In press: 3 examples in which IoT is helping save people.
Press Release, Hasselt / Paris, 07.04.2020
WMW, a Belgian “framework” for IoT, Abeeway, a location intelligence solution provider for IoT, and Actility, the leading provider of Low-Power WAN networking solutions, are launching several solutions to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic at different stages, using various geolocation technologies and low-power IoT networks.
The three companies have integrated their solutions: WMW is an adaptive registration dashboard with micro-modules, allowing to visualize data from IoT devices and get valuable insights. The WMW solutions takes inputs from Abeeway devices processed by ThingPark Location Engine, the fused location provider platform of Actility.
There are 3 solutions that are offered:
1) Private Proximity Registration. Companies that want to return to work demand solutions to protect their employees. This kit provides a private network and personal trackers to maintain a dynamic virtual geofence around an employee at site level. Since we will have to be careful for several more months to come and our employees are our most important assets, this solution helps to prevent and warn against proximity.
2) MySpace Monitoring. Elderly people, that we would want to follow up a little closer, can be in closer contact with their caregivers or family. Panic buttons, sensors that monitor movement, energy, and even doors, can be used in hospitals and rest homes, but also for people who still live at home. This allows direct, but also indirect, anomalies to be reported and timely action can be taken.
3) Quarantine Monitoring. People who should live in (self) quarantine do not always follow the rules and sometimes dare to go outside their zone, posing a high risk of spreading the virus. This solution registers the breach and informs about it.
Deploying technology against Covid spreading
The world of IoT is usually aimed at the visualization and big data of the things that our society uses to help an organisation or industry to operate. Examples cover a very wide range such as Smart Waste, Smart Parking, and even Building Management. WMW is not just an IoT Platform, but more specifically a technology (framework) to build platforms. Thus, WMW have taken a step back to create greater flexibility and to allow them to build tailored applications fully focused on the “use case”. This flexibility is extended very far. For example, the WMW platform is device-agnostic, network-agnostic, database-agnostic, and is being used worldwide through partners.
“Over the past few weeks, we’ve focused primarily on applications, derivatives of the 97 apps we’ve already built, that can handle various impacts and observations around Covid-19. Our resellers worldwide are close to their governments and this allows us to draw global conclusions that are not valid only in Belgium. Of course, it helps that we know a lot of device makers and that we can help inspire their strategy. After all, we report the questions from the market back to them,” according to Bert Vanaken, CEO of WMW.
Abeeway offers a complete low-power indoor&outdoor fused geolocation solution for the Internet of Things that surpasses simple GPS. Through location intelligence, we enable efficient management of your mobile and fixed assets, protecting people and monitoring animals. We give organizations, industries, logistics companies, and the entire supply chain transparency and more effective processes.
“Abeeway decided to contribute its extensive expertise in the field of low-power geolocation in order to help people, companies and hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. With the Abeeway tracking system, including miniature trackers and badge trackers, you can set automated alarms and geofence boundary alerts to register breaches, help people to remain alert and allow proximity back-tracing”, according to Olivier Hersent, Actility & Abeeway’s CEO.
About Abeeway, an Actility Group company
Abeeway is the market leader in low-power indoor & outdoor fused geolocation and a provider of disruptive IoT tracking solutions worldwide. Abeeway offers the most energy-efficient, reliable, and flexible geolocation solutions using unique tracking devices and a smart Multi-technology location system optimized for long-range and low-power-consumption leveraging LoRaWAN™ connectivity. Abeeway is a member of LoRa Alliance™ and is an Actility group company. URL: www.abeeway.com
About Actility Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate, and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable, and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low-power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases. URL: www.actility.com
About WMW WMW is a product of ClearDigital NV, a Belgian player in the IoT space. WMW is not an IoT platform, but a technology to build platforms. The library approach is unique in its kind and allows the development of applications, with maximum flexibility and tailoring towards customized use cases, in an extremely short time. It has produced over 100 applications already and is being sold worldwide by resellers and partners in the Telco world (such as Orange, NNNco, LRTC, …), and in the System Integrator world (such as SCSK – subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp, Capita, …). URL: wmw-hub.com ClearDigital NV – WMW Bert Vanaken – CEO +32 498 520 479