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Grain Cloud awarded with Elmia Innovation award

Grain Cloud was in June nominated for the Elmia Lantbruk Innovation Award. The nominated product Grain Cloud, which has been developed by CNet together with our customer Skandia Elevator, is a smart farming app and cloud service that collects information from the grain management system. It shows, among other things, the transport systems and machines that are running, estimated drying times and keeps track of the inventory in several silos. The app sends alerts if there is a downtime in the drying process, machine failure and in need of service.

In September Grain Cloud was honored with the Elmia Silver award 2018 for its innovation. The Elmia Agricultural Innovation Award seeks to honor innovative agriculture and agricultural production technologies. The selected products receiving the award are considered to provide a contribution to the development of Swedish agriculture and inspiration for the continued development of the industry.

Rita BurkertGrain Cloud awarded with Elmia Innovation award

Checkwatt reaches 1.800 installations

With Sweden as a fast growing and dynamic market for photovoltaic installations, the numbers of PV installation and the production capacity steadily increases. Checkwatt as leading provider in Sweden for complete solutions in energy production and energy consumption for both private and corporate customers continues to increase its customer base and market share.

By combining electricity meters, electricity certificate meters and user-friendly visualization, our spin-off company Checkwatt helps its customers to keep track of the entire energy production chain and supports the certification of energy produced and fed into the grid.

Checkwatt is proud to announce 1.800 finished system installations based on the IoT gateway developed by CNet.

Cumulative installed PV capacity in Sweden.
Source: National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden 2017 by the Swedish Energy Agency.

Rita BurkertCheckwatt reaches 1.800 installations

MyAircoach in the news

For people with asthma, their inhaler plays a central role in managing the condition. These simple drug delivery devices have been used for decades to deliver medication to the lungs. Regular treatment with inhaled controller medication helps to keep asthma under control and, for some patients, ‘rescue’ or relief medication can limit the impact of an exacerbation (or ‘asthma attack’). The myAirCoach consortium, where CNet is a member, has been working to extend the utility of inhalers by developing adaptors to make inhalers smarter to improve outcomes for patients. Companies, hospitals and universities – in collaboration with patients – have been working to improve inhalers so that we can get as much information as possible about how the patient uses their device and information about the state of the lungs and the immediate environment.

Read more at MedTech Week:
http://medtechweek.eu/perspectives/2018/reinventing-asthma-inhalers-digital-age

Peter RosengrenMyAircoach in the news

Checkwatt achieves 1.600 installations

Since 2007 the number and capacity of Photo Voltaic installations in Sweden has significantly increased. Declining prices of photovoltaic equipment, as well as the introduction of the direct capital subsidy system in 2006 and a revision in 2009, make photovoltaic installations competitive. The number of roof-mounted systems installed by private persons or companies built on self-consumption business models has steadily increased and reached a new record in 2017.

Checkwatt, which is a spin-off company from CNet, provides complete solutions in energy production and energy consumption for both private and corporate customers has also significantly increased its market share. By combining electricity meters, electricity certificate meters and user-friendly visualization, Checkwatt helps its customers to keep track of the entire energy production chain and supports the certification of energy produced and fed into the grid.

Checkwatt is proud to announce to have reached 1.600 finished system installations today.

Rita BurkertCheckwatt achieves 1.600 installations

CNet joins OPC Foundation

We have been eelcted as a membeer of the OPC Foundation. OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries. It is platform independent and ensures the seamless flow of information among devices from multiple vendors. The OPC Foundation is responsible for the development and maintenance of this standard.

The OPC standard is a series of specifications developed by industry vendors, end-users and software developers. These specifications define the interface between Clients and Servers, as well as Servers and Servers, including access to real-time data, monitoring of alarms and events, access to historical data and other applications. With the introduction of service-oriented architectures in manufacturing systems came new challenges in security and data modeling. The OPC Foundation developed the OPC UA specifications to address these needs and at the same time provided a feature-rich technology open-platform architecture that was future-proof, scalable and extensible.

Today the acronym OPC stands for Open Platform Communications.

Peter RosengrenCNet joins OPC Foundation

CNet selected for European Innovation Radar

The Innovation Radar platform builds on the information and data gathered by independent experts involved in reviewing ongoing projects funded by H2020. These experts also provided an independent view regarding the innovations in the projects and their market potential. CNet has been selected as one of the companies to be included in the Innovation Radar platform.

Peter RosengrenCNet selected for European Innovation Radar

IoT for crisis management

Handling the crises faced by modern societies often requires the coordination of multiple types of stakeholders from different countries. One of the key requirements to manage crisis is to have access to situational awareness through ICT solutions. To act efficiently all involved stakeholders need to share a common operational picture. Together with a consortium of European emergency practioners, rescue operators, first responder organisations we are working in the Sayso project to define a new IoT based reference architecture for such system to be used in emergency situations involving many citizens.

Peter RosengrenIoT for crisis management

CNet one of finalists in Fortum AI Hackathon

There are four global megatrends that shape the energy sector: climate change and resource efficiency; urbanisation; new technologies and digitalisation; and active customers. These megatrends will bring profound changes not only to how energy is produced and sold to customers, but also to how it is consumed in our daily lives. Fortum is now looking for novel AI-assisted services for customers’ homes and have organised a hackathon challenge AI Comes Home. CNet has been selected as one of the finalists for this hackathon that will take place 7-8 December. We will participate with a intelligent digital assistant that combines both video and voice input to guide consumers in living a more sustainable life.

Peter RosengrenCNet one of finalists in Fortum AI Hackathon

Monica develops IoT technology for large cultural outdoor events

As part of our innovation area Smart Cities we have started one of the largest European projects on deployment of IoT solutions in large scale applications. Focus  of the Monica project is to deploy wearable IoT technologies together with the latest sound management technologies to improve security, sound disturbance and user experiences at large otu door events such as music concerts, sports games, street festivals and other outdoor shows. CNet is developing the monitoring tools for providing a common operational picture together with a set of different apps for visitors as well as security personnel.

Providing enjoyable and secure outdoor events have become a top priority for modern cities, but at the same time they need to have solutions for reducing noise and annoyance for the surroundings. This challenge will be solved by the Monica project.

Peter RosengrenMonica develops IoT technology for large cultural outdoor events

Checkwatt announces Dan-Eric Archer as new CEO

Checkwatt, creating a 100% renewable energy system by applying intelligent data analysis and control to sources and loads, is announcing that Dan-Eric Archer has been appointed as new CEO of Checkwatt. With extensive experience and interest in the development of sustainable products Dan-Eric Archer will be responsible for developing Checkwatts competencies in the following areas:

  • EnergyInBalance.com
    – A platform for improved building energy efficiency.
  • Energy modeling based on different sources of information:
    • Manual user input
    • Energy declarations
    • Meter data from distribution system operator (DSO)
    • Gateways with connected sensors
Rita BurkertCheckwatt announces Dan-Eric Archer as new CEO