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Presenting Internet of Things use cases through our success stories

INTERNET OF THINGS USE CASES

The city of Buenos Aires is the biggest city in Argentina, the third most populated in LATAM and the thirteen most populated all over the world. It’s a city with a surface of 203 square kilometers. 

The Approach

1. Main Problems

Buenos Aires was in need of modernization. The budget usage for street lighting was too high. They realized that the maintenance costs and the frequency of problems, plus the time to repair and the power consumption, were all problems that needed a solution ASAP.

2. Proposed solution

Together with our partner, Smartmation, we proposed a solution to cover their problems, leading to smart lighting for automation, control and monitoring:

  • Reduce the time of resolution with alarms automatically assigned to the repairing party with SLA.
  • Reports automatically generated Ad-Hoc and sent via e-mail to the operators.
  • Powerful map views with heat signs, online status and alarms.

3. Results

  • The city of Buenos Aires is the first capital city in LATAM to become 100% LED and fully automatized.
  • Costs savings for maintenance and repairing has been reduced 60% (considering zero vandalism now).
  • Power consumption highly reduced by switching to LED and controlling efficiently.
  • Neighbors don’t have to report a failure with the tedious work that it comes with, now the solution automatically detects an incident and reports it to the maintenance party at once.

Alsea is the leading restaurant operator in Latin America that works with Burger King and Starbucks in the country, being responsible for the maintenance of branches as well as compliance with safety and hygiene standards.

The success case below refers to the installation performed in the branch located in Callao and Corrientes Ave.

The Approach

1. Main Problems

  • Big amount of power consumption.
  • Risk of activating protocol zero (in case the temperature of the refrigerator is higher than a certain value at the moment of an inspection. This could be a reason to close the branch and subsequent legal actions if it is not resolved.
  • High level of maintenance cost due equipment failure and lack of control.
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2. Proposed solution

  • Branch automation, defining energy modes according to different times of the day.
  • Alerts and alarms due to events such as “freezer door is still open for more than 30 minutes” or “increase of temperature, about to reach critical levels”
  • Efficient Management of the Branch, allowing the working team to focus in what they must do, instead of being distracted with operating routine tasks such as turning off the lights at certain hour.
  • Tracking of maintenance operations, considering SLAs.

3. Results

  • Hidden failures were found, such as over consumption of the air conditioning equipment.
  • Resources usage were optimized decreasing the billing amount by 30% (compared with the same period from last year).
  • Protocol zero cases were mitigated since the deploy of the solution, due the early warnings it provides.
  • Higher control for operative and maintenance costs granted by the traceability of tasks that our solution provides.
  • The team works in a more efficient way because of the scenes configured in the platform at specific times. Now they predict the work period changes with the environment when lights turn on and off.

Las Condes medical clinic, is a Chilean private health care founding, located in the eastern side of Santiago de Chile. It counts with auditoriums for conferences inside, besides the hospital area.

In such a big hospital, energy saving is critical, as well as being able to differentiate from its competition by quality and comfort.

The Approach

1. Main Problems

  • High energy consumption.
  • Must increase comfort in the recently added maternity area.
  • In case of helicopter landing, paraffin smell could be noticed in some areas of the clinic, due the air shafts are connected near in the roof.
  • Old auditoriums, need to enhance them technologically

2. Proposed solution

  • At first, we proposed to automatize the auditoriums, leading to a technological improvemen. 
  • In order to provide cost savings, we installed power meters and controls for curtains and lights.
  • Automate closing of air shafts on every helicopter landing.
  • Automate the maternity area enhancing the comfort, autonomy of the patients and more privacy.

3. Results

  • At the auditoriums, we migrated from roughly commanded lights to an ad-hoc control panel, providing a customized blueprint and scene control. Optimizing the turn on and off of the projectors. Control elements for the speakers.
  • At the heliport, we installed a sonic sensor, in order to detect the helicopter and closing the air shafts automatically.
  • At emergencies, kinesio, and pediatrics area, curtains and lighting control were installed in order to save energy and enhance comfort.
  • At maternity, the whole area was automated, with multimedia systems in the 48 rooms, working in the cabinets, integrating them with IP phone and touch screens.

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