Who needs Rudolph? LoRaWAN guides herders protecting connected reindeer
It’s dark in the forests of Lapland at this time of year. The sun peers above the horizon for only a few hours in the late morning. The snow lies heavy on the ground and in the branches of the tall ...Read more
Actility names Von Cameron Vice President of the Americas & Global Logistics to lead expansion...
Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the appointment of Von Cameron as Vice President of the Americas & Global Logist...Read more
Enforta and Actility announce deployment of IoT network spanning the vast territory of the Russian ...
Enforta, the Russian telecom operator owned by ER Telecom Holding, and Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks have begun a collaboration to deploy a LoRaWAN wireless netw...Read more
The natural resources industry is responding to very specific challenges to tackle, such as the volatility and decline of oil prices, pressure to cut operational costs and reduce downtime, all the while meeting stringent SLAs. In addition, workers in the industry face very high safety risks in extreme conditions and work environments. Most mining, oil drilling and gas production is done in remote and harsh environments, rarely within cellular network coverage. The main risk regarding operational oil and gas pipelines is that leakage can result in potentially huge financial, environmental and reputational damage. Most existing monitoring solutions use wired devices, which are difficult to install and bring additional risk and complexity to this already challenging environment. Many measurements are typically logged by hand, which is time-consuming, inefficient and costly for the company.
Using LPWAN instead of wired networks and manual logging, natural resources companies can connect many sensors and gather comprehensive data inexpensively. Sensors can be installed to monitor and track:
A large amount of data is processed on-site or transmitted by satellite link and fed to the SCADA system for overall site and equipment monitoring.
LPWA enables the use of simple and battery efficient sensors for a limited footprint and easy installation. Complexity is reduced by the usage of only one IoT platform to monitor all assets and equipment, giving the installation operator the ability to adapt operations to asset condition in real-time.
Workers equipped with wearable IoT sensors can be notified if they enter a dangerous area. If an accident occurs, the operation center can be alerted and can coordinate immediate rescue operations.
The ThingPark platform allows the monitoring of machine equipment and processing of data from sensors. Building on its advanced analytics and machine learning, it is possible to predict and prevent equipment failure, thus reducing costly and unplanned equipment downtime.