IoT and Smart City Solutions

The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to inter-operate within the existing Internet infrastructure.

The IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention.

Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of about 30 billion objects by 2020.

Acme Digitek, in collaboration with Cognito Tech Solutions, has been undertaking development of IoT based solutions, with a special focus on Smart City initiative of the Government. The mission is to become the leader in providing innovative products and solutions in waste, energy, water, agriculture, environment and transportation management. Our primary thrust is in capturing data wherever it is generated, communicating it and thus enabling automation and smart data-based decision making, therefore reducing costs for the clients by improving efficiency and also improving the environment.

Some of the Innovative IoT Solutions Developed (by Cognito Tech Solutions) are :

  • Solid Waste Management (Garbage collection monitoring) : A sensor based system to monitor fill levels of garbage bins, and accordingly schedule garbage pickups based on fill levels and bin filling patterns, thus reducing fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs.

  • Loan Application : Employee can apply for loan and the authorized user or admin will get alert for new application for appropriate action.

  • Intelligent Indoor Parking Systems : A slot-wise sensor based monitoring system to provide a complete parking solution with a parking slot monitoring system, entry/exit ticketing, and parking guidance system. Potential to save time and fuel of vehicle owners, and increase space utilization in parkings.

  • Cell Tower/ BTS Monitoring Solutions : A system based on a variety of sensors to monitor and manage the BTS systems remotely and to troubleshoot the problems that occur in the Cell Towers/ BTS Systems. The system can be used to monitor the availability of power and the condition of battery banks.

  • Smart Metering : A sensor system to monitor electricity & water consumption patterns in homes and buildings, and do automatic, smart electricity billing. Reverse metering is also possible in case solar panels are installed.

  • Smart Warehousing : With this system, sensor devices can be deployed in various sections of the warehouse to monitor the space occupancy in that section. This will inform the warehouse managers about the spaces that are available in the warehouse for further storage of goods. They can also issue a warning about the possible decay that may happen in an organic product by the duration it has been stored in the warehouse.

  • Vehicle Tracking/ Fleet Management Solutions : A GPS navigation device is used that accurately calculates geographical location by receiving information from GPS satellites and sends that information to the Central Web Server through GPRS. The information can be accessed from anywhere.

  • Water Pump Monitoring System : This system is used to monitor the working of water pumps in critical locations, and the fuel consumption patterns of the Diesel Generator sets which are alternately used in case of power outages. These use various types of mains as well as battery operated sensors.

  • Smart Home Automation & Security Solutions : Any device in your home that uses electricity can be put on your home network and at your command. Whether you give that command by voice, remote control, tablet or smartphone, the home reacts. Most applications relate to lighting, home security, home theater and entertainment, and thermostat regulation.

  • Public and Home Safety (SOS) : Is used to send a S.O.S Emergency message in times of a crisis. It has a Plug and Play installation, because system is wireless and battery powered. It uses low cost GSM technology for communication.

  • Smart Tree : An above-ground renewable energy powered wireless ecosystem product for deployment in semi-urban and urban locations. It integrates the supply of self-generated solar energy for wireless mesh network nodes, CCTV cameras and other security equipment, pollution sensors, micro-climate sensors, and street lighting into a single physical node.