Samhällsbyggarna, an association focusing on the development, building and management of Swedens future society, ran a feature about Raid Karoumi, the Research Director of CNets subsidiary IoTBridge and professor at KTHs department of bridge and steel construction written by Fredrik Hielscher.
An excursion into the fascinating world of bridge constructions and the opportunities new technologies create. Sweden has about 35.000 bridges, a population of constructions that is getting older, some structures over 100 years old, mostly railway bridges. The Swedish Transport Administration’s annual cost for the operation and maintenance of the bridges is around SEK 1.3 billion – a cost that risks increasing rapidly. But new advanced measurement and analysis methods can increase the life of bridges and result in fewer inspections and bridge reinforcements.Sensor-based condition assessment exists already and is used in many of todays products. In modern cars, you get a notifications about changes in the tire pressure, when it’s time to change oil or service the car, issues with system components. It’s the similar with bridges, the technology exists and is ready to be applied to bigger constructions to optimize maintenance and use.
Monday the 21st of June CNets subsidiary IoTBridge organizes a Webinar in cooperation with Stockholm cities Trafikkontoret: “Digitalt beslutsstöd för komplex broinfrastruktur i urbana regioner” at 09:00-11:30 o-clock.
The event targets stakeholders related to bridge maintenance to introduce new digital solutions for bridge managements and maintenance.
The event will feature the following presentations on Swedish:
Utmaningar vid förvaltning av åldrande och komplex infrastruktur i täta regioner, Jonas Loberg, Enhetschef Anläggning på Trafikkontoret Stockholm stad.
Plattform för digitalt beslutsstöd; Peter Rosengren & John Leander, IoTBridge AB.
Broarna i Göteborg – Status och erfarenheter av ny och gammal broinfrastruktur; Mikael Andersson, Trafikkontoret Göteborg.
Övervakning av broar i dag och i framtiden; Tony Janhunen, Department Manager, Ramboll.
IoTBridge has now successfully closed its first year of operation. During 2019 the work focused on commercialising the results from CNets different smart city and infrastructure projects Monica, IoTBridge and InfraSweden 2030.
IoTBridge is focused on developing and marketing products and services for Bridge Health Monitoring using IoT and AI technologies. IoTBridge Sweden is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.iotbridge.se.
SDK4ED is developing tools and methods to minimize the cost, the development time and the complexity of low-energy software development processes. The project will provide tools for automatic optimization of multiple quality requirements, such as technical debt, energy efficiency, dependability and performance in Internet of Things applications.
SDK4ED was assessed by a group of independent experts which found the project has made excellent progress during its first 18 month and gave the project green light for the second project phase.
We have been elected as a member of the OPC Foundation. OPC is the interoperability standard for 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 (Unified Architecture) 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.
Technical debt in embedded networked products like Internet of Things is becoming an increasingly complex issue since products often contains both software and hardware, technology is rapidly developing with new software versions released frequently. Our new project SDK4ED intends to tackle these issues by providing tools for automatic optimization of technical debt, energy efficiency, dependability and performance in IoT products.
This project is partially funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 780572.
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.
CNet has been approved as a member of the IoT Sweden organisation. IoT Sweden is a 10 years innovation programme supported by Vinnova, Energimyndigheten and Formas to promote Internet of Things in Sweden.
The IMPRESS project had its final review in April. It took place in Brazil. The use case has been the famous opera house Teatro Amazonas in Manuas in Brazil. In the project CNet has developed deployment tools for installations of large scale IoT applications. Also a set of development tools, including an IoT Resource and Service Catalogue and an IoT event debugging tool have been developed. The project was carried out by a consortium of European and Brazilian partners.
This week we are going to the Finnish farm Maaninka to install a smart farming solution. The farm is located close to Kuopio in the northern Finland. As part of the CLAFIS project we have used LinkSmart .net to IoT-enable different farming equipment such as feed mixer weight scales. Through the MODBUS and OPC protocols we are able to control the equipment from the high level interface provide by LinkSmart. This makes it possible for developers of HMI (Human Machine Interfaces) inside tractors and other farming machines to provide solutions that can optimizing the feeding of animals, harvesting and sowing.