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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

CNet delivers first IoT-based post-harvesting system

In cooperation with our customer Skandia Elevetor CNet has developed Grain Cloud, a smart agriculture app and cloud solution that quickly and easily gives an overview of all processes and devices in facilities for drying and storing grain. A main component in such facilities are grain elevators, which are used to transport grain into silos. An essential function is the protection of the grain from the elements and allowing that the grain is stored keeping it suitable for purchase through tracing quality and temperature.

Grain Cloud makes the harvesting more efficient. Calculating and keeping track of drying and transport times, while warning in case of a malfunction. It also facilitates planning and division of labour, enabling a more efficient harvest season and higher yields. Additionally, the app allows keeping track of the inventory, regardless of time and location. It also makes maintenance easier because it tracks the utilisation of all devices and provides reminders when it’s time for service.

CNet has successfully delivered and installed the first system running in several farms.

Rita BurkertCNet delivers first IoT-based post-harvesting system

CNet one of the finalists in Hiab – Cargohack challenge “Time for elevation”

CNet has been selected as one of the  eight finalists in the challenge “Time for elevation” from Hiab – Cargohack.

To tackle the challange in logistics to have 100% of the deliveries on time and in perfect condition and to meet future demands, Hiab is committed to keep on developing new solutions that unlock the full potential of load handling and created the Contest “Time for elevation” for external teams to co-develop new concept demos and solution prototypes.

CNet successfully entered the challenge and will participate in the finals, an On-site hackathon on 5th to 7th September 2017 at the Hiab R&D laboratory.

Hiab-Industryhack Challenge Time for elevation
Rita BurkertCNet one of the finalists in Hiab – Cargohack challenge “Time for elevation”

CNet Blockchain Presentation at IoT Innovations Days

Blockchain technology enables IoT developers to create a new range of innovative applications that allows a set of independent actors to share data and execute business transactions in a trusted environment without having to use proprietary networks and centralised trusted third parties. The Blockchain represent a distributed ledger of transactions that all parties can share and trust. Potential applications range from financial transactions, food traceability to distributed electronic patient records, In the COMPOSITION project we are researching, developing and evaluating blockchain solutions for supply chain management and trusted product traceability to support factories of the future. Blockchains are also used to establish a trusted agent-based market place for automated tendering and negotiation supporting trading.

Rita BurkertCNet Blockchain Presentation at IoT Innovations Days

IoT Enabling of the Lidingö Bridge

We have started rolling out an IoT solution for monitoring of the Lidingö Bridge. This bridge is a railway bridge connecting the island of Lidingö with the city of Stockholm. The bridge is old and needs careful monitoring to ensure the structural integrity of the bridge.

The IoT sensors report vibrations, tensions, temperature etc., which gathered and sent to a cloud solution. The data is reported using the OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) format and an open API allows smart phone apps to be created to render the data and process it for advanced analytics

Rita BurkertIoT Enabling of the Lidingö Bridge

Linkwatch on permanent display at CareWare 2017

Our partner InJET was exhibiting Linkwatch at the CareWare Conference in Aarhus, Denmark 4-5 April. CareWare focuses on new technologies targeted at the fields of healthcare and assisted living. The aim with the CareWare Conference is to enhance innovation and the development of technological solutions. The LinkWatch integrated solutions for Health monitoring combined with fall detection gained lots of interest from municipalities. We had 125 visitors from 16 municipalities. Each group had 15 minutes presentation. The confernece confirmed that falls are a very serious issue and that Linkwatch has the right combination of Smart Home technologies, involvement of relatives in the care as well as the functionality needed by the professionals.

After the Conference Linkwatch was selected as one of the solutions to be on permanent display in Aarhus for the coming 8 months.

Peter RosengrenLinkwatch on permanent display at CareWare 2017

CNet wins the Open Stockholm Award with AsthmaWatch!

Yesterday the final in the Open Stockholm Award took place. In total 220 contestants were competing for this prestigous award, and the jury selected our innovative solution AsthmaWatch as the winner! The motivation is that “AsthmaWatch shows a highly innovative use of the city’s open data sources and helps people live a better life”. AsthmaWatch combines IoT sensors and open environmental data to guide asthmatic persons in their daily life to avoid exposure to bad air quality.
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AsthmaWatch has been built using Almanac Smart City Enablers, MyAirCoach and LinkWatch Health monitoring system.

Vivian EsquiviasCNet wins the Open Stockholm Award with AsthmaWatch!

IoT and blockchains for collaborative manufacturing

We recently launched our new Project COMPOSITION, a 3 year project focused on smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. The Project will develop Technologies for IoT, Deep Learning and blockchain to provide a platform to allow collaborative manufacturing involving different stakeholders such as factories, logistics companies, suppliers, retailers and consultant in an ecosystem. Two use cases will be developed – manufacturing of medical devices and supply chain management.

The project will implement RAMI 4.0 (Reference Model Architecture Industry 4.0). CNet is the technical coordinator of the project which has a budget of 7,6 MEur.

Peter RosengrenIoT and blockchains for collaborative manufacturing