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November 30th, 2020

We present the New features available in Gear Studio.

November 24th, 2020

The Argentine IoT Chamber is born

November 16th, 2020

Northeast Group LLC carried out a tour of the stages to develop a smart city model based on the internet of things application which is divided into 3 phases that We will see below: 

Phase 1: Led technology and implementation of intelligent public lighting.

This first phase consists of implementing an intelligent public lighting system using LED technologies, geospatial information systems (GIS) and a centralized management system (CMS) to achieve sustainable development goals.

Phase 2: The use of sensors for parking, waste management, detection of security events and the possibility of integration with third-party applications, increases the levels of environmental quality and the comfort of the citizen.

Phase 3: Application of the full range of sensors allowing the monetization of urban data: in this phase it is possible to implement an IoT platform that interacts with the devices, allowing the visualization of information in real time, generating prevention of future damage and significant cost savings. 

We help you achieve your goals through the internet of things application, write us info@cloud.studio

November 9th, 2020

Thanks to the Internet of Things, manufacturers can monitor, manage and support their products remotely, while allowing contractors and field service distributors to increase efficiency by focusing on their support activities and improving customer satisfaction.

What are our differentials?

Highly customizable platform, capable of adding custom functions to suit specific business and product requirements.

Remote diagnostics enables the identification of performance problems online to provide the consumer with efficient technical support.

Device management enables firmware updates and the reboot feature on remotely located products.

Resellers and service technicians supporting an installed base can efficiently plan and define truck routes and organize resources based on problem severity and root cause.

Product diagnostic programs can immediately detect the need for a failed batch recall, preventive maintenance needs, replenishment opportunities, thereby increasing revenue and improving end-user insight.

Keywords: Versatility, adaptability, expertise in the internet of things.

Bespoke developments

  • For a recognized manufacturer of air conditioning equipment in the Argentine market, we developed the device (hardware) to convert the installed park into Smart so that the user can manage the devices from the application, which was also our own development.
  • For an important Swedish company we developed the application for monitoring and remote management of the electronic lock. Subsequently we have worked on the development for security cameras of the same brand.
  • The application for monitoring and remote management of self-service machines was developed for a major bank, generating improvements in response times in the event of failures / breakages, drastically reducing downtime and improving customer perception.
November 2nd, 2020

At Cloud Studio we seek adding value in the following applications:

Manufacturing / Industrial:

IoT-based factory automation and control projects include comprehensive smart factory solutions with numerous elements such as shop monitoring, wearable devices and augmented reality. remote control by PLC or automated quality control systems. In turn, there are projects that include remote control of connected machinery, monitoring or management of equipment and control of complete remote industrial operations, such as oil rigs. The key drivers for the introduction of industrial IoT solutions are the reduction of operational downtime and cost savings.

Transportation / Mobility

Beyond the typical applications within this vertical that include telematics and fleet management solutions, vehicle diagnostics / monitoring, battery, tire pressure, driver status, there are also other projects Interesting features such as school bus fleet tracking, long-distance bus route optimization, and driver behavior tracking to optimize fuel use and prevent accidents.

Energy 

consumption around the world is expected to grow 40% over the next 25 years, driving the need for smarter energy solutions to an unprecedented level. IoT solutions are revolutionizing the energy industry, from generation to transmission to distribution, and it is changing the way energy companies and customers interact.

Smart Cities 

cities are growing in all parts of the world, balancing the economic and technological aspects with the human dimensions. The percentage of smart city projects has decreased compared to the 2018 analysis for a number of reasons, including tender deadlines, long lead times, and the need to navigate city politics.

Smart Buildings

Connected solutions aim to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing operating costs over the entire life of the building. Connected building projects include facility automation and monitoring of building systems (HVAC, lighting, elevators, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers), building utilization and security (room use, access, surveillance).

Bespoke projects

From web-based asset management systems to provide users with real-time data on their devices, their status and the need for preventive maintenance, to traditional hardware connectivity to provide greater functionality and comfort to the end customer.

We can advise you and develop the solution you need to optimize your business, do not hesitate to contact us!

October 26th, 2020

Top 10 IOT Applications in 2020 according to IoT Analytics:

 

1. Manufacturing / Industrial:

IoT-based factory automation and control projects include holistic smart factory solutions with numerous elements, such as shop floor monitoring, portable devices and augmented reality in the workshop, remote control of PLC or automated quality control systems. In turn, there are projects outside the factory that include remote control of connected machinery, equipment monitoring or management and control of complete remote industrial operations, such as oil rigs. The key drivers for the introduction of industrial IoT solutions are reducing operational downtime and saving costs.

