Innovation in the Internet of Things at SIDO, September 14-15

The Internet of Things remains a fragmented universe in terms of solutions that have matured slowly over the past few years often relying on solutions tailored to each application situation. Seydoux Salon to be held in Lyon on 14 and 15 September 2022 It will be the defining moment to measure progress in this key sector essential to improving industrial operations.

Update on networks, platforms, augmented reality and robotics

The components of this industrial Internet include both wireless communication networks, software and control processors, and the most advanced augmented reality tools intended to support field technicians and human assistance robots. Among the innovations presented, we find dressA smart connected solution to manage water consumption and detect leaks in real time.

Robeau’s solution includes measurement sensors and communication via the LoRa network for data collection

This turnkey solution includes data metering sensors, communication via LoRa wireless network for secure aggregation and an interoperable data management platform. This platform collects all data from sensors installed on customer premises, provides complete analysis via monitoring tools and programming customizable SMS and email alerts in the event of a leak or over-consumption. Robeau advertises that it allows its users to understand how and where water is consumed in their buildings and to detect anomalies in order to achieve 30%-50% water savings. (Robeau, E109 holder)

For its part, Bouygues Telecom continues to promote its offer Objenious by Bouygues Telecom Tilt LTE-M and NB-IoT. The telecom operator notes that LPWA technologies are energy efficient and have excellent performance for buried and indoor objects, and that they are multi-purpose and widely deployed outdoors. As of 2024, LTE-M and NB-IoT will ensure 50% of new IoT connections. These functions also allow them to respond to the cross-cutting challenges of sectors B to B. Objenious claims to be a multi-technology operator, and offers dedicated support for the discovery and certification of these new cellular networks. (Objenious by Bouygues Telecom, booth W208)

The program is as close as possible to calculators

When we talk about the Internet of Things, we often have to get as close as possible to software and electronic components. During the SIDO exhibition, we will be able to study the new J1939 safety protocol package from ISIT. The SAE J1939 protocol is a protocol used in many fields that implement industrial-oriented engines and equipment, such as industrial vehicles (heavy goods vehicles, service vehicles), agricultural and forest environments, marine, military or even energy production.

The J1939 ISIT stack is available in single and multichannel CAN versions and allows for the implementation of multiple application controllers

The J1939 ISIT stack is available in single- and multi-path CAN (Network Controller) versions and allows the implementation of multiple Application Controllers (AC) in a single ECU. ISIT’s J1939 package also allows additional protocols to be used in parallel, such as transport (ISO-TP), diagnostics (DiagOnCAN or UDS), or proprietary protocols. Really Supports the STM32 family. These are 32-bit microcontrollers in integrated circuits manufactured by the French-Italian company STMicroelectronics. (ISIT, booth W212).

We can also mention Endrich GmbH which offers its platform “Endrich-IoT”, winner of the 2022 Innovation Award in Germany. It is open source software and hardware solutions to help developers design IoT products in a short time to market. The concept includes a series of development boards with free access to schematics and software, as well as free services such as Endrich Cloud Database and Endrich Visual Gateway. The ecosystem turns traditional devices into “smart” connected devices using LPWA connectivity. (Endrich GMBH, booth W116)

Mixed reality, the key to the efficiency of field technicians

Among other challenges of implementing the Internet of Things in the industrial world are support systems for field technicians. There for example demioIt is a hybrid solution for training and maintenance. Dimeo is used to train the operator for any task in minutes, guiding him with visual indicators mounted on real machines and environments, thanks to mixed reality technology. Thus we can digitize and create interactive user manuals, training and maintenance in order to impart knowledge in business. The solution allows you to create interactive scenarios on your own, using intuitive tools. (Innoteo, holder of W201).

Touchline Interactive wants to help operators perform their tasks more efficiently and quickly

Still in mixed reality, we find Touchline InteractiveMixed cognitive reality solution for 4.0 industries. Touchline Interactive is a French startup that wants to help operators perform their tasks more efficiently and quickly. Touchline’s GooRoo suite of software supports manufacturers in digital transformation, process optimization, production line guidance, inspection and quality control, as well as training to respond to people or product turnover situations.

GooRoo facilitates knowledge transfer, fluidity and control of field information, as well as the digitization of technical documents for incorporation into all required internal tools. The application works through virtual reality and augmented reality. Each client company is given the autonomy to define its operating ranges using a simple and intuitive editing unit. (Touchline Interactive, holder E207).

Simplified collaboration thanks to augmented reality

Augmented reality is also used to simplify team collaboration with the app Synerges port. If teams are geographically dispersed, tired of video conferencing and need to exchange and work on numerous and complex business information, it is possible to standardize and facilitate their collaboration by adopting Microsoft’s HoloLens Mixed Reality and Synergiz Harbor app.

Synergyz will allow teams to visualize and share 3D content in real time

L’application de Synergyz permettra aux équipes de visualiser et d’échanger en temps réel sur leurs contenus en 3D, tout en leur offrant la possibilité de structurer et organiser leurs données et projets, et ce de l’écuré le manière a company. The solution can be tested in Microsoft Village. (Synergiz, booth W110).

Robots were also demonstrated during the show. Husky is an autonomous mobile robot delivered by E-COBOT. It is an intelligent mobile bot, i.e. a robot that is able to carry out tasks in cooperation with a human thanks to its built-in intelligence. Its purpose is to be its extension in order to best optimize everyday travel. Husky targets two advantages, reducing MSDs related to handling of rolling or carrying items and covering mileage in a store with the goal of refocusing human capabilities on high value-added tasks. (E-COBOT, holder E208).

Using autonomous robots to respond in near real time

Another case is an independent system (reinforcement learning and simulation) by avanadi. The industry is equipping itself with intelligent systems to allow the greatest autonomy in order to respond in near real time to complex situations without direct assistance from the operator. The most telling examples are autonomous robots (AGB, AMR). With the popularization of AI, its optimization for “at the edge” operation and simulations enhanced with data from digital twins, it has become easier (even in the case of low code) to develop algorithms capable of solving multivariate problems, for use directly on the ground. (Avanadi, booth W110).

Vivoka wants to be the easiest solution to create a voice assistant

Finally, equipment interfaces evolve with the ability to talk to the device. Vivoca Introducing Audio Development Kit, VDK (Voice Development Kit). VDK Silbo wants to be the easiest solution in the world to allow companies to create a voice assistant thanks to artificial intelligence that keeps their data confidential. Based on artificial intelligence, VDK Silbo proposes to simplify the complexity of audio technologies.

Vivoka says that unlike most audio solution providers, it offers a solution that adapts to the customization needs of businesses, depending on their industry. The user interface is designed to be intuitive and easy to use and the workflow is streamlined. VDK Silbo serves the user simply to create an in-house voice interface that includes all the built-in and multilingual voice technologies needed to create an assistant (automatic voice transcription, voice synthesis, word playback, grammar management, biometric voice…). Thus you can quickly check, integrate and deploy your voice assistant. (Vivoka, stand W120).

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