smart’.
It is convenient to break down the IOT process in terms of:-
Therefore retrofitting the Internet of Things….tb continued
This is the first of our videos on retrofitting the Internet of Things to existing industries, such as factories, agriculture and cities.
Retrofitting the Internet of Things to Industry
The Things Network is a worldwide crowdfunded and community operated Internet Of Things (IOT) Network.
The network uses a narrowband radio technology called LoraWAN.
The first Wireless Gateway device was built by the Lincoln Things Network Community, using components sponsored and supplied by Yesway Communications.
Lincoln IOT Service
The Lincoln Public IOT service is now live, and can be used by local business and academia for education and research into new IOT connected products, that they may wish to develop.
Check out the local page for the Lincoln ‘Things Network’
or watch this video introduction:-
The Things Network from Soda Content on Vimeo.
Its a brilliant idea, and I think that this will really help businesses and the general public develop products using the Internet of Things that will improve this world for the better.
For enquiries about the Lincoln Things Network, contact me via the page link above, rather than through Yesway, which is not connected with the network. I just happen to work for Yesway, and are also personally the Things Network initiator for Lincoln.
The two are separate, and I am only putting the details on the yesway site to spread publicity to our social media subscribers, so that more people know about this great free idea.