An ever-growing and diverse group of people are using the IoT to change their world, and ours, for the better. They’re making our cities more sustainable and nicer places to live. They are transforming agriculture to meet the needs of Earth’s growing population, while respecting long-standing traditions. They are innovating in industry to manufacture, transport and store goods more efficiently, sustainably, safely and securely.

Actility is proud to share a few stories from the people who explore, innovate, learn and grow with our technology every day in their quest to improve the way the world works. We hope they inspire your projects in 2018 and beyond.

IoT for beekeeping
in France

Jean-François Villair illustration

Maxime Mularz and Jean-François Villaire

We met in 2014 via a beekeeper in an agricultural college in the Aisne region, North Eastern France. We teamed up Maxime, as IT expert and Jean-François, as beekeeping technical consultant to create a connected device monitoring the beehive’s condition.

Pink France mini map

Saving the world, one beehive at a time

Profession beekeeping is under pressure, as a result of threats to the health of the bees. Hostabee is dedicated to helping beekeepers preserve their hives and their livelihoods.

Pink beehive house and key figures illustration

B-Keep

This module, with its connected application, allows beekeepers to monitor the temperature and humidity in each of their hives, and keep the colony healthy throughout the bee life cycle.

With IoT, beekeepers can remotely check the bees’ health and conditions and take early action

Jean-François Villaire

IoT for beekeeping in France

Maxime Mularz and Jean-François Villaire

We met in 2014 via a beekeeper in an agricultural college in the Aisne region, North Eastern France. We teamed up Maxime, as IT expert and Jean-François, as beekeeping technical consultant to create a connected device monitoring the beehive’s condition.

Saving the world, one beehive at a time

Profession beekeeping is under pressure, as a result of threats to the health of the bees. Hostabee is dedicated to helping beekeepers preserve their hives and their livelihoods.

Pink beehive house and key figures illustration

B-Keep

This module, with its connected application, allows beekeepers to monitor the temperature and humidity in each of their hives, and keep the colony healthy throughout the bee life cycle.

With IoT, beekeepers can remotely check the bees’ health and conditions and take early action

Jean-François Villaire
Red Switzerland mini map

René Meier of Die Mobiliar & Abeeway

My name is René Meier. I am Business Innovations Manager at Die Mobiliar, a Swiss insurance company. Insurance is now essentially about data. The more data we have, the more we can target services.

Meyer illustrtion

A New Way to Engage Customers

In the insurance business, after signing up for a policy, customers usually contact the company only to seek assistance in case of an incident. Instead, Mobiliar wanted to create positive opportunities to engage customers on an ongoing, regular basis. Actility, Swisscom and Abeeway, a geolocation system specialist, partnered up to help Meier.

Red house bike and parking illustration and key figures
Swisscom logo

Harnessing The Power Of IoT

Mobiliar was interested in leveraging the national LoRaWAN network that Swisscom was about to roll out, combined with the tracking expertise of Abeeway, to provide clients small tracking devices for personal items.

Black Abeeway tracker box open

Can Run, But Can’t Hide

Mobiliar’s resulting FindMe service included giving customers Abeeway micro-trackers to be placed in a car, on a boat, in a jacket, under a bicycle seat or in a laptop bag, notifying owners in cases of loss or theft.

Tracking makes it possible to protect valuable things in a brand new way, and that’s what appeals most to people.

René Meier

Track & trace
in Switzerland

Track & trace
in Switzerland

René Meier of Die Mobiliar & Abeeway

My name is René Meier. I am Business Innovations Manager at Die Mobiliar, a Swiss insurance company. Insurance is now essentially about data. The more data we have, the more we can target services.

A New Way to Engage Customers

In the insurance business, after signing up for a policy, customers usually contact the company only to seek assistance in case of an incident. Instead, Mobiliar wanted to create positive opportunities to engage customers on an ongoing, regular basis. Actility, Swisscom and Abeeway, a geolocation system specialist, partnered up to help Meier.

Red house bike and parking illustration and key figures
Swisscom logo

Harnessing The Power Of IoT

Mobiliar was interested in leveraging the national LoRaWAN network that Swisscom was about to roll out, combined with the tracking expertise of Abeeway, to provide clients small tracking devices for personal items.

