Smart building trends: Predictions for what’s to come – Smart Cities World

Franco Castaldini, ThoughtWire, rounds up the smart building trends to look out for.

Harbor Research has noted four critical needs for IoT platforms as they evolve in 2019 and beyond, including:

  • Enablement of real-time temporal, spatial and state-based contextual processing
  • Providing tools for development of real-time, stateful applications
  • Simultaneous and asynchronous action on any type of information from any device, storage or streaming source
  • Configurable software platform architecture enabling both peer-to-peer and client-server distribution of service

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If you want to see all these abilities in action, and more, take a look at Sensative’s Yggio platform.

The Connected Ship | Nordic Innovation

This project will support a more sustainable, digitalized and connected maritime industry.

Ships are increasingly being automated and maritime equipment is often controlled by software and programmable devices. However, these control systems on-board are isolated vertical systems dedicated to specific tasks that are not able to communicate with each other or share data.

The goal of the Connected Ship project is to develop and implement a horizontal ship digitalization platform to connect the different digital automation systems and sensor networks across different communication standards on board a ship. This will allow for the shipowners to access and analyze more relevant data to improve vessel performance and reduce costs.

Sensative part: The IoT platform Yggio and all related activities.

Interested in Sensative R&D projects? Read more here

The Future of PropTech Will Be Mass Integration | Propmodo

The past several years have demonstrated that real estate technology is on an upward climb, delivering undeniable value to the largest asset class in the world.

“…an interconnected system in the workplace will no longer be a thing of the past, the linking of manpower, technological devices and other items of business will become a necessity as opposed to just a perk. Office users now use 50 different tech products throughout their day, and none are connected, making being productive less than simple. “

The biggest challenge for property owners is the plethora of systems, vendors, and technologies already installed in the buildings. Adding new tech like IoT makes it even harder to integrate and build upon.

What you do need is an operating system for the building, a platform that handles all the technology in the building, providing a standardized way of developing services and applications, very much as a computers operating system manages all the internal components and attached peripherals. SW developers do not need to address what a manufacturer of the memory board, hard drive or printer has implemented, it is all managed by the OS.

The OS for buildings is called Yggio, provided by Sensative.

Nu blir elskåpen smartare i Lund – Kraftringen

Det mesta av en stads infrastruktur är i dagsläget inte uppkopplad, vilket innebär att den kontrolleras manuellt, eller kanske inte alls. Genom att bygga upp ett nät för kommunikation av sensordata och förse infrastrukturen med sensorer blir stadens funktioner både bättre kontrollerade och effektivare underhållna.

Ett första steg i detta arbete är att göra elskåpen smartare. Under två veckor kommer Kraftringen att installera smart teknik i tjugo elskåp runt Mårtenstorget.

Det är spännande att se när gemensamma utvecklingsprojekt blir till verkliga tillämpningar, då vi, som medlemmar i SOM, är mycket aktiva i detta projekt med vår IoT plattform Yggio. En viktig komponent är den innovativa kommunikationssäkerheten som behövs i denna miljö. Kraftringen vill ju få in larm och kunna kontrollera status, utan att kunna hackas eller störas ut.

Detta är bara ett första steg. Spännande utveckling följer… 🙂

The IoT: Yesterday’s Predictions Vs. Today’s Reality

Here’s a look at some of the key predictions we at Forbes Technology Council initially had for a fully connected world, the reality we are dealing with today and how businesses can best prepare for the IoT’s continued evolution.

The biggest obstacle is the complexity of technologies, standards, silos and legacy systems. IoT requires interoperability and co-operations in eco-systems to be able to deliver on the expectations.

What Is a Smart City Platform?

In a data-driven society, the sheer volume of data is accelerating on an upward slope.  Our reliance on human-machine collaboration to be successful will require the velocity, veracity, security and the universal interoperability of data.

The explosion in hardware vendors, the number of communication protocols, and the lack of standardization of metadata and labeling among system integrators have created an environment in which data brokering between devices may be lost in translation or broken.  The desired flow of data back and forth between databases, levels of the technology stack, applications, industries, regions, countries and freely throughout the global economy does not yet exist.  The vision of machines flowing seamlessly around us and enhancing our lives sounds wonderful, but this utopia will remain a fantasy if communication barriers remain and the data the sensors are collecting cannot be used to provide contextual awareness.

Vendors have always preferred proprietary and closed systems since these tend to garner premium prices and lock a customer into a specific vendor.  Cities should take advantage of the potential power they now have to collaborate to accelerate and institute radical changes to the market.

The EU has been working strategically with FIWARE and the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) group to standardize on the same open-source platform.  This standardization effort has spread to Brazil, Mexico, and most recently to Japan with its new partner, NEC.  The EU is working on setting a single standard for data brokering between countries, as the ability to pool data into data oceans over data lakes will (in theory) generate deeper and more accurate analytical insights.

If you want an open IoT for Smart City, then FIWARE is a natural choice in Europe. But FIWARE comes with some limitations. Those limitations are what we solve with Yggio. We build upon FIWARE components, data models and API standards, but we add the missing pieces and much more.

Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things | McKinsey

If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025.

This report from McKinsey Global Institute predicts that 40% of the total IoT value comes from having systems and devices that can communicate with each other. Without this companies will miss out on a potential $40 trillion each year globally.

Smart cities must do more to deliver value for citizens | ITProPortal

Why interoperability is the key to delivering real value from IoT-connected cities.

This is the value of Yggio.

The alternatives for massive IoT and Smart Cities or Buildings would be to either invest in one technology like 5G and try to use it for everything or embrace the different technologies with their strength in different use cases and link everything together with Yggio.

5 major challenges hurting the smart building sector in 2019 – asmag.com

We speak to Terrill Laughton, VP and GM of Energy Optimization and Connected Equipment at Johnson Controls to get his views on what’s hurting smart buildings growth.

“Historically, building management operations and services have been siloed. HVAC, security solutions, energy use, and infrastructure solutions, services and maintenance have been separate entities, each with different monitoring, maintenance, and management. The data gathered from these systems similarly has not been used to its fullest potential due to the unavailability of technology capable of synthesizing data from all of these systems in one place.”

This is where Yggio comes in. By adding Yggio integration on top of all existing building systems you can integrate everything and feed your BMS with minimum risk. No change-out, just add Yggio.

“Samarbete och öppen källkod skyndar på kommunernas digitalisering” – Computer Sweden

Kommunerna måste få det lättare att dra nytta av framsteg som göra i andra kommuner, skriver Nordix vd Daniel Byström ​​​​​​​och föreslår införandet av en nationell app store för mjukvara baserad på öppen källkod.

Sensative kan inte annat än hålla med till 100%. Vi är med och driver denna fråga med vår open source-baserade horisontella IoT-plattform Yggio, för att skapa en grogrund för mängder av tjänster som lätt kan flyttas mellan olika kommuner.