Now the lighting is also smart

IOT & M2M

BLOG

Entdecken Sie die neusten Trends und Wissenswertes über das Internet der Dinge und die digitale Transformation.

Now the lighting is also smart

Each time we surround ourselves with more interconnected accessories, systems and applications that make our lives easier. Who would have imagined a few decades ago the development of a technology capable of making the objects that surrounds us every day smarter?

IoT surprises us once again with a solution to monitor the use of light through an intelligent system. It is a new technology capable of managing lighting in the home, facilitating energy savings and offering multiple customization possibilities.

Home automation, Internet of Things in the home

Internet of Things finds its way not only in the spaces destined to events and conferences, but it also sets out to be installed in our homes. In fact, the domotic revolution has already brought us several technologies that allow the automation and intelligent control of our homes. Imagine that we have left an appliance plugged in before leaving home and we only realize it when we arrive at work … it will no longer be a problem thanks to smart plugs.

IoT allows us to control electrical appliances so that they can be disconnected from the current easily and from a distance. We can also save time in the management of domestic tasks thanks to the intelligent cleaning that, by means of infrared rays, distributes vacuum cleaner robots or throws air freshener around the house while we are away, so that when we arrive at our home we find it clean and cozy. The same happens with other solutions such as intelligent security, which allows access to video cameras installed in the home through a device.

Intelligent lighting at home, without cables and catered to your needs

Internet of Things in lighting comes from companies such as Phillips and SPC, which have developed technologies that automate lighting preferences in both commercial spaces and at home. Something as innovative as light bulbs connected to WiFi and automatic shutdown devices thanks to geolocation are some of the advances that have been presented and that can be marketed and installed in offices.

These intelligent lighting systems facilitate energy savings, which not only affects the user’s pocket but also the care of the environment thanks to the reduction of pollution in cities. This saving is based on a better use of resources and the study of rates per time slot. In addition, monitoring offers data and analysis that will improve the consumption habits of each company, achieving greater efficiency.

Lighting is not just a means of seeing; it goes beyond for those who value the experience of the illuminated space. Well-treated light totally transforms an environment and is capable of generating experiences that have more to do with the emotional than with the view: would you illuminate the conference room the same way as the work space? That’s why intelligent lighting also offers services such as choosing the color temperature or saving your favorite light scenes to use them to your liking with just a click.

Intelligent lighting in large spaces

Intelligent lighting offers endless possibilities that will allow us to live more efficiently and productively not only at home or in the company, but in many other spaces. Its application on the streets and highways of cities can be combined with traffic lights and electronic signs to improve traffic flow. Vehicle use can also be reduced thanks to the use of IoT lighting that is able to inform in real time about empty parking spaces.

In a few years we will be surprised at how fast this technology has spread to shopping centers, train stations or airports, improving the efficiency and safety of users.

Smart Mobility, distances connected

IOT & M2M

BLOG

Entdecken Sie die neusten Trends und Wissenswertes über das Internet der Dinge und die digitale Transformation.

Smart Mobility, distances connected

Thanks to the rapid advances in mobility, we have realized that the systems that facilitate the transport of people and that connect different points of the city are undoubtedly the backbone that sustains the order and proper functioning of the metropolis.

The most outstanding qualities of mobility in a city have always been fluidity and sustainability, however, in recent years it has become essential that this mobility also becomes completely connected. Internet of Things gives us the opportunity to improve mobility services for citizens, correctly manage the demand in transport networks and even generate economical value and protect the environment.

That is why we highlight some solutions that can turn any city into a Technology City in which all mobility resources are managed with sustainability and efficiency.

  • Big Data: The collection of the vast amounts of data that we create in our daily lives allow the most innovative information systems to explore the mobility habits of citizens, identify patterns of movements and establish associations of data that we had not observed before. Thanks to this comprehensive analysis it is possible to develop intelligent solutions that optimize the times and, why not, the emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere by the different methods of transportation. Thus, the bases of the new artificial intelligence are built, thanks to which we can propose operations and systems infinitely more efficient than those that have been developed.
  • Mobility As A Service (MaaS): The concept of mobility as a service has meant an important change in the means of transportation for people, both for large journeys and for intercity journeys. Nowadays the purchase of a car or motorcycle is no longer an essential need in the big city, and is thanks to the development of intelligent mobility systems that we can access the transportation we want through our mobile and in just two clicks, and even calculate the fastest route taking into account the combination of several transport methods. Companies and governments have strengthened ties to develop more efficient, more sustainable and more connected systems and transportation methods, so that all of them can be integrated to offer a solution that not only reduces time and avoids unnecessary traffic jams, but also helps to significantly reduce pollution in large cities. Telefónica has already developed a bus without driver, sensorized and connected through the mobile network that allows users a georeferenced tourist route and download unlimited multimedia content thanks to the 5G connection.
  • Smart signage and autonomous tourism: The signs for the orientation of pedestrians (locals or tourists) are vital to maintain the fluidity of the streets and enhance the walking experience, something important because in many occasions we miss beautiful corners and historical monuments because of not being able to orient ourselves when we are walking around the city. Thanks to IoT we can put an end to this problem and provide smart solutions that improve the movement of people on the streets and prevent tourists from getting lost in their tourist routes. This solution is called „wayfinding“ and has already been implemented in large cities such as London, New York or Rio de Janeiro. It is a technique that uses sensory stimuli to help people understand their environment and move through it. The tools that implement this new orientation model will be intelligent screens accessible to everyone, with a universal design and a concept that places pedestrians at the center of urban life. In this way it is possible to incorporate technological elements that provide information in real time, making it possible to interact with tourists and residents as well as expand the information.