Data in real-time
Real-time monitoring allows for more efficient, cost-effective and accurate decision making in various industries. When providing real-time data, it creates improvement on processes, identifies and solves problems quickly and makes data driven decisions possible.
South African monitoring systems integrator, EUCA Technologies, is assisting companies to improve real time monitoring and data collection with an array of sensors for a wide range of applications in industries such as environmental management, agriculture, energy, health care, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, transportation and logistics.
“Data is integrity, using real-time monitoring we can prove data integrity to auditors; thus we can create an orthodox foundation for companies and equipment, scenarios can be analysed and potential risks can be identified.” says Sheena Campling, marketing director of EUCA.
Having end-to-end supply chain visibility means that business associates have clarity throughout the entire process of supplying from beginning to end. Products such as the Libero G range from Elpro gives real-time visibility and security with monitoring products from road to air to ocean. It can be deployed into containers, storage rooms and trucks. With its new NB-IoT technology, it offers longer battery life and deeper connectivity.
However, it still doesn't set the standards, there are flaws in which newer technologies are able to secure. The benefits of real-time monitoring have been astonishing these past few years. Although alone, real-time monitoring does not make for ultimate triumph. Awareness of the need to collaborate throughout the whole process from start to end is vital for visibility, business associates and supply chain personnel need to work together and be involved with each other in their processes, sharing data, ensuring both ends are actively in the know of the information being sent out.
There are still technical faults to overcome, problems with wireless connection from hardware to a central station or servers. EUCA has been diving deeply into data digitization. Long-range information sending is a new technology that is changing the future of real-time monitoring, devices that no longer need global system for mobiles (GSM) or sim cards. A protocol called low power wide area networking (LPWAN), it is a protocol that functions communications on LoRa.
Nvirosense and LoRa Technology
LoRa is a wireless audio frequency technology that operates in a license free radio frequency spectrum, supporting long-range communications at the cost of narrow bandwidths. It uses narrow band waveform with a central frequency to send data, which makes for a robust interface. Bringing to the surface LoRaWAN which is basically Lora, the wireless audio frequency technology and WAN, being the wide area networking. LoRaWAN is well suited for real-time monitoring applications as it allows devices to transmit data over long distances with minimal power consumption. Additionally, LoRaWAN networks are typically composed of gateways that act as a bridge between low-power devices and the internet, allowing for easy integration with existing systems and real-time data analysis.
With EUCA now integrating this new technology into their business, they have constructed a platform as a service (PAAS) called Nvirosense. This gives you the ability to have full ownership over your network, adding multi-protocol connectivity to your system to create actionable IoT. It gathers data over LoRaWAN or Bluetooth and sends it out as far as sixteen kilometres to onsite servers or to the cloud.
Using devices equipped with this new technology improves overall real-time monitoring applications, it is cost-effective, secure, reliable, and able to monitor a wide range of applications in real-time. LoRaWAN is a great solution for businesses that need to monitor their operations and assets, with a low-power solution that can be used in remote locations, making it an ideal application for long range data transmission. Overall the future's looking brighter in industries where real-time monitoring is essential, we are looking forward to seeing this technology grow and spread across South Africa and establish a new era of real-time monitoring.