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WIRELESS SENSORS FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY

IoT Per Il Settore Turistico

Blebricks technology can be successfully used to create new ideas, products or applications in the tourism sector with particular reference to the hotel industry.
A set of wireless sensors provides information on the presence of guests or conditions that may affect the storage of goods in the rooms and/or the health of the guests.

Needs:

Wireless sensors can be used, for example, for the following needs which consist in detecting and communicating via wireless to a local or remote server:

  • Presence of fire, smoke or dust in the rooms
  • Presence of guests in the rooms
  • Air quality in the rooms
  • Presence of flooding
  • Presence of insects such as cockroaches
  • Find the keys stored in the special slots
  • Detect keys taken out inadvertently

Protype and Proof of Concept:

Thanks to our instant prototyping system, it is possible to prototype the electronic device in a few moments with a cost of a few tens of euros, depending on the sensor configuration.
The prototype device is usually supplied in the Expert version and therefore enclosed in a housing that allows it to be worn or fixed to assets or to pre-existing structures.

3D FLEX:

With our 3D-FLEX service, we can provide, to customers whom request them, 3D-FDM printed housings that can be customized for each specific application, even with colors and logos chosen by the customer.

MakeApp:

With our MakeApp it will be possible to configure and verify on-site, via smartphone, the functioning of the sensors.

Bricksboard:

Through the Bricksboard, our online platform, it is possible to analyze the data transmitted by the sensors in real-time, explore the data log history and, for the the outdoor applications, locate the sensors on Google Maps. It will also be possible to set specific actions such as sending messages or e-mails, and activating other local devices when certain events occur, such as exceeding critical values ​​revealed by the sensors used.

Software:

Finally, the customer can create his own software using our libraries and /or the documentation of the protocols used. Alternatively, the user can take advantage of Software solutions created by our Partners for specific application.

a) Prototype

With the BLE-B, it is possible to measure the local temperature value and communicate with a gateway/local control device to verify the presence of the keys in certain areas or to detect their removal towards the outside of the building, as well as manage any Blebricks connected to it with auxiliary sensors/actuators including:

  • ENV: for a more accurate measurement of temperature (indoor and outdoor), atmospheric pressure, relative humidity (environment / soil), indoor air quality (standard IAQ index) and organic volatile concentration index ( VOCx) such as Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ethanol (C2H5OH), Ethane (C2H6), Acetone (C3H6O) Isoprene (C5H8) and detect fire in the room
  • POW: to detect the presence of dust or smoke in the room
  • CO2: to detect the presence of flames or measure carbon dioxide levels
  • PDM: to detect the presence of people in the room IMU: to support the detection of the presence of the key in the appropriate slots SMS: to detect flooding or the presence of unwanted insects

Finally with the Blebricks:

  • RPS or XPS you can choose the most suitable power supply for the devices
  • SFX or NBT it will be possible to build an LP-WAN network to send data directly to remote servers / locations

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b) Check the functioning of the sensors

Using our MakeApp or the Bricksboard platform it will be possible to immediately check the functioning of the sensors and set alerts in case of particular conditions.

The sensors can be configured locally via Bluetooth through our MakeApp available for Android devices and which can be used for:

  • Collect the data transmitted by the sensors on site
  • Configure the devices (transmission intervals, BLE power, event detection etc)
  • Georeference the devices at the time of installation by sending the coordinates detected by the Smartphone itself.

c) Software

The customer can download our Java or PHP libraries or the technical documentation necessary to create their own software. Alternatively, the user can use the services and/or specific Software solutions already developed by our partners for specific applications.

The BricksBoard platform can be used with all modes of data transmission and collection. There is also the possibility to customize the dashboard to allow further processing in addition to the following:

  • visualization of the data coming from the single sensors
  • graphs with the historical data of the individual sensors
  • display of the position of the sensors on Google maps for outdoor use
  • activation of alarms upon the occurrence of particular events (eg threshold exceeding).

d) Data transmission

Localization and data collection can take place in the following ways:

  • Smartphone and MakeApp. It is possible to detect the data transmitted by the sensors locally (within a range of tens of meters) and view them on the Smartphone. The MakeApp activates audio guides in the proximity of works of art on which a BLE-Beacon has been previously prepared and warns the guide in case of removal or pressing of the button. It will also send the information to the server for later viewing and processing.
  • Gateway. Thanks to our Gateway with BLE5.0 technology (which in the free field can cover distances greater than 300 meters) using the WI-Fi, Ethernet or 3/4G (optional) network, users can send the information coming from the sensors to the server, in real-time, autonomously without requiring any operator intervention.
  • LP-WAN- By adding a Blebrick type SFX or NBT and using the Sigfox or 4G network (NB-IoT), we can send information from the sensors to the server in real-time and without requiring any operator intervention

Product realization:

Our “Fast Route to Production” service allows us to provide a turnkey solution that offers:

  • Industrialization, necessary to transform the prototype into a product with optimized costs, form factors, and performance (housing of the final device on request);
  • production and testing, taking advantage of the fact that predefined production processes, test equipment and procurement structures, already validated and started, are reused;
  • certification, with the benefit of reusing parent modules already certified CE (further certifications on request).

In conclusion, the “Fast Route to Production” service uses Blebricks technology to provide customers with a customized product with their own logo. It is an economical, fast and reliable solution that integrates the prototype devices used for the PoC on a single support, eliminating redundancies in order to make the final product more compact, efficient and less expensive. Development times and costs are thus drastically reduced by 90% compared to competing solutions.

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