Black Abeeway tracker box open

Can Run, But Can’t Hide

Mobiliar’s resulting FindMe service included giving customers Abeeway micro-trackers to be placed in a car, on a boat, in a jacket, under a bicycle seat or in a laptop bag, notifying owners in cases of loss or theft.

Tracking makes it possible to protect valuable things in a brand new way, and that’s what appeals most to people.

René Meier

Smart city
in Lebanon

Nader illustration

Marc Nader, Data Consult

Data Consult is a partner of Ogero Telecom in Lebanon, testing a national LoRaWAN network. Our role is to help turn BeitMisk into the first smart city in the Middle-East. We’ve been chosen for our expertise to implement a secure data storage and analysis platform.

Green Lebanon mini map

First smart city in Lebanon

To gather the data from sensors, the first step was to digitize key infrastructure elements and residential smart meters. Then, we had to connect these elements to the data platform built in the Google cloud. AI was used to analyze massive flow of data for city officials. The last mile was to create the data visualization app connecting city operators and residents. Tenants even had access to information and could interact with a Facebook Messenger chatbot. The result is that officials can focus on better managing scarce resources, saving energy and improving citizens’ consumption habits.

Green smart city and key figures illustration
BeitMisk logo

Birth Of A LoRaWAN

Powered by Actilty’s ThingPark, KPN launched the world’s first nationwide LoRaWAN IoT network, aimed at turning the Netherlands into a smart country. First announced in 2016, the complete roll-out occurred in less than a year.

Pulse sensor picture

Never Off The Grid

By placing sensors on containers, Suez tracks them from the facility where the waste is produced, to the off-site waste management facility that stores, treats or disposes of hazardous waste.

We need to partner with innovators and by using the LoRa network, KPN is one of them.

Raymond de Schrevel

Smart city
in Lebanon

Nader and mini map responsive

Marc Nader, Data Consult

Data Consult is a partner of Ogero Telecom in Lebanon, testing a national LoRaWAN network. Our role is to help turn BeitMisk into the first smart city in the Middle-East. We’ve been chosen for our expertise to implement a secure data storage and analysis platform.

First smart city in Lebanon

To gather the data from sensors, the first step was to digitize key infrastructure elements and residential smart meters. Then, we had to connect these elements to the data platform built in the Google cloud. AI was used to analyze massive flow of data for city officials. The last mile was to create the data visualization app connecting city operators and residents. Tenants even had access to information and could interact with a Facebook Messenger chatbot. The result is that officials can focus on better managing scarce resources, saving energy and improving citizens’ consumption habits.

Green smart city and key figures illustration
BeitMisk logo

Birth Of A LoRaWAN

Powered by Actilty’s ThingPark, KPN launched the world’s first nationwide LoRaWAN IoT network, aimed at turning the Netherlands into a smart country. First announced in 2016, the complete roll-out occurred in less than a year.

Pulse sensor picture

Never Off The Grid

By placing sensors on containers, Suez tracks them from the facility where the waste is produced, to the off-site waste management facility that stores, treats or disposes of hazardous waste.

We need to partner with innovators and by using the LoRa network, KPN is one of them.

Raymond de Schrevel
Orange Japan mini map

Makoto Shiratsushi, Macnica Networks

I lead the LPWA Business Promotion of Macnica Networks, the value-added IT distributor of Macnica Group in Japan. We provide LoRaWAN end-to-end solutions from devices to application, gateway and network server and distribute ThingPark Enterprise in Japan. Since January, we’ve been running a LoRaWAN tracking pilot with the Norn Ski Resort near Tokyo.

Makato illustration

Ensuring ski staff safety

We deployed a LoRaWAN gateway in the ski resort and used GPS trackers to ensure staff safety. Norn managers were thus able to locate their staff easily and in real time. Employees could also raise the alarm if they need help from the manager by pressing an emergency button.

Orange Macnica network ski resort illustration
Macnica networks logo

A dedicated network in the mountains

With ThingPark Enterprise, we were able to deploy a dedicated network for the ski resort that covers 1,680km2.

Trackers

Macnica selected the GlobalSat LT-100 tracker — every 30 seconds the trackers send location data to the network server resulting in a battery life of about 10 hours.

This tracking pilot will continue this year and the ski resort is considering commercial usage in 2019. I hope this deployment will happen next year!

