Hardwario innovates many industries with smart IoT sensor devices. One of them is smart cities, which thanks to intelligent technologies can save energy and increase people’s standard of living. In cooperation with Mapotic, a new service was created, with which sensor data can be effectively used on the map.
The concept of smart cities uses digital, information and communication technologies to improve the quality of life in cities. It focuses on the efficient use of existing resources, the search for new resources, the reduction of energy consumption, the elimination of environmental burdens, the optimization of transport and data sharing for public purposes.
Hardwario is a Czech IoT startup bringing innovations to various sectors using new generation low-energy IoT devices. It focuses primarily on low power devices and networks, that bring IoT to a number of new areas where it couldn’t be applied before – from Industry 4.0 to smart cities.
For the smart cities project it was necessary to provide a clear visualization of the sensor outputs on a map. It was also necessary to create extensions that would allow the connection of sensors from individual locations and clearly visualize sensor data, including detailed graphs with value history.
Another important goal of the project was creating the possibility to perform various analyzes and predictions based on the data obtained. These predetermine the solution for use in public and private services, from public space maintenance to monitoring, for example in transport or industry.
Hardwario innovates the IoT segment with advanced devices that last up to years of operation without battery replacement thanks to Low Power technology. An example is the Chester device, suitable for monitoring and sending values from various locations, which we used in the pilot phase of the joint project.
When the device is activated at a given location, sensor values are sent to the cloud service (IoT Hub) on Hardwario’s side at regular intervals. There is an API bridge that converts and processes this data to allow them to be displayed in Mapotic. This can be data on current temperature, humidity, reading time, battery status of the device, etc.
If necessary, the spectrum of information sent can be further expanded and different information can be transmitted. For example on air quality (dust particles, CO, SO2), pressure, light conditions, noise and much more if required by the current project.
For individual measurements from sensors it is possible to set value limits, that will, for example, send a notification to the administrators, etc. The displayed datasets can easily be extended with additional information, and additional information can be added to the sensors. Whether manually (notes, comments on operation), or by linking with other systems.
Thanks to the Mapotic platform we created an extension displaying the measured values in well-arranged daily and monthly graphs. This page can be embedded in any website or application separately. Thus, the municipality can integrate these charts directly into its website and make them accessible to its inhabitants.
By connecting the Hardwario and Mapotic platforms, a service has been created that displays sensor data in a new context. It is suitable not only for smart cities, but can also be used in industry, agriculture and social services.