2. Transportation / Mobility

Typical applications within transportation / mobility include telematics and fleet management solutions that connect to the local operating system inside the car for vehicle diagnosis / monitoring, such as battery monitoring, vehicle monitoring tire pressure, driver monitoring or just vehicle tracking. Other interesting projects include the monitoring of school bus fleets, the optimization of routes for long-distance buses and the monitoring of driver behavior to optimize fuel use and prevent accidents.

3. Energy

With energy consumption worldwide expected to grow 40% over the next 25 years , the need for smarter energy solutions has reached an all-time high. IoT is revolutionizing nearly every part of the energy industry, from generation to transmission to distribution, and it is changing the way energy companies and customers interact. Both solution providers and the energy companies themselves understand the need and value of connected IoT solutions in the industry.

4. Retail Retail

solutions include in-store digital signage, customer engagement and tracking, merchandise monitoring and inventory management, and smart vending machines, among others. In turn, the performance of stores in their locations can be compared based on an accurate inbound traffic solution. The solutions allow you to review detailed metrics, KPIs, and analyze conversion rates by store, easily identifying norms, trends, and outliers, and creating plans to capture opportunities.

5. Cities

Smart cities are growing and flourishing in all parts of the world, balancing economic and technological aspects with human dimensions. The percentage of smart city projects has decreased compared to the 2018 analysis for a number of reasons, such as deadlines. Long bidding, long lead time to start smart city projects, and the need to navigate city politics.

6. Healthcare

is Theincreasing demand for IoT-specific healthcare applications, such as telehealth consultations, digital diagnostics, remote monitoring and robotic assistance,. The pandemic has put the healthcare industry in the spotlight. Typical healthcare IoT projects within hospitals / clinics include medical device monitoring, healthcare team coordination, optimization of workflow operations, while outpatient focused solutions include patient monitoring, assisted living, elderly care and pain medication management, among others.

7. Supply chain

Typical supply chain IoT projects include asset tracking, condition monitoring (eg cold chain, medical products), inventory and storage management, automated guided vehicles, connected workers, among others . The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of IoT tracking throughout the supply chain. Unfortunately, recent months have shown the stark reality that even vital medical equipment and PPE can be depleted due to the disruption of global supply chains. Through IoT solutions in the supply chain it is expected to help companies to maintain control, have an overview and react quickly.

8. Agriculture

In 2050, it is estimated that a population of almost 10 billion people will need up to 70 percent more food than we need today. One way to tackle this challenge is through smart farming. IoT sensors can help farmers make more informed decisions to achieve higher crop yields, better quality products, and save costs by reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Smart agriculture projects include precision agriculture , livestock monitoring , irrigation management and automated drones for farm surveying, field mapping, crop spraying, etc. 

9. Buildings

Most new and innovative connected solutions aim to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing operating costs through complete building life cycle management. Featured connected building projects involve facility automation and building system monitoring (HVAC, lighting, elevators, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers), building utilization and security (room use, access, surveillance).

 

10. Custom Projects

Connected Exercise Equipment: Cybex International offers premium exercise equipment used in fitness facilities around the world. Gym owners maintain their treadmills regularly to make sure they stay running, so Cybex developed a web-based asset management system to provide gym owners with real-time data on the gym. status of each treadmill.

 

We can advise you and develop the solution you need to optimize your business, do not hesitate to contact us!

October 19th, 2020

IoT & cybersecurity

When implementing an IoT solution, several elements of varied complexity are involved, however, one of the biggest concerns of many customers is security as doubts typically arise regarding privacy, access control, communication and storage of information.

In Cloud Studio, we implement measures to securely communicate with field devices using TLS security certificates across all of our channels. We guarantee the levels of safety required by the industry by:

Configure users with maximum granularity permissions, at the individual device level if necessary.

2048-bit SSL protection on all communications.

Single-Sign-On (SSL) that includes the possibility of identification through external providers (LDAP).

Secure open API, with individual permissions for each application that uses it, using OAuth-like techniques.

We can empower you to achieve improvements in the security of your teams and deployments.

 Contact us.

October 13th, 2020

How can we reduce the carbon footprint using IoT?

 The carbon footprint can be defined as the impact left by human activity on the environment. That is, the environmental brand generated by a person, product or organization on the planet due to its daily actions, totaled according to emission parameters of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) released into the atmosphere.

 According to the Environmental Protection Agency of the USA, the largest emitters of CO2 are:

  •   Transportation | 29%
  •   Electricity Production | 28%
  •   Industry | 22%
  •   Commercial & Residential | 12%
  •   Agricultural | 9%

 These industries can also look towards IoT devices and applications as a tool to reduce their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment. At first, such initiatives for sustainability and climate change remediation took a minimal part in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Now, these companies and industries are looking at carbon footprint reduction activities as a mainstream initiative that forms a significant part of their operations and their businesses.