Makoto Shiratsuchi - Director LPWA Business Promotion Division at Macnica Networks

Tracking in Japan

Tracking in Japan

Shiratsushi and mini map responsive

Makoto Shiratsushi, Macnica Networks

I lead the LPWA Business Promotion of Macnica Networks, the value-added IT distributor of Macnica Group in Japan. We provide LoRaWAN end-to-end solutions from devices to application, gateway and network server and distribute ThingPark Enterprise in Japan. Since January, we’ve been running a LoRaWAN tracking pilot with the Norn Ski Resort near Tokyo.

Ensuring ski staff safety

We deployed a LoRaWAN gateway in the ski resort and used GPS trackers to ensure staff safety. Norn managers were thus able to locate their staff easily and in real time. Employees could also raise the alarm if they need help from the manager by pressing an emergency button.

Orange Macnica network ski resort illustration
Macnica networks logo

A dedicated network in the mountains

With ThingPark Enterprise, we were able to deploy a dedicated network for the ski resort that covers 1,680km2.

Trackers

Macnica selected the GlobalSat LT-100 tracker — every 30 seconds the trackers send location data to the network server resulting in a battery life of about 10 hours.

This tracking pilot will continue this year and the ski resort is considering commercial usage in 2019. I hope this deployment will happen next year!

Makoto Shiratsuchi - Director LPWA Business Promotion Division at Macnica Networks

Connected mall
in Slovenia

Thomaz illustration

Tomaž Damjan, BTC City

I’m the energy manager of one of the largest malls in Europe, based in Slovenia: BTC City Ljubljana. Our center is as big as a small town and our energy bill was eating up to 10% of our global budget. To cut this consumption and costs, we decided to deploy an Energy Management system tailored to our “small town” needs.

Blue map with Slovenia highlighted

Connecting facilities indoors and outdoors

Deploying sensors and energy meters both indoors and outdoors to cover almost 500,000m2 requires a highly optimised communication technology… LoRaWAN was the natural choice. Actility was the technology expert backing our energy management partner Solvera Lynx. We’ve used Solvera Lynx’s Energy Management system for over a year now and achieved a 5% reduction in energy consumption.Water leakage has reduced by 90%, from the staggering amount of nearly 40 %overall to only 4.5%, and the energy loss caused by water leakage has been reduced by up to 6%. For the dedicated EM  LoRaWAN network, two LoRaWAN base stations all that’s required in the BTC City area.

Blue mall with key figures illustration
BTC city logo

A dedicated LoRaWAN network

For the needs of the LoRaWAN network, two base stations LoRa are installed in the BTC City area.

ComBox sensor

 

Industrial-grade energy sensors

Solvera Lynx  has deployed 8 ComBox.L wireless sensors for today’s energy management market.

The system has paid-off; we will continue using this LoRaWAN energy management platform.

Tomaž Damjan, BTC City

Connected mall
in Slovenia

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Tomaž Damjan, BTC City

I’m the energy manager of one of the largest malls in Europe, based in Slovenia: BTC City Ljubljana. Our center is as big as a small town and our energy bill was eating up to 10% of our global budget. To cut this consumption and costs, we decided to deploy an Energy Management system tailored to our “small town” needs.

Connecting facilities indoors and outdoors

Deploying sensors and energy meters both indoors and outdoors to cover almost 500,000m2 requires a highly optimised communication technology… LoRaWAN was the natural choice. Actility was the technology expert backing our energy management partner Solvera Lynx. We’ve used Solvera Lynx’s Energy Management system for over a year now and achieved a 5% reduction in energy consumption.Water leakage has reduced by 90%, from the staggering amount of nearly 40 %overall to only 4.5%, and the energy loss caused by water leakage has been reduced by up to 6%. For the dedicated EM  LoRaWAN network, two LoRaWAN base stations all that’s required in the BTC City area.

Blue mall with key figures illustration
BTC city logo

A dedicated LoRaWAN network

For the needs of the LoRaWAN network, two base stations LoRa are installed in the BTC City area.

ComBox sensor

 

Industrial-grade energy sensors

Solvera Lynx  has deployed 8 ComBox.L wireless sensors for today’s energy management market.

The system has paid-off; we will continue using this LoRaWAN energy management platform.

Tomaž Damjan, BTC City

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