 IoT can help industries execute their initiatives towards reducing their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. In a report published by Ericsson, the use of IoT has the potential of reducing emissions by as much as 63.5 gigatons by the year 2030, should all industrial sectors participate. IoT is destined to be an enabler that will help industries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and increase their energy efficiency.

 The most important uses of the Internet of Things (IoT) to reduce the carbon footprint are:

 

  • Increase Energy Efficiency
  • Improve Lighting Efficiency
  • Improve Heating and Cooling Efficiency
  • Switch to a Paperless Environment
  • Implement Automated or Self Check-Out
  • Optimize and Automate Your Supply Chain
  • Reduce unnecessary logistics

 Our platform can help you achieve your Carbon Footprint goals.

Contact us for more information.

October 5th, 2020

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the digital transformation of manufacturing / manufacturing (and related industries) into a connected environment of IoT-enabled big data, people, processes, services, systems and industrial assets with the generation, leverage and utilization of actionable data and information as a way and means to realize smart industry and industrial innovation and collaboration ecosystems.

What is the objective?

The goal is to enable autonomous decision-making processes, monitor assets and processes in real time, and enable connected value creation networks in real time through early stakeholder engagement, and vertical and horizontal integration.

What impact is expected?

Through innovation and transformation of business models and processes: increase profits, decrease costs, improve the customer experience, optimize the value of the customer’s useful life and, as far as possible, build more loyalty to customers, and innovate to grow and remain relevant.

 

Do you want to be the protagonist of the next industrial revolution?

September 28th, 2020

Tank Monitoring

 

Cloud Studio introduces its new tank monitoring solution allowing distributors of bulk lubricants, gases, fuels and virtually any other fluid to remotely monitor tank fill levels, knowing inventory in real time and optimizing purchasing processes and logistics delivery routes.

Through this solution, you can track the exact levels in your tanks at any time by being able to set alarms each time the defined thresholds are reached. It is important to note that the definition of thresholds has been developed based on practices recommended by the Petroleum Institute of America (API).

The most important advantage of this tool is that it allows you to check fluid levels in multiple tanks, in distributed sites, from a single device to gain real-time access to the data generating cost reduction, efficiency improvements and additional added value for your customers.

Application Industries:

  • Hospitals: Gases for medicinal use.
  • Oil and gas: Fuels and their derivatives.
  • Chemical industries.
  • Drinks.
  • Food and agribusiness.
  • Water treatment.

Benefits of the app:

  • Configuration for one or multiple tanks.
  • 24 x 7 monitoring.
  • Real-time alarms and alerts.
  • Completely customizable as needed.

Impact of your application:

  • Reduced logistical costs by up to 30%.
  • Inventory management improvements: Eliminating manual readings and reducing waste. Substantial time savings in information collection and inventory analysis.
  • Eliminate emergency deliveries with their associated extra-costs.
  • Optimizing the number of scheduled deliveries.
  • Return of empty trucks reducing disputes and facilitating the billing process.
  • Reduced fuel consumption and man hours.
  • Increased staff productivity.
  • Improved user experience with custom delivery schemes.
September 21st, 2020

New times calls for new designs

September 14th, 2020

How can we work together?

September 7th, 2020

Our Verticals

Our current approach is to apply our platform to projects where new technologies, and IoT in particular, provide a path to improving energy efficiency, control and maintainability, such as:

  • Optimization of energy consumption and infrastructure monitoring: By measuring, acting and implementing strategies we can achieve significant savings in energy consumption.
  • Industry 4.0: Through our cloud platform, we interconnect devices distributed in production lines, warehouses, tanks and other facilities by providing real-time information and consequently enabling information-based decisions to be made.
  • Street lighting: Our technology allows the control and monitoring of more than 70,000 luminaires installed in the City of Buenos Aires.
  • Tailor-made projects: We create tailor-made projects, using our IoT expertise to design and develop solutions optimized to the needs of our customers.
August 31st, 2020

Our goals

Our platform facilitates the monitoring and control of infrastructure through customizable dashboards, incorporating IoT devices that interact with the client’s ecosystem, which allows the automated sending of notifications to events.

To meet our objectives we take into account two pillars:

Deployment of devices on site such as: 

  • Electric consumption meters
  • Controllers for air / heating
  • Controllers for lighting
  • Own and third party sensors and actuators

Interconnection with our cloud platform which includes:

  • Rules automatic savings
  • Real-time web access
  • Mobile application for iOS and Android
  • Open interface for data extraction.
August 25th, 2020

¿What do we contribute from
Cloud Studio?

At Cloud Studio, we have developed an IoT platform that addresses real life verticals, offering innovative, flexible and field-proven end-to-end solutions

 

Our competitive advantage

  • Platform entirely developed by our team of developers and testers dedicated exclusively to it.
  • Wide interoperability with external hardware and platforms.
  • Coverage of the full range of applications, from monitoring, measurement and detection, to acting and executing carefully designed energy saving plans and automation strategies.
  • Flexible and scalable allowing horizontal growth in a transparent way.
  • Web and Mobile Platform.
  • Multi-tenant with the possibility of managing clients, facilities and permits.
  • End-to-end complete IoT use case.
  • Possibility of implementation hosted on client servers.
  • It does not require previous experience in IoT.
  • Simple and transparent rate calculator according to the number of “endpoints” connected.

 

Our focus is on applying our platform to projects where modern technologies, and the IoT in particular, provide a path to improve energy efficiency, control, and maintainability, such as:

  • Optimization of energy consumption and infrastructure monitoring
  • Industry 4.0
  • Street lighting
  • Custom projects
August 18th, 2020

Infrastructure in times of COVID

In the current times where COVID-19 has forced us to drastically modify our routines, we ask ourselves, In what situation is the infrastructure that we frequent?

We can find different situations:

  • Much of it is empty or underutilized, given circulation / operation restrictions.
  • Important difficulties in the maintenance of infrastructure that is critical, due to the restrictions mentioned above which makes it more difficult or directly impossible to operate.
  • Improper or unauthorized access is directly related to security.

In short, the most important aspects are energy consumption, safety and maintenance.

In the first place regarding the use of energy, we have no news of the state in which the devices such as lights on or mechanical timers are operating on unnecessary devices or if the heating or cooling continues to work and above all it is very complex to register if the continuous operation of this has caused incidents.

Secondly, with regard to security, a large part of the infrastructure was not in a condition to be empty: we have no knowledge of the movements that are registered and we are not sure that all accesses are closed.

Finally maintenance, how can we detect a failure? Or simply, How do I check the status of the infrastructure after some maintenance activity? How can we plan it and how can we optimize it?

The Internet of Things application allows remote monitoring and management, becoming increasingly essential in these times.

August 10th, 2020

Objectives of remote monitoring

Remote monitoring is divided into two parts: energy saving and maintenance. 

First we find energy savings that allow us to achieve several objectives such as: Reducing consumption, Reducing costs (remember that these are not the same because reducing consumption involves consuming less, but reducing costs involves more strategies, for example using infrastructure in a different way, specifically using it at different times, let’s remember that schedules have big impacts on tariffs because they vary throughout the day , therefore it is not the same to consume energy at a peak time, which in a valley schedule, which prices are reduced, in short the objective of this variable focuses on consuming smarter. 

On the other hand, we have control over the occupation that is the assembly of strategies that have to do with the infrastructure that is not in use consuming as little as possible or only what is necessary. 

The control of the generation, this is something that has grown a lot over time and has to do with understanding that we constantly generate energy to apply it in the best possible way. 

Finally, working with a Continuous Strategy means that energy savings depend on having a strategy and running it continuously. 

The second aspect of remote monitoring that is Maintenance allows us to remotely monitor the following aspects: 

Inventory management which gives us great advantages when it comes to monitoring remotely. 

Automate fault detection, this is essential to be able to predict others that may be chained.

Determining exact types of failure allows us to understand the reasons for failure, so we can determine what type of repair is going to be done most accurately. 

Finally, schedule or perform preventive maintenance

August 3rd, 2020

Infrastructure of interest

When we talk about infrastructure it’s really important understand its focus and characteristics to correctly apply IoT solutions, within the types of infrastructure we can find:

Critical infrastructure, it requires high availability. Difficult access infrastructure,  these are usually neglected. On the other hand, we can find Difficult maintenance Infrastructure , which requires complex repairs, and lastly, High consumption infrastructure or infrastructure with numerous sites which require a unified view.

July 27th, 2020

¿What does Cloud Studio Offer ?

July 20th, 2020

Benefits of the Internet of things

The IoT can be applied to a wide variety of devices and infrastructures such as Banks, Hospitals, Schools, Public Lighting, Electric Stations or Retails Etc.

From this we can obtain great benefits in the infrastructure such as greater functionality, we can control the devices remotely and in turn receive all their information in real time, which allows us to prevent future events and achieve even greater functionality.

July 13th, 2020

Internet Of Things

It’s a concept that encompasses the appearance of devices that are connected to the Internet to have greater functionality. This term is often confusing and leading to the thought, for example, that a Smart Coffee Machine is IoT when it is not. To understand the difference, we must consider that connectivity must play a very important role, where devices interact with the environment to nurture and share information with third parties, generating greater overall efficiency.